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DART “Stories” Campaign

Back in April of 2013, I created a series of three short videos for Des Moines Area Regional Transit.

The videos were created over three weeks in preparation for an event in Washington DC. It was a crazy schedule and the concept felt a bit like shooting the moon, but the process was a lot of fun. I got to work with a lot of my favorite local actors and I had a lot of creative freedom with the storylines.

The three stories are featured below along with a compilation edit:


“The Student”


“The Senior”


“The Worker”


Compilation Edit

Music: “Screen Test” by the Envy Corps (theenvycorps.com)
DART Info: ridedart.com

2014 Directing Reel

Welcome. This page features regular posts about my ongoing projects.

The above video is my current reel. More recent projects can be found below.

Snow Timelapse

This was shot last night out my living room window. A two-second exposure was snapped every 60 seconds. It was one of my first times using Magic Lantern’s intervalometer, and I’m pretty happy with the results.

There are a lot of fun elements to notice, I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve watched it about eight times since the file rendered. The flickering you see towards the end is the power going in and out.

Fleming Building Living Spaces Demo

Two videos created to show off the excellent living spaces in Des Moines historic Fleming Building. The building was designed by Chicago’s legendary Daniel Burnham, who, by the way, is one of the coolest people in American history.

More info about the building can be found at : theflemingbuilding.com

An ESPN Regular

For the last couple months, Iowa Filmmakers has been producing biweekly episodes for ESPN’s College Football Daily.

You can find them on all this playlist.

Here is our final episode:

Marooned Pilot Episode

We shot a concept pilot for a comedy TV series back in February. We decided it’s finally time for the world to see it:

Animal Justice League

This “just for fun” project was filmed in the spirit of the 48-Hour Film Festival: get people together, come up with an idea, and shoot it. We took a bit longer that 48 hours, but the end product is a lot of fun:

The Iowa Nice Guy on ESPN!

What a day. A producer at ESPN noticed our “College Nice” series and asked us to make a contribution to his show, “College Football Daily.” Fans of the original “Iowa Nice” will recognize the iconic cake fireplace.

2012 Reel

Selected clips from my favorite projects over the last few years.

As a freelancer, a fair amount of my work has involved other production companies. As such, I have included descriptions of my role within each project as well as the name of the parent company.