From VHS to VFX, a Career Is Born

June 7, 2017

It all started when I was four years old. I was being forced against my will to eat the most vile of all beans, the dreaded lima. In protest, I made a film starring my cabbage patch dolls to illustrate the grossness of the bean. Okay, you might ask, how does a four-year-old make a movie? With her father as camera operator, of course! I lined up the dolls, instructed my dad to set up our trusty VHS camera, and told him to start rolling. […]

I Cut My Teeth on Kinescopes

August 1, 2016

My interests in film and theatre started at Roy Elementary School in Northlake, Illinois, when I got to do lighting for school plays. […]

UNION MADE: Six Degrees of Post-Production Separation

December 1, 2015

Be kind and respectful 
to everyone with whom you work — from the production assistant all the way to the executive producer — because your PA might become your EP before too long. And with every cut, everyone, including me, becomes a better editor. […]

UNION MADE: A High-Flying Career in TV Editing

November 1, 2014

As a member of both the Editors Guild and the American Cinema Editors, I look back on my 50-plus years in the greatest industry on the planet, feeling blessed that I was able to earn a good living in jobs that I loved. […]

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