What do you love about your job?
I love blending words, pictures and music to create a powerful, emotional story on video. My natural curiosity comes out during the research and on-camera interview process where I love to listen and learn about the subject matter. As a photographer and editor, I can visualize the final edited film in my mind and shoot the video with a specific purpose. In editing, the pieces come together, and I work on the pacing and emotional punch of the video.
Selecting music that creates and enhances the mood is one of my favorite part of editing and one at which I excel. I've been creating videos for both broadcast and non-broadcast clients for over 35 years, and I never get tired of the art and craft of filmmaking.
What or who inspired you to start your own business?
I spent the first seventeen years of my career working as a producer and executive producer for TV stations nationwide. From Phoenix to Salt Lake City, Baltimore and San Francisco. I paid my dues and learned my craft. When I had children, I decided to put down roots and start my own production company. It has been a perfect fit for my entrepreneurial spirit. I spent 20 years running a successful production company in Washington, DC and relocated to Utah in 2011 to enjoy the mountains and epic scenery.
Describe your most memorable project.
My most memorable project was an independent documentary that I wrote, produced and directed about the late environmental author, Edward Abbey. My wife and young children joined me in a month-long motor-home trip across the West interviewing Abbey's family and friends. The film won numerous awards at film festivals nationwide, received glowing reviews in the LA Times, Outside Magazine and other publications, was aired on PBS and Free Speech TV and is still selling well on DVD after over 20 years in the market.