* Selected Work History

 

WSMV News 4, Meredith Broadcasting, Nashville, TN / April 2012 - August 2017

Promotions Manager / Promotions Director of Photography - Single-handedly moved the department to 4K acquisition, 4K delivery, and raw / log workflows. Successfully changed the overall station brand on multiple occasions. Initiated a more personal appropriate to the station's on-air identity.  Increased viewership with eye-catching I-team investigation promotions

 

Achievements earned while at News 4:

  • 2016 Awarded a PromaxBDA Silver for best medium-sized market promotion. 

  • The only Nashville Scene 'Best of 2012" winner for Local News promotions 

  • 4 time Emmy award winner from 2012 - 2017

  • 3 time Emmy award winner, every other year from 2013 - 2017, for Best of Photography

  • 15 Emmy nominations from 2012-2017

 

Pro Video Coalition, Technical Website / June 2013 - Present

Technical Writer / Director of Photography Journalist - Inspiring the creative worker, expanding their tool set, and bringing a manufacturer's latest technological innovation to life goes beyond simply evaluating the newest equipment available. Projects can range from a Canon 18-80mm lens review to the cinematographer interview series called the "Art Of The Shot," or NAB floor press coverage. 

 

RTM Productions, Franklin, TN / August 2011 - April 2012

Camera Operator - Initialized the first use of DSLR Cameras for a Royal Purple nationally televised commercial. Camera Operator for the nationally televised how-to TV show "Muscle Car." Camera Operator and Associate Producer for the reality TV special "Search & Restore."

 

WSMV News 4, Meredith Broadcasting, Nashville, TN / May 2010 - August 2011

Photojournalist - Introduced Canon DSLR time-lapse photography and workflows to the news staff. Championed GoPro camera technology for use in feature news stories.

 

Achievements earned while at News 4

  • Earned 2 Emmy nominations for Photography and Editing

  • Photography and editing on several Target Special Reports

  • Assisted I-Team investigations

 

WZTV Fox 17 News, Sinclair Broadcasting, Nashville, TN / April 2002 - May 2010

Photojournalist - Traveled on assignment to Parris Island, Los Angeles, and Detroit for special coverage. Co-produced year-long series “Service and Sacrifice.”

 

AWARDS

  • Won an Emmy in 2017 for Best Photography Short form

  • Won a Promax BDA Silver Award for Best Promotional Spot in 2016

  • Won an Emmy in 2015 for Best Photography Short form 

  • Won an Emmy in 2014 for Best Promo produced in 24 hours

  • Won an Emmy in 2013 for Best Photography Short form

  • Nashville Scene's Best of 2012 - Local News Promotions

  • Won an Emmy in 2008 for Best Continuing Coverage

 

EDUCATION

BFA, Watkins School of Art and Design, Nashville TN, May 2008

  • Film Directing (3.611 GPA)

 

DOCUMENTARY FILMS

  • "Who Is Ray Stevens" cinematographer - Ray Stevens

  • "Creating Hope: A History of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center" additional cinematography - Vanderbilt University

  • "Peabody Is" additional cinematography - Vanderbilt University

  • "Vanderbilt Peabody Anniversary" additional cinematography - Vanderbilt University

 

MUSIC VIDEOS

  • "The Game" dop/director/editor - You Knew Me When

  • "Love" dop/director/editor - You Knew Me When

  • "How Deep" dop - Karen Simmons

  • "Walk Away" dop/director - Bonner Black

  • "Cinderella's Shoes" director - Tesa James

  • "Babylon" director - Jonathan Sexton

  • "This World A Box" dop/director  - You Knew Me When

  • "No One's Listening"dop/director  - The Compromise

  • "Black Roses Red" dop/director - Alanna Grace

  • "Obsession" dop/director - Alanna Grace

 

 

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