About Me

I’m a 27 year old creative director, colorist, editor and motion graphic artist. I’m a college graduate (class of 2009) from Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television, and I currently live in San Jose, CA with my beautiful wife Audrey and my sons Lennox and Jace. I’m currently working at Venture Christian Church as the Creative Director.

Experience

The majority of my experience is in Non-Linear Editing (which I’ve been doing for the past 10 years) and color grading; I’m also a motion graphics artist and a VFX artist. As a colorist, I interned at EFILM Digital Laboratories as a color assistant, where I assisted and learned from colorists like Mike Hatzer and Steve Scott. I’ve also received certification from The International Colorist Academy in their colorist strategies class. In 2008, I interned at Zoic Studios as a VFX intern. I’ve worked on numerous award-winning student films, music videos, and documentaries as a colorist, editor, title designer, motion graphics artist, and VFX artist.

Post Production Skills

Primarily I use Premiere Pro for editing, DaVinci Resolve for color grading, and After Effects for motion graphics and compositing. That said, I’m well versed in Adobe’s Creative Suite (specifically Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, and SpeedGrade), Apple’s Final Cut Pro X, and Apple’s old entire Final Cut Studio (including Final Cut Pro, Color, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, and Shake).  Lastly, I’m also familiar with Avid’s Media Composer, Autodesk’s Smoke for Mac, and Lustre (or, more specifically EFILM’s variant, EWorks).

Other Hobbies

Other hobbies of mine include: graphic design, web design and coding, live video (IMAG) production, video and audio system installation, photography, video games, and drums. I also write for a few other sites around the web.