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I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1976 with a BA degree in psychology. I began my filmmaking career in 1977 after completing the Professional Filmmaker’s Workshop at NYU in the summer of 1977. It was the summer of Son of Sam and the big New York Blackout. It all made for a very memorable summer in my life. I returned to North Carolina and begin pursuing my career. Over the past 32 years I have had the pleasure and opportunity to act as Director of Photography on three regional Emmy winning documentaries and several others that received prestigious awards. I have traveled to and worked in 35 different states and over twenty countries on five continents. On a trip to Kenya I had the opportunity to photograph wild animals roaming about the Masai Mara National Reserve, while there to document the installation of a swinging bridge over a river to help the Masai villagers travel safely during rainy seasons. I have also traveled to Zambia, South Africa, Jordan, Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia, Nepal and Tibet where I have had the opportunity to photograph many indigenous peoples any many compelling stories of life in other cultures. In the last few years I have concentrated on long form documentaries that explore various people’s cultures and how those cultures are intertwined with society in general. Below is a complete list of feature length documentaries I have served on. The passion for my vocation has grown steadily throughout my career and remains with me to this day.

A list of documentary films I have served on:

Melungeon Voices: the story of a mixed race group of people in southern Appalachia who were shunned and disenfranchised simply because of their dark skin. Co- Filmmaker

Continental, Ohio Continental, Ohio is a multi-faceted story: It’s about the lost art of letterpress printing. It's about the history of the traveling shows of the ’30s. It's about life and culture in small town America. And it’s about the work ethic of Nyle Stateler, who took a job sixty years ago, and except for time off to fight for his country, dedicated his entire life to his craft and his print shop.
Director of Photography

Films by Documentary Filmmaker John Wilson

A Place on the Hill: Bicentennial documentary of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, sponsored by the UNC General Alumni Association. Produced by John Wilson; narrated by William Hardy and Woody Durham. Director of Photography

North Carolina Nurses: A Century of Caring: explores the vital roles of
the NCNA and the N.C. Board of Nursing in standardizing nursing education,
expanding nursing practice, and dealing with critical nursing shortages like
that facing the state and nation today. Director of Photography

Dr Frank: The Life and Times of Frank Porter Graham: Students
worshipfully called him “Dr. Frank.” Critics called him a radical, a socialist and worse.
Historians call him “the most renowned southern liberal of his time.”
Director of Photography


North Carolina's Research Triangle Park: In the mid-1950s, farming, textiles,
tobacco and furniture—all low-wage, low-skill enterprises—were the backbone
of North Carolina’s stagnant economy. Next to last nationally in per capita income,
the state had lost the ability to employ many of its own college graduates, who were
leaving by the thousands for opportunity in other parts of the country.
Director of Photography


Senator No: This documentary from filmmaker John Wilson explores the man dubbed America's most controversial politician by The Almanac of American Politics - from his Baptist roots in the Jim Crow South to his political baptism in North Carolina's racially-charged 1950 U.S. Senate race and beyond. Director of Photography

Films by Video Dialog, Inc.

Alamance: In the spring of 1771, Governor Tryon leaves his opulent palace in New Bern to put down a rebellion made up mostly of poor farmers in the middle of the state.That group known as the Regulators, led by Herman Husband rejected Tryon's command to disperse peacefully. Tryon marched his troops south from their campsite on Alamance Creek, confronting the Regulators in formation along the road. Director/Cinematogpher

February One: the story of how four college students in North Carolina initiated the sit-in at Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro in 1960 and help kick start the civil rights movement in the south.
Director of Photography


Down Home: the story of Jewish migration into North Carolina beginning three centuries ago. A story of both acceptance and discrimination. Co-Filmmaker


Durham: A Self Portrait: A documentary film exploring the rich history of Durham North Carolina, From the first African American owned bank, to a jewish Mayor elected in 1950 as well as the changes brought forth by theDuke family's arrival in Durham.
Director of Photography

Films by UNC Television:

North Carolina's WWII Experience: UNC-TV honors North Carolina's "Greatest Generation" a two-hour documentary Through a remarkable array of revealing personal accounts from local veterans and civilians, this UNC-TV original production stands as a moving testament to those North Carolinians who served and sacrificed during the Second World War. Director of Photography