Richard began, at 13 years of age, lighting local rock bands in clubs and schools. Two days after graduation, Rich joined some of his older classmates and went out on the road with half a dozen “A list” rock n roll bands. But Rich realized that the next 40 years on the road was not the life he wanted, so he entered Chapman University and went to film school where he flourished, graduating with honors and several of the school’s top awards. While still in film school, Rich worked for a local cable station in their production department. He engineered multicam studio and truck shoots, repaired equipment, and shot 100s of local commercials. Of these commercials, many were pretty bad, but this is where Rich learned his chops shooting.
Now Rich has hundreds and hundreds of commercials and music videos to his name as a Director of Photography. He has worked on over 1000 jobs. Some of his commercial clients are Yoplait, Movietickets.com and Target.