Archive for the ‘Promotional Video’ Category

ETSU Open BUCS Theater Ad

Promotional 15 second ad spot I did back in December for ETSU’s OpenBUCS to run in regional movie theaters. Rob Nelson of ETSU Online provided narration and I completed the project with Premiere, After Effects, and Audition.

Student Athlete Orientation

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Just finished this orientation video for the ETSU Launch Program. Script by Charvi Greer & Zion Madden of ETSU Online. Camerawork by Zion Madden and Jason Jones of ETSU Online and I served as DP. Talent provided by student athletes Brittany Champion and Dez Pierce. I performed all post-production with Final Cut, After Effects, and Audition.

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Compositing Reel 2013

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Just finished my new compositing reel for 2013 and was able to work in some never before seen shots from Choices along the way! Check it out below…

Keep ETSU ROTC

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Due to the recent news about ETSU’s ROTC program possibly being eliminated by the military, I was asked to create a promo featuring former Major General and ETSU alum Gary Harrel to promote the #KeepETSUROTC media campaign. Utilizing some stock photos supplied by the ETSU Photo Lab, footage of Major General Harrel’s interview provided by Jason Jones of ETSU Online, and some photos I took in the ROTC building on campus I created the following promo with After Effects, Final Cut, and, of course, element 3D. Enjoy!

ETSU’s Reliquaries

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Recently, I was given another project to assemble a series of episodic vignettes about a series of paintings created by local artist and ETSU alum Bill Bledsoe that captured a series of memorable scenes from around the campus for a promotional sub-site on the university’s webpage. Bledsoe provides commentary on each piece to give a little background on his vision and method.

Videography and on-location sound provided by Jason Jones, Zion Madden, and David Currie of ETSU Online and talent provided by artist Bill Bledsoe. I performed all editing and post-production duties utilizing Final Cut, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects.

Fall 2013 Lineup for the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts

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Once again this year, I was asked to create a promo for the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts events schedule. Talent provided by program chair Anita DeAngelis and videography by Jason Jones of ETSU Online. I performed all editing and post-production utilizing Final Cut, Audition, Photoshop, and After Effects.

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Graphics in Motion for ETSU’s CPA

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Another fast turnaround was called for with this recent promo video for ETSU’s Basler Center for Physical Activity. With a little less than a week until a previously agreed to deadline (that I was blissfully unaware of until this little jewel hit my desk), I was able to cobble a couple hours of b-roll, an extra long script, and a little flash and dash courtesy of After Effects into the piece above.

Videography by David Currie and Jason Jones of the ETSU Office of eLearning, talent provided by the staff and students at the CPA, and voiceover, editing, and post-production performed by myself utilizing Final Cut, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects.

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Back to Spaces

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Episode 3 of Spaces is now officially in the books. It took a little longer to wrap production on this episode due to the inevitable scattering of acting talent that so often happens at the end of the semester, but, ultimately, I’m really happy with how everything came together. Episode 3 introduces us to Dr. Ward Rothschild, Charlotte’s father, who is played masterfully by ETSU Theatre professor Bobby Funk. Intellectually overbearing and strangely aloof, Ward presents himself as the next hurdle for Mason to clear in his pursuit of Charlotte’s affections.

From a technical perspective, we once again relied on a combination of a Canon 60D, a pair of Sony HXR-NX5Us, and a GoPro Hero III and we also went with the boom mic a little more often with this episode when an operator was available. Once again, I chose to return to the Facetime/Skype style video chat app to drive anther chaotic moment between Mason and his buddies. Additionally, when we were filming inside the cafeteria, we were short on cameras so I utilized the GoPro to capture the action as Steve and Sheldon frantically scribble notes to Mason during his meeting with Ward. I was pleasantly surprised with the flexibility of the GoPro footage captured with the cinetune style enabled. There really was a lot more latitude available during color correction and Mocha was able to track the tablet screen rather easily with only minor tweaks here and there.

Episode 4 presents several potential production nightmares with several actors being present for at least one scene so I have my fingers crossed that we’ll be able to wrap up production on that episode later this month! Anyway, now for the credits…

The third episode was produced by ETSU Online and ETSU Parking Services and starring ETSU students Danielle Tucker and Everett Tarlton. Guest stars include Zach Starnes, Josh Holley, and Bobby Funk. I co-wrote the script for this episode with David Currie of the ETSU Office of eLearning who , along with Zion Madden of ETSU Online, served as assistant camera and audio technician. I served as Director, D.P., and Editor. All post-production was completed with Final Cut, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Mocha, and After Effects. Enjoy!

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Townie Vision

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I just wrapped up another Townie Convention series and found another opportunity to work in some more 3d titles with Element 3D. One of these days I’m going to have to find an excuse to bring Maya back into my workflow, but it’s amazing to be able to do so much now with motion graphics inside of After Effects and I haven’t even scratched the surface of E3D’s capabilities. Anyway, check out the results below and special thanks to Paul Folger of iNNOV8 Productions for his fine camerawork & the folks at NPI for producing!

 

Spaces – Episode 2

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We’re deep into the production schedule for the Spaces series with filming for episode 3 nearly complete. The series has taken a sort of life of it’s own at this point as the scripts have grown exponentially as we’ve sought to develop the existing characters to a greater degree. In episode 2, I added a few more visual effects elements by incorporating a simulated Facetime or Skype style app to Mason’s phone so we could utilize a couple different locations and characters at the same time to add to the elevated sense of tension that Charlotte feels as her secret is revealed. I co-wrote the script for episode 2 with David Currie but, with certain sections, we encouraged the actors do a little improv here and there and they did a fantastic job of breathing more life into their expanded roles.

To make the video chat sequence more interesting, we utilized the GoPro Hero III to a far greater degree in the production pipeline with very positive results. In all, during the cafeteria side of the exchange, we were running the GoPro, 2 Sony HXR-NX5u Cameras, and my Canon 60D simultaneously so we could incorporate several cutaways from the chat session to develop a little personal history from Mason’s friends, Steve and Sheldon.  Surprisingly enough, we still managed to get all our shots over the course of two afternoons and incorporate a new character, Valentina, into our little burgeoning drama. Luckily, we were able to run with a 3 person crew consisting of myself, David Currie and Zion Madden for most of the second day where we filmed the exterior, car shots, and the museum. We also again opted for the lavalier mics for the bulk of both shoots with sometimes mixed results (rustling clothing and a little feedback here and there), however, they really came in handy for the cafeteria shoot as a boom mic would have definitely caught ambient audio from the festival going on just outside the glass doors. Going forward with filming for episode 4, I do intend to rely a lot more heavily on the boom mic since we will be filming in more controlled environments where one camera can be locked down.

I edited the the footage with Final Cut and Premiere, cleaned and graded the footage with After Effects, utilized Mocha and After Effects to handle the visual effects shots, and processed the audio with Audition. You can check out the results below and check back for part 3!

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