story + visuals + sound
I believe in telling good stories with powerful visuals, trying to create meaning through experiences that motivate people to think and feel by seeing new things.
From feature films to commercials to new media, every project lends itself to a different medium. Working both as a director and cinematographer, I have experience ranging from myriad digital and film formats to IMAX, virtual reality, 3D, and beyond. I strive to utilize any technology, old or new, to best represent the story.
I am also an FAA Licensed Pilot and work extensively with aerial cinematography platforms and drones. (Check out my aerial company: www.shotwellmedia.com) Surfing and being active in nature is a huge part of my life and spending time exploring and enjoying our complex and beautiful planet inspires all of my work.
I have been incredibly fortunate to travel the world shooting projects and these experiences have shaped who I am.