About the Artist
Born in Ohio, lived for a few years in Florida, and grew up in Minnesota. Beginning in high school, I spent much of my free time with various artistic and mathematical endeavors. When not doing my own study of the Golden Mean or prime numbers, I did freehand drawing, played piano and guitar, as well as did a lot of digital art. Starting with Paint Shop Pro, and Rhino 3D, later Photoshop, Lightwave and After Effects, as well as photography and electronic music composition, I did a lot of self-taught artwork over the years.
Ultimately, I thought it was time I put my skills to use. I also decided that I wanted more than to re-learn tools I already knew, but instead to learn even more about the filmmaking process in general. I opted for a film degree, and graduated salutatorian from Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL.
After graduation, I moved to Los Angeles with my future wife, Melissa, to put our skills to use in the entertainment industry. After some fits and starts doing the odd editing gig, I eventually was tapped to assist the visual effects team on a low-budget indie horror film, Growth. With all my prior visual effects and post production experience, I showed an aptitude for compositing, which is where I've been ever since.
I currently live in the SF Valley area of Los Angeles with my wife and our daughter.
Favorite movie: Back to the Future (followed closely by Fight Club)
Favorite director: Robert Zemeckis (followed closely by David Fincher)
Favorite band: Nine Inch Nails
Favorite video game: I've recently been enamored with Alien: Isolation. It's amazing
Favorite food: Am I really putting this on my website? I think I'm done.