I am an actor and performance poet that decided to learn the technical aspects of film production in order to produce my own performance videos. I decided long ago that I wanted to be a solo, one man production so I have spent the past 26 years learning as many aspects of production as possible. Since access to film equipment has been out of reach for me until the past ten years, I have focused on sales, marketing, producing, business development, fundraising and everything else I could think of that would make me a successful film producer. I have dedicated the past seven years to putting myself through film school online(I did complete three years of Theatre and Film school at The University of Kansas in 1993-1996 and was one of a few students awarded the maximum scholarship in the University Theatre department each year I attended) but I decided I didnt want to graduate with that degree. Anyway, I’ve been practising my skills using the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, working on short films, commercials, etc. I’ve invested in audio for video gear and I am close to investing in a new camera and lenses. Audio and cinematography are my current focuses, but I also very much enjoy raising money, acting, writing, directing, producing, video editing, location scouting, costuming, set design, casting, leading, management, you name it and I feel like I can lend a hand in that department! I am at a place where instead of the guy working on a team with the agency to hire people to make commercials that I can make them myself! However I do not have very much experience on set, hands on with the technical aspect so in those regards I am a beginner.
Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn’t shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don’t allow others to control the direction of your life. Don’t allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.- MORGAN FREEMAN