I'm a pretty laid back person and it takes a lot to rile me. That's not to say that I can't be passionate about the things I care about. I've been known to go on for quite a while about French New Wave Cinema, it's importance on 70's American film and it's ramifications on 90's Indie film.
My close friends have described me as a cynical optimist, that I'm worth the weird, and that I'm an ethically functioning grunge dad.
I have two teenage kids who live with me part time. They're the two coolest, weirdest people I know. Being their dad, and being a fantastic dad, is huge part of my life.
By the age of 25 I was married with two children and a career that could support a family of four in NYC. Fifteen years later I take jobs that are more creatively fulfilling rather than the highest paying, I'm looking forward to having a home office and guest room when my kids leave for college in the next few years, and I hope to meet someone who gets just as excited as me for a new Terrence Malick film or a My Bloody Valentine concert.
So yeah, that's my spiel.
I work as a freelance editor cutting mainly commercials and music videos. I also have my own production company and I'm constantly working on at least one or two side projects.
I like to take meandering 20 mile plus bike rides through the city every week or so when the weathers nice. Not only is it my favorite form of exercise but it also reminds me why I love living here.
I recently got a pristine first pressing of the Rolling Stone's Beggars Banquet for $25 that's my new "most prized possession."
I go see as many live shows as I can, usually a few a month.
Films: Kubrick, Truffaut, Malick, Aronofsky, Godard, Paul Thomas Anderson, Hitchcock, Tarantino, Coen Brothers, Sidney Lumet, David Fincher, Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, Stan Brakhage, Edgar Wright, tons more and the movie Oscar with Sylvester Stallone. Seriously that movie cracks me up.
TV: The Knick may be the best filmmaking regardless of screen size. Community, Simpsons, True Detective, Archer, Goldbergs, Gravity Falls, Steven Universe, Mad Men, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Veep, Man Seeking Woman, The Daily Show - if I don't watch it the day it airs I won't watch it. I'm weird like that.
Books: Film Books, Don DeLillo, Michael Chabon, Kafka, Phillip K. Dick, Jim Thompson, Flannery O'Connor, Borges. A Visit from the Goon Squad & Super Sad True Love Story have been two of my more recent favorites.
Food: I really enjoy cooking and I'm not shabby at it, if I do say so myself. Nothing too fancy but good, tasty meals. I'm pretty much willing to give anything a try. I went vegetarian for a year in solidarity with my daughter and discovered that I could go without meat a lot easier than she could, though I really missed fried chicken.
How to replicate the traits of analog film into digital media with ease in order to manipulate it in unique ways.
Should I buy tickets to that band's show now or wait until it gets closer to the show? Usually I just break down and buy them now.
What was that thing I said to remind myself to do today?
I'm completely terrified of snakes. The lack of chance encounters with snakes is one of NYC underutilized selling points. Though I did have one slither pass me at the Bronx Zoo one time and almost had a heart attack.