LuLu Locks is a Providence staple. She’s the owner of Suite Tart and Providence Pinup and she’s a pretty decent gardener too. Continue reading “Made on Honor: Suite Tart” »
Here’s a backstage look at “A Salute to Teachers” hosts CNN’s Kyra Phillips and Dennis Morgigno as they get ready and have some fun in the moments before the 26th Annual event.
Every year for the past 26 years Cox Communications has celebrated the teachers of California with an event called “A Salute to Teachers”. For 25 years I had nothing to do with, sitting unaware of the saluting in my house in Rhode Island. This year, however, I was asked to fly to San Diego to not only salute teachers but film them as well. And salute and film them I did.
This first video was shot outside of The Balboa Theater in the new public park that was in the last stages of construction as of September 2016. It is the red carpet reception and, aside from an unfilmed wine spilling, the event went off without a hitch.
Spend a little time on Federal Hill with my mother and my son. He throws pennies in the wishing fountain while she listens to a man sings Frank Sinatra songs as she does every Sunday.
Shot on the Panasonic GH-4 with a 14mm pancake and a Canon FD 50mm with a Speedbooster adapter using the VLOG color profile. I used a Luts that harkened back to the era of sepia toned drug store developed photographs I remember seeing on The Hill when I was a boy.
My boy Nico had an idea to have a video where he was a giant battling our cat “Catwoman”. Continue reading “Nico vs Astro Kitty Pt. 1” »
The Talent Factory is a very impressive dance instruction academy in Rhode Island and they do some terrific work. Continue reading “Head and Shoulder Knees and Toes” »
I’m writing a screenplay in which a stoner has a special ability when he’s high. Continue reading “Serendipity and the Seltzer Bottle” »
Earlier this summer the extremely talented instructors and dancers at The Talent Factory in Rhode Island put on an amazing show at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The night before the event I filmed the rehearsal with my Ronin. By the end of the rehearsal I was covered and sweat and my flash cards were full of so much great footage and I realized something: It’s so much fun filming dance.
Below is the Facebook post featuring a slightly modified version of the spot.
And here is the full HD trailer on vimeo.
Here’s a video shot by the very talented Tom Guilmette (the Green Monster cameraman at Fenway Park among other things) that I edited SIX YEARS ago about what goes into a Big East basketball production. Continue reading “Behind the Scenes of a Big East Basketball Production” »
There’s an awful lot of content around events that corporations are pushing out there. And most of it is god awful. Continue reading “Corporate Event Videos Are Boring (but they don’t have to be)” »