halfway through my education at Brooks, video was becoming more important for photographers to learn and being incorporated into commercial photography shoots more often, especially in the lifestyle and fashion industries. I took one class, learned linear editing, basic sound, and camera movements, and was hooked. I knew that I had made a mistake majoring in just still photographs, I needed motion. I noticed while photographing models that I desired to capture their whole movement, not just the final pose. often after getting the shots I needed, I would then shoot small snippets of video for my own creative fun. after editing a few behind the scenes videos and messing with little clips from modeling tests, I decided to start shooting my test shoots on video and just pulling stills. I did this while taking a semester in Paris, France and ended with a collection of footage that was way more fun to go through than just some images. I also employed this tactic while photographing at the California Wolf Center and found it extremely useful for getting "the shot." I have since worked the entirety of a feature length independent film and know that my heart lies in cinema. photography remains a source of income and occasional creativity.
began filming and learning video starting in 2011