Filmmaker | Editor | Storyteller
Somewhere buried in storage, is a brittle 8mm reel of the first short-form documentary I produced showing the effects of pollution for a sixth-grade play. I guess you could call it the genesis of my filmmaking and it serves as one of the roots in my foundation as a storyteller.
Filmmaking was part of my curriculum in college as was photography and creative writing. I’ve always loved the creative process, regardless of shape or form and as a result, I have a very diverse skill set that I have called upon throughout my career.
My road has taken many a turn – in the business world with a Fortune 100 company, as a journalist, public relations professional and in health care marketing and communications. In each of these various experiences, I’ve worked to integrate my storytelling abilities and use cinematography as my primary medium.
As a filmmaker, my greatest desire is to tell stories in the most beautiful way possible and to provide the greatest production value for our clients. This is not measured just by quality images and sound alone. The editing process is when and where the story comes to fruition… the ultimate culmination of creativity and collaboration. It is an exciting moment when the story comes together, music is matched to the style of the story and we create a project that exceeds the expectations of the client.
Aerial Cinematographer | Producer | Photographer
I am happy to say that I’m a “late bloomer” with an enormous capacity to reinvent myself in new and exciting ways with every step of my journey. Filmmaking evolved naturally from my professional photography work. At a point when many of my peers and colleagues are starting to dial back their professional careers, I’m now stepping forward in another process of discovery and a path to express my creativity through film and documentary work.
What I didn’t expect in this process was to get my FAA Small Unmanned Pilot Certification earlier this year. I’ve always been a right brain, creative girl - and following a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum never interested me in the least! Regardless, I spent countless hours in the classroom and out in the field becoming a subject matter expert on commercial drone piloting. I’m excited to put my general aviation knowledge to work and have fun creating stunning aerial imagery at the same time!
Whether you call it “reinvention” or “reintegration”, there is a powerful accumulation of knowledge and creativity rooted in earlier chapters and activities in my life. Combined with the newly acquired skills, I believe my greatest work is yet to come. As my Mother always said,…“better late, than never.”