I started to get that director bug. I bought a video camera and experimented, shooting everything. I made dozens and dozens of little shorts -- all experimental -- but each one a stepping stone.
While working on Constantine, Francis Lawrence got me interested in music videos. I spent $5k of my own money, and shot a video for a friend’s band. I was Director, DP, Editor, VFX, Wardrobe, and Art department all in one...and I loved it!
I was signed to Francis’s production company, DNA, and it has been busy ever since. I still like to get dirty and build the occasional set piece or create the odd ball visual effect… It’s all part of the fun and I’m still learning.