Education

• Syracuse University '11

BA - TV, Radio, Film and Policy Studies

CitrusTV general manager, 2010

 

• Delaware Valley High School 2007

 

• Steadicam Operators Association Workshop, October 2016

 

• Drone Pilot Ground School, June 2021

 

Awards and Honors

• New York Emmy Award nomination for Entertainment – Long Form Content: Wyclef Jean at the Apollo - 2022

 

• ESPN Visionary Awards for outstanding Steadicam and Jib work - 2015, 2016

 

• President's Volunteer Service Award - Bronze - 2014, 2015

 

• ESPN Standing O Award - for identifying efficiencies to access personnel and facilities schedules - 2014

 

• ESPN Standing O Award - as layout editor of the Production Operations newsleter - 2013

 

• CitrusTV Sports - Best Editor - 2011

 

• Syracuse University Award for Excellence by an Organization President (as General Manager of CitrusTV) - 2010

 

• Syracuse University Remembrance Scholar (2010)

 

• IATSE Local 600 - International Cinematographers Guild Scholarship Award - 2007

 

• National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Scholarship Award - 2007

 

 

 

 

Below:

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

GRAMMY Awards

W. Kaumau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro 

SportsCenter

New Year's Eve in Times Square

646-265-2620

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Resume

 

View my resume on LinkedIn / IMDb

 

Drone Operator (2019 to present)

Certified remote pilot under FAA Part 107
DJI Mavic 3 Cine – live 1080p60 output for broadcast/streaming; D-Log Apple ProRes 422 HQ up to 5.1k50 or 4k120 for post production

 

• Governor General's Performing Arts Awards: "Canada Loves You Back" / CBC

• US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service: Grey Towers

Delaware Valley School District

• Log Tavern Brewing Company Oktoberfest

• Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind

 

Independent shoots: Fall foliage and snow over Milford, PA

 

 

Steadicam Operator (2013 to present)

Member, Steadicam Operators Association (workshop certified in 2016)
Available with GPI Pro sled and vest, Master Series arm, Teleprompter, G-Zoom broadcast zoom and focus controllers, wireless Bartech follow focus 

 

• Wild 'N Out / MTV / Steve Paley

• Art Nation / CBS News for the Smithsonian Channel / Matthew DeVoe

• Clint Black / PBS Pledge Drive concert / Zach Nial

• Governor General's Performing Arts Awards: "Canada Loves You Back" / CBC

• The Wheel of Time in Times Square / Amazon Prime promo

• NFL SlimeTime / Nickelodeon

• Dave Chappelle: The Closer / Stan Lathan / Netflix

• Verzuz: Fat Joe v Ja Rule / Kerry Asmussen

• Bloomberg Television

• Verzuz: Method Man v. Redman / Kerry Asmussen

• Backstage on Broadway / Flypack NY / Zach Nial

• NBA 2K League eSports Draft

• Live PD: Wanted / A&E / Jeff Winn, John Gonzalez

• Tamron Hall / ABC / Randi Clarke Lennon

• Optimum Altice commercial / Daniel Marracino

• Leslie Jones: Time Machine / Netflix / Anette Haellmigk, DB Weiss, David Benihoff

• Drew Barrymore talk show sales video / CBS 

• Solve It / CNBC / All Mobile Video

• Bruce Springsteen Western Stars / Thom Zimny 

• Inside College Football, TOPS (That Other Pregame Show) / CBS Sports

• NY Auto Show: Genesis unveiling

• VICE Live / VICELAND / Joe Perota

• People's Choice Awards / E! / Louis J. Horvitz

• ABC News: Your Voice, Your Vote / Jeff Winn

• Total Request Live (TRL) / MTV / Julie LoRusso

• 60th Annual Grammy Awards / CBS / Louis J. Horvitz

• Good Morning America / ABC / Lily Olszewski

• Nickelodeon HALO Awards / Louis J. Horvitz

• Peace Begins With Me / Verona Productions

• Christian Cultural Center: Easter Sunday

• SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, NFL Live, various studio shows / ESPN

