Films and Cinematography – Where I have spent most of my time and energy for the past 20 years or so.
Feature length Film
I recently finished a feature length documentary film about my Wild-West sharpshooting grandmother, Wanda, called, “Wanda the Wonderful”. Here is the website for more info on that project:
Short films, Directing and Shooting
I have made numerous short films and video projects, and was a Cinematographer in the film industry for fourteen years. You can see more of my work on my Vimeo channels, here:
Cinematographer for Music Videos in the 90’s
I shot a lot of music videos in the 1990’s, during a lively time in the Chicago music scene. I was DP for many lower budget projects, and shot on either 16m or 35mm film.
I also shot Second Camera for Director Nancy Bardawil on a number of big budget, higher profile music videos, shooting mainly hand crank camera. I also did a fair amount of motion picture film hand-processing, a bit of time lapse cinematography, as well as film loop projections. These elements brought additional texture, visual variety, and artistic dimension to the projects. It was a lot of fun!
Here are links to some of those projects, in chronological order, oldest to newest:
Veruca Salt - “Seether”, Directors Jeff Economy and Tim Rutili:
Freakwater - “Lullaby”, Director Katy Maguire:
Mudhoney - “Generation Spokesmodel”, Directors Jeff Economy and Tim Rutili:
Girls Against Boys - “Superfire”, Directors Nancy Bardawil and Paul Andresen:
Sincola - “One Hit Wonder”, Director Paul Andresen:
The Stills - “Still in Love”, Director Andrew Neel:
Second Camera (in chronological order) - Hand crank camera, hand processing, film projection, time lapse cinematography
Veruca Salt - “Shutterbug”, Director Nancy Bardawil:
Motley Crüe - “Afraid”, Director Nancy Bardawil:
10,000 Maniacs - “More Than This”, Director Nancy Bardawil:
Goo Goo Dolls - “Iris”, Director Nancy Bardawil:
Donna Lewis - “I Could be the one”, Director Nancy Bardawil: