Notes from behind the lens.

Prior to attending Film school in college, I learned how to shoot and edit from my dad. Every year, we would film and edit a video for the summer camp we worked with kids ranging from infant to high schoolers. I learned which shots to get to make a complete thought and how to edit to evoke emotion from the audience, all which created the foundation for my education I would receive in film school.

During my time in the Film BFA program at UCF, I worked on over thirty short films, two feature length films, several non-profit films, commercials, and TV shows. In 2008, I was one of thirty individuals selected for the University of Central Florida's BFA Film Program. As part of this program, students are required to create 4 short films to be screened at a UCF Film Showcase at the end of each year in front of students staff and invited friends and family.

Every year, the UCF Film program selects Five films to go onto a DVD called Five Stories, which represents the film program. These films are entered into several film festivals and are screened to potential Film students as well as for special events and marketing. Two of my short documentary films, Spikey Van Dykey and Walking Without Limits were selected as part of the 2011 and 2012 Five Stories DVD.

Since graduating, I have found myself focused more on freelance videography & photography in addition to my full time job at a retirement community. My wife and I go to concerts all the time and I bring my camera to most of them, as I love being able to capture the raw energy on stage. I love documenting the important moments in people's lives, whether it be wedding, birthday, or just a simple couple's photoshoot - both photography and videography have been such longtime hobbies and I am so lucky to have the ability to do what I truly love and share that with other people.

I look forward to working with you.

Steph Mettler