Welcome to my ePortfolio page! I am a Cinema and Photography major and I expect to graduate in 2016. I’m from the tiny state of Rhode Island and was attracted to Ithaca because of its beautiful campus as well as the Park School of Communications and the opportunities that the school can provide.
I’m an aspiring filmmaker that wants to live my childhood dream of making films. I became interested in film at a young age, around 5 or 6 but didn’t realize it was what I wanted as a career until I became a freshman in high school. After becoming a snowboard instructor and experiencing snowboard films in depth with friends, I became aware of the fact that I wasn’t watching these films just for the tricks, but also the shot styles, how the films were edited, etc. In the summer of 2010, I attended High Cascade Snowboard Camp at Mt. Hood in Oregon. There I received a weeklong crash course in filming techniques, rider relations, business information, and networking from Brad Kremer, a leader in this industry. Since then I have created numerous videos, which can be viewed here.
I hope to work with filmmaking for many years, and I recognize that it will be forever a changing industry. In 10 years, I could be making snowboard films, working for an independent production house, or have started my own business. To ensure I can adapt to an ever-changing industry, I hope to acquire as much knowledge as possible while here at Ithaca College.