B.A. HISTORY OF ART, Yale University

25+ Years Experience In:

Features, Commercials, Documentaries, Music, Corporate, Broadcast, 3D 

 

Documentary:

 

 

“THE THIRD PILLAR OF SCIENCE” -  3D-DP/Stereographer, 18min 3D Documentary, eMotion Prod, 

 

“MARION ROSEN “-  DP, Documentary about BodyWork Pioneer, Illuminata Films, Cort Worthington Dir

 

"BONDS ON BONDS” -  Reality/Documentary Series, Tollini-Robbins Productions, LA, CA

 

“WHISPER TO A ROAR”- intros for academic version, doc about democracy in the third world,  Ben Moses

 

"WOK IN PROGRESS" -  DP,1 hr Documentary, PBS- P.O.V., Persona Grata Prod., SF, CA

 

"THE SEARCH FOR JESSE JAMES" - DP, 1 hr doc for “A&E” , Golden Gate Productions, SF,CA

 

"GREAT HIGHWAY DRIVES: RT 93" -  DP, 1 hr doc for PBS travel series, Jay Russell, Four Point Ent, LA

 

“ARTIST PROFILES FOR AUTRY MUSEUM” – DP,  5 profiles of California Artists, Paula Kessler Dir

 

"ALISDAIR FRAZER” –doc about world famous fiddler (in-progress), Tommy Smith Dir

 

“OUTLAWS AND PIONEERS OF THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER”  - (in-progress), Judith Erlich Dir

 

“THE POWER TO HEAL” –doc  about  desegregation of American Medicine (in-progress), Charles Burnett Dir

 

“LITTLE LEAGUE“-  DP and Stereographer, add scenes - Pilot for 3D doc/ reality series, Michael Ching

 

“PINS AND NOODLES” -  DP,  Blue Screen and opening scenes, Doc., PBS- P.O.V., Persona Grata Prod., SF, CA

 

"RISING WATERS:GLOBAL WARMING IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC" -  add. camera,  Doc, Andrea Torrice Prod, SF, CA

 

“STRAIGHT UP LIFE” - DP, Documentary for Walden House, Robert Solley Dir., SF, CA

 

“100 FAMILIES” -  Illuminata Films, SF, CA

 

"PERIL OR PLEASURE" -  DP,  Documentary, Andrea Torrice Prod/Dir, SF, CA

 

“PINS AND NOODLES” -  DP,  Blue Screen and opening scenes, Doc., PBS- P.O.V., Persona Grata Prod., SF, CA

 

 “LOVE IT LIKE A ROCK: THE DIXIE HUMMINGBIRDS”  -  Video Documentary, Searchlight Films, Berkeley, CA

 

"NICARAGUA: THE BATTLE WITHIN"  - DP, Video doc, (shot in Central America), RMC Mashall Prods, SF, CA\

 

"MAGIC OF THE ANDES"  -  Video documentary, (2nd camera - shot in S. America), Heritage Prod

 

“LOVE IT LIKE A ROCK: THE DIXIE HUMMINGBIRDS”  -  Video Documentary, Searchlight Films, Berkeley, CA

 

"NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER: ANCHOR STEAM BREWERY" -  DP FILM,  Documentary, Issembert Prod, MA.

 

 

Broadcast and Magazine:

 

Magazine  pieces for : NEWS HOUR, PBS, ABC, OPRAH, MTV, VH-1, FOX TV, DISCOVERY, E, A&E, etc

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“MORE THAN ENTERTAINMENT” -  DP, 26 episode Magazine style TV Series, Carrington Productions, Oakland, 

 

“BATTLEBOTS” Behind the scenes doc camera , Comedy Central, LA, CA

 

“BEHIND THE MUSIC” – Tom Petty, Bo Diddley, Alan Freed,  etc., VH-1

 

“BEYOND THE GLORY”  -  Jerry Rice, Jeff Garcia, Jim Brown, Tony Dorsett, etc. Red Skies Ent, LA, CA

 

“DREAMCHASERS: JOIN THE CIRCUS" – Reality TV  Episode for  A&E series

 

“TOP CHEF” -  Reality TV Series,  Magical Elves, SF & LA, CA

 

“FAMILY MAKER" -  Reality/Doc Pilot for TV -  Asylum Entertainment, LA, CA

 

