I grew up in the 80s with Atari, model rockets, football in the street, and watching the movies that pushed the boundaries of special effects during the time period. One of the coolest special effects techniques included the usage of Cloud Tanks. When I first saw the dark ominous sky behind Indiana Jones and the work crew as they dug for the Ark of the Covenant, I remember feeling nervous and uneasy about what was to come… later that same foreboding sky opened in a frighting and dramatic way to envelop the evildoers and reseal the Ark.
MYSTERIUM Short Film – Ink Drop Cloud Tank FootageCreative, Music Video
PulseCinema Show Reel – Photography by Chris McGuinnessCreative, Music Video
Mattress Warehouse “THC” TV Commercial – DP: Chris McGuinness Director: Salyer McLaughlinCommercial, Creative
Demo of Black Backdrop Interview LookCreative, DocuFilm
Growth is HumanDocuFilm
Mattress Warehouse “1984” TV Commercial – DP: Chris McGuinness Director: Salyer McLaughlinCommercial, Creative
Hospital CommercialCommercial, Corporate
The Undeparted – Title SequenceCreative, DocuFilm
Country Fresh Mushroom Co. – Convention Loop FilmCorporate, DocuFilm
Breast Cancer SpotCommercial, Creative, DocuFilm
“Cradle” Music VideoCreative, Music Video
Animation ReelCorporate, Creative
St. John the Evangelist: Admissions FilmDocuFilm
Healthy Teeth Healthy KidsCommercial
St. Mary’s SchoolsDocuFilm
Ford GT40 – Fire – 240 FPS slow-motion test with moving lightCommercial, Creative
“Just Smile” Music VideoMusic Video
Atlantic Financial Group – “Intro Film”DocuFilm
For me, life is about finding passions, pursuing dreams and connecting with people.
When I was a young boy, I asked many questions, loved to explore, and was fascinated by gadgets. One day I found a vintage 1930s light meter in our attic. I took that meter everywhere I went and was fascinated that I could measure and study the strength and qualities of light. I wondered about who had held the meter and what photos they might have taken. I look back now and I feel that this lost treasure helped me find a course, which would ultimately lead me to become a storyteller. I am incredibly fortunate to do what I love for work.
Everyone has a story! Here’s a bit of mine:
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland at Baltimore County, with a degree in Visual Arts. I have lived and worked in Los Angels on feature films as a Film Editor and Director of Photography. I currently live in Maryland and produce, write, DP, and direct Documentary style films, TV commercials, corporate films, music videos, and short films. I tend not to seek out awards, because I believe our work speaks for itself; however, our clients have entered our films and won many awards.
I have a wonderful wife and two terrific kids who amaze me every single day. I love to hike. (Acadia Park is a favorite) I have lived in several places, been to many more, driven across this country multiple times, enjoy cooking, playing golf, hanging out with friends, meeting new people and hearing what makes them tick.
If that last paragraph felt like a cheesy dating site bio, I am not embarrassed to admit that I met my wife on Match.com around 14 years ago.
Enough about me. Let’s hear about you and how we can help you!