Growing up, I had three passions: films, photography, and sailing. I've been pretty fortunate that I've been able to indulge myself in all three my whole life. I went to Cal Arts when I was young and working in film was a whole different breed of animal. I lost interest and did other things. Eventually, through my work in computers and graphics, I got interested in Flash, and that got me interested in Final Cut Pro, and that was sort of the beginning of the end. I fell in love with FCP. I can't think of any other piece of software that gives me quite the pleasure that FCP does. I'm astonished by it every time I use it.

This fascination with FCP led to a camera and some lenses and I started making short films, which led to another camera and more lenses and Motion and... that's how it is with me. And damn! This stuff is expensive. But hella entertaining.

For a guy who worked old-school film, this development is amazing. I can remember editing bins and #10 envelopes with single frames in them, each numbered with a grease pencil. If you wanted to trim a frame from a cut, you really had to want to trim that frame, because putting it back in was a bitch. And don't get me started on cutting neg. But now... you can just sit and hammer on a cut all day long. The same with watching: you can just run a cut you like over and over, frame by frame to see exactly how it was made.

I intend to continue what I'm doing in this field, even though I've only just started (again), and I'll continue to make strange films that must certainly contravene copyright law somewhere, and develop other original material on my own.