Working in the field, I became vitally aware of the need for secure communications. At the time, all solutions available could be broken given time and resources. To answer this I researched the only accepted cryptographically secure method, the One-Time Pad, and created a system for use on computers.
- One Time Pad – Patent Issued – Created a digital One-Time Pad for use on computers
- Numerous Provisional Patents (pending)
While photographing various musical artists in performance, I found the low light conditions were very challenging to pull out high quality film images.
- I created a custom film process to enhance image quality in very low light conditions. With this process I was able to shoot at an ASA of 12,800. Please refer to my photographs of Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits as an example of this process.
Underwater cinematography has A LOT of challenges. One of the areas that we could affect is lighting, so I worked on a system to essentially “bring the sun underwater.”
- I created an underwater lighting system for filming using HMI (Hydrogen Metal Iodide) lamps in underwater, battery operated housings where the batteries could be replaced underwater so that the lights may stay on location.