w e l c o m e

 

As a young lad I was fortunate enough to grow up in the Roaring Fork Valley, surrounded by incredible landscapes. My passion has always been directed towards the arts. As soon as I could pick up a pencil I was drawing and painting.

As film was being phased out in the early 2000’s, I jumped at the opportunity to gain some experience in the darkroom. I fell in love with photography and worked on processing images and dialing in my composition.

Fast forward to 2005, and my personal epiphany that you can actually go to school to make movies, I hopped in a car and headed to Santa Cruz, CA to pursue a degree in ‘film & digital media’. Cinema has always been my greatest love, and this moment felt like a culmination of everything I wanted to be a part of.

After an intense study of film theory, an experience of leaving the nest, and an incredible amount of student debt, I knew I was meant to be behind the lens. I bought my own gear and began writing scripts and practicing; refining my voice even further as an artist.

 
 
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“Some sort of pressure must exist; the artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn’t look for harmony but would simply live in it. Art is born out of an ill-designed world.”


- Andrei Tarkovsky

 
 

In 2012 a friend asked for help creating a blog video, and from that point on the work snowballed and I began a career as a freelance videographer. I have filmed promotional & branding content, real estate, weddings, events, music videos, short films, corporate interviews, etc. Over these years I have had the opportunity to work with incredible clients that trust in my eye, and garner experience with pre-production / storyboarding, assistant and lead-editing, coloring, and audio.

And that’s where this tangential story comes together.

A great majority of my life has been dedicated to some form of artistic expression, and that’s what I want to bring to the table for every client. Coming from a narrative background, the goal is to elevate the imagery and create something cinematic no matter the material. But most importantly, it’s to create something moving and meaningful for the viewer.

Much love,

J