For the majority of my career, work has taken me to the most remote ends of the earth. Whether documentary film in Asia Pacific Islands; outdoor TV adventures in pursuit of exotic wildlife on six of our Earth's magnificent continents; on the heaving deck of an Alaskan fishing charter; or lensing a feature film in my home state of Montana, nearly two decades of photographic adventures have fulfilled my dream of never doing the same thing day in, day out.
Image capture technology has changed. When I first started making movies, everything was shot on 35mm or 16mm film. Then HD came along and wooed most low budget films away from 16mm. Digital cinema cameras continued to evolve into the 4k, 6k, and even 8k sensors of today, making some people eschew 35mm film completely, while others push toward a resurgence in 65mm capture for 70mm print exhibition.
Though my roots were firmly planted in the analog film world, I appreciate the digital technology that continues to challenge the tried and true traditions. There is no single camera or film stock that is right for every project. Every story should inspire a unique vision, and deserves to be told with the best tools and techniques to achieve that concept.
The Gunfather (S 1&2) Outdoor Channel
True Magnum TV (S 1&2) Outdoor Channel
Nosler's Magnum TV* (S 3-7) Outdoor Channel
The Zone (S 2-5) Sportsman Channel
Jim Zumbo Outdoors (S 4-6) Outdoor Channel
Major League Fishing Outdoor Channel
Bass Pro Shops 100% Real VS
Fly Fishing America ESPN
ESPN Fly Fishing Challenge ESPN
Elk Country Journal OLN
STARZ! Movie News (ENG) STARZ!
Saving for the Day With A Cause Productions
Bleached Bone With A Cause Productions
Adam Funn Impossible Clock Productions
compassion/contempt Mountain Kid Pictures
The Mushing Mill Shadow Puppets Ent.
Katrina T.H.Espian Productions
The Tower of Babble** USC Peter Stark Program
Firepussy O+ Productions
Ripen Zane Bones Productions
The Promise Tempest Productions
Pickled Herring Nonesuch Productions
Big Sky Basketball (handheld, '18) SWX, 11 Sports
Big Sky Football (RF Cam, '13 - '17) ROOT Sports
Rose Bowl (Archive ENG, '02 - '04, '07) Goal Prods.
Nitro Circus; Tommy & Crum Web
NASCAR: The Pit (Promo) Justifiable Films
The Christian Left (Dir/Prod) Team Cambium
Shadow Billionaire BMP Films
Maxed Out*** Trueworks Inc.
Fraud Under the Big Sky Westridge Creative
Stumped! Trueworks Inc.
Parents of the Year**** Trueworks Inc.
The Great Year Goal Productions
Migrant Workers: California's Hidden Gold PBS
EDUCATION: 1995-99 USC School of Cinema-Television; Production Dept.
AWARDS & HONORS: *2011 WildTV Best Videography, Series; **2002 Kodak Cinematography Award, Film Fest New Haven; ***2006 SXSW Film Festival, Special Jury Award; 2007 Washington Post Top 10 Films; ****2004 LA Film Festival, Audience Choice Best Short Film.
SKILLS & INTERESTS: PADI Open Water Diver, Advanced Alpine Skier, Horseback Rider, Marathon Runner, Carpenter, Husband & Father.