LINKS TO MY MULTIMEDIA

LINKS TO MY PURE VIDEO PROJECTS

CLICK HERE to view my informational video created for the international social services organization, Ashoka.

CLICK HERE to view my recruitment video created for Miami's Northwestern High School.

CLICK HERE to view my fundraising video created for a Miami children's group.

Work History

Work History

Team Principal, Visuals

Content Creators
Jul 2008 - Present

As one of 4 team principals, I am responsible for proposal, creation, and capture of all audio, dynamic multimedia imagery for video, and conventional still photography, the client requires. Additionally, I consult on the design of all website and printed material for both clients and Content Creators. From preproduction meeting through final project project presentation, I offer Content Creators' recommendations on all matters related to visual content, to the client, for the life of our working relationship.

Director of Photography

Caribbean Living Magazine
Jul 2006 - Jul 2010

Create either visual essays or photographs to accompany lead stories, and coach edit and layout images from the magazine's photographers.

Staff Photographer & Multimedia Journalist

South Florida Sun Sentinel
Feb 2005 - Jul 2008

AS A MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST:

Generate Multimedia pieces for websites as needed.

AS A PART TIME PICTURE EDITOR: Assign and coordinate a staff of 7 photographers.

AS CO-TEAM LEADER FOR THE MIAMI DOLPHINS COVERAGE:

Make recommendations concerning which games required coverage, and based on their kickoff times and locations, who would staff which games, how the cards would be handled, assign either lab technicians and or editors to the event, coordinate with the league for credentials, obtain airplane tickets, rental cars, hotel rooms, workspace at the stadium, and secure a means of transmission so deadline could be made.

AS  ATHLETIC  SPECIAL  SECTIONS  PHOTOGRAPHER:

Either generate and execute a concept for the 4 times per year high school, college and professional sports editions.

AS A STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER:

Conceive, present, execute and complete both daily and long term news and feature assignments via conventional digital photography, multi-media and video imagery. This work is in addition to my regular staff duties: Conception, presentation, execution and completion of both daily and long term news and feature assignments via conventional photography and multimedia and video.

Staff Photographer & Multimedia Journalist

Houston Chronicle
Oct 1998 - Feb 2005

AS A PART TIME PICTURE EDITOR: Assign and coordinate a staff of 12 photographers, then represent visual interests both in the daily budget meetings and to page designers.

AS A MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST:

Create still image presentations with an audio component.

AS TEAM LEADER FOR THE HOUSTON TEXANS AND UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS FOOTBALL COVERAGE:

Make recommendations concerning which games required coverage, and based on their kickoff times and locations, who would staff which games, how the cards would be handled, assign either lab technicians and or editors to the event, coordinate with the sports' governing bodies for credentials, obtain airplane tickets, rental cars, hotel rooms, workspace at the stadium, and secure a means of transmission so deadline could be made.

AS ATHLETIC SPECIAL SECTIONS PHOTOGRAPHER:

Either generate and execute a concept for the annual college and professional sports editions.

AS A STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER:

In the United States: Negotiate access, maintain track of and coordinate with the subjects while keeping management apprised of developments in both stories, each of which averaged 8 months of photography : "Joe and Jennifer, HIV Positive and Homeless" and "Breaking the Cycle." Each piece is represented in the multimedia section of this CV. This work is in addition to my regular staff duties: Conception, presentation, execution and completion of both daily and long term news and feature assignments via conventional photography and multimedia.

Internationally: Via conventional digital photography and multi-media, conceive, present, execute and complete both daily and long term news and feature imagery while on extended assignment in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Kenya, Vietnam, Kuwait and Iraq.

Staff Photographer

St Petersburg Times
Jul 1996 - Oct 1998

INTERNATIONALLY:

Coordinate with the Cuban Interests Section and U.S. State Department, travel and work visas, financial and equipment transport to Cuba, and in advance of the event, coverage of, access to Papal events, workspace and deadline fulfillment once in Cuba, as part of the Times' coverage of Pope John Paul II's state visit to the island in 1998.

IN THE UNITED STATES:

Research and present my portion, which dealt with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms enforcement section, of the photography staff's project "Turning of the Leaf, 24 Hours of Tobacco in Florida." This work is in addition to my regular staff duties: Conception, presentation, execution and completion of both daily and long term news and feature assignments via conventional and digital photography.

AS TEAM LEADER FOR THE ORLANDO MAGIC AND UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA FOOTBALL COVERAGE:

Make recommendations concerning which games required coverage, and based on their kickoff times and locations, who would staff which games, how the film would be handled, coordinate with the AP if their assistance was required in processing the film, assign either lab technicians and or editors to the event if necessary, coordinate with the sports' governing bodies for credentials, obtain airplane tickets, rental cars, hotel rooms, workspace at the stadium, and secure a telephone line for transmission, so deadline could be made.

AS ATHLETIC SPECIAL SECTIONS PHOTOGRAPHER:

Either generate or execute a concept for the annual college and professional sports editions.

