About
42+
TV episodes
250+
video shorts
400+
interviews
for
cable TV networks &
streaming service providers
for
businesses, corporations, museums,
arts institutions, & non-profits
including
scholars, business leaders,
physicians, patients, educators
well-known authors, musicians

My expertise is in writing, directing, story producing, and editing. I see these four areas as interrelated, like four spokes on a wheel — all controlling and emphasizing the central idea of story.

In addition to producing cable television, I help ad agencies, businesses, arts institutions, museums and non-profits realize their stories — from video concept development, script and treatment writing, to video production & post.

I enjoy interviewing immensely — especially within the long-form exploration of a deep topic. I’ve interviewed famous authors and musicians, CEOs of global corporations, and even a US Air Force general. I’ve also interviewed physicians, nurses, patients, clinical researchers and hospital administrators on subjects ranging from trauma surgery to teen health.

Editing is my other passion — it’s my firm belief that stories are made in the edit. It’s a bit like music that way… it’s all about finding the right notes to play at the right moment. And having good sense of rhythm is key.

In any phase, story and emotion come first, and honing them is a real craft. (If you haven’t guessed already, I’m a big fan of Walter Murch.)

You don’t necessarily need a script or actors to tell a compelling tale.

Finding a person at a key moment in his life, and rendering

the truth as you see it… that’s the truest form of drama.

— D.A. Pennebaker

As a writer and story producer, it’s all about scene beats, and keeping an audience engaged. I watch all the footage — even the outtakes — because sometimes that’s where real gems are found.

As a director, my interviewing approach emphasizes the dynamics of an ordinary conversation. I’m a big proponent of active listening when interviewing. The goal is to get deeply lost in a subject, so the subject forgets the camera entirely. This goes for the famous, and not-so-famous.

As an editor, I think about story of course, and I also think a lot about rhythm (being a musician helps). As Walter Murch notes, “There’s an in-built relationship between the story itself, and how to tell a story, and the rhythm in which you tell it. And editing is certainly 70% about rhythm.”

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