Like a lot of people my age, Star Wars was the right movie, at the right time, at the right age. I was completely amazed by what I saw and intrigued by what it took to bring those images to the screen. From then on, I’ve watched films paying particular attention to the image.
Weather it’s features, TV, or commercials, they each require a wide range disciplines, ranging from welding steel, to composing music, motion pictures are like an orchestra, where the qualities of each instrument blends to create a single harmonious piece of art.
My personal interests turned towards Grip and Lighting. I enjoy lighting, because it appeals to my meticulous nature. Anyone can throw a switch and blast some light onto a scene. But it takes an eye for detail and an understanding of how light behaves in the real world, in order to know what it takes to recreate through light, those subtle nuances that invoke, fear, excitement, and the mood of a bright sunny morning to eat breakfast by.
With nearly a quarter century in this business under my belt, I’ve seen a lot. However, you’ve still never seen it all, and the chance to learn something new is one reason why this business never gets boring.