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Stephen F. Austin State Unit (Fine Arts)
Academy of Art University (Master's)
For more than 28 years I have worked in the film/television industry and am a veteran professional film director, writer, cinematographer and producer and filmmaking instructor. I was drawn to filmmaking and television production at an early age and have extensive experience in producing, directing, writing, shooting, and editing films and videos. My credits include dozens of feature films, documentaries, national and international broadcast and cable television programming, music videos, industrial films, and commercials.
I have always felt that as a professional I have the responsibility to train the next generation. As a working filmmaker I always found myself helping the "new guy" learn their way around the equipment and how to act on set. To me, teaching is just a natural evolution in continuing that practice. I have a bachelor’s degree in film editing and cinematography from Stephen F. Austin State University and a master’s degree in multimedia communications from the Academy of Art University. In 1998 I founded a Houston-based production company. My film and video awards include a Telly, an Accolade, a Remi, and a Golden Ace.
As a filmmaking faculty at several Houston Community Colleges, I have taught Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop. As a professional filmmaker, I use both of these programs daily at my production company.
I have also taught digital photography both as art and photojournalism during my tenure as a college faculty. I have been taking photographs for more than 30 years. However, as a tool the camera is just an instrument for collecting and recording light. With that in mind, good lighting and an understanding of how light works and moves is one of the most important aspects that I teach to my student.
I made my first film at a youth in the late 1970's, as an extra credit project for my 5th grade English class on 8mm film. As a professional I have traveled the world making films of all types, in all formats including the latest HD video CODECs. From travel documentaries, educational and training films, marketing and product videos, commercials and independent and Hollywood produced feature films and television programming. My work has won multiple awards.
If you are interested in learning from an award winning, working professional, please feel free to contact me to arrange for personal tutoring sessions. For more than 28 years I have worked in the film/television industry and am a veteran professional film director, writer, cinematographer and producer and filmmaking instructor. I was drawn to filmmaking and television production at
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I have a BFA from SFA in cinematography and editing, and a MA from AAU in Multimedia Communications. I have been a college faculty from 8/2005 to 5/2015 teaching filmmaking courses at HCC, San Jac, Lee College and Lone Star College. I am a current working professional, and owner of a production company. My resume and IMDB credits can be viewed upon request.
I was the digital photography instructor and photojournalism faculty at San Jacinto College from 1/2011 to 5/2014, on the Central campus, and the Visual Communications department on the South campus. I have been a commercial photographer since 1997, with images published in company brochures and other marketing publications. I have been a portrait photographer since 2005.
I have been a working professional in video and film production since 1987. I graduated with a BFA from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1990 in Cinematography and Editing, and a Master's from Academy of Art University in 2011 in Multimedia Communications. I am the owner of a video production company. I am an award winning cinematographer and editor, my credits can be viewed upon request.