SFX Compositing Reel
The compositing work featured in this reel is from my work on The Taint, a featured film I produced with Drew Bolduc.
I've yet to do compositing in a professional work environment, however I am willing to do so (part time), and am willing to help on projects which may require such skills.
This is work I've lit for various projects I was involved with in and out of college, the majority of which I shot. Much of this was lit with work lights during deadline-intensive shoots.
The footage formats include high-8, mini-dv, digital 720p, and 16mm film.
Live Events Reel
This is a compilation of the live events I've filmed over the past few years.
It includes mostly videos done for Syke Energy, a Virginia non-smoking campaign. It also includes footage from local Richmond, VA events that I have filmed just for kicks.
All of the footage was filmed without any set-up and using available light.
Solar Panel Timelapse for PIMBY
I recently did a time-lapse video of solar panels for PIMBY (Power In My Back Yard) a startup from West Virginia which provides "Energy from the wind and sun for your home, farm, or business."
It was a morning to night shoot with a frame recorded every second.
(2008 - 2010)
For about 2 years I worked on a freelance basis for a non-smoking campaign called Syke Energy. The advertising agency that's running the campaign hired out a local agency that then hired me. They sponsor local smoke free shows that feature local and touring band. I filmed the shows and cut together short event videos using a song from one of the bands.
I used parts of the footage where the movement of the camera enhanced the performance. What I ended up with is a series of short cuts of quick movement with music. The best footage I found was the stuff that caught my eye off hand. It didn't match my idea of what the piece should be. In other words, I let the footage itself shape the direction of the work.
Richmond VA Events
Slaughterama 6 (2009)
Also available on Youtube.
Best Friends Day 7 (2008)
An annual event held in Richmond VA.
Find out more at BestFriendsDay.net
I filmed Best Friends Day 7 originally for the Syke Energy campaign. After they decided not to use it I ended up cutting my own version for fun, which is what you see here. It's also the first thing I'd ever shot and cut after getting my Brevis lens Adapter.
I had so much fun filming BFD that I ended up filming Slaughterama the next year for fun. I tried to take more risks and get myself as close to the chaos as possible. I ended up wiping a lot of beer off my camera at the end of the day, but it was worth the experience.