Hi Friends! Please watch the short video below to learn more about the next film project I’m working on with writer/director, Drew Mayer-Oakes. “The Moment” stars Sundance Film Festival alum, Carolyn King and Latin American television and film star, Plutarco Haza, and is being produced by the super-sexy Ralph Lopez. I’m definitely excited to be shooting this one and being apart of an amazing production team! If you’d like to be involved in the project, please consider a small donation at the Indiegogo link here.
Learn more about supporting this magical new romantic short film from the producer of “Wolf” and “Katrina’s Son”. Visit our crowd funding page at igg.me/at/themomentfilm.
This past weekend we participated in the annual San Antonio 48hr Film Experience. For those unfamiliar with the event, basically you are given a genre and a location, then granted 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a film which must be under 8 minutes in length. This was my second 48hr challenge I have been involved with, the first being last year, with “Wild Sunday”. I was lucky enough to talk producer-extraordinaire Ralph Lopez, “Katrina’s Son” and “Lilia” fame, into working on our team. His wealth of experience, knowledge and can do attitude were a god send. He was able to take care of everything from catering, to additional gear, to getting me power into the cave with a generator and 500′ of cable. Thanks again Ralph! Over 20 teams participated and all entries were Continue reading →
A young mother suffering from a terminal illness finally succumbs to her pain and agony. Leaving behind a heartbroken father that is having difficulty moving on and their young, brave daughter. While reminding him how to live and love again, the young girl teaches her father how to welcome the future after a tragic loss. Continue reading →
I was hired by local San Antonio rock band Tension Speak to create a new music video for their upcoming CD release, “This War”. They choose the track “Choke” and after a brief meeting with the band, and listening to the inspiration for the song I came up with a storyline. The song is about the world caving down on you, with so much pressure you feel like you are getting choked out. I know I can relate to this, and I believed others could as well. We were to use 4 members of the band to show 4 different vices, including alcoholism, drug addiction, no money, and cheating wife. The lead singer, Fred Silva was to play the role of the “Angel”, stopping the other person from doing damage to themself or to others. Sounded great on paper, but could I pull this off?? This would be my second music video, and after the first one, I was confident, but staying humble. I went home that night, thought about it some more, came up with a shot list and went to bed uneasy. Continue reading →
My entry into the 2010 VIA “My Ride” Video Contest. I had 2 days to come up with an idea, plan, shoot and edit this, with the lack of time, no color correction was applied. Please check out all of the great entries HERE! And….If you happen to like mine, I’d appreciate your vote. Thank You!
Hired by .com credit agency to create short multimedia intro for website homepage, as well as, create custom voice-over for telephone Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. Also responsible for securing shooting location and booking the talent for this project. Continue reading →
In a previous blog post I raved how much I was enjoying my new D|FOCUS Follow Focus V3. However, one of the bummers for me was not able to use my new focusing solution on my Canon T2i/550d, with Canon 50mm 1.4 lens and BATTERY GRIP, battery grip being the key word here. Thankfully, I wasn’t bummed out long, as David Aldrich, the man behind D|FOCUS Systems, noticed the need for a solution and is now producing the D|Riser!
“The D|Riser is a riser and offset block to raise the height of the standard D|Focus V3 gearbox. The D|Focus V3 has a low profile design for a light weight and space saving configuration but in some cases it may be necessary to raise the height of the D|Focus V3. Continue reading →
via comment: “What are your settings for premiere pro cs-5 and what do you export as?” -Randy
Great question Randy! In fact, I had this very same question when I first started using Premiere Pro CS5. I was lucky enough to be pointed in the right direction by a fellow HDSLR shooter and Premiere user, Richard Allen Crook. Below are a couple of screenshots I took of the settings I use to produce a 1080p, 16:9 aspect ratio video and 1080p 2.35:1 cropped cinema version. Please remember, the export setting’s I use below is what has worked for me and might not necessarily be the right way to do it. Continue reading →
After reading Nino Leitner’s Epic DSLR Viewfinder Review, I knew what had to be purchased next, an LCD viewfinder. There are quite a few viewfinders out on the market, however I had narrowed it down to the LCDVF 3:2 and the Zacuto Z-Finder Pro 2.5. It did’nt take me long to decide which unit to get and there were three reasons why I went with the LCDVF:
1) LCDVF has introduced a viewfinder made specifically for the Canon T2i/550D and it’s 3:2 screen. So when I got it home, I knew it would fit my platform perfectly. This was my most deciding factor.
2) Cost. The LCDVF clocks in at $119.00, and the Zacuto 2.5 at $395.00. Not a huge concern, but after hearing that Zacuto has something that could be “game changing” in the works, I did’nt want to drop money on a Zacuto product that could be obsolete in a few months. More on this, see #3. Continue reading →
I’ve been wanting to try my hand at creating a timelapse for a while now. Last week I finally took the leap and ordered a knockoff intervalometer from ebay seller ADPLO. Shipping from Hong Kong took 7 days to reach Texas, and last night I was able to give it a test run. Continue reading →
The family and I took a little day trip down to Port Aransas, Texas for Memorial Day. We had a great time! Beautiful weather, warm water, and the kids really enjoyed being on the beach again. If you have never been to Port A, or haven’t been in a while, we definitely recommend it! Continue reading →