Archive for July, 2010

TurnHere/Yelp Video of the Week

Monday, July 26th, 2010

One of my freelance jobs includes assignments I complete for TurnHere.com. As part of their filmmaker network, I get hired to shoot and edit short videos for local businesses. It’s been a great way to keep my skills sharp between jobs and it gets me involved with the community.

To my surprise this morning, I received an email from TurnHere notifying me that a recent Yelp video I shot was awarded as “TurnHere Video of the Week”! It was for shooting a Yelp video for child play center, Gymboree.

TurnHere_Gymboree

I remember how much this particular shoot really kept me on my toes as an HD-DSLR user. The imagery you get with a shallow depth is amazing, but it comes at a cost. It becomes quite the task to keep focus on subject matter, much more so when they are little kids full of energy! Teachers Heather and Beth made the interview process painless because their passion for their kids came through very naturally on camera.

Also, thank you Barbara G. for her great work on the edit!

You can find a short blog post and the Gymboree video here: http://producers.turnhere.com/2010/07/gymboree.html

Revision 3 – Edit Internship

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

It’s hard to believe my time as an edit intern Revision 3 has finally come to an end. It was an awesome learning experience. All the folks were super easy to get along with and treated me as one of their own.

One of the things I experienced at Revision3 is the heat of the deadline… on a daily basis! They are cranking out shows like there’s no tomorrow. I learned how to edit AppJudgement, Scam School, Tekzilla Dailies, Digg Reel, and Diggnation. I also spent some time in their studio and Josh taught me so much about the responsibilities of each position on a TV set. I remember at one point during a Tekzilla studio shoot, there was a seemingly complex segment which required close-ups of a product while the hosts are talking. The communication between the Producer, Director, Camera Ops, Hosts was seamless! It was great to observe professionals doing what they do best. The Internet is alive and booming; it’s no wonder these guys are at the forefront of the TV movement in cyberspace.

As an editor, all the guys there were completely helpful in getting me up to speed. I learned some tips and tricks in Final Cut Pro that I will carry on in my career. Thanks to everyone at Revision3, especially the editors Mau, Jdert, and Graham for being so generous with their knowledge and time.