1. How did you get your start with MPS and how long have you been with the company?
I got my start at MPS at the end of January 2019. I had previously been working in the industry for a little over 8 years right out of college. I had the pleasure of meeting a few of my fellow staff mates over the course of that time period. An opportunity arose that made sense for my family and I to ultimately make the jump and join the MPS family!
2. When you’re not at MPS, where can we find you? i.e. How do you recharge?
If I’m not at MPS, you can find me mostly at home with my family or on the road traveling with my wife and infant son. I also love to de-stress with some much-needed video games (sometimes daily) or just reading anything related to what my wife coins “my nerd things”. That can pretty much be anything under the sun depending on my mood, so I leave it up to you. Movies, oh yea, love them too. I consider myself to be a well-rounded individual regarding anything sci-fi or fantasy related and I’m always happy to discuss it. And if time allows it, I also love just being outside working on my car.
3. What’s your favorite piece of equipment to work with?
Truthfully, I haven’t quite found a “favorite” piece of equipment to work with yet. I still consider myself a newcomer to this industry with a lot to learn. There are many pieces that I find fascinating especially with the rise of LEDs. For now, I can say that I think my top two LED panels are Arri Skypanels and Cineo Tru Colors. Skypanels are either loved or hated, but I have to admit their versatility is impressive, but if you need just a really good powerhouse fixture that you can rely on, I’d go with the Tru Color, even if it has less bells and whistles than the Arri. I find myself also interested in the process trailer, especially since we have one on site (…because, cars).
4. If we were to hop onto your music playlist, what would we see you were listening to most recently?
My musical playlist is a little random to some and all over the place genre wise. I love anything from oldies to alternative, jazz, instrumental, rock and even some old school rap. The list goes on, but here recently though if you were to open up my playlist, you’d find Alt J, Tennis, Broken Bells, Portugal the Man, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Temples, just to name a few.