“LIQUIDATE YOUR LIFE” -  Reality TV pilot in production by producer of “Queer Eye..” – Optimum Prod, NYC

 

“TAKE  2”  -  DP, 1 hr. Pilot for PBS Children’s series, Children’s Media Workshop,  Berkeley, CA

 

“SONY PLAYSTATION DVD MAGAZINE” – DP, Eric Ladenburg and other Directors,  Sony, Foster City, CA

 

 

Narrative & Feature:

 

“MISSION MOVIE” -  DP, DV Feature Film,  SF, CA

 

          Best Feature: “2004 New York International Latino Film Festival”

 

“NEON SKY“-  DP Add scenes - Video Feature Film,  Jennifer Juleitch Dir, Debbie Brubacker Prod, SF, CA

 

"BAITED TRAP"  -   DP FILM, Theatrical  short,  Jon Reiss Producer,  LA, CA

 

          Berlin Int. Film Festival, Torino Int. Film Fest, Hong Kong Film Fest, etc.

 

"SOUL MATES"  -  DP FILM,  Horror feature (completion scenes), Boomerang Productions, LA, CA

 

"THE PREMATURE BURIAL"-   DP FILM,  Horror (1/2hr segment of feature  Twisted Tales) M. Jacobs, SF

 

"KAMIKAZE LOVERS" -  DP FILM, Additional scenes,  Feature, Juliet Bayshore, Prod/Dir., SF, CA

 

"PEERING AT TYHE MOON"  -  DP FILM (USA scenes), Theatrical Short,  Liru Productions, USA/China 

 

"KILL SQUAD"  -  DP FILM 2nd unit,  Action feature, Michael Lee, Media Productions, SF, CA 

 

"A BITTER MESSAGE OF HOPELESS GRIEF" -  DP FILM Theatrical  Short, Jon Reiss/SRL , SF, CA    

 

           SF Film Festival, US Film Fest, Berlin Int. Film Fest, Museum of Mod. Art, etc.

 

 

3D: 

 

“SNOOP DOG/TEKKAN” -  Stereographer,  Music Video, ET Atom Rig w/ Epic cameras, Cashmere Prod, LA 

 

“THE THIRD PILLAR OF SCIENCE” -  DP, Stereographer ,Colorist, 3D Doc, KernerCam Mirror Rig, eMotion & Nvid 

 

"THE RESIDENTS LIVE” -  DP and Stereographer, Multi-Camera Concert, Panasonic AG3DA1, Starr Sutherland Prod   

 

“TOPCON” -  DP and Stereographer, Industrial Promos for Trade Shows, Panasonic AG3DA1, George Spies  

 

“LITTLE LEAGUE” -  DP and Stereographer, add scenes - Pilot for 3D doc, Panasonic Z10000, Michael Chin

 

 

Commercial and Infommercial:

 

"BUZZ - SONY PLAYSTATION"   - DP, Spot for Sony Video game, Ethos Editorial, SF, CA 

 

 “TIVO GOES HD”  -  DP,   Elisabeth Fogli Dir, SA, CA   

 

“ERIC SAFIRE FOR JUDGE”   - DP Campaign Spot, Ethos Editorial, SF, CA       

 

"COMEDY DAY PSA"  -  DP FILM,  TV Spot, Video Caroline, SF,  CA

  

           Best PSA, Golden Gate Awards, SF Film Fest  

 

“NEVADA DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY” -  DP TV Spot – Loretta Wilson, LK Films, SF, CA   

 

"OYSTERBED" -  DP FILM,  TV Spot, Inner Vision Productions, SF, CA  

 

“PELAGIA”  -  DP,  Infommercial, East End Productions, SF, CA  

 

"BLACK COALITION ON AIDS"  -  DP, TV Spots, Davis Communications, EL Cerrito , CA  

 

"CHERISH THE CHILDREN " - DP, Holiday TV Spots, Cheryl Marriner and KGO TV, SF, CA  

 

“KGO TV SPOTS”  - DP,Video Promotional, KGO TV, SF, CA  

 

“MATT GONZALES FOR MAYOR” -    DP – Campaign Spots, Lse Swenson , Dir

 

 

Music and Dance:

 

