DP/Director/Producer       Black Truck Pictures   St. Louis        July 2010 to present

Director of Photography    Technisonic Studios    St. Louis       April 1993 to  2010

DP/Editor/Producer            KMOV-TV  (CBS)           St. Louis       October 1985 to 1993

News Camera                            WLS-TV   (ABC)            Chicago          October 1983 t0 1985

Camera/Editor/Producer    KPRC-TV   (NBC)        Houston        July 1981 to 1983

Reporter/Camera/Editor    KTVY-TV   (NBC)      Oklahoma City   August 1978 to 81

Awards:

40 Midwest nominations & awards for cinematography and producing including the 1991, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007  individual achievement for non-news cinematography Emmy.

Addy award, St. Louis Chapter for Cinematography 2004, 2011

Silver Medal 1992, Bronze Medal 1991 New York International Film Festival

ITVA Special Achievement for Cinematography 1995

Dupont-Columbia Award nomination for investigative reporting 1983

After leaving the University of Missouri Columbia School of Journalism in 1978 I began my career at the NBC affliate KTVY in Oklahoma City. For 3 years I covered the news of the city and state. Politics, tornados, college football, house fires, the Karen Silkwood trial and my own crash in the station helicopter. In 1980 I found myself  at the White House covering the return of the hostages from Iran.  I received several NPPA (National Press Photographer Association) awards for my work in Oklahoma and Texas.

At the NBC affliate in Houston I shot and edited projects that include hurricanes, manhunts, murders and investigative stories. I was part of the team that received a Columbia Dupont citation for investigative reporting.

In ’83 I was lucky enough to go on assignment to El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras for the ABC owned and operated station in Chicago WLS.  Returning I accepted a full time position at the station. My work included covering Chicago politics, mass murders and the red carpet at the Academy Awards with Roger Ebert.

At the CBS owned and operated station KMOX (later KMOV)  in St. Louis, I worked as the shooter/editor/producer of the special projects unit. During the next 8 years I received over a dozen Midwest Regional Emmy awards for my work as a cinematographer/producer including a documentary for the St. Louis Symphony about their tour of South Korea and Japan, “Symphonic Voyage.”

In 1993 I was recruited by Technisonic Studios  and began a 13 year journey of discovery working on “Missouri Outdoors.”  The 13 1/2 hour episodic show required traveling up to 25,000 miles a year around the state. Over the years the quality of the show improved dramatically as we grew from 2-man Beta-SP crews to shoots with 20ft. jib arms, helicopter mounts, underwater housings and…above all…shooting with the Sony F-900.  That work was awarded 10 Midwest Regional Emmy awards for individual achievement in cinematography.

During the years at Technisonic, I shot 16mm, 35mm film, all formats of standard def video and HD formats including  XDCAM, HDCAM, Phantom and the Red/EPIC cameras. In 2009 I shot a short film for the US Army that including shooting for special effects including explosions and gunfire.

I was fortunate to work with award winning editors and designers at Technisonic and those relationships helped me understand the needs of post-production. Work for clients has sent me around the country and the world. The list of clients includes Anheuser Busch, Bass Pro, Saint Louis Zoo, CBS NEWS,  Monsanto, Ford, Ralston-Purina, The United States Army, The Nevada Wilderness Project, DIY Network, Knology  and United States Fish and Wildlife.

The variety of assignments has allowed me to learn and use the best technology and techniques to tell the story in the most arresting and compelling way.