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.
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.
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 50mm f/1.8
Edit in FCPX
Post in Magic Bullet Looks
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:
Here’s a quick trailer from the wedding I shot this past weekend. I’ve known Tim for a decade now. We’ve been co-workers, roommates, but ultimately, I am honored to call him a friend. I was thrilled to document their amazing day. Full-length to come in the future, but for now, a glimpse.
This is brilliant, beautiful, sexy short film making. And I’m insanely jealous I didn’t think of it first.
If you love good stories and beautiful film like myself, this is worth your watch. Go make a beverage, come back, sit down and watch this.
I love Hellie’s line, “Dance chooses you…”
This is a case study piece I did for one of our clients through Spire Advertising. Hellie is the owner and founder of Opus Dance Studio, and the Ashland Regional Ballet. Shot at Opus Dance Studios and the beautiful Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield, OH.
This is absolutely fantastic.
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.
I’ve known Eric and Chris for a long time, and was thrilled to fly out to Salt Lake from Ohio a few weeks back and videograph their wedding. Above you’ll find a little teaser from the day. They’re writing a great story with their lives, and it’s exciting to see them step into this new phase together. Congratulations!