John began his career in lighting but soon drifted towards the camera side of production. Interested in the hardware as well as operating skills, John honed his skills working with MTV in the 1990’s on most of their large scale Live location television specials, such as Spring Breaks, Rock-n-Jock, Video Music Awards, Unplugged, Ten Spots, etc. This relationship with MTV allowed John to develop specialty camera equipment skills such as Hot Head, Steadicam, Jimmy Jib, Technocrane as well as handheld and hard camera positions. John’s DP talents took off when High Definition was introduced. Shooting HD since 2000, John was one of the first in the area to acquire the Sony HDF900 in 2003 and has been one of the foremost HD DP’s in Florida.
I have been in the industry since 1986.