A Big Change

As is the grand tradition with me and the news page of this website, it's now been over a year since I've updated, but that doesn't mean that nothing is new or has been going on with work or in the world. In fact, it's the complete opposite! What a year it has been! 

While things have been a little slower than usual work-wise, it's because I made a huge jump and moved from Denver down to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Let me ask the question for you: What made you do that? Well, the short answer is the best answer, and the oldest answer in the books: A girl. It's funny because on the set of the film that I was talking about in my LAST news update over a year ago, I met a girl who was on the crew, and after a couple months of long-distance dating, I decided that I was ready for a change of scenery and made the move down to Albuquerque.

The subsequent year has been a year of ups and downs in meeting new people, discovering a new city, remodeling a house and having thousands of dollars in gear stolen from said house. "That's Albuquerque", people say. But besides that, after a year of getting settled in, I'm ready to hit the ground running in 2018 to really establish myself in the area. With that being said, though, I'm still open to travel, and am still committed to film in Colorado as well, and will do everything in my power to make my time work for productions in Colorado and the surrounding areas, just as I always have done. If you have any projects available that need help, please don't hesitate to ask. 

Making A Killing

It's been a long, good summer, and I haven't been updating the site with news as much as I would have liked, although I've slowly been filtering in new projects on the My Work page and on the Other Clients page. 

Hopefully at some point I'll go into a more extensive rundown (I wrote one out about a week ago and then the website crashed and the post didn't get saved) on what I've been doing, but right now I'm more excited about looking forward, as I leave for Wednesday to do sound on Making A Killing, an independent feature being filmed in Las Vegas, New Mexico. It's an exciting project and I'll have more info as we're able to release it, but the script is great, the cast is great and the crew is going to be top-notch. I'm going to take my camera, so hopefully I can post some BTS shots as well. 

Also, I've been gearing up even more for the shoot, so at some point soon (or probably when I get back) I'll update my gear list with all the cool new stuff that I'll have available to rent. 

Hope productions are going well for everyone. It's been a busy end of summer throughout Colorado, and I hope it's a trend that only continues to climb. 

Heat of Summer

Well, I was doing a good job of keeping up on updates with this site, but things always fall off a bit eventually. Either way, I wanted to share a couple new videos that are out now that I did sound on. Since the Olympic fever is starting to catch hold as qualifiers get under way in a lot of different sports, a bunch of new content is coming out involving these athletes, and being in Colorado where the US Olympic Training Facilities are, I've been lucky enough to work with a couple of these olympic hopefuls. 

A little over a month ago, I had a shoot at the USOT with Adeline Gray, a female wrestler, and Donnell Whittenburg, a male gymnast, both of whom received degrees through DeVry University while training for the Olympic team. It was a collaboration between DeVry and the USOT since DeVry is one of the main sponsors of the Olympic team, so the videos are getting a fair amount of coverage leading up to the Olympics. Both athletes were a pleasure to work with and watch, as they went about their craft, and I wish them both the best throughout qualifying and into the Olympics themselves. 

Also, I was lucky enough to work with another great athlete on a behind-the-scenes video for the upcoming ESPN Body Issue, which comes out early next month. I'll have more details as the release date gets closer and as they release more content, but for now, here's a preview for the issue itself. 

Lifted Life

Last month I filled in for an episode of a Velocity show which is filming here in Denver: "Lifted Life". It's a reality build show showcasing custom car and trucks modifications, and while I couldn't really picture myself in any of them, I have to admit they're pretty sweet. The guys at 5R Trucks in Golden were all incredibly nice, and it was a pleasure working with all of them. The show premieres tomorrow (April 9th, 2016), so if you have Velocity, and are looking for a new show and a new angle to grab onto, be sure to check it out!

Sports Illustrated High School Athlete of the Month: Porter Milner

A couple weeks ago, my good friend James Drake, of James Drake Films, and I were able to team up with Sports Illustrated for a spotlight piece on a local high school athlete, Porter Milner, of Broomfield High School. But while Porter is an incredible talent on the soccer field and on the ski slopes, his contributions to his school and his community go far beyond just physical skill. 

Hanging out with Porter for even just a couple days brought into perspective the positive impact that individuals (even at a high school level) can have on those around them. It makes me feel bad about how I spent my own time when I was that age. But Porter was an incredibly humble and down-to-earth kid, and genuinely wanted to help those around him. So if you have time, take a look at his story. It would be great to see more kids like him.