Spent a day as a volunteer videographer and photographer for Ayanna Pressley for Congress and edited together some cuts. The first one features her 3rd stump speech of the day in entirety and the other 3 are short 15 second bumpers (featuring a track from local producer Luke Bar$!) intended to direct people to platform points on her website.
Got a last minute invite to film Michael Christmas' album release party and enlisted the help of my friends Tony and Shawn from Apophis Films. Shot 3 cameras (RED, gh4 & my t3i) for about 3 hours on Thursday night, had my edit ready to roll on Sunday.
Had my t3i and a nifty fifty with me when we went to Boneyard Beach in Charleston. Put together a quick edit to a Leon song in the airport on the way home.
Had my t3i with my nifty fifty on me taking behind-the-scenes pics on a shoot during the day. We finished up on time and I decided to head down to Cousin Stizz's One Night Only Tour show in Pawtucket. Shot some of Big Leano's set in 60fps. Put together this little edit for 'Lean for Sale' the next morning.
I brought my t3i, a vintage lens, a shotgun mic, a handful of SD cards and an extra battery to see Kool A.D. and friends perform in Brooklyn. I screwed up the microphone levels so badly (live and learn) but the visuals were tight for the most part. I synced up the visuals from that night to the actual song here. Alexandra Jacob is the ballet dancer!
I brought my t3i, a vintage lens, a shotgun mic, a handful of SD cards and an extra battery to see Kool A.D. and friends perform in Brooklyn. I screwed up the microphone levels so badly (live and learn) but the visuals were tight for the most part. I synced up the visuals from that night to the actual song here.
Aimée-Rose Willett and pianist Clera Ryu perform two pieces from operas composed by Mozart: 'Deh, vieni non tardar' from Le nozze di Figaro and 'Verdri carino' from Don Giovanni.
All singing footage from one take on one t3i with kit lenses with no tripod or mics on June 4th, 2016 at the George Newhall Clark Memorial Chapel in Pomfret, Connecticut. The shots of inside and outside of the chapel were from the same camera and were shot while she was setting up.
PJ ran in the special election to replace Mayor Walsh in the Statehouse in March of 2014.
I first saw PJ when I was on my way to work one morning in February. He was handing out flyers at my T stop. A blizzard started around 7pm when I was heading home for work, and PJ was still out there handing out flyers. I must've seen him out at my stop in the cold 4 or 5 times in February. I finally looked him up, and loved what he stood for.
His competitors had more than twice as much funding as he did, so I emailed him and volunteered to make an ad for him the week before the election. I brought my camera, lights, a mic-set and my brother Erik and filmed him speaking at a rally on Friday, then took him aside after the event and had him say a few lines. On Saturday I went out for a coffee in the morning and brought my camera for the B-roll, then sat down and edited the footage. PJ launched the ad on Sunday and it got more than 250 views before election day on Tuesday.
PJ didn't win, but his message got out there.
In the winter of 2010, Sharpe Hill Vineyard hired my friend Joel and I to re-design their website. We designed the new site to display gorgeous photography and videography front and center.
Then we realized we needed gorgeous photography and videography. We called up our friend Tayler, who was studying photo in Boston. The 3 of us, his 5D, his 7D and our new entry-level lighting set spent a long weekend getting those assets at the vineyard.
We talked with Howard the winemaker and Derek the head chef. We scoured the 28 acres to track down each grape variety. We made a seamless 'studio' and shot all the bottles. Then I taught myself how to edit. There are tons of things I'd have done differently now, but it's still cool to watch these and remember how we learned on the fly and how we just...figured stuff out.