Many moons ago, I was a film student at Brigham Young University, where I cut my teeth in Film Production. We shot a lot of 16mm film and did our editing on "flatbeds," using tape and physical blades to do our cutting. With digital video becoming so prevaltent and inexpensive, though, I have progressed into the pixelated age.
I have now accumulated my own video production kit, including a Sony FX1 camera, a Lowel lighting kit and an Amvona soft-box lighting kit, a Rode shotgun microphone and fishpole boom, and the Adobe CS3 Master Collection including Premiere, After Effects, and Encore for post production and DVD authoring. I am effectively a pint-sized production studio.
Below you will find examples of videos I have edited, shot, written, produced, lit, and even animated. I've broken the movies into sections according to the type of work I predominantly did on them (although in many cases, I wore more than one hat on a given show). The videos are encoded as Flash 9 flv files, so you'll need flash player to watch them (you probably have it, but if not, go here). Enjoy.
The movie in this section was my final project at film school.
I shot the movies in this section, or in other words I was principally in charge of operating the camera. The first four were made for an online contest at filmaka.com. Of those, the second and third, "After Hours" and "Office Clash," were successful enough to get us through two rounds of competition, and the fourth, "Granny's Day Out" vyed in the year-end finals against the best three filmmakers from each month.
My major contribution to the movies in this first section was as the editor.
These first six movies were used as part of an annual sales seminar for Karl Storz Endoscopy, a medical equipment company.
This next set of movies are shorts that were produced generally with no budget and for the simple purpose of getting some laughs.
The following three videos were audition tapes that were submitted to the casting departments of reality TV shows.
Here are a few clips where I used Adobe After Effects to do create motion graphics
This movie was drawn frame by frame in a very old version of Photoshop, then laid into a video editor.