Role:FilmmakerRoles(_FilmMakerRoleID = 6, _FilmMakerRole = Cinematographer)
I've shot 15 feature length films:
’Scenes from Oblivion’ (2008)
’Drop Dead’ (2008)
’Hollywood Dot Com’ (2007)
’Substance of Things Hoped For’ (2006)
’Tom’s Wife’ (2004)
’Make a Wish’ (2002)
’Life on a Leash’ (2002)
’Moose Mating’ (2001)
’Elements of Society’ (2001)
’The Playaz Court’ (2000)
’An Intimate Friendship’ (2000)
I'm a cinematographer living in Los Angeles. Since work the film industry is unpredictable at best, I end up spending a lot of free time going to shows or clubs, or watching movies.
Here is my Internet Movie Database Listing.
And here is my updated demo reel:
I'm also a member of the Green Party and very ADD/ADHD. As a result of this wonderful combination, I very frequently stick my foot in my mouth over matters of politics, civil rights, economic justice, gay rights, equality, the environment, the corporate media, etc.
So, if you are easily offended by progressive politics or borderline anarcho-punk ideology, or ever walked out on a TSOL concert because Jack Grisham interrupted the show to go on a rant about something, you probably won't want to be on my friend's list. At least not for very long.
I also do side project to help support the bands in the underground music scene. For example, here's the trailer for a feature length docuemtnary I did on the 2006 Drop Dead Music Festival:
I've also shot music videos for local bands, either pro bono or for whatever they've been able to afford. Here's the latest one I did for a band called Peeling Grey. (Andy had a bad cold for the show and sounds hoarse - I'll be replacing the audio with the studio version of the song shortly).
Who I'd like to meet:
Ian Curtis. And Orson Welles. But I'm not in any hurry to meet either one of them. As far as people who aren't dead yet, I'd like to meet people who like the same kind of music and movies as I do, if for no other reason than we'd have something to talk about when we hit those awkward moments in the conversation when neither one of us can think of anything to say.If you're a band, please note that unless you fall into one of the genres I listen to (punk, deathrock, goth, post-punk, horror punk, psychobilly, art-punk, new wave, etc.) I probably won't add you to my friends list. I have nothing against other genres, but since I don't listen to them, I think it's kind of silly to include bands from those genres on my friends list.
- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Cleveland
- Body type: 5' 11" / Average
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Religion: Other
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Children: I don't want kids
- Smoke / Drink: No / No
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: director of photography/cinematographer
Generalmusic (deathrock, punk, art punk, goth, post-punk, dark cabaret, dance punk, no wave, new wave, new romantic, dark 80's, rockabilly, doo wop, and 50's rock-n-roll) and movies (horror, supernatural thrillers, film noir, dark comedies, and sci-fi)
MusicVirgin Prunes, Tuxedomoon, Joy Division, Kommunity FK, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Cure, Sisters of Mercy, the Clash, the Vanishing, Alien Sex Fiend, Devo, Dead Milkmen, Christian Death, Shadow Project, Voodoo Church, 45 Grave, Scarlet's Remains, Frankenstein, Frank the Baptist, Switchblade Symphony, Skeletal Family, X, TSOL, the Pagans, Fad Gadget, the Phantom Limbs, Blonde Redhead, New Model Army, Public Image Ltd., Specimen, Ausgang, Xmal Deutschland, Subtonix, Malice in Leatherland, Tears for the Dying, the Birthday Party, Specimen, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Concrete Blonde, Lords of the New Church, Elastica, Echo and the Bunnymen, INXS, Depeche Mode, Pretenders, Talking Heads, the Ramones, Tones on Tail, Sex Gang Children, the Adicts, Soft Cell, Morphine, the Cramps, Adam Ant, Duran Duran, Bow Wow Wow, Bobby Darrin, Buddy Holly, etc.
MoviesThe Third Man, Touch of Evil, Sunset Blvd., Double Indemnity, Nightmare Before Christmas, The Lady from Shanghai, Donnie Darko, Bad Santa, Top Secret, Blade Runner, Dark City, Alien, Casablanca, the Princess Bride, Better Off Dead, Ed Wood, the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Night of the Hunter, the Maltese Falcon, Re-Animator, John Carpenter's the Thing, Monsters Inc., North by Northwest, Vertigo, Beatlejuice, Brazil, Being John Malkovich, Carnival of Souls, Phantasm, the Car, Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things, Shock Waves, Night of the Living Dead, In the Mouth of Madness, Eyes of Fire, the Entity, Trainspotting, Requiem for a Dream, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Run Lola Run, Pi, Death and the Compass, The Usual Suspects, Se7en, the Grifters, The Entity, Hellraiser, the Audition, the Fly (Cronenberg's remake), Texas Chainsaw Masacare (original) The Thing (Carptenter's remake), Jacob's Ladder, Susperia, Freaks, Cemetary Man, Dracula, the Shining, Frailty, the Serpent and the Rainbow, Evil Dead, etc.
Just about anything by Arthur C. Clarke, Neil L. Stephenson, Greg Bear, Ron Forward, Gregory Benford, etc. I'm also fond of books on Celtic mythology and Irish Folk Tales.
For example, I'm currently reading 'Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland' by Lady Augusta Gregory (1920!) and 'The Celts: Uncovering the Mythic and Historic Origins of Western Culture' by Jean Markale.
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1996 to 1998
- Tarzana, CALIFORNIA
- Graduated: 1997
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
- Major: Cinema
Youngstown State University
1985 to 1989
- Youngstown, OHIO
- Graduated: 1989
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
- Major: Psychology