USC Cinema

Good ‘ol USC film Production. I’m really proud that I went to a film school when you could still call it a film school.

If I remember correctly my freshman year was the last 190 class there actually shot everything on super 8. I searched high and low just to find a decent super 8 camera. Oh how I loved my Beaulieu 4008 ZMII, she was a beautiful thing. I still think she puts my little sony HD camera to shame. I love film, everything just looks better. Now I fully admit that digital has made great strides in the last few years. Its sharp and clean but almost too much so. Its on the verge of being sterile. Thats fine for some people but me I prefer the buttery imperfection of film. I’ve always found it to be a bit magical.

Below are a few of the projects I worked on at the USC School of Cinema-Telivision.



A USC Cinema 310 project that I made in collaboration with Fabrice Lorenceau.

  • Starring Henry Dittman, Sarah Paalman Petra Frazer, Fabrice Lorenceau and Mike Gunter
  • Music composer: Paul Henning
  • Assistant Directors: Scott Yaeger and Seth Mennillo
  • Makup: Ryan French
  • gaffer: Edmundo Solis,
  • Script Supervisor: Graziella Monteiro



A super8 films I shot for my USC Cinema 180 class. This was my take on Noir.

  • Starring: Corey Jackson


The Printmaker

A super8 films I shot for my USC Cinema 180 class. Shot late at night at the USC school of Fine Arts printing lab. The etching in the film was something I was working on at the time.

shot with a home made dolly and the amazing beaulieu 4800 Z2 super8 camera. God I love that camera.

  • Starring: Mike Gunter


The Chase

A super8 films I shot for my USC Cinema 180 class. Shot on location at the family vineyards. (Robert Young Estate Winery).

Totally pointless but really fun to make.

  • Starring: Devin Westberg, Todd Sheehy, Kelly Sheehy and Paul Hawley


How to Tell a story on a Budget

(THE AUDIO TRACK IS LOST) the film makes no sense without the narrator.

  • Starring: Devin Westberg, Nick Young, and Ashley Wise


Moooving Day

A USC Cinema 310 project I made in colaboration with Fabrice Lorenceau. At the time we were trying to make a live action cartoon. Shortly after this I put down my camera and made the switch to animation.

  • Starring: Devin Westberg, Napolean Thomas, Mike Gunter, Jeffrey Braer and Corey Jackson