BEHIND THE CAMERA
A native of Los Angeles, I came to appreciate visual storytelling while taking film classes in high school. Initially interested in cinematography, I attended film school, to further learn about film production. This was followed by freelance work as a camera operator and assistant cameraman, for local independent film and video productions.
For a movie and music lover, it's impossible to not notice the breadth of musical styles in films - past to present. I soon became eager to develop my musical knowledge; I began studying music theory, orchestration (under the guidance of the late Robert Drasnin), world instruments, and film scoring - and started exercising my musical creativity via synthestration.
In recent years, I've been corresponding with Hollywood film composers, session musicians, and other film industry professionals - in an effort to further educate myself about the art, process, and business of scoring films.
My music has been featured in corporate videos, dance recitals, community events, and other media. I'm a member of the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL).
Currently, I am focused on networking with filmmakers, particularly within the animation sphere.
I also work as an event filmmaker, for celebrity events and European destination weddings (Wilmott Productions).
Hobbies include watching films, improvising on the piano, listening to orchestral music, attending classical concerts, reading history, traveling, and visiting U.S. national parks.
w/ cinema's most prolific composer,
w/ famed Disney composer & songwriter,
w/ my orchestration instructor,
the late Robert Drasnin