My Story

From the suburb Pickerington, Ohio, I used to get together with my friends and make short films as many filmmakers do. At this point directing was my focus. I didn't know the beauty and dedication that a Cinematographer elicits throughout the course of a film.

The introduction to this process came when I started at Columbia College Chicago. After my first semester, I was dead set on a career in Cinematography. There is something so thrilling about being behind the camera: even as a Second Camera Assistant or a Camera PA. Seeing a Camera perform at its capacity is mesmerizing.

As I progressed through the Cinematography education, these miraculous feats of engineering began to make more sense. I understood how a camera works. The only thing I could do from this point was to move forward. I began to branch out. I got on sets of student films, increasing my understand and experience in both the Camera and Grip and Electric departments. I went a slightly different path and began to work at one of the largest Camera Rental houses in Chicago Daufenbach Camera. I learned something every day by working through this company and it helped me gain working connections.

I began to get work outside of Columbia through these connections. I went from being a Camera PA on feature films to a Second Camera Assistant or a Key Grip on commercials and feature films.



Job Objective

Seeking camera work in the film industry to apply my production skillset and further my network of connections.

Work Experience

2017                 Camera Operator                                             Chicago, IL

·        Sellouts (Television Pilot)

·        Deflated (Independent Short Film)

2017, 2016        Freelance 1st Camera Assistant                    Chicago, IL

·        He’s the Worst (Independent Short Film)

·        Don Domingo (Independent Short Film)

o   Canon C300

2017-2014          Freelance Grip                                             Chicago, IL

·        He’s the Worst (Independent Short Film)

·        “Frowners Anonymous” (Commercial) – Jump Point Productions – Eon Clinics

·        HER testimonial video (Commercial) – Captain Productions – Abbvie

·        The Buskeer (Independent Short Film)

·        180 (Independent Short Film)     

·        Detraction (Independent Short Film)           

·        Qwerty (Independent Short Film)             

·        Setting Son (Independent Short Film)

2016                 Director of Photography                               Chicago, IL

·        The Annual Taylor Family Thanksgiving Day Ping Pong Tournament (Independent Short Film)

·        Kickstart Yuri’s Heart (Promotional Video)

·        The Forest (Independent Short Film)

2016                 Gaffer                                                     Schaumburg, IL

·        The Blockade Runner (Television Pilot)

2016, 2015        Freelance 2nd Camera Assistant                  Chicago, IL

·        Signature Move (Independent Feature Film)

o   Arri Alexa XT

·        Utterance (Independent Short Film)

o   Canon C300

·        Running Away (Music Video)

o   Canon C300 and Sony A7S

·        Seventy-Four (Independent Short Film)

o   Arri Alexa Plus 4:3

·        Visitor (Independent Short Film)

o   Canon C300

·        Unsupers (Webseries)

o   Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Canon 5D

2016                 Camera PA                                                                              Chicago, IL

·        Savage Youth (Independent Feature Film)

o   Arri Alexa

·        Signature Move (Independent Feature Film)

o   Arri Alexa XT

2016                 Rental Technician at Daufenbach Camera      Chicago, IL

·        Camera Repair

·        Camera Quality Control

2016                 Key Grip                                                                                 Chicago, IL

·        TOMY 2016 (Commercial)

2016                 Intern at Bridges Media LLC/11 Dollar Bill     Chicago, IL

·        Post Production Editing

·        Customer Service

2016                   Intern at Daufenbach Camera                     Chicago, IL

·        Shipping and Receiving

·        Rental Prep

2016                   Teaching Assistant at CCC MPC                 Chicago, IL

·        Customer Service

·        Rental Technology

·        Equipment Repair

2014, 2013          Freelance Videographer for Rockbridge Capital, LLC,         Columbus, OH

·        Filming and editing for internal and external marketing

o   Flag Football Tournament

o   Sand Volleyball Teambuilding

o   Bowl for Kids Sake Event (2014)

·        Editing

o   Pelotonia Check Presentation Celebration

o   Bowl for Kids Sake Event (2015)


Volunteer Work and Extracurricular Activity

2015, 2014          Student Senator for the SGA of Columbia College                  Chicago, IL

·        Chair of the External committee

·        Acting as the liaison between students and faculty in the Cinema Art + Science department

2015                 Volunteer for the Chicago International Film Festival              Chicago, IL

·        Greeting festival guests (Directors) at the airport

·        Working the merchandise table


·        Sony A7S Mk II

·        25mm Zeiss Batis f/2

·        50mm Zeiss Loxia f/2

·        85mm Zeiss Batis f/1.8

·        Manfrotto 504HD Head with 546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System

·        TVLogic 5.6” Monitor

·        Rode NTG-2 with Boom Pole

·        RodeLink Wireless Lav Kit

·        Chinaball Softlight

·        Genaray SpectroLED Essential 240 Bi-Color LED Light

·        Matthews C-Stand

Summary of Qualifications

·        Proficient with film and digital video equipment 

o   Arri Alexa Classic/Alexa XT/Alexa Mini/Amira/BL3/S/SR

o   Aaton XTR/LTR/A-minima

o   Canon C100/C300/C300 MKII/C500/5D

o   DJI Ronin

o   Panasonic Varicam/Varicam LT

o   Panavision GII

o   Red One/Scarlett/Epic/Weapon

o   Sony FS7/FS5/A7S Mk II

o   Steadicam Flyer/Pilot

·        Strong experience with various types of grip and camera equipment

·        Familiarity with all aspects of production (pre-production, production, and post-production)

·        Experience with operating and maintaining camera systems

·        Proficient with digital editing systems 

·        Skilled in a variety of lighting techniques

·        Skilled at digitizing and editing footage, and linear editing 

·        Wide knowledge of writing, treatments, scripts, storyboards, and visual composition 

·        Leadership ability in handling numerous production assignments 

Columbia College (May 2017), Pursuing BA, Cinema Arts + Science (Dean’s List)                   Chicago, IL

Pickerington High School Central, 2014, Decem Decori (Honors)                                                       Pickerington, OH


Davinci Resolve, Datawrangler on set, Adobe Aftereffect, Premiere Pro, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint