Friday, July 29, 2011

Last Chance for Free Templates

Footage Firm has been giving away stock footage and music for only a small shipping and handling charge for a couple of years now. I have found much of it to be useful in my productions. This new product, which is After Effects templates, is the best thing they have released to date. There is no reason not to purchase this set. It will pay for itself the first time you use one of the templates. Check out their site now since these will not be free for much longer.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Video Promo for

Here is a video promo that I just recently completed for a Gospel of John outreach being sponsored by More than 10,000 scriptures will be sent directly to homes in the Denver area and this video was created to show the specific need of the city of Denver. I loved shooting there, by the way. If you see my next movie script starting with a description of the setting that says "somewhere in the Rocky Mountains," you will know why.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Stills from The Solomon Bunch

I have been in production on the film, The Solomon Bunch, for the past several weeks, which is why I have not posted anything to this blog. I will spend some time discussing the experience as director sometime in the near future, but for now I figured I would at least post some stills.

We shot with the Sony PMW-F3, which captured some amazing images. There were a few things we did not like about the camera, but overall we were very pleased with how everything came out.

These stills are screen captures as-shot. They are ungraded. For time and cost considerations, we shot directly to the SxS cards in-camera and tried to get as close as possible on the look while shooting. If this were intended to be a theater release rather than just at TV/DVD release, we probably would have shot in S-Log to maintain the image resolution needed for the big screen.