The first music video I ever saw was Blind Melon’s iconic video for No Rain. Ever since I laid eyes on that tap-dancing bee, I became an addict.
While studying film at NYU, I had the unique opportunity to study music video history and production in Dublin, Ireland. Like typical film students, we spent countless hours debating the integrity of the genre while deconstructing videos like Duran Duran’s Girls on Film. As frivolous as this seems, the photographers and directors I studied during this period – David LaChapelle, Helmet Newton, Martin Parr, Chris Cunningham, Baz Luhrmann – influenced a vast majority of my post-collegiate work.
Long days spent in the editing lab turned a skill into a passion, and the program led to an internship at Pitchfork.tv where I carried cases of PBR to The Thermals and hung out in a basement with Broken Social Scene. Basically, it was any 21-year-old’s dream job.
I have gone on to direct a handful of music videos but day jobs and client work often get in the way. I’m open to the idea of collaborating with artists, directors, and anyone who shares the same passion for the genre.