Selection Sunday Bracketology / ESPN

NFL Live Free Agency special / ESPN

World Cup Encore / ESPN

First Take, SportsCenter at NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans / ESPN

The Gold Glove Awards / ESPN

 


Jib Operator (2011 to present)

Available with Stanton Jimmy Jib Triangle jibs up to 40 feet

with teleprompters, off-road bases, and dolly track
Single operator or two-person operation 

 

• MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) / Dave Diomedi 

• Helpsters / Children's Television Workshop / AppleTV+

• Hispanic Heritage Month / ABC News

• NBA Countdown and Sunday NFL Countdown / NEP / ESPN

• Drone Racing League / NBC Sports

• Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular: Coldplay / NBC / Joe DeMaio

• The Great Christmas Light Fight / ABC

• The Last Drive-In with Joe-Bob Briggs / A&E Shudder

• Maverick City Music at Barclays / Radiate Films

• Tiësto at The Edge / Noise House

• ESPN Sports Humanitarian Awards / ABC

• New Jersey Perofrming Arts Center (NJPAC) Virtual Women's Luncheon

• Philadelphia 76ers / in-game, promos, pre-game, NBA league pass

• The Equalizer / CBS

• Play On: Jon Batiste, Sara Bareilles, Machine Gun Kelly / CBS / Chris Robinson

• Kamala Harris Phiadelphia rally pool feed / MB Productions

• Black Entrepreneurs Day with Daymond John

• Sports Beef USA (reality pilot)

• Wyclef Jean on the Apollo Theater Digital Stage

• Colin Quinn: Summer of 2020: A Drive-In Comedy Special / HBO Max

• Virtual Essence Festival: Patti LaBelle

• Yvonne Orji: Momma I Made It! / HBO / Chris Robinson

• Gordon Ramsey's 24 Hours to Hell and Back / FOX 

• Oprah's 2020 Vision Tour / Zach Nial

• NBC's New Year's Eve / Alan Carter, Ryan Polito 

• Desus & Mero / Showtime

• Tamron Hall / ABC / Randi Clarke Lennon

• Taylor Swift's Lover's Lounge Live / YouTube / Alex Coletti 

• Highwire Live Times Square with Nik Wallenda / ABC / Ron de Moraes

• The 73rd Annual Tony Awards: King Kong / CBS / Ken Diego

• Blue Origin lunar lander reveal with Jeff Bezos / 4Wall

• Happy! / Syfy

• Showtime Boxing / Malka Media

• Red Nose Day Special / NBC / Ryan Polito

• Under the Tree / NYU student films / Max Evans

• Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunions / Alex Coletti, Lauren Quinn 

• I'm Still Standing: A GRAMMY Salute to Elton John / Leon Knoles

• New Year's Eve in Times Square / Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve / Kent Gordis Productions / Julie LoRusso, Dennis Rosenblatt

• Sesame Street

• Ink Master / Spike

• The Dr. Oz Show

• Global Citizen Festival / MSNBC

• Race in America: An MTV Discussion

• Meadows Music and Arts Festival / TIDAL / Lauren Quinn

• Hand in Hand: Hurricane Relief Telethon / Don Mischer

• Formula E New York City ePrix / FOX / Aurora Media

• Macy's 4th of July Fireworks: Lady Antebellum / NBC / Joe DeMaio

• Build it Broke: Hurricane Sandy Recovery Town Hall / NY1

• Teen Mom OG Reunion / MTV / Brian Campbell

• Last Week Tonight with John Oliver / HBO 

• President Trump's First 100 Days Panel / NHK / Japanese public television

• The Challenge: Invasion Reunion / MTV / Joe Perota

• Christian Cultural Center – Black History Month and Easter productions
• Don't Make Me Over – the Dionne Warwick documentary
• Presidential Inauguration – Freedom Ball / Ryan Polito