"KITKA and DAVKA IN CONCERT" - DP,  PBS special, 5 camera concert shoot, Forest Creatures Prod 

 

"VERETSKI PASS: THE KLEZMER SHUL" - DP, Director, Editor - 5 camera concert shoot 

 

"PARIS: BREAK THE GRIP OF SHAME"  - DP FILM, Music Video, Brainwash Productions, SF, CA

   

"CHAPPOTIN Y SUS ESTRELLAS"  - DP , multicamera concert, "Cuban Music Project", Finkle/Borrell Prod    

 

"BRING ME BACK DOWN" DP Music Video-Jash barrett, Steve  Walsh director 

 

"DR. LEGATO PLAYS THE MUSIC OF NOEL JEWKES" -  DP, Director, Editor, Music documentary in production

 

"KLEZCAMP PROMOS" - DP, Dir, Editor, Promos for Music Camp and various bands

 

"GREG AND STEVE" -  DP FILM, Music Videos,  Summerplace Productions, LA, CA

 

 "AND STILL WE DANCE"  -  (Camera Op - Film and Gaffer)  Multi-camera dance, Searchlight Films, SF, CA

 

"ISADORA DUNCAM: MOVEMENT FROM THE SOUL" - (CamOp/ Gaffer), Geller/Goldfine Prod, SF, CA

 

“BEHIND THE MUSIC” – Tom Petty, Bo Diddley, Alan Freed,  etc., VH-1

 

“LIVE AT  YOSHI'S"– Chick Corea, Kenny Garret, Joshua Redman, etc ” -  Cam Op,

 

“THE BARBER OF LAPILLES"–  Cam Op Live Opera, Dave Drum Dir.

 

NUMEROUS LIVE MUSIC EVENTS – including – Ravi Coltrane, Beck, Mutabaruka, Steps Ahead, Joe Walker

 

 

Corporate: 

 

 B of A, Wells Fargo, Applied Materials, Levi Strauss, Pacific Telephone, AT&T, Nvidia,

 

Kaiser Permanente, PG&E, Apple Computer, IBM, DELL, Hewlitt Packard, Ahmdahl, Pyramid,

 

McKesson, Mervyn's, Symantec, SunMIcro, Oracle, WebEx  ..........   Etc., Etc., Etc.

 

 

Gaffer:  (Synopsis of 5 years )

 

"THE DEMEDICI KITCHEN" -  16mm doc. series for TV (shot 7 weeks in Italy), Michael Lerner, Prod/Dir., SF, CA 

 

"AND STILL WE DANCE"  -  (Camera Op - Film and Gaffer)  Multi-camera dance, Searchlight Films, SF, CA

 

"ISADORA DUNCAM: MOVEMENT FROM THE SOUL" - (CamOp/ Gaffer), Geller/Goldfine Prod, SF, CA

 

"WERE YOU THERE : OSCAR MICHAUX "  -    (Danny Glover's first movie), 16mm PBS docudrama, Nguzo Saba Films, SF, CA

 

Dozens of Commercial Spots , Corporate and documentary programs

 

 

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:   Production Experience in Italy, Iceland, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Peru.

 

                       Some conversational ability in Spanish and French

 

 

MUSICIAN:     Soprano and Tenor Sax (Jazz, R&B, Klezmer, etc)

 

Played on soundtrack of  "THE THURSDAY CLUB"  by George Csicsery

 

 

ADOLF GASSER INC (1980 - 1983):

 

Managed 16/35 Camera and  Lighting & Grip Depts - major Rental House in San Francisco

 

C.E.T.A.: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - SF Public Schools

 

 Taught Super-8 Film, Video, and Acting to inner city  students and teachers grades 2-12 at  SF Public Schs.

 

Created curriculum to use media production as aid to language & math skills devlopment.

 

 Produced  "THIRST FOR FREEDOM" Super-8 feature, with students at James Lick Jr. High School in San Francisco

 

            (opened 1978 NEA sponsored  international seminar on "Children and Film")  

 

EXPERIMENTAL  FILMMAKER

 

short visual films shown at Canyon Cinematheque SF, Milllenium Film Arch. NYC, SF Museum of Art, 

 

OTHER: 

 

Extensive experience as Camera Assistent, Electrician,  Grip, Dolly Grip, etc.