Asymmetric Pictures has provided a variety of services for its many clients. These include producing, camera work, and editing. Sometimes the client only has an idea in their head. It is my job to take that idea and make it bloom on video.Whatever you have in mind, no matter how large or small, no matter how clear or fuzzy, let's talk.

A selection of just some my my clients is listed below.

 
Alan Roth directed a dramatic video for a major pilot study in New Jersey on "changing women's HIV risk," funded by both the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute of Nursing Research, and based out of Rutgers University in Newark. The video component produced a series of vignettes dramatizing the issues of negotiating safe sex between women and men, drawn from an ongoing series of young women's and men's focus groups in inner-city Newark and Jersey City. (view the video)
   

Working as both director and camera person, I attended film festivals, as well as Woodstock 1999, to both film and interview new filmmakers and other festival related activities for the Independent Film Channel.

   

Using my skills as a camera person, I shot material for three episodes of A Cooks Tour with chef Tony Bourdain, as well as the opening sequence in the kitchen of Les Halles restaurant. This show was broadcast internationally on the Food Network.

   

Served as Associate Producer for Parliament Funkadelic: One Nation Under A Groove, directed by award-winning director Yvonne Smith. This is a hour-long documentary about the seminal 70's funk band, led by George Clinton. It was broadcast nationally on PBS's Independent Lens series in 2005 and 2006.

   

The Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund wanted to use short videos to open their town meetings concerning two legal battles. Working with their producer, I shot and edited both programs. Both were effectively used to interest and excite their audiences for further presentation and discussion about the issues at hand, and eventually assisted in the enactment of legislation in New Jersey on domestic partnership rights.

   

Pahni, Inc. is a film, video and media production company founded in New York in 1997, now based in London and Ravenna, Italy. I was director of photography on two short films. La Sera Della Prima (The Opening Night) is the story of a young girl's apprenticeship with an elderly set designer and the difficult relationship that ensues. Snow, is about a troubled, young girl who escapes from daily life to a world of snowballs and dreams.

   

Seven Days in September is a feature length documentary film produced by Camera Planet Pictures. The film takes you through the events of September 11, 2001, from the day before the World Trade Center got bombed, up until one week later. Drawing on film and video caught by both amateur and professional filmmakers, it is a workmanlike reconstruction of the events, enhanced by "talking heads" commentary by the various filmmakers themselves. The film was seen in movie theaters in 2002, then broadcast nationally on A&E in September 2003 and 2004. I was one of the participating filmmakers and appeared again with 5 other filmmakers in a post-film discussion on the A&E broadcast. (view: "Amazing Grace" clip).

   

In assignment for the Office of Parent Involvement, documenting the range of parent involvement activities in New York City schools in all boroughs, and editing for a review of such activities for presentation in a city-wide parent involvement fair in July 2006. Contracted again to repeat the work in 2007.

   
 

Documented a promotional campaign by Universal Consulting Group for the VH-1 "Save The Music" concert in 2005, then again for “Remember the ‘80s” show .The creative and lively edited video recap of the days helped the publicity campaign become a finalist in the 2005 promotional competition by Promo Magazine.

 

Cave Canem has yearly programs with important Black poets, in conversation and reading their work. Asymmetric Pictures produced two of these events for national distribution, including one featuring poets Lucille Clifton and Sonya Sanchez.

   

Metropolitan Community Church needed to raise a sizable amount of money to expand and build a new facility. They wanted two fundraising videos, one for their members and one for a broader audience. I took their vision and created both from scratch, immersing myself in their community before I began writing and shooting.

   
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