An accomplished filmmaker with years of experience producing high quality video content for both non-profits, corporations, and small businesses.
Expert in the production of documentaries, commercials, promos, corporate videos, curriculum videos, short films, and event videos.
Over 10000 hours of post-production experience, both as an NLE editor and motion graphic artist.
Thousands of hours in production as director, producer, director of photography, camera operator, and sound mixer.
Extensive experience work with both a large or small crew, and has performed hundreds of shoots as a one-man show.
Deep knowledge: Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Encore, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Cinematography, Sound Mixing, Camera Operation, Boom Operation, Scriptwriting, Directing, Producing, Project Management.
In April of 1983, I remember watching the academy awards and being devastated when "Gandhi" won best picture over "E.T.". Granted, I was only seven-years old at the time and, as such, was probably drawn more to the story about a warm-hearted, misunderstood alien from another planet, and admit now that the right movie won. Still, I did cry at the time. I cared about the selection because I really, really loved movies, and I still do, both in watching and in creating. Films are magical. Francis Ford Coppola said once, “I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.”
I began my film career with the college ministry of Cru, creating simple conference promos, video skits, and mission-trip slideshows. This eventually expanded into directing, editing, and producing short narrative films and documentaries. Having left full-time ministry in 2013, I founded the production company, Red Mesa Films, which has produced dozens of award-winning short films, documentaries, commercials, promos, event videos, and DVD curriculum projects.
That same year, I worked with the award winning and oscar-nominated film producer, Henry Ansbacher, creating trailers and other short-form videos for his 3D feature-length nature documentary, "American Mustang", which exposed the plight of wild horses in the American west. I also collaborated with Ansbacher and Denise Cox on "Ñ", an unorthodox, multi-platform documentary project about first-generation American born Latinos that uses cultural and familial stories to build community among a large and growing population, helping film, edit and produce several short documentaries for the effort.
Backing up, I graduated with a BA in Religious Studies from the University of New Mexico in 1998, with a minor in History. I also minored in History. Though neither Religious Studies nor History relate directly with my current profession of filmmaking, I've always been fascinated by the stories we tell each other, whether built by myth or fact or a mix of both, to help explain the world and our part in it. The stories that we're given or that we choose to listen to, form the bedrock of our understanding of truth. This makes story so very important, and an honestly-told story, gold.