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.

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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.

Paradise Recovered Hot Off the Presses

Lots of great things happening on the Paradise Recovered front today. First up, Brown (UPS) dropped off a fresh batch of Paradise Recovered DVDs at By the Glass Headquarters in Bedford, IN! This marks the first confirmed sighting of the Paradise Recovered DVD in the wild. Thanks to our wonderful distributor, Monarch Home Entertainment, the discs look and sound fantastic. The new DVD includes a commentary track featuring myself, Writer/Producer Andie Redwine and stars Heather Wallis and Dane Seth Hurlburt. In addition, there is a short documentary on the disc called Beyond Paradise, which features interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts on cults and mind control.

The DVD officially releases April 24th and you can pre-order now HERE at Amazon and/or add it to your DVD queue HERE on Netflix.

We’re also really excited about a certain guest blog post that went live today. The highly esteemed Matthew Paul Turner invited Andie to write a post for the fantastic Jesus Needs New PR site. Have you been spiritually abused? This is for you… Even if you have not, please read and share this awesome post!

And, if you haven’t yet seen it, here is the Paradise Recovered Trailer:

Hand-Carved Makes Everything Better!

I’m very excited about the debut of my latest commercial! I directed this web spot for Schlotzsky’s and I am extremely pleased with how it turned out. The spot centers around Schlotzsky’s Hand-Carved Sandwiches and highlights their LOTZ Better tagline. Our team was able to take the concept and produce an upbeat, sweet and fun character based spot that really shines. I’m so proud of everyone who was a part of it.

Photo of actor Alan Blyton on The Director's Monitor on Set

Writer/Producer Andie Redwine of By the Glass Productions wrote a fantastic script for us and then helped us find and book a terrific cast.

Cast members Alan Blyton (Dad), Callie Flores (Daughter), Richard Jones (Co-worker 1), Heather Wallis (Co-worker 2) and Danny Bates (Co-Worker 3) were amazing. They all performed so well!

Director of Photography (And a Producer on this!) Jim Flores found us great locations and then really brought this spot to life with his exceptional lighting and camera work.

Art Director extraordinaire Scott Coventry (Pinkhaus) literally made everything Lotz Better! From the look and feel of every scene to the wardrobe to helping us make all the food look its best!

Editor Lee Rothenflue (Cut to Black) brought his tremendous talents to bear in selecting great takes and assembling the story in a way that really brings out the fun and joyous qualities we all wanted out of the spot.

Filling the role of Location Sound and Post Sound Mixer, Matt Cooper of The Sound Suite made sure everyone sounds great and he mixed the effects and music flawlessly.

Thanks so much to Schlotzsky’s for giving us this opportunity. The entire process was a pleasure and I couldn’t be happier with the result. I’m looking forward to working with this talented team again soon!

Sachtler Ace Tripod Review

In which I was directing a commercial at DP Jim Flores‘ home when I noticed a shiny new tripod in the garage and suddenly found myself being interviewed for this video review!

The Sachtler Ace is a fantastic little tripod. The best budget tripod I’ve ever used. It’s like finding a compact car with many of the features in a luxury sedan.