Based in St. Louis, covering the Midwest
Phone: (314) 495-2993
Background: The road that eventually led to a career in video calibration first revealed itself to me nearly 20 years ago, when I was transferred to Japan to establish a local business operation for the financial information company I worked for at the time. During my first visit to the Ginza shopping district in Tokyo, I came upon the Sony Building. I eventually found my way to the top floor, where a small theater with a 100-inch screen provided a spectacular demonstration of the world’s first commercially available HDTV system.
I was awestruck — the video bug had bitten me and that bite has proved lasting.
I continued on the international business management track a while longer, but I always knew that some way, some how, I had to get involved in the fast-growing world of home theater and high-definition video. After returning to the US and a brief, but intriguing dalliance with something called “the dotcom boom,” I found myself at a career crossroads. That’s right, I was a little to close to the blast point when the fledgling Internet economy went BOOM — the net result being that I was jobless (and so, it seemed, was the economy).
At this point, I knew it was time to act on my Ginza epiphany. So, in March 2002, I enrolled myself in the ISF training course, flew to Orlando, Florida, and haven’t looked back. Since then, I’ve calibrated more than 500 displays — traditional “tube” TVs, rear-projectors, flat panels, and two-piece projection systems, embracing all of today’s most popular technologies — CRT, DLP, plasma, LCD, and LCoS.
I’m genuinely excited to be the newest member of Lion A/V group. My associates are all the key guys that I’ve looked up to and learned from during my formative years as a calibrator.
Coverage Area: While the St. Louis metro area has been my primary market to date, over the past few years I’ve steadily expanded my coverage to include Kansas City; Lawrence, KS; Omaha and Lincoln, NE; Columbia and Springfield, MO. as well as southern, central and northern Illinois, including Chicago. Now, as part of the Lion AV group, I expect to offer my services in all those areas on a more frequent basis, and I’m also available for tour arrangements to other Midwest locations – very broadly defined as from Cleveland west to Wichita and from Minneapolis south to Laredo.
Equipment: I own and maintain the following calibration test equipment: Accupel HDG-3000 reference standard digital/analog signal generator, the ColorFacts 7.0 calibration suite, including the Gretag-Macbeth Eye-One spectroradiometer and the Spyder Platinum tri-stimulus probe; the Progressive Labs calibration suite, including the C-5, the CA-6X and CA-1 tri-stimulus probes; the Sencore VP-300 reference standard analog signal generator; and the ISF Color Comparator. As part of the ColorFacts suite, I am able to fully interact with the Pioneer C3 calibration interface, as well as other brands supporting the ISF’s C3 system.
I also possess the hardware and software needed to read and write via the i2c bus used in late-model Mitsubishi CRT rear-projection systems.
Training & Affiliations: I am a graduate of the Imaging Science Foundation introductory training course and have also taken ISF instruction in CRT front projector setup and calibration. I also attended an ISF refresher course at the Datacolor headquarters in Lawrenceville, New Jersey in early 2007.
I also own and manage the ISF Forum, an online, closed-user group web site designed to provide ISF calibrators with the day-to-day support, technical information and shared calibrator experiences needed to properly calibrate the growing range of commercially available display products. From day one, the ISF Forum community has been an instrumental part of my continuing education in video calibration, and I consider it a privilege as ISF Forum owner to be able to assist other calibrators in our shared quest to provide our customers with the best possible service.
ISF Forum membership is restricted to working calibrators who have successfully completed ISF training and who own the required professional equipment. Of course, all Lion AV affiliated video consultants are Charter Members of the ISF Forum.
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