Yes...our company name is stupid; it's supposed to be.  To be honest, part of me thought it would be funny to get mail that was addressed to "Mr. Magic Carpet Ride".  Another part of me always admired those random production company names like "Worldwide Pants" that appears after David Letterman and I always hoped we would make work that was fun and I could head one of those silly sounding companies.

The Stupid Name

A Few Thoughts

To say I'm a self-taught in the video medium is partially inaccurate.  Through hands-on experiences on a number of sets, so many talented people have shown me first-hand the principles of cinematography, lighting, set-design, marketing, editing, and directing.  I am where I am because of so many amazing people that are true masters of their craft.

About

About

Artistically driven works serve as a constant reminder that it is important to always strive to do something meaningful.  Film and even television has been a big part of how I have come to interpret the world around me and I believe that creating thoughtful, honest works in the motion picture medium is an excellent way to influence our society for the better.Type your paragraph here.

The Tech Side

To say I'm a self-taught in the video medium is partially inaccurate.  Through hands-on experiences on a number of sets, so many talented people have shown me first-hand the principles of cinematography, lighting, set-design, marketing, editing, and directing.  I am where I am because of so many amazing people that are true masters of their craft.

The Tech Side

I've held a number of positions on many sets including director, DP, gaffer, grip, sound, DIT, camera operator, AC, and even PA.  I've learned that in order to produce and direct a large-scale production it is absolutely key that I am able to understand the role of all of the jobs of my crew while on set.  Whether it is thinking like an art-director or building a budget  for a feature film, I use my past experiences to help guide my decision making for each project.

My wife and I have owned and operated Mr. Magic Carpet Ride Productions since 2006. We are a small, yet capable video production company with hundreds of completed videos to our name. Christi is in charge of all things related to still photography and is a constant source of inspiration to me with her amazing out of the box creativity.  Additionally, she often is a go-to person not only for me but other production companies for set-design with some of the most unique props around.  

I enjoy all kinds of projects whether they are art-centric or commercially driven.  Each of the two have their own elements that draws me to them.  There is something really fulfilling about helping a person or entity promote their efforts for commercial success, especially when the video that we create is a major catalyst in reaching a new audience.


MR MAGIC CARPET RIDE PRODUCTIONS

More specifically, we followed through with our company name because of a joke between my wife, Christi, and me.  I'm a jazz guitarist but back in my jam band days I used to take a Persian rug with me to all my gigs to set my pedals on.  Christi thought this was hilarious and would always heckle me by asking if I was taking my magic carpet ride with me.  When we first starting doing video work for people they would ask us what the name of our company was and we would jokingly tell them "Mr. Magic Carpet Ride Productions".  So we registered the name and have been up and running since 2006.

Our Company

We have chosen to operate out of our home office as a way to minimize our overhead and stay grounded as parents of our beautiful daughter whom we love so much.  Our approach to managing our company is to offer the same level of service as larger agencies but through the relaxed and personal method of having a home office.  

Digital Cinema/HD Video/Commercial Production

We have evolved into a company with deep roots in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Denton area in Texas, but because of our low operational costs we consistently prove to clients in New York, California, South Carolina, Connecticut, Virginia, and even London, Germany, and The Netherlands that we provide a lower cost to our clients than larger agencies.  Denton is also an amazing town with countless artists that constantly show us new creative directions for our work as well as providing us with incredibly gifted people who join us in various creative roles in our projects.

The Tech Side