Video Editor + Motion GFX Artist + Project Manager
Being an experienced editor and motion graphics designer, I have served as a post-production supervisor on large and small scale video projects including promotional videos and advertisements, narrative films, documentaries, corporate videos, conferences, music videos, sports events and education-recruitment films.
After living in the northeast until my mid-twenties, I moved to Savannah, Georgia to learn video/film and computer art from the masters and professionals at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
I’ve worked for production companies in Savannah, Philadelphia and around the New York City metropolitan area. With passion for creative storytelling and an eye for detail, I will add great value to any production team.
“I think it’s important as a filmmaker, as any person working in the arts, that you’ve got to try new stuff and challenge yourself and take chances.”
Bryan worked with me during an abnormally busy period of my company’s first year in business. He took a tremendous amount of pressure off of me as he was able to fill in both in the field and the edit suite. He was genuinely interested in helping to meet our deadlines, and worked efficiently to do his part and then some. I can only recommend him wholeheartedly!
I have the good fortune to work with Bryan for many years. On the production side, he sets up single and multi-camera shoots and helps with lighting. On the post-production side he edits and does After Effect work. He has been a very valuable member of our team.
Bryan created a masterfully persuasive video that help us exceed our fundraising goal! What impressed me most was his ability to coax the subjects to speak freely; he made the young people comfortable and in turn many good points of information were captured. His editing work brought a strong focus, great flow, and pull the heart strings just enough. Would have him on my team anytime.
For a production to be successful, it’s important to have strong pre-production. The first stage is all about planning. My assembled team will personalize your brand and determine your audience. Once the concept and treatment get finalized, it’s onto developing storyboards. Next the script gets written, and once the final script is approved, we move onto location scouting, casting calls, assembling the equipment list, and hiring any extra crew. Production starts once there is sign-off on all of these elements.
Production days are often long and call time is typically early. The team may use a variety of cameras, lights, jibs, dollies, and staging equipment, set the location with props, and run through some staging with rehearsal time. All of this needs to be in place before the Director calls “ACTION.” Multiple takes may be needed to get everything perfect, and several camera angles will normally be shot to give the editor some choices in post. After the Director calls “IT’S A WRAP,” everything gets broken down and packed up.
In Post, I’ll begin the day by going through all of the dailies and picking out the best takes. The rough cut is assembled, which normally does not include any graphics or effects. Once approved, the final cut gets completed, and color grading and motion graphics get created. To carry out these processes I edit with Final Cut, Premiere Pro and Avid, and use After Effects and Smoke for motion graphics, color grading and finishing. Maya is used for creating virtual sets, 3D modeling and animation. Your video will truly shine!
2D & 3D Motion Graphics
3D Modeling & Animation
Color Correcting, Grading & Polishing
Website Design & Customization
“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they really didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”