So, this is my first update of this section in about 4 years. I'm
currently starting my 3rd year of film school at Ryerson. I spend a
fair amount of my life filming, thinking about filming or dreaming
about filming. I work part-time for a small production company as a
cameraman, while filling my Summer hours with work at Varsity
Theater serving all of ze alocoholz. I'm a shy person unless we're
talking film, in which case you've got no chance at shutting me
I'm also a shutter bug so if you don't like getting your picture
taken just take a pass on me. It would be unavoidable.
What I’m doing with my life
Filming, filming, filming. When I'm not doing that I'm stuck in
class, or stuck at work. Failing that I'm watching a movie. Failing
that I'll be relaxing having a drink. My goal's getting into the
film industry as a cinematographer.
A few of my shorts are listed below.. just a sampling, some good,
I’m really good at
Well I'm pretty decent at hockey
but I'm kind of rusty having
not played for a few years. Although I don't play my bass
guitar much, if I set my mind to learning a song I can usually pick
it up. My only issue is writing songs, but I'm not exactly aiming
to make it big with my bass so that doesn't really bug me.
I've started drawing
recently and although I've gotten better
I'm mainly drawing comic book
characters so I can't very well
say I'm good at that yet. Only thing I can say with some certainty
is that I'm a good cinematographer, which means I can light you to
look great while also choosing the most beautifying camera angle.
There's more to it then that, but that's the simple explanation.
The first things people usually notice about me
Uhh I hate this question... uhhh I'm tall and I have curly hair...
Though if the first time you see me is in a picture you'll probably
notice my devil red eyes first (they're actually blue...). So in
summary you will notice in order my: height, hair and then possibly
my eyes, blue if a good picture and red like the glowing fires of
hell if the person with the camera has all the photographic talents
of a bat.
Unfortunately it seems that bats have taken the most pictures of me
over the years...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: "IT" or "The Stand" by Stephen King, "The Road" Cormac
McCarthy, also In the Skin of a Lion by Micheal Ondaatje.
Graphic Novels (these count as books too, kind of): Watchmen, The
Dark Knight Returns, Kingdom Come, Arkham Asylum, Batman: Year One,
and Batman: The Long Halloween.
MOVIES: Pulp Fiction, Citizen Kane, Dr. Strangelove, The Godfather,
The Godfather Part II, Reservoir Dogs, Full Metal Jacket, Taxi
Driver, Raging Bull, The Searchers and Rashoman... this is a much
shortened list, so many good films are being left out it makes me
MUSIC: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Cake, Beastie Boys,
Sublime, The Meters, Joe Tex, The Incredible Bongo Band, Curtis
Mayfield, Quasimoto, Madvillian, Gnarls Barkley, James Brown, Beck,
Dr. John, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, The Black Keys, Rage Against the
Machine, Weezer, A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots and The Doors.
Besides all of this I also love anything funk... side effect of
FOOD: As of late I've really been a fan of steak sandwiches, but
honestly I'm not sure if I have a favorite food. Update!: Still
don't have a favorite food. Tenatively searching, no answer in
The six things I could never do without
My super expensive camera, my 300+ blu ray collection/1000+ dvd
collection, my laptop, those people called friends who put up with
me on an ongoing basis, Coffee, a film audience
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What the hell I'm going to do after I finish film school. What kind
of job I'll end up with and whether I should throw it all away to
overthrow Stephen Harper's government. That'll probably get me on
some kind of list.
On a typical Friday night I am
Generally working a shift at the theatre... Unfortunately my days
off tend to fall mid week. Good news is the bar isn't packed to the
brim, bad news is it's because no one else is going out drinking...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
See this one is tricky, because if you reveal too much people think
you're weird. On the other hand, if you don't reveal enough, people
get annoyed that you're too private, hmmm where is the balance...
Silent Bob is a god to me... wait that's not private.. hmm... My
sister's a lesbian? wait that's not about me... and it isn't a
secret... third times the charm.. I guess I'll have to tell you I
love the movie Baseketball. I know the movie is atroscious but
despite it's flaws I still laugh my a** off everytime i watch it. A
blunt comedic force at the top of it's game...
As many have stated the whole point of something being private
would be destroyed by posting it here so if you want an actual real
'private thing' for me to admit then you'll have to at the very
least e-mail me
You should message me if
You like movies, you're interesting, you find Micheal Bay movies
retarded, or if you just feel like it... I'm pretty sure I'm not
going to be offended if you message me.
Translation: Message me if you feel like it... Barring unforseen
circumstances I will respond and I don't think that I've ever been
'annoyed' by someone messaging me so fire at will (please ignore
how retarded that is/sounds)