In a single visit, I can take the still shots you need, as well as capture video for your company’s website. Maybe it’s a video message from the CEO to employees or a short video for your intranet. I can multi-task, providing you with greater value.

There’s a common set of attributes shared by great photos and great videos. Each requires a good eye, a creative edge and technical skill.

  • DOCUMENTARIES – There’s nothing like a well-produced documentary video to tell a story with impact. In this age of social media, forward-thinking businesses are tapping into this powerful tool with great effectiveness.
  • WEBSITE VIDEOS – Not everyone is a reader. Many respond better to video.

Need a video for your website? Let’s talk

FIRST Robotics week 1 Kettering competition

Team RUSH 27 of Clarkston MI competed in week 1 of the FIRST Robotics (FRC) District at Kettering University in Flint MI. There were 40 teams competing in a co-opetition format. Each team plays 12 games during qualifications on either the Red or Blue Alliance. For one quali a team might have a certain team on the alliance and in a later quali the team may be on the opposing alliance. After the quali games the top 8 teams with the most points choose teams for their championship and play best of three to crown a champion.

We, Team RUSH27 won! They were joined by 3542 S.P.E.E.D. and 5150 Hybrid, Congratulations! The video is a view of the pits, the stands, some of the students and mentors and some of the competitions during the 2 day event.

Team RUSH is off to Hunstville AL in a little over a week to compete in the Rocket City Regional. You can view the complete schedule here.

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Interior location promotional videos

This is a compilation of  interior location promotional videos produced for TGI Direct in Flint, MI.  We produced three separate videos, one each for a production printing, collation and packaging machines, I have compiled them here.

Each video highlights one of TGI’s machine lines.  One line prints on plastic credit card like material.  Another line compiles already printed material and wraps for delivery.  The third line compiles printed material, stuffs into envelopes and adds postage, ready to mail.  The individual videos will be used for the website online promotion and initially to be used on display at some upcoming trade shows.  The sales and production staff came up with a list of key talking points for each machine.  TGI is lucky to have an employee with a wonderful speaking voice.  We searched for rooms quiet enough to record voice over audio and had to move a few times due to production and meetings.  We got all of the voice over done in one morning and most in one take.  Each video shows aspects of the machine line that is being talked about in audio.  We did a version where the audio is subtitled and a version where it is not.  The Interior location promotional videos were shot with all existing production facility light as the building is too large to light with the modest budget we were working on.  We did all the editing remotely where my TGI contact=s would make comments on the edit, I would make changes and send them an email sized video for their review.  I sent the full resolution big boy video file transferred via Google Drive.

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Talking head studio video

This is a compilation video of episodes shot for Kelly Scott’s talking head studio video. Kelly is a life cotch and founder of Bound for Bliss. The video series is a set of conversations and lessons Kelly shares as a demonstration of what she can do as a life coach.
We shot all dozen or so videos one afternoon in my Clarkston MI studio. Kelly chose to change wardrobe a couple times to have some variety. The studio was set up for Talking head studio video a high key, white background look and I had a two camera setup with lav mic and backup audio. Kelly came prepared with scripts for about 6 of the videos. I had just finished a beta version of my teleprompter and we tried it out with Kelly. It worked really well. I find it very hard to see that she is reading from a script. We got most of the videos in one take. After the scripted video I sat next to the primary camera and started asking additional questions that help me understand what she can do for her clients and what their experience might be like.
The editing was pretty basic. I use Final Cut Pro X and the multicam option makes it very easy to number one sync the audio and then select different cameras in real time. After I did a basic edit of each video, Kelly came to the studio and sat next to me in the editing suite (office with computer and 3 monitors). Together we made the final tweeks and adjustments. I upload the videos to my Youtube account and send Kelly the videos to her to upload to Bound for Bliss Youtube account.
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