Over 20 years experience shooting Emmy-winning and Academy Award-nominated documentaries.

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Extensive experience in studio lighting, from green screen to motion control to US Presidents.

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Two-time winner of the Gordon Parks Award for dramatic lighting and camera work.

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I work primarily as a director of photography, and occasionally as a director/cameraman.  As a DP I’ve shot with Academy Award winners Barbara Kopple, Mark Jonathan Harris, and Charles Guggenheim.   As director/cameraman, I’ve shot for the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and won an Emmy for my film about deaf children, “See What I’m Saying.”

Some films I’ve worked on…


Pete Seeger and Me

Pete Seeger And Me

I took a big risk when I met Pete Seeger. Read about it today at Algonquin Redux

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I am Forest Whitaker

Shooting Plates For The Butler

For a few seconds, I am Forest Whitaker Sometimes when you read a script you see the letters POV. These letters do not mean Pills Or Vodka, or Place Over Vera, or even Putting on Velvet. They stand for Point of View, and POV is an effective way to get the audience to identify with a protagonist. Take the Hitchcock film NORTH …

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Music for the Soul

Music For The Soul2

Last year I read a book by Oliver Sacks.  In case you don’t know the name, Dr Sacks is a neurologist and a fine writer.  His book AWAKENINGS was made into a film with Robert DeNiro, and Robin Williams played Dr Sacks. Dr Sacks wrote a book about music and the brain, MUSICOPHILIA.  He talks about the human brain’s plasticity, its ability …

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