Experience:

  • Lead Editor

    March 2017 to present

    Video Specialist

    February 2016 to March 2017

    Contract Video Editor

    October 2015 to February 2016 IGN, San Francisco Bay area, California
    Mentor post-production team, including other editors, associate editors, gameplay editors, and producers.
    Provide direction and feedback for videos during pre- and post-production.
    Improve and standardize aspects of post-production process through the use of templates and standardized guides.
    Edit flagship videos for external clients and relationship pieces.
    Produce, design, and animate motion graphics from conception to promotion.
    Correct and grade final color for premium content.

  • Shooter/Editor/Motion Designer

    August 2013 to October 2015 Kirk Carson LLC, Detroit metro area, Michigan
    Shot videos in studio or on location both solo and with crews of various sizes.
    Edited final picture for web, broadcast, or physical distribution.
    Illustrated and animated custom motion graphics.
    Added any necessary color correction and clean-up.

  • Editor/Artist

    September 2012 to August 2013 Campbell Ewald, Detroit metro area, Michigan
    Edited short spots for air and longer webcasts.
    Designed motion graphics for display in a wide variety of formats and media.
    Collaborated with the client and creatives to shape the narrative structure of the edit.

  • Cinematographer/Editor

    June 2011 to August 2012 Doner Advertising, Detroit metro area, Michigan
    Edited a variety of spots, client pitches, and re-branding videos.
    Shot videos in a wide range of studios and locations.
    Met with creatives to provide visual approaches to different projects.

  • Producer/Cinematographer/Editor for RE: Your Brains Music Video

    April to June 2010 Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Coordinated multi-camera operation
    Set up dolly tracks/jib arm
    Cast band along with 20 extras

  • Director of Photography

    April 2010 to June 2011 Freelance, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Collaborated with clients and directors during pre-production.
    Shot on location with varying crew sizes.
    Edited story for promotional or narrative structure.

  • Director of Photography for Eating in Place

    September 2009 to February 2010Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Worked with local humanities council to meet overall goals
    Won Official Selection at Grand Rapids Film Festival
    Aired on PBS

  • Cinematographer/Editor

    April 2009 to June 2011 Complete Music, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Met with clients to discuss video and desired content.
    Filmed various events (weddings, bridal shows, etc.)
    Liaison between technical and business departments.
    Provided rapid video editing services.

  • Writer/Producer/Director of A Boy Named Leet

    April to August 2009 Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Cast 15 local actors
    Recruited 9 crew members
    Secured several locations
    Organized 5 day shoot

  • Co-creator of Casual Hearts

    March 2008 Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Won 2nd place at Calvin College 25 Hour Film Festival

  • Cinematographer/Editor

    June 2007 to August 2008 The Church at Polaris, Columbus, Ohio
    Shot live video feed of services, worship, and other events.
    Filmed and edited promotional material for web and DVD distribution.
    Created video content for Sunday services, which included:
    • Planned videos and concept.
    • Directed and shot videos on location.
    • Edited story to function in service or web, depending on project specifications.

Expertise:

  • Experienced eye for shot composition
  • Intuitive approach to edit pacing
  • Natural sense of motion and layout
  • Story insight and analysis
  • Avid Media Composer Certified
  • Ten years of Adobe Creative Cloud and Final Cut Pro experience

Project Experience:

  • Animated Billboards
  • Animatics
  • Brand essence videos
  • Corporate videos
  • Cutdowns
  • Documentaries
  • Features
  • Interviews
  • Meeting videos
  • New business videos
  • Pitches
  • Product Demos
  • Promos
  • Voice-overs
  • Reels
  • Spots
  • Webisodes

Equipment Experience:

  • Arri Alexa
  • Red Epic
  • Red Scarlet
  • Canon 5D
  • Canon 7D
  • Canon XH-A1
  • GoPro
  • Panasonic P2
  • DJI Phantom
  • Sony Z1U
  • Sony HDW650F
  • HMI lighting
  • Tungsten lighting
  • LED lighting
  • Kino Flo lighting

Education:

Calvin College, Bachelor of Arts

  • Gaffer or cinematographer on over 10 short films
  • Wrote 3 innovative screenplays
  • Learned digital and analogue photography techniques
  • Cinematographer/editor for archeological survey