In the Mood for Love (2000)

In Wong Kari-wai’s In the Mood for Love, there is a soothing yet melancholy ambience throughout the film that is contrasted by the stylized and elegant cinematography of Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping Bin. It is not obvious at first, but it is a subtle approach that works well with Wong’s […]

Hereditary (2018)

The Mechanism: While watching a horror film, particularly in a theater, they say audiences anxiously laugh to combat a certain dread or apprehension. It is a defense mechanism. It is in our nature to react in such a way because we usually do not want to be in an unsettling state of fright and […]

Game Night (2018)

Immediately after the opening credits, I was intrigued.

The Look: The cinematography by Barry Peterson and how particular scenes were framed and lit, boggled me. Hats off to the directors, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, each scene seems to execute in this avant garde direction that we usually don’t see in […]

VOX Musica’s Nisenan: A Cultural Music Project


Here are several photos from our project. At the moment the film is untitled. I was the 2nd Unit Cinematographer. Very thankful for the opportunity and the experiences. The entire team was wonderful. Happy to be in such a defining and personal project. The following photos are from Shelly Covert’s Nisenan collection of artifacts […]

A Minute in the Woods

Grass Valley & Nevada City.

Recently I’ve been working on a film project with some cool folks. Can’t say what we’re exactly doing yet but I shot some 35mm film of Grass Valley and Nevada City. The experience, so far, has been unbelievable. Very grateful for this opportunity. Can’t wait for y’all to find out, but in the meantime, enjoy […]

A Minute with Noise in the Attic


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Camera: Minolta X-700 Film: Ilford HP5 Plus 400 Black & White

Best Films.

Here’s the list of the best films, by every year, since I was born. Enjoy.

1984: Ghostbusters 1985: The Goonies 1986: The Fly 1987: The Princess Bride 1988: Coming to America 1989: Do the Right Thing 1990: Goodfellas 1991: The Silence of the Lambs 1992: Malcom X 1993: Jurassic Park 1994: Léon: The Professional […]

Film: Gai dimanche (1935)

Introduction to Jacques Tati: ‘Gai dimanche’, roughly translated to ‘Fun Sunday’ or ‘Lively Sunday’ in english, is Jacques Tati’s earlier short films. Although he co-directed with Jacques Berr, Tati also co-wrote and stars in it too. It’s only 23 minutes long, and with that amount of time, especially in 1935, Berr and Tati did a […]