Creative Director / Commercial Director
Summary: Unique, dynamic, award winning Commercial Director and Video Editor with over 7 successful years of experience in all aspects of Video Production including writing, directing, shooting and editing for commercials, music videos, episodic content and features.
Creative Director of Marketing Video at Complex Media | 5/14 - Present
Collaborating with sales and marketing team on creative strategy and general direction for brands.
Crafting treatments and building brands through campaign level thinking and execution.
Directing commercials and branded content. Clients: PepsiCo, MillerCoors, Levi Strauss & Co., Heineken International
Senior Video Director at Complex Media | 10/13 - 5/14
Developed scripts and original series for Complex TV.
Wrote and directed editorial content for Complex verticals and other publisher sites.
Collaborated with editorial team, producers, talent, creatives and managers.
Senior Video Editor at PopSugar | 4/13 - 10/13
Edited signature lifestyle shows for POPSUGAR TV including Fashion, Entertainment and Beauty.
Shot and edited in house interviews, junkets and celebrity events.
Shot POPSUGAR Live, a twice-daily, live streaming long-form lifestyle show anchored from studios in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Freelance Commercial Director | 1/07 - 10/13
Writing, directing, shooting and editing for commercials, music videos and episodic content. Collaborating with producers, creatives, advertising agencies and brands. Developing original content for Three/21 Media, a YouTube Partner channel with over 60 million views worldwide.
Production Companies: Robot (Los Angeles), Happy Place (Los Angeles), MadRuk (Canada), Three/21 (New York)
Clients: Nike, United States Marine Corps, Coca-Cola, Universal, Sony, National Urban League
Agencies: Bartle Bogle Hegarty, J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy & Mather, DraftFCB, Uniworld, Translation, Narrative
Music Videos (Partial List): Jay-Z, Nas, The Roots, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Roscoe Dash, Clipse, Action Bronson, Asher Roth, Q-Tip, Busta
Rhymes, Wale, AK-69, D-Pryde, Slaughterhouse, DJ Pauly D
Freelance Video Editor at Ogilvy & Mather | 8/12 - 9/12
Edited advertising lectures and conferences for global strategy integration.
Interactive Designer at Alloy Media + Marketing | 4/06 – 7/07
Provided creative design solutions, developed brand identities and worked on digital ad campaigns.
Interactive Designer at 4Kids Productions | 2/04 – 6/05
Designed and developed new creative from existing print or on-air promos into interactive web banners, landing pages and home video.
New York Institute of Technology – Old Westbury | 1998 – 2002
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.A.), Computer Graphics
MTV Video Music Awards Japan Best Hip Hop Music Video - AK-69 Start It Again Nominee | 4/13
Named one of the 100 Most Influential Artists of the Complex Decade | 1/12
AAF Mosaic Award – US Marine Corps National TV Campaign | 3/11
American Advertising Federation
SHOOT Featured Director 9th Annual New Directors Showcase | 6/11
HBO NYILFF Best Film Award – Inside A Change Feature Film | 7/09
HBO New York International Latino Film Festival
BET Awards Video Director of the Year Nominee | 6/09
Black Entertainment Television
AAIFF Best Music Video Award for I’ve Been Lost – Plus/Minus | 6/06
New York Asian American International Film Festival
NYIT SOURCE (Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression) Award for Ducksauce Senior Thesis Animation | 7/02
New York Institute of Technology
Guest Lecturer – Urban Arts Partnership | 7/12
Lectured to a group of 10 adolescent public school students about my experience as a documentary filmmaker.
Guest Lecturer - The Remix Project | 6/12
Lectured 10 emerging filmmakers from Toronto, Canada's priority neighborhoods about scriptwriting and working with actors.
Guest Lecturer - Mythic Bridge | 6/12
Mentored a team of adolescent filmmakers to create a short film from conceptualization to production.
Guest Lecturer - Ghetto Film School | 4/11
Lectured about my experience as a filmmaker to 15 high school students enrolled in the GFS Fellowship Program.
Shooting / Editing / Directing / Creative Writing / Graphic Design
Camera Proficiency: Canon C300, Canon 5DMK3, Sony FS700, Panasonic GH4
Software Proficiency: Adobe CC Suite, Final Cut Pro, REDCine-X Pro, Pro Tools, Magic Bullet Suite, Plural Eyes