Manhattan from the Air: July 16, 2014

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First half of 2014

Recently I have been working with a few different clients, all of whom are working in separate fields. A professional organizer, a teacher, and a childbirth educator.

The childbirth educator was working on obtaining a license and needed to fulfill a 6 class requirement. Her method was to hold the class as I would record from the back of the room. I learned alot about childbirth and caring for a newborn, but unfortunately due to the private nature of such a class, I cannot share the video online.

The teacher wanted to create a video series that could be used in-class and used as a tool to teach students about being inclusive. (Unfortunately access is by password request only)

The organizer herself is moving to Israel and using the website as her platform for her business. I am assisting her by filming and editing her film series on organizing someone who is making aliya (moving to israel)

Here is the first video in the series:

Personal note:

This was and is my motivation when choosing to get into video. Specifically non-fiction digital video. I am able to meet new people and learn about new things from an insiders perspective.

By comparison I am fairly new on the videographer scene. Although I would like to share as many of my completed products as possible, for many  different reasons I am unable to share them online for people to see my work.

Hopefully with more experience and further defining my craft, I will have more success.


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Growing Collection of Photo Edits and Restorations

I Recently completed coloring a number of photos, some of which I am not at liberty to share online, but a few are on my flickr page. Once I make the edit i will upload a version with the original and final versions together.

This picture is of my grandfather circa 1943, wearing his fathers sunglasses:

You can see the rest of my growing collection of edit comparisons on my Flickr page set “Photo Edit – Comparisons.”

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Too Much Heaven Cover

Yesterday, I received my first Pop Screen. It is such a difference and makes my recordings sound so much better! I can really see the difference in my Samson Meteor Mic.

As some of you know, I’m a huge vocal harmony lover, and for the last several months I’ve been into the Bee Gees song “Too Much Heaven.” Of course, the Bee Gees are all about vocal harmonies ever since they were kids and are most famous for their song “Stayin’ Alive.”

So this morning I decided it was about time I did a quick version of Too Much Heaven:


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Fake “Security Cam” still- 4 steps

While working on my final project, which is a trans-media fiction story, my partner and I decided to create fake “security cam” footage of two characters in the story meeting at a bar. Below is the progression of images as I edited them, from the original image to the final product.

Renae and Samson inserted into a bar photo and filtered to look like a security cam still image.

Renae and Samson inserted into a bar photo and filtered to look like a security cam still image.

It was really quite simple to achieve the camera footage look. I added grain, removed the color, then layered a transparency of TV scan lines. Finally, for “authenticity,” I added a digital time-stamp with the “digital-7″ font, and created lighter circles around the characters the way security images are portrayed on the news.

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