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Another Passion Interview

Posted by on Sep 18, 2011 in Featured, Ramblings | 0 comments

Another Passion Interview

Recently I was approached by “Another Passion” and asked if I would give an interview about myself and particularly my career. I was honored to be asked. While answering the questions I found it difficult at times to formulate a response. Although I blither on at times about my feelings and philosophies about the industry, it’s not too often I talk about myself in such a manner. Regardless, I enjoyed the process thoroughly, even the photo session. I spend all my time behind the camera, so being in front...

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Greatest Moments at Husky Stadium Teasers

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Featured, Producing, Television | 0 comments

Greatest Moments at Husky Stadium Teasers

UPDATE: The entire series is now available at uwtv.org. Check them out and let me know what you think. I am executive producing a 10 part series on the Greatest Moments at Husky Stadium. The series will premiere in late September on UWTV. Here are a couple teasers we’ve put together for the show.

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Jolkona Commercial Shoot

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in Commercial, Featured, Video | 1 comment

Jolkona Commercial Shoot

I recently volunteered my time to help Jolkona shoot a commercial that will first be distributed on Hulu.com. We used a 5D mkII and a 1D mkIV, most of the shots were with a 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8 and 50mm f/1.2. Here are a few unedited screen grabs from the...

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Old Spice, Stop Beating a Dead Horse

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011 in Commercial, Featured, Internet, Marketing, Production, Ramblings, Video | 0 comments

Old Spice, Stop Beating a Dead Horse

I’ve talked before about the psychology behind certain things in production and how one can leverage certain things to improve the probability of it being effective. The Old Spice commercials are a great example of how the psychology behind a good campaign can excel it to greatness, whether the psychology was intended or not. It’s also a great example of how not to move on when the ride is over. I’ll explain the latter in a bit. The Formula… By now most people are aware of the viral success that...

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Royalty Free vs FREE!

Posted by on Jan 8, 2011 in Audio, Music, Production, Ramblings, Video | 0 comments

Because of the line of work that I’m in, I get asked a lot about where folks can go to get royalty free music. What they really are asking me is where can they get music for their video that they don’t have to pay for and no, they are not the same thing. You see, the reason they are asking me is because they’ve already Googled ‘royalty free’ music and were more than likely bombarded with sites that, SURPRISE, still charge for the music. Let’s first understand what the word...

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Sony Bloggie Touch

Posted by on Sep 28, 2010 in Audio, Internet, Production, Ramblings, Video | 0 comments

Sony Bloggie Touch

Sony has recently released the new Bloggie Touch. At first glance, this camera appears to be really cool. The brushed metal casing is a welcome change. This family of camcorders these days feel too flimsy with the all plastic body, especially in my fat, clumsy hands. Built-in storage up to 8gb. This means I don’t have to worry about losing those tiny cards anymore. A large 3″ touch screen. I’ve already mention I have fat hands. A 12.8 megapixel camera to take great photos. It will even reorient the...

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Getting Great Interviews – Part 2

Posted by on Sep 22, 2010 in Producing, Production, Video | 0 comments

Recently I posted a blog on some tips I use to conduct an interview and get a great response from your subject. Along those same lines I found a blog by Troy Dreier over at OnlineVideo.net, on “How to Get Interview Subjects to Open Up” and I thought it was a great add-on to what I’ve posted. Dreier interviews Jake Kahn, co-founder of Talk to Me Studios. Some of the things Kahn covers: Skip the Studio Find the Story Use Different Angles Get Natural Reactions Shorter Is Better Read the rest of Troy...

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In With The New

Posted by on Aug 21, 2010 in DIY, Internet, Production, Video | 0 comments

In With The New

So this weekend I’m attending the tech conference Gnomedex. The conference is packed full of very interesting speakers, but the most interesting thing to me as I peruse the conference is the number of video bloggers doing interviews for their websites or YouTube channel. More specifically of interest to me is the equipment they use for their video interviews. You see, I’ve been in broadcast television for just about 18 years now and I’ve watched the industry develop over those years. The gear used has...

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What Were They Thinking?!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2010 in Internet, Marketing, Ramblings, Video | 0 comments

So as I peruse the web each day I occasionally find or am sent videos that have been made for products or companies. The videos at first illicit hysterical laughter. Then I begin to think, “what the hell were they thinking?!” How is it that no one throughout the entire process of conceptualizing the video, to shooting the video, to editing the video, to distributing the video, that not a single person stopped and said “Uhm, do you know how this looks/sounds?!” It boggles the mind. Here are just a...

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Getting Great Interviews

Posted by on Jul 26, 2010 in Producing, Production, Video | 0 comments

I want to touch again on the psychology of video. This past weekend I was hired for a one-man-band shoot. This means I not only shot it, but I also did audio, lighting, got release forms and was even the producer conducting interviews. Nothing too hard in itself. It was a very simple shoot. Just a series of sit down green screened interviews. The client was very happy with the results. The one thing he most commented about was my interviewing style. How I was able make even the most nervous of folks comfortable and even...

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