Thanks for visiting my site. I am a broadcast director of photography specializing in 4K cultural and natural history documentary production (credits include over 16 broadcast shows including camerawork for 8 National Geographic TV films as well as specials for Discovery Channel and Animal Planet). I am passionate about wildlife and am eager to get out into the field to create films that will share the beauty of the natural world and express the urgent need for its conservation.
As an active member of the Washington DC production industry I work on diverse projects including broadcast television, documentary, advertising, corporate and political work. As a small town New Hampshire native I developed a love and appreciation for the natural world at an early age. I strengthened this passion with a biology degree and work in the field on biological research projects, and continue to discover new ways to learn about and appreciate science and wildlife through my work as a natural history cinematographer.
I have extensive global field experience, including filming wildlife and documentary stories in over 10 countries, as well as experience in wildlife observation, wrangling, trekking. I am equipped to work in extreme natural and social environments and my travels include work in Morocco, India, Mongolia, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Svalbard, Romania, Norway, Germany, and across the US. After years of wildlife observation and work with scientists and park managers, I have developed the skills to work with locals, navigate difficult terrain and approach wildlife in an effective and respectful manner. While filming, my focus is on capturing animal behavior while ensuring the protection of the animals and their habitats. Before becoming a filmmaker, I also completed three years of ornithology field research (on the evolutionary ecology of Common Yellowthroat warblers) during my undergraduate biology studies at Skidmore College in Upstate New York.
I am knowledgeable in all modern 4K camera systems including RED Epic, Sony FS7/FS700, Sony A7s with Atomos Shogun, among others, for both topside and underwater cinematography. I also have extensive experience with ENG systems like the Sony F800 and Panasonic P2 Varicams for HD production, as well as high-end cinema cameras like the Arri Alexa and specialty cameras like HDSLR's, Phantom Miro, Iconix, and GoPros. I have experience setting up and operating remotely controlled camera units. I am also experienced incorporating high-quality external 4K/HD recording devices like the Odyssey 7Q, Atomos Shogun, Pix-240, KiPro, Gemini 444, and Nanoflash, including setup and data management in a variety of formats. In addition to handheld and tripod work, I am a Steadicam operator and often enhance production value through jib and slider operation.