What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We usually start with a phone call where we informally go over what exactly the client is expecting and come up with a general plan of how to tackle that. After that I'll go over the notes and come up with a more formal proposal that I'll email over, and we may go back and forth refining this a little bit before the actual shoot day.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a B. Sci. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas, as well as 9 years of experience in NYC shooting & producing corporate, commercial, and narrative videos.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've had a very one-track life in this regard. I started making movies with my friends in middle school, filming weddings in college, and doing various videography things after I moved to the city. It's all that was ever really in the cards for me.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I've worked with brides, advertising companies, the NYC Department of Education, small businesses, national brands, artists... all sorts of folks!
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
The "Yes to 722" video on my page is a recent project I'm proud of. It's a video for some artists who were attempting to protect their live/work space from a landlord who wanted to sell it out from under them. We shot over one day (about 8 hours) and I spent about 12 hours over a few days editing it (with revisions).
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Trust someone who tells you their limitations, and offers solutions.