Visual Effects, finishing, editing, supervision... these have been my passion. Chicago is home again after 22 years in Los Angeles, as well as time in New York and Cincinnati.
For my 40th birthday my wife bought me a neon SIGN. A Margarita. At thAT time, every time we moved we haD to change email addresses, so I BOUGHT the domain neonmargarita.com.
WCET (public TV station) in Cincinnati is where I started: camera, audio, lighting, editing, TD, every production job... after a few years I moved to producing & directing. From educational shows like Zoo, Zoo, Zoo to Sports, Symphony, Dixieland, Opera, Jazz, Bluegrass, and the local music show Rock Around the Block.
I moved to WLWT (NBC affiliate) where I produced and/or directed parades, events, The Cincinnati Reds Television Network and directed the news and many other shows, including filling in on The Bob Braun Show. When the news moved to a blue screen set that required digital backgrounds I found myself spending a lot of time at a local post house creating them.
That led me to Post Production - first at Instant Replay (Cincinnati), then at Charlex (New York), Editel (Chicago) and then on to Los Angeles. Spent time in LA at CIS, The Post Group, Sol Designfx, Digital Domain (among others) working on Commercials, Feature Films and Television Shows.
Beyond the work I enjoy Photography, live music, food, wine and, of course, a good Margarita.
Photography inspires me and I recently launched a web site devoted to that pursuit:
Proud to be one of the co-founders of fxguide.com, the leading site for visual effects artists worldwide since 1999.