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Curriculum Vitae

  • Accomplished cinematographer freelancing on feature length documentaries, shorter corporate projects and commercials with a documentary style, and an associate of the respected company Kartemquin films

  • Business owner of 1st Gear, Inc, a company that specializes in educational non- fiction videos

  • Senior Professional Lecturer at DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media teaching the art and science of cinematography, especially the cutting edge of digital technology and documentary camerawork

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Professional ​
Awards and Honors
Cinematographer      Click here to see my IMDB!

2018    Above and Beyond: NASA's  Journey to Tomorrow   Rory Kennedy, director TV Movie Documentary   

2018    American Creed   Feature Documentary     PBS

2017    Grace   Documentary Short   Siskel/Jacobs Productions

2015    Hard Earned   TV Series Documentary     Al Jazeera America

2014     Life Itself    Theatrical Release Documentary   Steve James, director 

Winner of 22 Awards, including a Cinema Eye Honors Award,  National Board of Review, New York Film Critics,  Producer’s Guild,  Women Film Critics Circle Award

2014    “We The Economy” Episode 21: The Value of Work

(Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan web series)

2012   Head Games  Feature Length Documentary 

2010    The Calling  Independent Lens  PBS

2010    Trust: Second Acts in Young Lives  Feature Length Documentary

2010    “Invitation to World Literature”  TV Series documentary

2009    Do No Harm   Feature Length Documentary

2009    Girls on the Wall  Feature Length Documentary

2009    The Tiger Next Door  Feature Length Documentary

2008    In The Family   P.O.V.  series  PBS

2008    Election Day    P.O.V.  series  PBS

2005    A Doula Story  Feature Length Documentary

2004    The New Americans   Independent Lens Series  PBS

2002    Stevie   Theatrical Release Documentary

              'Excellence in Cinematography' Feature Length Documentary Sundance Film Festival

Camera Operator / Additional Cinematography

2018    NOVA  TV Series Documentary - "Predication by the Numbers" 

2018    America to Me   Documentary Series    

2014    Trials of Muhammad Ali      Emmy Award Winner     

2013    Kind Hearted Woman     Frontline   

2012    The Interrupters     Feature Length Documentary     

2011    Andrew Bird: Fever Year

2009    Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound  American Masters

2009    How to Live Forever

2009    What’s the Matter with Kansas?

2009    New Muslim Cool    P.O.V. Series

2008    At the Death House Door

2007    Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner  P.O.V. Series

Teaching Experience
  • Senior Professional Lecturer- DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media (Present)

  • Adjunct Faculty – Columbia College 1988 – 2016

  • Camera Seminar I

  • Camera Seminar II

  • Documentary Cinematography

  • Intro to Digital Cinematography

  • Digital Cinematography

  • University of Chicago – Lighting and Camera Seminars 2001 -2003

  • Chicago Filmmakers – Lighting and Camera Seminars 2003

Highlights of Professional Experience
  • Worked at two Motion Picture equipment rental houses

  • Member of IATSE camera union as a 1st Camera Assistant

  • Traveled to over 12 different countries around the world to film, including Singapore, Brazil, Germany, Japan, Nepal and 3 trips to Africa

  • Cinematographer for over 6 feature length documentaries on Independent Lens, POV and Frontline

  • Cinematographer for three feature length documentaries with a theatrical release.

  • Cinematographer for over 20 commercials, including a year long web series for Ford Trucks

  • Cinematographer for corporate clients such as Chevron, Essence, BMW

  • Cinematographer and Producer for over 30 videos for Chicago Public Schools, highlighting various curriculums such as the International Baccalaureate Programme.

  • BA / Cinema Art & Science -- Columbia College Chicago

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