I am a strong believer in giving back to the community. There have been several instances where I have spoken in length about video production to Fresno youth in the classroom. It is important for me to share my passion with others who also feel the same way. To see the youth, get excited about creating stories is something else.
Not only do I share my enthusiasm of storytelling with my community, but I also share it with my son. He started shooting and editing at the age of eight-years old. Some of the story ideas he comes up with are hilarious. What I like the most about teaching my son is that it allows us to have father and son time. Unlike some dads who take their sons out fishing, I take mine out shooting….film that is. It’s funny, because once we come back from a shoot, we both sit down in our chairs in front of the computer and start uploading our video. Both of us can’t wait to show one another our final product. I spend time teaching him what works and what doesn’t work, and because he listens to me he grows as a storyteller. If my son continues this path he will supersede me in no time. It’s a blessing to see him develop as a young man and as a lover of telling stories.
We shoot together, we edit together and we laugh together. I love my son very much He is an actor, a smart boy, and a whiz with the editor. I can’t wait to see where his skill set will be in five years from now.
I have been working in television/media for over 16 years. My experience includes news photojournalist, editor, and storyteller. It is my belief that you have a chance to better your skills each time you pick up the camera. I strive to be better than I was yesterday.