Moving imagery has always been my passion. My first stop motion animations were created using Legos and G.I. Joe figures on VHS. Ever since then, I have been making things move one frame at a time. Animation, Visual Effects, and Cinematography are how I make a living, while Photography, Podcasting, Mentoring, and Travel fuel my creative tank.
I studied Visual Effects and Motion Graphics at The Art Institute International Minnesota, and started my career off at Target Corporation where I created content for Channel Red, national meetings, as well as the Corporate headquarters LED screen; a prominent fixture of the Minneapolis skyline. The experience of building a small team, render farm, and connecting with local vendors ultimately catapulted my career as a Minnesota artist.
Currently I work and live in Minneapolis where I enjoy biking, camping, photography, and Exploring international culture through food and conversation.
I try to get behind the lens as much as possible. I shoot mostly on ARRI ALEXA MINI, RED, C300 MkII, Sony Fs7, F5 and F55. I’m a sucker for all image creation devices.
Pre-Production - Consultation, Concept Development, Pre-Visualization, Style Frames, Design, Storyboarding.
Production - Director of Photography, Visual Effects Supervision, Assistant Camera Operator, Data Utility, Stop Motion Animation.
Post Production - 3D/2D Animation, VFX, Compositing, Technical Direction, Post Production Supervision, Editing.