From a young age, I was intrigued by the subtle ways that focus can shape a scene in films and TV. This sparked a path that led to my career as a First Assistant Camera (1st AC). I got my start pulling focus on smaller feature films, and those foundational experiences were invaluable. Over a decade later, my portfolio is diverse, including everything from commercials and music videos to features, TV shows, miniseries, docuseries, and reality programs.
With this breadth of experience, I bring a reliable and knowledgeable perspective to every set. I’m known for a problem-solving approach: if there’s a challenge, I find a solution, calmly and effectively. In short, I’m here to help our camera department and every shoot excel, smoothly and efficiently.
"First Assistant Camera" - Definition
Pronunciation: /fərst/ /əˈsistənt/ /ˈkam(ə)rə/
"A focus puller, or first assistant camera, is a member of a film crew’s camera department whose primary responsibility is to maintain image sharpness on whatever subject or action is being filmed... As such, the role of a focus puller is extremely important within the realm of a film production; a “soft” image will, in most circumstances, be considered unusable, since there is no way to fix such an error in post-production. One must also consider that an actor may not be able to duplicate his or her best performance in a subsequent take, so the focus puller is expected to perform flawlessly on every take. Because of these factors, some production personnel consider the focus puller to have the most difficult job on set." - www.definitions.net