I am a seasoned veteran of the filmmaking and photography community. I have been a cinematographer for over 18 years making feature films, short films, music videos, and commercials. I have strong capabilities in filmmaking.
I am also a photographer and have moved into that area more recently during the last couple of years.
I have done some teaching of film in the past at NYU. I started as a teaching assistant for two years after taking an intensive workshop at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Also I did fill in with a mentor to teach some of his Cinematography lectures.
I am also a member of ICG Local 600 The International Cinematographers Guild which is the biggest union in the US for providing expert workers in the camera end of a film production.
During my tenure early in my career as a camera assistant I was able to work for some prominent directors such as Woody Allen and Sidney Lumet. This experience helped me build my background as a cinematographer. I moved from my years as camera assistant to focus on my work as a cinematographer.
I am currently making a documentary which grew out of my favorite subject in Central Park - the musicians who busk there. I had been photographing them for awhile before I had the idea and that work can be seen on my photography website. The documentary is a very personal project that has been going on for about three years.
As for what I have to offer, I feel my active background is a great plus. I feel that people who have practical experience bring much more to the table and this can pay off to the person who receives it. Basically I feel learn by doing is the best method. So once someone is taught certain photographic techniques I hope that person will want to use it and explore the possibilities of what has been taught.
I hope you will choose me as your next tutor of photography and filmmaking.
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