I studied acting under Mark Grenier and direction with school founder Seth Barrish.
In each of the summer 2010 and summer 2011 sessions, I studied improvisation and filmmaking under Mark Grenier and Jennifer Sanders, accomplished performers and educators in the NY improv scene.
I studied improvisation with Mark Grenier and Russ Armstrong, and graduated through two levels of training.
There is a distant runner up to Adobe Aftereffects, and I put some time and money into becoming passingly familiar with it.
I studied digital filmmaking during a month-long intensive program under the tutelage of William Tyler Smith, feature film director and educator. I was instructed the fine arts of direction, cinematography, lighting/gaffing, editing, writing, story, production, and project management.
I studied Final Cut Pro at the Final Frame, a full-service video editing facility which produces many pieces of annual award bait. My instructor was film editor Todd Holmes.
I founded AmericanCaesar Enterprises in the 1990s thinking it could be my comic book publishing shingle, but as I transitioned into filmmaking, it seemed automatic to make it my production company. ACE is my full service videography business, wherein I produce my own work in addition to the projects of talented friends. I’m a gun for hire with reasonable rates, but I excel when involved in the creative process. My creative partners include Jon Bander, Jim Boyett, Matt Evans, Kevin Maher, and Noah Tarnow, among others.
My gear includes the Canon 5D Mark 3 and the JVC GY-HM100U. I am proficient in Final Cut 7 and Adobe Premiere CS6.
I prefer to shoot and edit, but I have been known to do either on their own.
I run a second camera for various Comedy Central and NickMom productions over the course of the year. The device profile runs from the Canon 5D Mark 3 and C300, all the way to the Sony F5.
I compiled, produced, and hosted a monthly video showcase at the Magnet Theater which featured independent digital video shorts created by members of the comedy/improv scene in New York, comprised mainly of the three large theaters: Upright Citizens Brigade; People’s Improv Theater; and Magnet Theater.
I catalogued footage pertaining to an in-progress documentary called “Archiculture,” contrasting the architecture school experience with the real-world issues of the profession. I assisted filmmakers Ian Harris and David Krantz (as well as editor Justin Strawhand) in creating a rough cut of what would turn into a multi-part series.
I oversaw a three-person design department through the daily rigors of publishing a 35,000-circulation tabloid newspaper.
I designed the news portion of a tabloid newspaper covering Raleigh/Durham’s business culture. I had the opportunity along the way to implement a full redesign and a full IT upgrade.
Emilie McDonald’s film “Other People’s Houses” was included in the 2011 New Filmmakers program, and I happened to shoot and edit that one.
Featured short in the 2010 Big Apple Film Festival, Tribeca Cinemas.
My digital film “Say Hello For Me” was shown in the August 2010 comedy shorts program on the Lower East Side