I’ve always been drawn to creating things. Whether it’s bringing pictures to life with words, or putting sound and life into a moving picture, the joy and excitement that comes when you step back and watch your creation breathe a life of it’s own is what makes me want to create. I feel so much joy from working with my hands.
I love hearing stories and telling my own stories through my experiences. Everything starts with a feeling and an atmosphere of how I view the world and crafting that feeling, nurturing it and finishing it is indescribable.
I graduated from the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in 3D Animation, but a lot of techniques such as editing, cinematography, web design and others are self taught and grew out of my love for just creating what I love. I enjoy exploring different topics that interest me and tweaking things until I know how they work. I’m a button pusher first and foremost and would much rather explore than read an instruction manual.
My love for sound design grew unexpectedly. It came after taking one class in school, “Sound Design and Video Editing”, where I was reintroduced to editing and the power behind cutting and tweaking minor details. The power, especially with animated films where there is no existing sound, to create a world that way that you see it is why I enjoy sound so much. My first project turned into a horror-influenced film, completely opposite the original.
Editing is a long time passion. It started out with just cutting footage to music where I began to feel out how the clips flowed with the music. Ever since, I’ve always viewed editing as having a rhythm of its own. You have to feel how the edit is affecting the viewer – once you find that thread, everything falls into place.
I also have a healthy love for learning and trying new mediums. I don’t believe that I can ever become a great artist without experience what it is like creating in different mediums. Only then can I appreciate the work and mindset required.