About My Work
For me, Video Editing has always been about finding the story. I don't mean the typical, Inciting Incident, Conflict, Climax, and Resolution type of story, but very much the beginning-middle-end type of story. I tend to work on getting the footage first. Sometimes planned, sometimes impromptu, but in every case it's all about capturing the moments as they happen. When I sit down in the editing room, I never know what to expect, and it all depends on what now EXISTS based on the footage captured. As a creative, I believe the final product has already been determined, and it's up to me to reveal it.
I have been editing like this since about 2004, when I was finally able to use my pizza hut money towards my first Mini DV camera. I started with a passion to capture events. To bring an audience along the journey when I went to youth camp during the summer or did a play with my high school. More-over, I wanted to give participants/friends a product or memory they could look back on, and it brought me such joy to share this gift with those closest to me.
This mentality is what inspired me to start a weekly Video-Log (VLOG) on Youtube, over ten years after buying that first camera, and is what continues to drive me towards seeking out new opportunities to use these skills. Whether it's Weddings, BTS on various film shoots, capturing live performances, narrative shorts/features, or just a fun night out with friends, I want to capture it. There is a very unconventional style that has developed over the years, of which you will find various examples below, which I believe leads to unique products unlikely to be replicated by another videographer.
In any case: I hope you enjoy what you see.
WEDDINGS + ENGAGEMENTS
BTS + Live Performance Capture
FILM + MUSIC VIDEOS + PROMOS
HOURLY RATE: $40
DAY RATE: $300
(up to 10 hrs/day)
WEEKLY RATE: $1000
(check out these fun montages below. These are editing exercises I like to do every year.)