Full time independent, certified appraiser of audiovisual-recorded media for clients throughout North America and in Europe.
He is unique in his qualifications, fully competent in all areas & appraisal disciplines of audiovisual-recorded media. There are few media-related technologies, issues, strategies or situations that he has not explored in depth during his career of more than 30 years of evaluation background.
Earned a doctorate in audiovisual-recorded media at Indiana University. He served there as professor, international media distributor & University administrator, as well as at the University of Illinois & Alabama A & M University.
Confidential & Professional, Unbiased & Accurate, Certified financial Appraisals of Personal Collectibles & Corporate Collections, Archives, Libraries & Individual Items of All Audiovisual Recorded Media Property & Assets for Any Purpose and Function
Insurance Premiums & Claims
Sale & Purchase
Damage, Loss & Fraud
Litigation Support & Evidence
Inspection & Investigation
Estate & Gift Taxes
Dissolution & Equitable Distribution
Authentication & Identification
Motion Pictures & Video
Sound Recordings, Broadcasts
Negatives & Prints
Slides & Transparencies
Cameras & Projectors
Scripts, Media Literature, Cinemabilia & Posters
Illustration Art & Sheet Music
Presidential & Documentary Materials
Natural & Behavioral Science Media
Confidential, Security Classified, and Proprietary Media
Values / Purposes & Functions / Assigned Uses
Any value, including all fair market value definitions and replacement, liquidation & marketable cash values
Appraisal Approaches to Estimating Value
Market data / sales comparison approach
Cost of replacement / reproduction approach
Income production / investment return approach
What is a Media Appraisal?
An appraisal of audiovisual-recorded media complies with current Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and other professional standards to determine descriptive & evaluative characteristics of the media. An appraisal result in an objective certified report of the value of audiovisual-recorded media assets
Who Uses Appraisals of Audiovisual-Recorded Media?
Artists & Producers
Collectors & Connoisseurs
Repairers &. Restorers
Moving & Storage Firms
Who Are Our Clients?
Anyone interested in determining, exploring, or defending the financial or other value of all audiovisual-recorded media assets & related ownership rights, for any purpose or function, including charitable donation tax deductions, law suits, insurance premiums & claims sales & Estate taxes.
To expedite the valuation & transfer of private property by creating certified appraisal report documents & providing disposition counsel about all audiovisual-recorded media property, assets & ownership rights, for any purpose & function.
Collection Administration & Curating
Indexing, Documentation & Cataloging
Acquisition & Deaccessioning
Research & Evaluation
Expert Testimony, Demonstration, Instruction
Litigation Support, Case Evaluation & Development
Why Use A Media Appraiser?
A skilled, experienced, knowledgeable media appraiser assures successful, accurate & defensible resolution of matters of value. Only an appraiser creates certified appraisal report documents.
The Only Senior Certified / Accredited Member of All Relevant Appraisal Societies
American Society of Appraisers (Accredited) ASA
Appraisers Association of America (Certified) AAA
International Society of Appraisers (Accredited) ISA
Media Appraisal Consultants
History of Photography Group
Appraisal institute of America
National Forensic Center
American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
Society of American Archivists
Association of Moving Image Archivists
National Center for Film & Video Preservation
Association for Recorded Sound Collections
Picture Agency Council of America
American Society of Media Photographers
International Society of Audiovisual & Sound Archives
Credible, Accurate, Persuasive Expert Testimony
Case Review, Development & Evaluation
Exclusive National Representation