The Long Version

• Draws often
• Parents buy "paint-by-numbers" kits
• Art instruction school salesman visits
• Summer art classes at local art school

• Wanders through liberal arts courses
• Discovers photography
• Enrolls in Arts & Media program
• Studies graphics, photography, illustration, film

• Lands internship operating multi-axis animation stand for media company

• Hired as production assistant to work & learn among creatives in writing, graphics, photography, film & sound

• Advances to still photographer for print

• Explores cinematography & is smitten

• Cinematographer on films for Michigan's largest power company, the State of Michigan & various corporations

• Several years as co-owner of small production company

• Short stint as freelance still photographer

• Short stint as producer for ad agency

• Starts new company producing film & a new medium,
"Multi-Image": large scale, multi-projector slideshows

• Co-manages staff of 8 with 10,000 sq.ft. studio + offices

• Concentrates on producing, directing & editing

• Dozens of major projects for Fortune 500 corporations

• National & international awards for film & multi-image

• Highlights include 30-min documentary on
Frank Lloyd Wright's Meyer May House

• Leaves partnership to form film/video production company

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Demo Reel ca. 2001

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Demo Reel ca. 2016

• Launches full service film/video production company

• Teams with Lisa Mulry (Steele) to form Producer+Director duo

• 200+ commercials, documentaries, corporate films & special events

• Vets/nurtures/maintains nationwide freelance network

• Films in 47 states, Canada, Europe, Pacific Rim, Puerto Rico

• National and international awards

• Highlights include work on the arts and 30 min. documentary on 5-year restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House

  • CINE Golden Eagle (8)
  • Crystal “Ami” + AMI Gold Tour
  • CINDYs (6)
  • US Industrial Film Festival (6)
  • American Film & Video Festival
  • New York Film Festival (7)
  • Chicago Multi-Image Festival (4)
  • Houston International Film Festival
  • Communications Arts
  • French International Festival of Architecture • Grand Award
  • Tellys (28)
  • ADDYs (8) inc. Best of Show
  • Public Relations Society of America
  • Eclipse Awards (11)
  • ITVA Gold
  • Bronze Apple, National Education Film Festival
  • Mobius
  • Questar