Gabriel is a cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. Gabriel was one of the first to implement HD-DSLR cameras into filmmaking.
As an independent film director Gabriel is involved in multiple aspects of the film and production process including casting talent, managing casts and crews, selecting proper lighting and camera composition, and editing films. He has also directed dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.
Gabriel was born in 1983 and began producing, directing and editing a weekly one-hour television show at the age of 17. While interning at an NBC affiliated Television Station he honed his skills. In 2006 Gabriel took first at the Society of Collegiate Journalists for both Sports and Feature Program. In 2007 Gabriel was named Outstanding Broadcasting student at Evangel University. Gabriel has continued to win awards throughout his career. He won awards for Best Cinematography and Best Sound Design in 2013 and most recently Best Editing in 2014 at the SATO Film competition. His film was also a selection at the Brownfish Film Festival in NYC.
Gabriel currently is the owner and manager of his company gabrielmays.com and resides in Springfield, Missouri. He has been married to his wife Lori for ten years and they have three dogs Bengal, Chief, and Cinderella. Gabriel and Lori enjoy travelling and motorcycling in their free time.
Text by Benjamin Bagwell