With an illustrious career spanning over 25 years in the film industry, I survived this long thanks to my expertise and creativity in the art of cinematography. My journey, documented on an IMDb page boasting over 150 credits, showcases a diverse and accomplished portfolio that speaks volumes about my passion for storytelling through the lens.
My odyssey in the cinematic universe began as a gaffer, illuminating the sets of numerous features, among them the remarkable "Wilde Salome," helmed by the iconic Al Pacino, and "Turbulence/Estorvo," a masterpiece that earned its place in the prestigious main competition at the Cannes Film Festival, vying for the coveted Palm D'or. These early experiences molded my understanding of the intricacies of professional filmmaking, propelling me toward becoming a seasoned Director of Photography.
Throughout my career, I have lensed a number of projects, from gripping feature films to compelling documentaries, soul-stirring music videos, engaging EPKs, and persuasive infomercials, not to mention the captivating realm of commercials. My artistic prowess extends beyond the confines of the silver screen; I have also graced the world of television as a lighting designer, leaving my mark on various TV shows.
A testament to my talent and dedication, I have been honored with four prestigious Emmy Awards, a recognition of my unwavering commitment to excellence in the field. My expertise does not end with the screen; I have ventured into the realm of theater, crafting mesmerizing lighting designs for productions such as the acclaimed "Corpus Delicti," staged at the iconic Disney Hall. Additionally, I have shared my knowledge and passion through illuminating workshops at UC Berkeley, and other institutions inspiring the next generation of cinematography enthusiasts.
On every set, I bring not only my extensive expertise but also a resolute work ethic and a profound reverence for the artistic vision of the director. I navigate the intricate balance between creativity and pragmatism, always mindful of the schedule and budget constraints. My approach is rooted in respect – for the art, for the visionaries I collaborate with, and for the collaborative process itself.
My journey in the film industry has been marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence, an insatiable thirst for creativity, and an unyielding dedication to the craft. As I continue to explore the boundless possibilities of the visual storytelling, I remain steadfast in my commitment to shaping cinematic narratives that can captivate the hearts and minds of the viewers.