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Q1 2023: new work, reel, and updates

Hi Friends, here are a few work projects from Q1 2023 as well as some life updates!  Get Creative with Less 2023 started off weird. In fact, it’s still weird. The economy is wobbly and budgets are conservative. Layoffs are happening all around us and it seems like everyone is holding onto their butts. Nevertheless, pilots know how to fly in turbulence, and similarly, our […]

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How I used my iPhone and a vuvuzela to create a short film with my daughter

To commemorate every World Cup for the last decade, I’ve purchased a 4-pack of vuvuzela’s on Amazon and handed one to each of my children. And every time, my wife has thrown them into the trash without our permission. Unsure why. Also, rude.  This year, before my wife could find all of them, my daughter and I hid a blue one and made this film […]

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Storyboarding – bringing people into my vision

Bringing people into your creative vision is hard. How do you do that? Well, you can wave your arms around like I’m doing in the pic above. But that only works if you’re JLO’s dance choreographer. For me, as a Writer and Director at LinkedIn, this happens through many phases of pre-production like: briefing, scripting, location scouting, and more. But for this post, I’m going to […]

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Making Shorts on a Budget: How to Utilize Your Offspring

Making a short is hard and expensive, so if you’re in a position like me where your kids have already taken all your money, why not put them to work! With their endless energy and ability to never stop talking, they’ll make for some great unpaid talent. So if you’re trying to upskill with some filmmaking R&D, forget calling Tom Hanks, because your kids will […]

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Breaking Stereotypes: The Brown Guy Who Works in Tech as a Filmmaker

I’m a brown guy who works in tech. I’m not an engineer. When people find out I’m actually a filmmaker, their brains short circuit like: “Wait, you’re not an engineer?” Okay, hi, yes, I see the confusion. I mean, I do fit the bill – athleisure, laptop, caffeine addiction. But no, I’m not an engineer, but I do work in tech – specifically, I’m a […]

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Making art with friends – how I made my short film on a budget

Life as a Creative during the pandemic was like being a bird in a cage. I had all these big, beautiful ideas fluttering around in my head, but nowhere to go with them. So when covid restrictions finally started lifting, and production started coming back to life, I needed to stop my brain from melting and get back to what I loved doing: making movies. […]

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