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Director of Photography

“Hacking The Wild”

Science Channel

First season airing. Small team covering one man surviving in extreme elements. Desert, jungle, swamp and glacier. Two camera coverage. Heavy scenics. Time lapses. Drone and stylized transitions. Shot with available light.

“Sons of Guns”

Discovery Channel

4 seasons. Follows a custom gun shop in Baton Rouge. Managed a 4 camera team. Directed high speed and specialty cameras for large pyrotechnics. Polished studio interviews. Shop completely lit for camera. Served as DP and company range-master/safety officer.

“American Chopper”

Discovery Channel

3 seasons. Best known as Orange County Choppers, our team followed the family, friendship and chaos surrounding the creation of each motorcycle.  Three cameras, shop lit for camera. Heavy vehicle beauty and action shots.

"Building Off The Grid: Coastal Maine"

DIY Network

Stand alone episode following family and friends building a cabin from the ground up in a remote location in Maine. Follow doc style with lit exterior interviews. Heavy timelapse progress and drone.

“United Tastes of America”

Cooking Channel

Chef, restaurant owner and author Jeffrey Saad hosts amazing chefs in kitchens across the States. Fast lighting setups in small spaces. Single camera. Polished beauty shots.

“The Treehouse Guys”

DIY Network

2 seasons. Served as 2nd unit DP/operator following a band of amazing carpenters building treehouses nationwide. Two and Three camera coverage. Progress time lapses and polished exterior interviews.

“Desert Car Kings”

Discovery Channel

Follows classic car restoration inside the biggest car scrapyard in America. Shop lit for camera. Full package exterior interview setups.

“Wild Transport”

A&E

One season. A wild animal transportation company wrangles and transports anything with venom or giant claws. Some cuddly things too. Custom in-car camera builds. Specialty cameras. 2 camera run and gun. No one died.

“Ghost Hunters International”

Syfy

One season. Documents a paranormal investigation team over 25 countries. Fully lit setup scenes and interviews. Standard and infrared camera and lighting. Large exterior structure lighting.

“Our Little Life”

TLC

A documentary following a small couple and challenges they face in every day life, work and starting a family. Completely designed, constructed and lit interview living space.

“Tour De France: Team Discovery”

Discovery Channel

Background piece for a Team Discovery athlete. Follow doc with sit down interviews.

“Brotherhood”

Development Project

Documents a family living in remote Alaska running and maintaining a hunting lodge. Motion timelapses, drone and directed scenics via helicopter.

“American Hoggers”

A&E

Served as DP for the Season VI Final Episode. Run and gun, camera rigged vehicles, full package interior and exterior interviews.

“Lost Cabin Hunters”

Development Project

Follows two companies, one in Maine one Alaska, as they restore old American cabins. Remote locations, travel in and out via quads, snowmobile, small craft. Polished style shots, timelapses, drone.

“My Deadly Appetite”

Discovery Health

A raw  2hr documentary following a boy with Prader-Willi syndrome, a disease where one will consume uncontrollably until death. One of the most emotional projects I've been a part of.

"Building Off The Grid: Alaska Bear Country"

DIY Network

Stand alone episode following family and friends building a cabin from the ground up in a remote location in Alaska. Follow doc style with lit exterior interviews. Heavy timelapse progress and drone.

"Speakeasy Motors"

Development Project

Follows a young shop owner and his employees restoring classic cars, building choppers and hot rods.

“Reptile Raiders”

Development Project

A team rescues and removes reptiles, compiling the largest collection of venomous snakes in the country for research and anti-venom stock.

“Cheaters”

Development Project

A cook explores his neighborhood restaurants and kitchen for ways to eat healthy while eating exactly what he wants. Say what?

“Fast Track”

Development Project

Belmont horse racing track, Queens, NY. Follows the world behind the race of the horse hands and owners.

“Snapped”

Oxygen

A never ending crime drama. Green screen interviews shot in hotel rooms and extensive supporting b-roll. Shot one episode.

Camera Operator

“The Dead Can't Be Distracted”

Film by Director Mike Pecci

Second Camera. A short fan-film of Marvel's: The Punisher.

“The Treehouse Guys”

DIY Network

2 seasons. Follows a band of amazing carpenters building treehouses nationwide.

“Ghost Hunters”

Syfy

Documents a paranormal investigation team across the United states.

“Sons of Guns”

Discovery Channel

One season. Follows a custom gun shop in Baton Rouge.

“American Chopper”

Discovery Channel

2 seasons. Best known as Orange County Choppers, our team followed the family, friendship and chaos surrounding the creation of each motorcycle.

“Golden Sisters”

OWN

Follows 3 aging, sharp and comedic sisters as they find things to pass time.

Camera Operator

“Ghost Hunters International”

Syfy

One season. Documents a paranormal investigation team over 25 countries.