About

Brian’s specialty is crafting documentary videos and photos of a journalistic ethos in a cinematic style.  His fundamental approach when producing compelling visual narratives comes from more than a decade as a reporter, video journalist and still photographer. Brian has produced videos & photos for both large and small traditional media organizations as well as international non-profits, NGOs and businesses. 

Brian shooting hurricane damage from the cargo hatch of a Coast Guard C-130 aircraft

Much of Brian’s work is in the field, often times in foreign countries where the environment offers little comfort or conveniences.  Filming at a high-level in these environments demands one to be resourceful, creative and patient.  After a lot of experimentation,  successes and failures, Brian has found the right production toolkit that allow him to travel light and nimble.   

Skills

  • pre-production: story boarding, location scout
  • field work: video production, interviewing, multi-camera, lighting, photography, aerial video/photography
  • post production: video & photo editing, audio editing, motion graphics, color correction, voicing
  • software: Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe SpeedGrade, Adobe Audition, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro

Education

University of Oregon

  • B.A. Journalism (Advanced Television News Emphasis)
  • B.A. Italian

Universita’ di Stranieri Siena Italia (University for Foreigners, Siena Italy)  

  • Diploma

Awards

  • Virginian-Pilot Pulitzer nominee: Team Project, A Chance in Hell
  • Virginian-Pilot Pulitzer nominee: Photo, First Kiss
  • Pictures of the Year International: 2nd Long Form Documentary
  • Northern Short Course: 1st Team Multimedia
  • Associated Press Sports Editors: Multimedia
  • Virginia Press Association, 1st Multimedia Sports Report, 1st Online Video, 1st Multimedia News Reporting (staff)
  • Virginia AP Photo of the Month