Trailer for AVA: a new dramatic series coming soon

I’m so excited to finally be able to show off the trailer for AVA, a dramatic series I’ve been editing for the past few months. Created by actress/writer/director Catherane Skillen, the series follows Ava, a woman who has it all… until she loses everything. The series is coming soon to YouTube! Make sure you subscribe and check out the official facebook page for more info.

Octopus by Joy

I love working on a project that is really creative but also has very interesting content. Earlier this year I helped Lumixar with a kickstarter & indiegogo video for a new company called Joy. They have a unique product that they are bringing to market called the Octopus. It's an icon-based smartwatch for children and special needs individuals to help them learn to stay on a schedule. The campaign was a big success, and raised almost $2,000,000 to get the product off of the ground! Enjoy the video!


Grocery Outlet Recruitment Video

Early this year I was able to work on a pretty cool video for Grocery Outlet. I was responsible for lighting and camera and even got to act in a couple of scenes! I also did all the editing and graphics work. This was one of the first big projects that I took on after starting Wavelet Visuals and a lot of my friends offered to help. Big thanks to everyone who came out to support me! Enjoy:

Revelation: Behind the Scenes - UPDATE: TELLY AWARD WINNING!

Here is the four part behind the scenes video for Revelation: The Bride, the Beast, & Babylon. I was able to be heavily involved in this project from beginning to end, and these videos give a good picture of what a huge undertaking it was. I always enjoy seeing behind the scenes features and it's pretty cool to see everyone doing their thing... Plus, I get some rare time in front of the camera! UPDATE: Revelation behind the scenes won a telly award!

in Rome

I was in Rome for two weeks shooting a documentary and in my down time I was stumbling around on Philip Bloom's website when I came across this tutorial:

The technique sounds difficult, but it's really very simple and the results speak for themselves. I edited together the film below from footage taken throughout one day and night.

After May 21 Wins a Telly!

I helped with some of the editing and color grading on this short promo video for the supposed end of the world last year on May 21, 2011. It was submitted to the Telly awards and it won a bronze in it's category! It's really rewarding to see the video resonated with people that much. I'm really glad to have been even a small part of it.

World Relief Sacramento Promo

This video is a web promo for the Sacramento office of World Relief. They help refugees in many overseas countries with aid and they also help some of them relocate to the U.S. Their local office in Sacramento asked me to help them make a video that they can show to local churches and other groups who would like to help. They wanted to keep it simple so I shot some interviews and b-roll with their employees and volunteers and added some graphics to fill in the rest of it. It's all shot on the Canon 5D.

Reclaim Your Faith Testimonies

The following videos were produced for the evangelistic series Reclaim Your Faith. They were used as promotional material on the website prior to the event, and a subset were played during the live show as lead-in's to the sermons. The ones played during the live show were a big hit with the in-studio audience, some of whom were even moved to tears.

I enjoyed making these a lot. Personal testimonies have always appealed to me, and the emotion that some of the interviewees brought was really powerful. I tried to focus on that to give it the biggest impact I could. These were all shot up at Weimar, and they were all AFCOE students except Buddy. The videos were shot with the Panasonic VariCam and two Canon 5Ds. A big thanks to everyone who shared their testimony and everyone who helped me film. Enjoy!