Updates a plenty—I’ll be honest in that I couldn’t make a living wage doing article writing and photography. I gave it my best effort and as much time as I could afford but it simply wasn’t sustainable. In the era of free content, I missed the window by about 6 or 7 years and after much soul searching, I decided it was time to return to what I know best—this.
Making technology work for storytelling and storytellers.
Every flavor of video and digital cinema, high resolution photography and HDR, VR / AR, and emerging media that blurs the lines between it all. Whatever it may be, It's all on the table.
In an effort to expand my knowledge base and get a more complete picture of the entire media ecosystem, I’ve shifted my professional focus to post production and have taken a full time position in HBO's department of Post Delivery, Planning, and Operations. As the gap between set and post continues to close up, I've discovered the skills I developed as a Local 600 Digital Imaging Technician allowed for a smooth transition into this side of the business and I'm enjoying my new role.
Now that I’m officially “back,” NAB wasn’t an option and it was great to re-connect with so many friends and colleagues out in Vegas. I was humbled to learn how many people still refer to the technical articles I published here on this site, even years later. Not just DIT’s but camera and post people as well. Because of this, I’ve decided it’s time to refocus and relaunch my web presence.
I’ll be separating all my personal artwork / content to a separate site while this one will get a massive retooling. Not just this but I’m also committed to taking the time to R&D and publish a handful of quality articles a year here, guided by the simple thesis of “making this stuff work.”
Technology empowers artists and storytellers but many of the finer points remain over the average user’s head. Some of these facets can prove to be major roadblocks and even the root of costly disasters. If anyone in search of such niche information happens to find it here, than the effort was well worth it.
I’ve found these web projects drag on forever but with a bit of luck by end of summer, version 4?, 5? (I’ve lost track) of this site will be online as well as a separate site for my creative pursuits.
As always, I’m looking for contributors so if you have an idea for an article or something you’ve written that’s more substantial than for Facebook, etc., please reach out to me about publishing here.