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

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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

Keep Your Receipts

When it comes to large purchases it is always a best practice to keep your proof of purchase. For video and photography equipment - cameras, lenses and accessory gear - these are no exception. Most of this gear has warranties if registered with a proof of purchase. I was recently in a situation at work … Continue reading Keep Your Receipts

NEW! Photo Portfolio Page

If you are interested in seeing some of my photos feel free to brows the newly created Photo Portfolio tab at the top of the website. This is next to my Video Portfolio, which hosts a few of more than a hundred videos I have produced over the years. I would love to hear your … Continue reading NEW! Photo Portfolio Page

Long Shutter Photography Experiment

My main creative outlet has most often been video. It's in my job title at Stevenson University "Videographer/Editor". But I also do a great deal of photography. I have done some limited long shutter experiments in the past. If you want to see a shoot I did to experiment take a look at this album … Continue reading Long Shutter Photography Experiment

Jada Koren Pinkett Smith – Zerflin Art Video

My good friend Benjamin, who is co founder of the website and graphic design company, Zerflin, asked me to make a video to show the process of creating one of his works of art. Take a look and enjoy. If you would like to see more of his art and/or purchase one of his pieces … Continue reading Jada Koren Pinkett Smith – Zerflin Art Video

Camera Operators – The Invisible Ones

You don't experience the moments - you capture them. You don't create memories - you help people remember them in a creative way. You are a camera operator. Is it worth it? This is a shout out to all those who spend their lives behind the lens. You are on the front lines of capturing … Continue reading Camera Operators – The Invisible Ones

Meeting Steve Wozniak – Apple Co-Founder

Yesterday I had the privilege to meet and listen to Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, as he came and spoke at Stevenson University. Since I do photography and video production there I get the chance to see some neat people visit campus. My first impression, as he chatted with a few of us before the event, … Continue reading Meeting Steve Wozniak – Apple Co-Founder