I occasionally provide video services to a company called MoPro that sells web site packages that includes a video among other things. They hire local videographers to shoot the video. This is a video that I shot (but did not edit) for a hair salon called Hairapy PDX Organic Salon in NE Portland.
I had a fun time up in Castle Rock, Washington shooting the AMA Pro motorcycle races. I had my camera set up on a hill right in the center of the track so I could capture a full 360° shot of the race. AMA also had GoPro cameras mounted on bikes, and a couple of other angles of the action from right along the track. During the interviews I took the wider angle of the two. I did videography on this but did not edit the videos. Check it out:
Anne McEnerny-Ogle Campaign Video
I was asked to create a campaign video for Anne Ogle at the beginning of her run for Vancouver, Washington city council. She wanted to focus on her extensive volunteer service that she has provided over the years, so I followed her around on several of her typical days as she worked with the community.
Rage Runner Trailer
I created the motion graphics including animated titles, and transition wipes then edited together clips from a video game to create the trailer for a game called Rage Runner for the OUYA game console.
I traveled to Eugene as a representative of MaxPreps and CBS to video the presentation of the Army National Guard National Rankings Trophy. The spokesperson from MaxPreps was not a good public speaker at all, so I stepped in to assist with the presentation and let him off the hook. For a last minute change up, I think I did quite well.
Wedding Experience PDX
I worked as a team with several videographers to help produce a series of videos for a unique wedding expo called the Wedding Experience. Instead of wandering the aisles of a trade show looking at booths, couples could attend a mock wedding and actually see the vendors in action. As the mock wedding progressed, host Drew Carney from KGW would pause the action and point out how each vendor factored into the scene. Each vendor was interviewed live, and had opportunities to meet with couples during the reception. Vendors also had videos created to help advertise their professional services. Here are several of the videos that I created:
MaxPreps Feature on Thomas Tyner
I provide high school sports coverage for MaxPreps.com, a CBS affiliate, and a segment that I shot and edited was featured as a part of their Friday Night Live broadcast on October 5th, 2012. The feature highlights running back Thomas Tyner who set all kinds of records a few weeks earlier with 10 touchdowns in a single game. The feature starts at about 9:15 into the video below.
You can also watch the same segment on the Vimeo link below without trying to find it in the middle of the show.
I was invited to shoot for the website ZisBoomBah.com over the course of three days at The Bite of Oregon where they did an Iron Chef style competition to showcase great healthy recipes for kids that can be found on their website. The first two days featured local chefs from popular Portland restaurants. The third day featured celebrities Amy Roloff from Little People Big World, and Bob Blumer, host of The Surreal Gourmet, Glutton for Punishment, and World's Weirdest Restaurants.
Fast Track to Fat Loss
Starting in 2010 I have provided video services to the Fast Track to Fat Loss website including filming interviews, testimonials, exercise videos, instructional videos, green screen shots, and more. I didn't edit the current video on their home page but it contains quite a bit of my footage. I have embedded a video here on this page where 100% of the video footage was shot by me.
How to light a fire
I enjoy snowmobiling in my spare time and I also am a big supporter of making sure that people in the sport are educated about safety in the event of avalanches or other situations that may ruin your trip. I've taken quite a few survival courses and one technique I've heard discussed is using your snowmobile to start an emergency camp fire using a bit of cloth, gas from your tank and the spark plug from your engine. But I had never tried it. So I decided to film myself attempting this method. After a year on YouTube I had over 50,000 views.
One person on YouTube commented: "hey thanks i saw this video a little back a sure enough it came it handy i had to spend the nigjt cuz my sled blew up thanks it probally saved my life"
Once in a while I like to post links to projects that I enjoyed working on, or am particularly proud of how they turned out. Enjoy!