My latest project for FLIR Systems was this video for the introduction of a new line of test & measurement equipment released by the company. The video has a completely different look then anything I’ve created for the company. The motion graphics implemented Trapcode Mir, Light Factory, Form, as well as Video Copilots Optical Flares all overlayed on some long exposure photography I’d done. I also overlayed film grain over the whole piece as a final polish that adds to its organic sci-fi look.
I’ve been dying to cut together a piece using one of DJ Vice‘s remix tracks, “Down by Life” by the artist Elliphant. I’ve always love cutting to music, and I had some time-lapses and other b-roll sitting around. So I cut it together, enjoy!
In this new branding video, I put together a montage of various application shoots that I’ve used in other Extech Product Videos. I really like the messaging in the video, and especially a fan of the music track. The end graphic was a combo of different gritty textures, and the text was made in Element 3D.
It was another great year for film at the Independent Film Festival of Boston. LonelyReviewer.com had the best coverage of the festival yet again, and, festival favorite Bobcat Goldthwait came by with the premiere of his new film WILLOW CREEK.
IFFBoston is a great event and it’s a pleasure covering it – so head on over and read some of the coverage at LonelyReviewer.com.
I’m also happy to announce that we’ve added a new contributor to LonelyReviewer.com, Derek Deskins, who will be a great addition to the site. We continue to grow it, and are up to Episode 5 on the podcast. Subscribe here on iTunes!
Got some other stuff in the works for the summer, so stay tuned!
I’ve been experimenting a lot with 3D text, and I wanted to do an experiment that used those elements with more advanced lighting – essentially looking to make the text a part of the scene. My source material was random footage I’ve gathered in my travels the last few years. I picked some inspirational call outs and this was the result.
The color correction was done in Final Cut Pro, and all the graphics were done in After Effects with Element 3D!
Thankfully the Blizzard of 2013 has come and gone, and only resulted in a brief 8 hour power outage. I thought it’d be fun to set up a timelapse of the storm. I set it up on my Canon T2i and had it run from 8:30am Friday, February 8th, till the 3pm the next day. Unfortunately, I still haven’t picked up an AC Power Pack for the camera, so I had to stop 2 separate times for an hour to charge. Despite that challenge, I think it does a good job representing the ~2 feet of snow we had dropped on us over the weekend.
The video was linked to by WBUR (Boston’s NPR Station), Watertown Patch, and the Watertown Tab. Thanks to all who checked it out!
LonelyReviewer.com is an Entertainment blog I’ve been running since 2008. Back then, I hosted a weekly video show with one of the other contributors to the site called “The LonelyReviewer Show.” I’m happy that after years of talking about it, we’ve finally brought the show back, this time in audio podcast form. I’ve been focused on posting regular quality content weekly, and the monthly audio show will be an added bonus.
Head on over to LonelyReviewer.com to check out the first episode of the show! We are waiting for iTunes approval of the show, but for the time being, you can listen and download the show right off the site.
2012 was quite a year! Screening “Friends I Haven’t Met” at the Coolidge was definitely the highlight, but lots of new projects and collaborations made it an excellently productive year.
I had a great time recently collaborating with the Levinson Brothers and Rob Kutner for a music video starring Colin Hanks and Kimmy Gatewood. The song, “Divorce Makes a Family Twice as Big” is from Rob and the Levinson Brothers new album, “It’s OK To Do Stuff: Songs Left Off Free To Be You And Me” thats available on iTunes. Proceeds from the sales of the album go to St. Jude’s Hospital.
The artwork was drawn by Fred Grandinetti, and I animated the drawings in After Effects. It was my first foray into this type of animation, and I’m really happy with the way it turned out. Check it out, hope you enjoy!
I wanted to share a video I just cut together for Planet Extech – a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to head down to the 2012 Punkin Chunkin World Championship, and shoot some content for the brands social network. I cut that together to a fun montage, using thermal and visual footage we captured of the weekend. Hope you guys like it!
I’m excited to announce that my short film, “friends I haven’t met yet,” will be screening for the month of November at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, MA. The Coolidge is an amazing venue, and one of the most beautiful theaters in the country. It’s an amazing art-deco theater that is independently owned, and not-for-profit. It’s exciting for my Boston-themed film to be screening there, and I’m thrilled for people to be able to see it on the big screen!