I noticed early in my life that I was always thinking about situations as if they were an edited film. Rather than dance at a concert, I would just stand still thinking about how to cut a video to the song. I would feel the rhythm, but it would only be in my head and not demonstrated anywhere physically by my body. Friends thought this was weird, but I guess years of viewing movies and television transformed my brain to think this way, and so editing is always where I’ve felt comfortable.
I enjoy anything visually or audibly stimulating and am one of those people who considers almost everything an art form or a creative outlet. I design motion graphics and I’m a hobby photographer who will spend hours on a single photo. I also majored in visual effects at the Savannah College of Art and Design. On top of that, I bought a guitar in 2009. I don’t know how to play it, but it looks nice in my office and is good for hiding wires.
Outside of imagery or sound, I like the never ending tasks of working in the backyard or fixing things around the house. I also love spending time with my wife and our outrageously goofy child.
My NLE of choice is currently Final Cut Pro X, but I’m not married to it and will work in whatever you need me to work in. I have my preferences, but editing is editing no matter the package. The software just determines how quickly you can do it. I’m also fluent in DaVinci Resolve (all aspects), Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and Lightroom.
When it comes to photography, I shoot on a Canon T2i. Not for any particular reason, just because it’s what all my gear is for at this point and I’m familiar with it. With DSLRs transforming into mirrorless, I have no idea what brand direction to go in yet, and so I’ve decided to just wait it out for a bit and see how things unfold. I did the same thing with HDDVD and Blu-Ray and it seemed to work out well there.
Freelance Editor - NRD Films (2018 - Present)
Freelance Editor - SeMA Films, Atlanta, Georgia (2015 - Present)
Senior Editor - MBP Media Group, Atlanta, Georgia (2007-2016)
Freelance Edit Assist - Turner Studios, Atlanta, Georgia (2015)
Freelance Editor - Earthling Films, Atlanta, Georgia (2009-2011)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Effects, Savannah College of Art and Design
Associate of Applied Science, Television Production Technology, Chattahoochee Technical College