• PricewaterhouseCoopers corporate videos / Grand Street Media

• Sports Nite, Daily News Live, various studio programs / SNY• Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame / Netflix

• Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive / Netflix / Ryan Polito

• Village Halloween Parade / NY1

• Championship Title Boxing / CBS Sports

• Montclair Jazz Festival / RDM

• PricewaterhouseCoopers corporate videos / Grand Street Media

• Project Runway / Lifetime

• Real Housewives of Dallas Reunion / Bravo / Bob McKinnion 

• [Inside] the Jazz Note feat. Wynton Marsalis / RDM

• NBA Combine / ESPN2 

• Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60 / Netflix / Marcus Raboy

• Penn State Musical Theatre Spotlight / WPSU-PBS / Dan Balton 

• Copa America from Times Square / Univision

• W. Kamau Bell: Semi-Prominent Negro / Showtime / Morgan Spurlock 
• Comedy Central Presents Nikki Glaser: Perfect / Ryan Polito 

• Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris finale / NBC / Glenn Weiss 

• Village Halloween Parade / NY1

• David Tutera's CELEBrations / WE tv 
• The Walking Dead Season 6 Premiere at MSG / Alex Coletti 

• Pope Franics at the World Meeting of Families - Concert and Mass Philadelphia / ESM / Alex Coletti

• SEC Baseball Tournament / SEC Network / ESPN

• SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, NFL Live, Monday Night Football halftime,

      and other various studio programming / ESPN (2011 to 2017)

 

 

Techno Jib Operator (2018 to present)

Telescopic Techno Jib 24 – Arm retracts to 9 ft. and extends to 24 ft. reach

 

• Verizon Investors Day

• New Year's Eve Ball Drop in Times Square / ABC's Rockin' New Year's Eve / Kent Gordis, Dennis Rosenblatt

• Jurassic World Live promos

• Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj / Rich Preuss

 

 

Remote Head/Robotic Camera Operator (2009 to present)

Available with several Stanton Remote Heads

Experienced with a variety of Panasonic PTZ systems and Vinten/Radamec robotic pedetsals

 

• Christie's Auction

• Black Entrepreneurs Day with Daymond John at the Apollo Theater

• Nik Wallenda – Highwire Live Times Square / ABC / Ron de Moraes

• Bloomberg Television

• ESPNEWS

 

 

Handheld, Hard, Ped Camera Operator (2007 to present)

• Thanksgiving Day Parade / CBS / Glenn Weiss

• Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out / VH1 / Steve Paley

• Bruce Springsteen: SNL rehearsals, TIME Person of the Year announcement

• Fight Night Live Boxing at Mohegan Sun / Linacre Media 

• Sony Alpha 9 product release press event / WorldStage 

• Bill and Melinda Gates Q&A / YouTube

• #140cuse Conference / Syracuse University 

• College Football / ESPN Regional TV

• CitrusTV News and Sports / Syracuse University 

• Drake and N.E.R.D. Block Party / Syracuse University Union

• Various weddings and events

 

 

Techno Jib Assist (2018 to present)

• Annie LIVE! / NBC / Alex Rudzinski

• Patton Oswalt: I Love Things / Netflix / Marcus Raboy

• Tyler the Creator at Madison Square Garden

• Nate Burleson NFL 100th Season Music Video

• Dave Chappelle: Sticks and Stones / Netflix / Stan Lathan

• Wild 'N Out / MTV / Steve Paley

• Apple Music On the Record: 5 Seconds of Summer / Done & Dusted

• Kevin Can Wait / CBS

• Chris Gethard: Career Suicide / HBO / Marcus Raboy

• Super Bowl LI Halftime Show with Lady Gaga / Hamish Hamilton

• Project Runway / Lifetime

 

 

Jib Assist/Tech (2003 to present)

• Shine a Light: 9/11 20th Annviersary Memorial / CNN 

• Welcome Back NY: A Homecoming Concert / CNN / Marcelo Gama

• The Standups Season 3 / Netflix / Troy Miller

• Golden Globe Awards / NBC / Louis J. Horvitz

• Chelsea Handler: Evolution / HBO Max

• Democratic National Convention 2020

• Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

• The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: BTS at Grand Central

• Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show with Shakira and J. Lo / Hamish Hamilton

