Filmmaking and storytelling are not just my business, they're my passion, and I love working with other passionate people to create something special.
Stories don't have a middle or an end anymore. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
- Steven Spielberg
With a theme of being different, I wanted to do something other than a typical head shot. The details in this photo hint at who I am, the things I enjoy, and my workflow when creating films. It's these subtle but important details that I make sure to capture for every couple in their wedding film. Just like these things tell you a little bit about my story, the details of your day and who you are as a couple tell yours.
The art of scriptwriting is not only learning how to format a script but understanding the elements of story, how to pace them, and how to use them to create emotion.
Plot. Character. Conflict. Resolution. Action.
These are the elements of storytelling that I've studied since I was twelve years old, and if you told me I would one day be able to apply them to a formula for creating videos for small businesses, I would have thought you were crazy, but it WORKS!
Stories bridge emotional connections between your audience and the mission of your brand, service or product.
But not just any story.
Good storytelling can make you crumble over in laughter; it can make your heart race and make you cry like a blubbering fool. There are hundreds of ways to tell one story, but only a well-told story will connect your brand with your target audience, create trust, loyalty and inspire action.
Scriptwriting not only taught me how to format scripts, but how to create a story people care about.
I would love to help you create a powerful story to promote your business.
Nearly every wedding photography and videography website you visit today mentions storytelling.
Photographers talk about how they will tell your story with photographs and videographers emphasize of the use of storytelling in their videos.
Why Sea Glass?
When I first started making movies, I was 16. I wanted a name that meant crushing through the boundaries of what’s been done and doing the impossible, so “Shattered Glass” became my first home. When I realized that name was taken, I struggled to think of something else that had the same sort of meaning and came across the idea of sea glass.
As fate would have it, sea glass begins as ordinary shattered glass and, over time, is smoothed over by the ocean until each piece is original and uniquely beautiful. I believe the training, research and experience I’ve gone through have transformed me from that 16 year old dreamer making movies with whatever I could get my hands on, to a filmmaker turning passion into career. It wasn’t only the process I’ve gone through as a filmmaker that I felt the name was perfect for me, but the process of my films undergo. Where sea glass is made by time, with water smoothing it over until it is perfect, my mission is to make each film original and unique in a way that embodies the stories they tell.
While keeping a consistent cinematic style, I strive to take your story and weave that into the essence that makes your film and photos unique.