Filmmaking and photography require a balance between economy and emotion. There are a million tools one can use during a production. I find myself only using the methods that best serve the narrative at hand.
What's most vital is having a genuine connection to the ideas, individuals and communities in front of and behind the camera.
Whether it's writing a scripted film, shooting a documentary or editing a commercial, my versatility makes me a hands-on collaborator from conception to completion. When I am not behind the camera, I produce a film & music series and collect way too many magazines.