New Epic Marching Band Promo Video

In a previous post I showed the removal of a fly on my camera lens during a shot of the marching band at Stevenson. Here is the technical aspects of the video for those interested. It uses football halftime show and parade footage I captured on a Canon 60D with a Sigma 10-20mm lens mounted … Continue reading New Epic Marching Band Promo Video

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Removing Specks on Your Lens (Part 2)

I said in my Previous Post that I was removing a fly that landed on my lens in After Effects. Well, here is the Before and After video. Because the fly was only in the sky portion of the video (thank goodness), I was able to use a simple color mask that matched the sky. … Continue reading Removing Specks on Your Lens (Part 2)

Dual Monitors for Premiere Pro and After Effects

I just got a new computer at work and was able to plug in a second monitor (like most professional studios). This then led me to figure out how to set up the second monitor as a preview display for video editing with Premiere Pro. I was then led to Google how to do this. … Continue reading Dual Monitors for Premiere Pro and After Effects

Learning Video Editing Blend Modes in Premier Pro

I am always looking for new ways to improve workflow and the general outcomes of my projects (a very common-sense thing for anyone to do), and I stumbled upon this video about using blending modes in Adobe Premiere Pro. I don't know about other non-linear editor such as Final Cut Pro, Avid or Sony Vegas, … Continue reading Learning Video Editing Blend Modes in Premier Pro

Showcase Your Work With a Video Portfolio

Never let your Demo Reel get dusty. If you're constantly producing new video, photo or motion graphics content then make sure you're showcasing your work along the way. I have neglected to update my video portfolio for nearly 3 years now. In that time I have helped produce well over 100 videos for Stevenson University, … Continue reading Showcase Your Work With a Video Portfolio

Time Lapse – Videos, Tips and Reducing Flicker Problems

  As a newcomer to time lapse video I made many good choices. I decided to shoot with 2 cameras to get two different perspectives. I set my DSLR with newly purchased controller to have all manual settings. I set the time between photos to one every 3 seconds which was recommended for fast moving … Continue reading Time Lapse – Videos, Tips and Reducing Flicker Problems

Day Two – England Video Shoot

What a couple of days I've had. I was a bit nervous traveling overseas with a few thousand dollars of personal and rented video equipment. Will the checked bags get lost? Will customs open up and mess with my stuff? That was in the back of my mind for much of the flight to England, … Continue reading Day Two – England Video Shoot

How to Pack for an Overseas Video Shoot

I will be flying out of Dulles International Airport near Washington DC tonight with a destination set for Heathrow international Airport just outside of London. Then I'll go on a short trek up to Bishop's Stortford, UK. I'll be filming for Fisher BioServices which is part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific company. While I have not been … Continue reading How to Pack for an Overseas Video Shoot

Passion for cinematogrpahy

What does it mean to be a cinematographer or someone who makes really good professional videos? It's not something that everyone can do well. Just like music is gifted to some and not others, the gift of visual storytelling is imparted to a mere slice of the population. This video inspires Wattenphul Productions to dive … Continue reading Passion for cinematogrpahy

New 360 Degree Film Making

I am ever interested in the future of film making. This just blew my mind in both concept and obtainability. Wouldn't it be cool to watch a movie as a character who can look around freely? You could see all the action in every direction while the plot unfolds. No longer would you just see one … Continue reading New 360 Degree Film Making