I recently started working for a company called Shmoop. They commingle educational learning with fun and humor. Suffice to say, I’m ecstatic to be a part of their team as a video editor! I’m currently making about a video-a-week for them – the first one I completed was recently posted on their website. Maybe you’ll learn something – enjoy!
Shmoop: Coordinate Geometry
I’ve kept this film tight in my grasp for about 4 years now. It was the first short I ever wrote and directed but, make no mistake, there was no way I could’ve pulled this off without the talented people I worked alongside. We foolishly went into production with no shot list and miraculously completed principal photography in a single weekend. A word of warning – there is cursing, violence, and drug use.
Here’s a snippet of the various video projects I’ve had the opportunity to contribute to. Took about 12 hours to slice, dice, and deliver.
Whoa, consistent blog posts on my website?! I know, I can’t believe it either.
My talented friends with the band, Behind the Label, gave me the opportunity to shoot a music video for them. The finished product still has a ways to go but I’ve had a blast putting this together. Shot on my Canon 60D, armed with a 50mm 1.4 EF lens and Rode on-board mic.
I had shot some footage for my company’s charitable foundation – while event videography is nothing new to me, I took this opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of Adobe Premiere CS6 and After Effects. I never thought I’d enjoy changing a background so much!
I recently finished a video with my company’s charitable foundation. They support several Boys & Girls clubs, Solutions for Change, Casa De Amparo, and a list of other non-profits. It was particularly astonished by the number of children affected by homelessness we saw at Solutions for Change. I’m blown away by what they’re doing there!
Listening to: Oasis-Don’t Look Back in Anger
Here’s a behind the scenes piece I recently edited for Love in the Time of Flannel – a short film written & directed by Jeff Gardiner and produced & photographed by Christina Cervantes. The film is about middle school love during the 90′s grunge movement.
Listening to: Sunk Loto-Make You Feel (Aussie Nü-Metal)
Mood: Looking forward
Last weekend I graduated from San Diego State University – good times indeed. It’s weird thinking that I may never see some of those people again. I’d like to think otherwise. Beside the point, I still feel weird saying I have a degree in film.
I also acted in a film last semester. Disclaimer: I have no acting experience – but it was fun nonetheless. My friend, Brian Garcia, who I met in my writing class wrote/directed it. Gotta admit, it’s still weird seeing myself in a movie. Here’s the finished product:
Listening to: Sevendust-Unraveling
I did this gig last year but didn’t see the finished product until recently. Check it:
Listening to: Lifehouse-Somewhere In Between
Mood: A grin is on my face
Wish I could knock these things out every day – this was a fun one! Here’s a behind the scenes look of “A Meaningful Mother” – directed by Shannon Volkenant, produced by Reese Avanessian, and shot by Spencer Scranton.