I was home-schooled with my five brothers and sisters in a log cabin built by my dad in upstate New York. On Saturdays, we used to eat popcorn for dinner and spend hours arguing about which movies to watch.
When I was put in high school and given papers to write, I figured out that I could shoot movies instead. My first effort, A Clockwork Fluorine, was not bad enough to keep me from making a Latin language film later that year. Finally, I had found work that didn’t feel like work.
A few films later, I enrolled at Brown University to study video production and semiotics. Three days after graduating, I was making documentaries in NYC at Break Thru Films. I learned everything there -- producing, shooting, editing -- but naturally I gravitated to the camera.
After six months with Break Thru, I bought a Canon 7D and went freelance as a producer, cameraman and editor. I've been enjoying my work ever since.