Meet The Face Behind Jolly Roger Images
I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.
I often get asked how I got started in this business. I thought I would use this month’s blog to answer that question. It had a lot to do with my passion for photography combined with a good dose of being in the right place at the right time. To make a long story short, my resume happened to land on the desk of Ken Fanazini who was looking for a videographer to run a studio camera at Jet TV in Erie, PA. I can’t say I was the most qualified for that position at that time since I had only done still photography, but he gave me a chance, and I ran with it. After being there for four years and getting promoted four times, I knew it was time to move on if I wanted to advance my career. That is when I decided to move to South Florida.
I started out working the night shift for Miami Television News Service. It was exciting and sometimes dangerous, but I learned the streets of Miami well that year. I then went on to work for four years at WTVJ in Miami before starting to freelance for the major news networks. Having gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge covering news, I founded Jolly Roger Images in 1993. I began to expand my work and client base to include commercials, corporate videos, documentaries, and specials for cable TV.
Over the past three decades, production technology and equipment have changed vastly in caliber and quality. I often find myself with my nose in a magazine or manual so I can continually educate myself on the latest technological advancements in the field of film, video, and lighting. Staying current with the most recent upgrades and making updates to the gear allows me to provide the latest top-quality equipment in cameras, drones, lighting, and audio. This knowledge and advanced equipment have enabled me to work with companies like the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, HBO, MTV, and ESPN.
While I enjoy spending time on the water or outside with my rescue dog, I am mainly behind the lens, both for work and because I truly enjoy capturing unique content. As an individual, I work hard and emphasize qualities of integrity and fairness that I strive to deliver on every job. I have found success by being able to offer a fantastic full-service product at a reasonable price. As a result, my gratification comes from the satisfaction of my clients.
If you feel you or someone you know would be interested in learning more or could use our services, I invite you to get in touch. Please visit my website at www.jollyrogerimages.com.