The recent floods in Louisiana were some of the most devastating in history. This is a story I produced for the Austin Disaster Relief Network about the recovery efforts in Denham Springs.
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.
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.
My latest vlog about our Paradise Recovered release. The DVD launched April 24th. For more information on where to get your copy, check out paradiserecovered.com.
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.
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:
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.
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!
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.
Paradise Recovered is now available on Netflix! For those of you who don’t know, Paradise Recovered is my directorial debut. We couldn’t be more excited to see the DVD on Netflix. It’s really exciting and amazing.
If you have the DVD plan with Netflix, could you do me a huge favor? Please SAVE Paradise Recovered to your Queue. This is how Netflix will gauge the demand for our film so please please please add it to your DVD queue if you have one. I will love you forever. Well, I already love you, but I’ll love you even more. Thanks so much everyone. And if you know anyone who might have the DVD plan at Netflix, please pass this along to them. The more the merrier.
Thank you all so much. You are the awesomesauce!
If the link doesn’t get you there, login and search for Paradise Recovered. And remember, for now, this is DVD only. So it’s not available for streaming yet. Stay tuned!