- Title Cinematographer
I started my Boston University education at the College of Liberal Arts (which is now CAS), studying biology with a specialization in marine science that allowed me to spend a semester at Woods Hole as part of the BU Marine Program. Midway through that biology undergraduate work, I entered the dual degree program and simultaneously studied journalism at the College of Communication. By the time I graduated from BU in 1995, I had earned both a BS and BA. I immediately began freelance work as a photographer. Over the next several years, I gradually increased my clients and branched from photography into cinematography. On every job —whether it was deep-sea diving in a research submersible, filming an expedition to the Titanic, crossing the frozen Northwest Passage with NASA, or shooting underwater for National Geographic — I always made sure to over-deliver quality footage and compelling stories. Keeping a positive attitude under adverse conditions in the field has served me well.
Through word-of-mouth referrals, my past assignments ultimately landed me a series of shoots with PBS Nature (a program I grew up watching). I’ve now shot many hours of programing for them, in addition to growing and maintaining other documentary, commercial and feature film clients. In 2017, I was honored to represent PBS and received an Emmy Award for outstanding cinematography for the film, “Super Hummingbirds”. I am endlessly thankful for my experience at Boston University. My diverse education and several notable professors at BU helped position me for a successful career. On the biology side of the equation, Dr. Fred Wasserman was instrumental in inspiring me on a daily basis as I worked through his ornithology and animal behavior courses. I use the knowledge I gained through him regularly in the field while filming animals around the planet. He now uses some video clips from programs I’ve shot to illustrate lessons during his lectures which makes me immensely proud.