Octocopters and RC Cars

Excited to be working on a spot we shot in Indiana with an Erista Octocopter and Tero RC car. It’s coming together nicely in the edit bay. Until I can post the spot, here’s a little behind the scenes video we put together during the shoot. The Erista octocopter and Tero were provided and piloted by Camera Bee out of Indianapolis. The spot is being produced by By The Glass Productions.

Flyover Country – Behind The Scenes from Andie Redwine on Vimeo.

Randy To The Rescue

I shot all three background packages for the recent Oklahoma City Episode of TLC’s Randy To The Rescue. The episode aired on June 7, 2013. This is a segment from their website called “Randy Rescues Sarah.” I shot all of the interviews and footage of Sarah, her folks and her fiance in this video at their ranch in Elk City, OK.

We Are Bedford

Had the chance to collaborate this month with Andie Redwine and By The Glass Productions on this short promotional film for the city of Bedford, Indiana. We shot for a week in Bedford and then edited the video together for a presentation the city had. Happy to see the finished product on YouTube.

I shot on the Canon 5D Mark III and edited with FCPX. I’m really loving the Mark III. Thanks to Andie for writing a great script and working with me to produce a video we can all be proud of. Bedford is a fantastic community and it was a great experience capturing and sharing their story.

Tornado Aftermath, On the Ground in Oklahoma

Honored to be shooting for Samaritan’s Purse this week in Oklahoma as they get started helping people clean up and get back on their feet. My Dad, 73 years young, works for Samaritan’s Purse. It’s great to get a chance to see up close how the organization works. They do an amazing job. Being at ground zero in some of the hard hit neighborhoods is an incredibly moving experience. I will never forget. I shot the above video for them yesterday in the hardest hit area of Shawnee.

Paradise Recovered Now Streaming on Netflix

Paradise Recovered Poster

Big news for Paradise Recovered. The film is now streaming on Netflix!

Here is what one viewer had to say about the movie on Netflix: “This film moved me to tears. In a good way. It is very rare that a film can appeal to everyone, regardless of spirituality. If you are looking for a great film that is prime with wit, heart and spiritual sensibility, you should click “Instant Queue” NOW. I highly recommend.”

CLICK HERE to watch it instantly on Netflix.

Westminster, An Austin Original

I was recently hired to produce and direct a series of web spots for Westminster, which bills itself as “the most distinguished retirement community in Austin” and “An Austin Original” (opened in 1967). Westminster is located in central Austin, has a terrific, friendly staff and is full of wonderful and extraordinary residents. CLICK HERE to see more of our Westminster spots on the Westminster YouTube page.

I was lucky to be assisted in my efforts by a fantastic crew. Jim Flores was the Director of Photography. We shot the spots on two Sony F3 cameras. Andie Redwine (Writer/Producer of Paradise Recovered) was the Associate Producer and was instrumental in making the day of the shoot run smoothly. Lee Rothenflue (Cut to Black Post Production) was my editor and post producer. Tim Allen (Tribal Iris) did the graphics and titles. And Matt Cooper (The Sound Suite) composed and produced the amazing score and did the sound mix on all of the spots.

Special thanks to Anne Keene and her team from the Crossnore Group for bringing us on and coordinating our shoot, and to Brian Robbins, Jenny Brown, and the rest of the Westminster staff for hiring us and supporting us through the entire process.

This project was a true pleasure to work on from start to finish.

Kevin Durant’s Olympic Games Challenge

File under reasons I love my job. A few weeks ago, my good friend Christopher Hunt of Midwest Media called me in to help shoot this spot for GE’s series of Olympic Games Challenges.

I gaffed the interview and ran sound and was thrilled to be a part of it. I like the way it turned out. Nice, simple and to the point. And Kevin Durant couldn’t have been nicer. #ThunderUP #HookemHorns and #GoTeamUSA

Paradise Recovered: Cast and Crew Interviews

Shot at our Alamo Drafthouse screenings in Austin, TX, this short video reveals the heart behind the film. A film that seeks to tell a great story, entertain audiences, but also spread the word about the reality of and damage caused by spiritual abuse. The Alamo Drafthouse screenings benefited two outstanding nonprofit organizations: Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center and Austin’s own Lights. Camera. Help.