Mohican PowWow

I haven’t nearly had the time I’ve wished this summer to document and catch up with all of the shooting I’ve been doing. That being said, today’s shoot was a beautiful one. The Great Mohican Indian PowWow is an annual gathering of American indians from across North America. Dance competitions, demonstrations, food, crafts, the whole thing. But hands down, the most captivating part for me was the dancing. I’ve snagged some still-frames from the video we shot today. Can’t wait to edit these clips. Enjoy.

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City Gates

Possibly my most proud moment in filmmaking to date. I loved working with CityGates on this opener for their conference. Concept was mine, script was written by Doug Cooper at CityGates. I directed and edited on this, and Melanie Sudar shot it.

We also had the pleasure of working with some great talent & locations. Big thanks to Jeff Steiner, Jenna Steiner, Brock Thompson, Ashland Eye Care, and Ashland Comfort Control.

Lastly, the beautiful voiceover work was done our good friend Kelly Knowlton. Yep, she’s an amazing musician and wonderful actress as well. And of course you can book her for your own voiceover needs.

For you gear heads, the nitty gritty:
Canon C100
Rokinon 85mm
Canon 50mm f/1.8
GoPro Hero3+
Edit in FCPX
Post in Magic Bullet Looks

City Gates

Every once in awhile, you come across an organization that you just click with. The City Gates Initiative is just that. And so, I can’t tell you how stoked I was to film this piece, let alone the tons more we have coming in the hopper.

City Gates is an amazing thrust, and you can get the full skivvy here: http://citygatesinitiative.org/in-action

Watch the first piece in the series here:

kyle + natalie

Kyle and Natalie came to me in a back door sort of way. Natalie works with my wife and we got arranged to videograph their reception that way. Since the two of them actually had a destination wedding on the beach in Texas, they held a great reception at a newly opened reception center here in Ashland, Ohio. Definitely a different and fun task just capturing the reception, but it was a blast. You can view a sneak peak of the evening’s festivities above.