Oxygen - Journey of an Artist

Wooo!  This project is finally seeing the light of day.

Janey had wanted a little "mini-doc" of her trip to Orange Studios to re-record some vocals for an updated version of one of her collaborative songs.  I was starting to get into video at the time and thought it would be a good project to start out with.

Neither of us really had a clear idea of what the scope of the video was beyond the time she would be in the studio recording, so we recorded a good narrative about the stuff she has been through, and then a good days worth of video to cut together.  A storyboard probably would have been helpful, but we were just making it up as we went.  For off the cuff, we were both very happy with how it turned out.

A big thanks to Jason @ The Orange Lounge studio for letting me in there while he was working with Janey, and letting me stick my camera wherever I wanted.  I had no idea so many high profile artists had been through there until I started seeing all the things on the walls.

Due to some legal issues, the release of this had to wait until now because Janey was under some sort of contractual obligations that needs to be sorted out.  But finally, after so many months of just sitting on this, waiting for the day to come, its finally here!  Considering it was my first attempt at video, Im very happy with it (technical limitations of the camera aside).  Some of the things I learned while doing this video I was able to apply and correct to the next project, which was Isabell and Stephen's engagement video.

Im enjoying doing video, and while its alot more work than photography, I hope to keep doing it and helping people bring some great stories to a wider audience.

Isabell & Stephen, Engagement

Isabell and Stephen will be my last wedding this year come end of October, and instead of doing engagement photos to lead up to it, we decided to do a video. It realy is an interesting story of how forces on the other side of the world can bring people together, and how something great came out of something so terrible.

OOOOMMMMMGGGGG!!!! your amaziing! So amazing! Stephen and I love it! you really do magic! We cant believe it! Love Love! We both could kiss you, you’re so talented!

-Isabell & Stephen

(.. I think they liked it!)


Bath Time 2 - The Video!

I took a break from editting the latest wedding from the May 24th weekend (stay tuned for that shortly) to do this little video of my son during bath time.  Christine had just asked me to take some pictures, but since Id already done that during a previous bath, I flipped the camera over to video mode.  After a few minutes I decided I could actually make something out of this, so I got enough footage to make a little video.  No tripod, no lights, just the camera and 1 lens.... though now I wish I'd used a tripod.  Put it together in a few hours the following day, and the hardest part of the whole project was finding music!  Im still not crazy about the low quality compression the camera delivers for video, but for the quick turnaround time, Im happy with how it turned out, and people think its cute, so it's served its purpose.  Enjoy!

PS. Please remember to enable HD in the player window (click the little gear icon once the video is playing) as there is currently no way I could find to embed the video and have it automatically set to 720 or 1080.