Camera / Editing / Color Grading: Gazing into Middlespace
The 1982 movie Koyaanisqatsi has what can be considered painfully long shots (one, the airplane moving towards camera – clocks in at around two and a half minutes), or beautifully hypnotic ones, depending on your frame of mind. It contains a lot of fast time-lapse, but to me the beauty is in the slow motion and the little subtleties – what someone is doing with their eyes, or small motions and gestures.
Here is my modern version of that film. I color graded it with a custom-made LUT that simulates the 2-strip film process. This limits the color palette, and gives the impression of a color-coordinated world. Reddish things become orange, bluish things become turquoise.
Recently shown at the Lake Worth Film Festival.
Directing / Camera / Editing / Color Grading: R.J. Corman Documentary
I wove this story of the railroad owner R.J. Corman together, told by a very large number of interviewees. I shot all the B-roll (except the train drone shot) and most of the interviews (some of the interviews, including the doctor’s, were shot while I was working on the edit). The archival footage is SD. Edited in Avid Media Composer, shot in 4K with the Sony FS7.
A slightly different version can be seen here (now with about 100,000 views!)
Directing / Camera / Editing / Color Grading: The Wheel Life with Kevin and Brittany
I directed, shot and edited this 60 minute no-budget documentary/reality show hybrid.
Directing / Camera / Editing / Color Grading: Lite Brite Jeep / E3 OffRoad Promo
I directed, shot and edited this combination promo/motivational video. Shot with the Sony FS5 and Sony A7.
Directing / Camera / Editing: CSX Training Drama Excerpt
This is the last scene of a 30 minute safety training drama I directed, shot and edited for CSX Railroad. I proposed the original storyline and collaborated on writing the script. Another scene can be seen here and here, and the full program can be seen here. Edited in Avid Media Composer, shot with the Sony FS7.
Camera / Editing / Color Grading: Melba Pearson Campaign Ad
I shot and edited this campaign ad for Melba Pearson for State Attorney of Miami.
Camera / Editing / Color Grading: Sony FS7 Footage
Focal Point purchased a Sony FS7 in 2016 and some of this is footage I shot to test different pictures styles and LUTs, including S-Log. Other shots are from the Corman documentary that I shot. I used Sony Catalyst to create custom LUTs and did additional color grading in Avid Media Composer and Resolve.
Directing / Lighting / Camera / Editing: Operation New Uniform
I did the lighting and audio, and shot and edited this piece about veterans finding work through Operation New Uniform. This was a pro bono job. Edited in Avid Media Composer, shot in 4K with the Sony FS7.
Producing / Editing: Comedic Whiteboard Explainer Excerpts
These are excerpts from several hybrid whiteboard training videos for CSX Railroad that I produced. I worked with an illustrator who created the drawings on paper. I then tweaked them in Photoshop and animated them in After Effects. I supervised the VO sessions and made many of the sound effects (watch to hear what sound a butterfly makes!) and collaborated with the writer to come up with the gags.
Directing / Camera / Editing / Element 3D: MillerCoors Sailboat “Make a Splash”
I spent a couple summers in Manhattan and Chicago on the MillerCoors sailboats. This is one of the ads I shot and edited. I created the 3D animation using Element 3D in After Effects (it’s presented slower at the end of the spot). The Chicago video can be seen here. Shot with the Canon 70D.
Fractal Video Feedback Device (the Pandemic Project)
Real-time fractal creation with my Video Feedback Kinetic Sculpture. This is old-school video feedback. No computers were used (or injured) in the creation of these images. Go here for more videos and info.
Motion Graphics: Show Open
I created this motion graphic open in After Effects. The show’s producer gave me an example of what she wanted it to look like and I went from there. I also edited the show’s segments and put the weekly half-hour program together (a sample can be seen here).
Camera / Editing: CSX Training Intro Video
I did the editing and most of the camera work on this intro video for CSX railroad training modules.
Editing: Forbes Living Sizzle Reel
This is a sizzle reel I edited for Forbes Living. Sizzle reel, not Sizzler reel.
After Effects / Sound Design: Logo Animation
I created this logo animation for Canvas Films in After Effects. I also made most of the sound effects in the VO booth (Phil, one of the owners of Canvas Films, saw me doing this and was like, hey, are you really just going to make a bunch of wooshing noises in the booth for this? It’s amazing what the right audio filters can do!)
Camera / Editing: Behind the Scenes
Editing / After Effects Green Screen: Toyota Spot
I found the background images and composited them in After Effects for this green screen Toyota spot. No imaginary chickens were harmed during the making of this commercial.
Editing: Murder on the Cape Movie Trailer
I edited this trailer for the movie Murder on the Cape.
Camera / Editing: Behind the Scenes with Terry Bradshaw
I shot and edited this behind the scenes video of a Terry Bradshaw shoot.
Hi, I’m Dave.
This is one of my original DVD demo reel intros.