HOW MUCH DO I CHARGE FOR A MUSIC VIDEO?
Prices vary depending on many factors. That said, Starting budget is around 20K for a performance based project.
WHAT CAMERAS DO I USE?
Don't really have a set camera. I like all cameras. Lines of resolution will never make a project better. Currently i'm enjoying the 4K XDCAM.
AM I A CHRISTIAN?
Unashamedly yes. Good enough for Johnny Cash, good enough for me.
WHAT DO I EDIT ON?
I was FCP7 forever. Now I am all Adobe Premiere.
WHO ARE MY BIGGEST INFLUENCES?
Kubrick, Stone, Korine, Cassavetes, Bay.
FAVORITE BANDS TO WORK WITH?
Im thankful for every band that has ever hired me.
DID YOU INVENT THE "SHAKY" CAMERA TECHNIQUE?
I don't think so. However, I didn't notice anyone do it before I did. That said, cameras were getting smaller at that time and naturally people starting moving the camera more.
HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE INDUSTRY?
I started begging as many bands as I could to let me make their music video for free.
WERE YOU IN NEWSIES?
Yes. I was in Spot's gang. Featured extra. I wanted as much time around directors as possible. Director Kenny Ortega was very gracious in letting me watch a lot of scenes close up and was always ready to share his experience.
WHAT ADVICE DO I HAVE FOR PEOPLE STARTING OUT?
Shoot all the time. Make something every day. Beginning, middle, end. Be mentored. Work on as many projects for free as you can.
WHY DO I USE SO MUCH SLOW MOTION?
Because I love it. Now that everyone has slow motion on their phones I think they can see why.
FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTORS?
Fincher, Bay, Mahurin, Bayer, Jonz, Klasfeld, Hype. That said, most music video directors are perverts who should never be allowed near women with a camera.
DO I RECOMMEND FILMSCHOOL?
No. Waste of time and money.
AM I AVAILABLE FOR SPEAKING EVENTS? Just depends on schedule. Travel costs plus $2000.00