Friday, June 28, 2013

My Future: An Exit Story

The ancient Greeks had two different concepts of time. Chronos was and is the time registered by the clock -- a way of understanding time. But Kairos was something else. At its simplest, it means the right or opportune moment -- a window of opportunity created by circumstances, God or fate.

That moment, for me, has arrived. And after nearly four years of working for Anthony E. Zuiker, creator of the CSI: franchise, and Dare to Pass it's time for me to move on and seek new opportunities.

Though I have enjoyed some experiences at this company and found Anthony to be incredibly supportive, I've realized that you don't become the creator of CSI: by working for the creator of CSI:.

And what I most want to do is be a creator. To do that...well, I need to do it. And I can't do it working 11 hour days (even though I did just shoot a feature film while working here).

So, backed up by the digital connections, contacts and education I got while serving as the Director of Digital Media, I'm striking out on my own. Now, it's not to say that I'm not considering other opportunities at various companies (a man's gotta earn a living) but while that is happening I plan to aggressively pursue the creative side as a director, producer and writer.

I very strongly believe that one of the only ways to get ahead in this town and this business is to take risks. Taking a risk is what got me the job with Anthony in the first place and now it's what will take me beyond it.

I look forward to bringing you with me on this next part of my journey, the next stage of my career and at the very least, I will be showing up on here more often.


  1. The only way to do it is to do it. Too many people get stuck because they get addicted to the money and security, but the rewards on this path are far richer.

  2. Rock on. You are the real deal, and I look forward to following your progress.

  3. Onward and upward my friend! All great accomplishments require guts/risk and not everyone has the balls to take the leap. I look forward to working with you in the future. Keep in touch!

  4. As you very well know, I am a BIG believer in you and fan of your work. I hope to have the honor of working with you in the very near future! Here's to the next chapter...