Category Archives: video/multimedia

I’m a Star Now

As you may or may not know, in addition to working for the local Flagstaff newspaper, The Arizona Daily Sun, I spend half my week working in a professional darkroom (yes that’s still a thing) making prints for all sorts of clients. Artists, government agencies and other private individuals are among the people I work with. I have prints that are in the Library of Congress, the JFK Library, hotels, offices as well as galleries and homes all over the country. Specific clients that I do regular printing for include Dan Budnik, Shane Knight, David Brookover, Jerry Jacka and more…

Recently a student at Northern Arizona University, Nick Humphries, approached me to ask if he could do a short documentary project for class about me and what I do photographically. After talking for a while, I suggested that while the newspaper is interesting, he should see what I do at the darkroom. He did, I talked into a microphone about it and below is the finished project. I thought it came out pretty well, enjoy…

Update::There was a slightly updated version of the video that includes a few more photos and a surprise ending featuring surprise stuff.


Culture Shock Stage Construction Time-lapse

While building the stage for Culture Shock yesterday, I broke in my new tripod and shot a time-lapse of the festivities. Check out this short video to see a piece of what went into making the venue look awesome…

Sketch Board Artist Video

As promised in the previous post, here is a short video I made for Paul Hopman, an Arizona based Sketch Board artist who does some amazing portraits of animals. While shooting some street portraits, we got to talking and he asked if I could produce a very short video about his art, which you can see more of here…

tvC: The Movie

For those of you who don’t know, thevisualCollective is a project a few friends and I started about a year ago. Basically ‘Creative Outfitting’ we take groups of creative types to location to be inspired and make art in whatever form that might be. We have been gathering a head of steam in Flagstaff and around Northern Arizona, featured in several galleries, arts & entertainment newspapers and in our collaboration with local business.

In October three participants on our tvC 4.0 Havasupai outing produced a short documentary project about our little group. After months of anxious waiting, it debuted at the Flagstaff Student Film Festival, and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Please take the 6 or 7 minutes to watch it, and be sure to check out all the happenings over at thevisualCollective’s web site for free contests, photography, videos and lots of DIY projects…

Thanks again to Talia, Lauren and Nicole for all the hard work, hope to see you again on another tvC outing in the future…

You Should Probably Watch This

I don’t usually post un-original content (not to say this is un-original, it is the polar opposite of that)…But I usually don’t post content that is not my own creation…Today an exception, this is an amazing short. Beautifully shot, expertly edited and above all very inspiring and true…do yourself a favor and watch it…

DIY Video #1 Spot Grid

Today saw the release of the first in a series of DIY videos produced by myself and Andrew Paffrath of Lantern City Media in Conjunction with our company The Visual Collective. Last week we released a teser on how to put together a DIY essentials kit, today episode one…Spot Grids.

If you enjoyed this video and found it informative pass it along to other interested people, like us on facebook, follow our tumblr or consider joining a future TVC trip. Check back soon for episode #2 DIY Beauty Dish…

DLSR Cinematography #2b

Yesterday I shot exercise #2b for my DLSR Cinematography class. The assignment prompt was to have the subject move from one light-source to another while the camera remained static (pans or tilts were allowed). Check out the finished product (below) and find out how it all went down (after the jump) from concept to completion in about 12 hours.

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DSLR cinematography ex. 2

tonight i shot the second exercise for my DSLR cinematography class. It was another lighting assignment, the prompt was to have the camera still while the talent moves from one light source to another.

My friends Blake and Lacy were over for dinner tonight after which i had Blake walk through this scenario for me. The whole thing took less than 20 minutes to shoot.

DLSR cinematography Ex. 1

i am currently enrolled in a DSLR cinematography class taught by Dr. Kurt Lancaster. We have several lighting and camera related exercises throughout the semester, this is the first. Continue reading

Camera Collection

I was bored tonight, I also (like many photographers) collect cameras, so I took pictures of them to document my collection and alleviate my boredom… Continue reading