I'm a multidisciplinary video professional with over 12 years experience creating video
content. I personally have the video and audio skills and tools necessary to single-handedly produce, direct, shoot, edit and deliver finished videos including music and VO to you ready for uploading. Whether working a tech conference in Santa Clara, a political ad deep inside Yellowstone Park, a training video on a factory floor in Ontario, a web series on a race track outside of London, or on an ad campaign (featuring trained cats) in St. Louis, New York, Los Angeles, and Austin, I've clocked hundreds of hours producing, directing, shooting, and editing on sets, in hotel rooms, and at my office desk.
If you're in need of a creative collaborator with more skin in the game, you can consider
me a part of your team. Along with years of experience developing and pitching creative concepts, I bring technical knowledge as well as years of practical firsthand expertise that I can share to help ensure your original vision stays true while keeping the budget on track.
I formed Zilker Films, LLC (est. 2007) as a collective of versatile, reliable and experienced
industry professionals. Its purpose is to quickly scale, providing complete and customizable pre-pro, production, and post services that can precisely align with more demanding projects. From ideation through post-production, I work side by side with some of leading video production professionals including; storyboard artists, videographers, gaffers, grip crews, talent, colorists and sound designers. It's my ultimate goal that our production services make a positive impact on society as well as our environment.
I shot B-roll, photography, and conducted multiple interviews over 3 days. In addition to delivering individual edits for each interview, I edited this highlight reel the following week.
This is a slightly longer version than the :30 delivered for Wired Magazine. The production and post was handled by Zilker Films, LLC. It was shot on location in Austin, TX. Directed by Nils Juul-hansen. Additional B-roll by Holly Brunkow.
This video was shot in Las Vegas. I shot B-roll and conducted a dozen interviews over 2 days. In addition to delivering individual edits for each interview, I edited this highlight reel the following week.
The production and post was handled by Zilker Films, LLC. It was shot on location in Austin, TX for Purina® Cat Chow®. DP: Adam Schwartz.
This video is a compilation reel consisting of work from the past few years.
Born and raised in Louisiana, I've been a Texas resident since 1991 and a resident of Austin since 1999. I earned advanced degrees in Design, Fine Arts, and 3D Animation. I've also dabbled in music for most of my life. After graduating college I began a professional career in Photography. Five years later I returned to school and earned an Associate of Arts degree in 3D Animation and started a new career in Game Development –– specializing in Lighting Design and 3D Camera Animation. In 2000, I moved from Dallas to Austin and in 2001 pivoted to Video Production and Post.
In addition to keeping up with the latest in video technology, and my never-ending pursuit of aesthetics, I maintain a sharp focus on capturing the social and emotional intelligence we can all relate to. Even if the creative is designed to be disruptive, being authentic and accessible is where I start. I approach every job highly motivated and inspired to do my best work. The simple truth is I love what I do and I feel fortunate to do what I love for a living.
As an award-winning Director of Photography, my work has been recognized by Canon, Chrysler, HBO, Panasonic, and Vanity Fair. My short films have screened at the Dallas Video Festival, DGA Theaters in NY & LA, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, NY Tribeca Film Festival, Santa Fe Film Festival, SXSW, and The Isfahan International Short Film Festival.
Jobs/Clients : 3M, ACL Music Festival, AMD, Applebee's, Baylor College of Medicine, Candoris, Chaotic Moon, CompassLearning, Credit Karma, Dell, Gemalto, HBO, HCB Health, Hewlett Packard, HID Global, HomeAway, Humana, Keller Williams, MasterCard, McGarrah Jessee, Media Event Concepts, Media One Creative, Motorola, Nestlé Purina PetCare, NSS Labs, NXP Semiconductors, Phelps Dunbar, Rooster Teeth Productions, Samsung, Sara Lee, Southwest Airlines, Spiceworks, St. David's Hospital, SXSW, TD Ameritrade, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, The Campaign Workshop, The Wall Street Journal, Time Warner, USAA, USA Technologies, VMware, WellAware, YMCA, and Y&R.