animation and live action filmmaking
My degree in Design and Animation from The Institute of Design at Illinois Institute of Technology has given me a strong background in creative decision-making. This has allowed me to direct commercials at the national level, utilizing both animation and live action filmmaking. Training in Animation gives me the ability to pre-plan and pre-visualize extensively, which ultimately makes for a more cohesive project, while saving time and money.
My musical background as a performer and composer has served me particularly well in my work on music videos. When executed properly, the marriage of music and visual imagery creates a piece much stronger than each individual element. Every emotion can be expressed and felt through the use of these tools.