Moved abroad at the age of 6. Growing up in the Caribbean and later on the
Chesapeake Bay area gave me great insight to the Sea. My blood is half chlorine from
pools and half Sea water. Had my first 16mm movie film camera at the age of 14, and
from then on I have never been able to put it down. The desert is a new experience
which I embrace with passion. I am passionate about my work and the hardest working
person you will ever meet. I have the references to prove it.
BSc. Biology / Natural Sciences.
Towson, MD. / Graduated 1983
University Of Virginia
MSc. Ethology (Animal Behavior)
Having teachers like Eugene Clark as an undergraduate
student and Dian Fossey as a graduate student, both National
Geographic sponsored explorers, could not resist at the first
opportunity to go to South America and film documentaries.
And so I did since 1989.
Two great mentors have influenced my life as cinematographer.
Italian Director Francesco Rubartelli and Hungarian Director of
Photography Gyula David. They are both still alive and working.
•Passionate and hard-working.
•Expert in cinematography including film and digital with
extensive underwater experience.
•SCUBA Certified. TRIMIX Certified. AMERICAN RED CROSS
Water Safety specialist.
•Highly experienced producing and directing high-end
photo shoots and commercial productions.
•Experience and confident effectively leading a production
•Very calm under pressure and with tight deadlines.
•Diplomatic, optimistic and visionary approach to art,
direction and management.
•Desire to learn from others and work within a team.
•Obsessively attentive to detail and consistency.
•Consistently delivers under budget.
•Extremely fast learner.
•Tri-lingual (English, Spanish, Italian)
Press and Awards
•ANDA Awards several times. First in 1994 with Pepsi TV
•Photo exhibitions at the National Art Gallery.
•Front cover "Advertising Magazine"
•Many TV awards since 1989.
I have always worked as a freelance cameraman, Director of Photography /
Cinematographer. Started shooting documentaries for RCTV, later TVE / Spain. From
there, TV commercials. Have had the opportunity to shoot for famous french director
Luis Buñuel on his feature film "Barrage sur l'Orinoque". Twice. Very early on, on board
the Calypso while their Caribbean Expedition. Have shot two Latin Grammy awarded
singers musical video's.
•Worked as an Underwater Cameraman for the award winning TV series "Expedicion".
This is the most awarded TV series ever produced in Venezuela. Has been sold in over
•Worked as a Cinematographer for TVE/Spain, RTL PLUS/Germany,
Thalassa/France, Discovery Channel/Latin America.
•Worked as Underwater Director of Photography and producer for several production
companies such as Taxi Films, Grupo 35 Miami, Prime Time and over 50 others.
•Have worked for TV commercials as Director of Photography for clients
like: Toyota, Sansung, Ford, Chevrolet, Rolex, Revlon, Ponds, Pepsi, Oster,
Movistar, several banks and insurance companies in over 15 different countries.
•Have worked as cameraman in over ten (10) TV drama series.
•Have worked as 2nd cameraman for the Feature Film "Macuro" and shot underwater
scenes for 4 other feature films. "On Foreign Land", "Last Despice", "Barrage sur
l'Orinoque" and "Maria Lionza" as Underwater Director of Photography.
•Tought camera & cinematography at the National School of Cinematography for 2
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