Staff Photographer, Atlanta Bureau

Associated Press
Jun 1994 - Jun 1996

IN PIONEERING WIRE SERVICE STYLIZED PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY:

I conceived, planned and executed a series of portraits of America's best hopes for gold medals in the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Success required I convince AP sports and news picture editors , via a group of sketches I commissioned from my portrait ideas to give me work and travel time and money for props, airfare, rental cars and hotel accommodation. As I had already made contact with the United States Olympic Committee for a list of each member organization. With portraits conceived for each athletic discipline, I contacted each sport's governing body from the USOC list and asked who the best chance of a gold medal was. With this list complete, I evaluated each sport's qualifying regimen, athlete's hometown and training site to determine how I could photograph the greatest number of athletes in the shortest time while traveling and spending the least.

AS A STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER, PICTURE AND ASSIGNMENT EDITOR:

From behind a desk or via telephone, the duties of staff photographer at the Associated Press go beyond literal image making and include photo editing, assignment of freelance photographers to complete image requests from AP member publications, eliciting the submission of photographs from member publications to the AP, assignment of workspace, telephone lines for image transmission and film processing in local athletic facilities for member photographers coming to Georgia to photograph various events

Behind the camera, my duties included the completion of photographic assignments of local, state-wide, national and international significance in particular, the NFL's Super Bowl in 1995, two NCAA Southeastern Conference Football Championships, 2 years of the NCAA East Regional Men's Basketball and Southeastern Conference Tournaments.  I was the only person to photograph O.J. Simpson's first interview and public appearance since his acquittal of murder charges. My international experience as an AP staffer included several months in Haiti covering events related to the US-led military invasion.

Staff Photographer

Miami Herald
May 1989 - Jun 1994

AS A MANAGEMENT TRAINEE:  Attend a year's instruction with the training and consulting corporation " Achieve Global " who administered a management training program to select Miami Herald staffers whose managers recognized the staffers' inherent leadership potential would be further developed by a program of " learning-based solutions (that) focus on skills training and consulting in leadership training. "

AS A PART TIME PICTURE EDITOR: Assign and coordinate a staff of 20 photographers, then represent visual interests both in the daily budget meetings and to page designers.

AS A STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER: Conceive, present, execute and complete both daily and medium term news and feature assignments via conventional film and experimental digital photography.

Student Naval Aviator

United States Navy
Feb 1987 - Apr 1989

My time as a flight student included a general academic education in the US Navy's regulations, structure, administration, leadership and the general technical aspects of flight during 4 months in Pensacola, FL's Aviation Officer Candidate School. Upon commissioning at graduation in Pensacola, approximately 18 months actually flying aircraft at the navy's air training facility in Corpus Christi, Texas followed.

Staff Photographer

Miami Herald
Jun 1985 - Feb 1987

AS A PART TIME PICTURE EDITOR: Assign and coordinate a staff of 20 photographers, then represent visual interests both in the daily budget meetings and to page editors.

AS A STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER: Conceive, present, execute and complete both daily and medium term news and feature assignments via conventional film photography.

Summer Photography Internship

Los Angeles Times
May 1984 - Sep 1984

As one of 7 photography interns who were the general assignment staff at the Times as all photography staffers were assigned to the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, we would conceive, present, execute and complete both daily and medium term news and feature assignments via conventional film photography.

3 Successive Summer Photography Internships

Miami Herald
Jun 1981 - Sep 1983

Conceive, present, execute and complete both daily and medium term news and feature assignments via conventional film photography.

Skills

Skills
Still and Dynamic Image & Audio Applications
I have deadline familiarity with: Adobe Photoshop CS6, Photomechanic, Lightroom, Aperture, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut X and Pro 7, Motion, Soundbooth, Soundslides, Peak, Wordpress, Nera and BGAN satellite-based data exchange terminals.

Education

Education

Certificate of Completion

NPPA Multimedia Immersion Workshop
May 2014 - May 2014

Held at Syracuse University's internationally renown school of visual communication, this workshop for visual journalists, emphasizing the latest technology in multimedia, with focus on combining still photographs, video and audio in a single presentation.

Certificate of Completion

Brooks Institute of Photography's VJ Multimedia Workshop
Jul 2009 - Aug 2009

" This workshop is a 24-hour shoot, followed by two post-production workshop days including a variety of guest speakers. This multimedia project combines photography, video and audio storytelling steeped in the documentary tradition, using the latest technology in visual storytelling.Because Visual Journalism and teaching both have at their core the desire to share information with the world, people can act on the world they face, day to day.  Our workshop is a celebration of the philosophy and methods of visual storytelling. "

Certificate of Completion

Poynter Institute's Visual Edge
Oct 2001 - Oct 2001

Use of " Flash " software to combine still images and audio for internet presentation.

Certificate of Completion

Eddie Adams Workshop
Oct 1990 - Oct 1990

Received an award of excellence, an assignment from the Philadelphia Inquirer's Sunday magazine in recongition of my outstanding work at the seminar.

Certificate of Completion

Miami Herald Leadership Development Program
May 1989 - May 1990

The training and consulting corporation " Achieve Global " administered the program to select Miami Herald employeed whose managers recognized the staffers' inherent leadership potential would be further developed by a program of " learning-based solutions (that) focus on skills training and consulting in leadership training. "

Officers' Commission

US Navy's Aviation Officer Candidate School
Feb 1987 - May 1987

Completion of 4 months of courses in officer conduct, leadership and management techniques, flight and aircraft fundamentals, navigation, naval history and regulations, and related material required of all university graduates who seek training as United States Naval Aviators.

Bachelor of Arts

University of Southern California
Sep 1981 - May 1985

Diploma

American Senior High School
Sep 1977 - Jun 1981