• Global Citizen Festival 2016-2019 / Ken Ehrlich Productions

• Romeo Santos: Utopia at MetLife Stadium

• Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show with Maroon 5 / Hamish Hamilton

• Real Housewives of New Jersey Reunion / Alex Coletti 

• Jingle Ball / iHeartRadio

• Christmas in Rockefeller Center - Tree Lighting / NBC / Debbie Palacio

• A Very Wicked Halloween / NBC / Glenn Weiss

• The Tonight Show Live from Central Park / NBC

• Match Game / ABC / Ron DeMoraes

• Russian Doll / Netflix

• John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous / Netflix

• Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life / Netflix

• Chris DiStefano Live / Comedy Central

• Amy Schumer Presents Sam Morril / Comedy Central

• Kevin James: Never Don't Give Up / Netflix

• 50 Central / BET• Ink Master Shop Wars Finale / Spike

• TEDGlobal>NYC

• Bruno Mars Live at the Apollo / CBS

• Showtime at the Apollo

• Univision Upfront

• Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction / HBO / Alex Coletti
• Live from Lincoln Center / PBS / Matthew Diamond

• Kevin Can Wait / CBS 

• TIDAL X Barclays Center / ESM / Alex Coletti

• Tom Ford Autumn/Winter Fashion Week Show / CS Films 

• Fordham University 175th Anniversary Convocation

• Hip Hop Honors / VH1 / Louis J. Horvitz 

• Democratic Candidates Debate, New Hampshire / MSNBC 

• New Year's Eve Game Time with Andy Cohen / NBC / Don Roy King 

• Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade / NBC / Ron de Moraes 

• Christian Cultural Center, Brooklyn 

• Katie Fforde / ZDF Germany 

• Budweiser Made in America Festival / ESM / Alex Coletti

• NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS 

• The Inauguration of NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio

• The Celebrity Apprentice season finale / NBC

• The Human Family Tree / National Geographic

• Inside the NFL promos / Showtime 

• Rescue Me / FX 

• The 62nd Annual Tony Awards 

• John Thomas Kelly Productions: Throw it Down 

• Game Time / TV Land 

• Gettysburg: Three Days of Destiny / Rob Child & Associates 

 

 

Lead Studio Operator, ESPN (2011 to 2017)

Jib, Steadicam, Robotic, Pedestal Camera Operator, Video Operator

• ESPN studio shows such as SportsCenter, NFL Live, Baseball Tonight, Monday Night Football halftime, Outside the Lines, College Football Live

• Video operator (lighting, remote IP cameras, robotic pedestals, routing, shading)

• Four years as designer/editor of the 500+ person Prod Ops dept. newsletter
• Three years experience as part-time master control operator, network AD

 

 

Utility (2009 to present)

• The Wiz LIVE! on NBC setup 

• College Basketball and Football / ESPN 

 

 

Production Assistant (2010 to present)

• Dead Files / Travel Channel 

• Forensics on Trial / PBS Nova

 

 

Producer/Director

• Canadian Governor General's Performing Arts Awards (2021) - segment producer for "Canada Loves You Back"

 

• We Were Quiet Once (2013) - co-producer, editor, additional photography

— Feature-length documentary about how people on the ground in Pennsylvania reacted to the crash of Flight 93 on 9/11 in their backyard

— Aired on Pennsylvania PBS affiliates, 2016 

— 2013 Moondance Film Festival, audience favorite

— 2014 River Bend Film Festival

— 2014 Black Bear Film Festival

Available on Amazon Prime

 

The Path Ahead (2009) - short documentary showcased by the Black Bear Film Festival, Orange Television Network, Syracuse Athletics

 

Controversy on the Delaware (2006) - short documentary honored by the Black Bear Film Festival and the History Channel

 

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