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:

philipbloom.net/2012/02/01/the-art-of-lens-whacking-real-lights-leaks-and-ones-done-in-post/

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.

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!

Mario