Sam is remarkably talented and one of the most brilliant creatives I have ever worked with. His unique perspective is matched with an equally kind and professional demeanor. Sam’s video far surpassed any expectation I had and it beautifully captured who we are as photographers and individuals. He has a stunning technical knowledge and masterful ability to tell authentic and creative stories.
— HANNAH WHITE Professional Photographer
Sam has an amazing mix of storytelling chops, technical skills, creative courage and a great personality that makes him one dynamic filmmaker!
— ANDY STOLL Media Producer & Social Entrepreneur
The film Sam created for our wedding is the perfect way to reflect upon our favorite moments of the day. I’m so glad we had someone like Sam, an extremely talented, creative, and detailed professional, there to be the eyes and ears to tell the story of our special day. Because the wedding day rushed by so quickly, the first time we watched the film and what Sam had captured, we were surprised at just how much we had missed, making the film that much more exciting! Sam was a pleasure to work with, and we highly recommend anyone who is considering a wedding videographer to not only hire one, but to hire Sam!
— KAYLA NIELSEN Bride
I met Sam when he volunteered to help lead the planning and promotion of our Student Voice Video Project. I was immediately impressed with his technical skills in filmmaking but even more impressive is his ability to understand truly important issues and to ask open ended questions that help people open up to possibility. Sam is a remarkable young man with a bright future!
— DR. TRACE PICKERING Associate Superintendent, Cedar Rapids Community Schools
Sam has an uncompromising passion for dynamic storytelling, the technical skills to make a fresh vision come to life, and is an absolute pleasure to work with. He’s a genuinely talented filmmaker I look forward to working with again.
— WILL LENZEN JR Engagement Lead, Cedar Rapids Blue Zones Project
I came across Sam’s work when he did a project for one of my advanced dance students. His attention to detail was phenomenal. He captures the feel of the music through the lens of his camera, and I knew I had to work with him. We recently shot a short promotional video for my Yoga Studio, and saying that I am pleased with the end product is an understatement. Sam kept saying “I hope I’m doing the art form justice”, but when you watch his videos and view his photography, he propels the art he is capturing to the next level. Sam definitely has a bright future ahead of him, and I look forward to working with him on many more projects in the not too distant future!
— LOVAR DAVIS KIDD Founder & Artistic Director, MOvMNT Dance Company