On a blustery day in June of 2017 these two cool people got hitched. I had a total blast hanging out with Andrew and Aerity on the biggest day of their lives. It was one of the windiest days of the summer, so we were constantly battling that and wondering if it would cause issues during the ceremony. But in the end none of that really mattered to Andrew and Aerity- it could have been twice as windy and they would have been just as much fun to hang out with. It was a chill day because they are a chill couple, and I loved getting to put together a video that documented their big day but also paints a picture of who they are and their love for each other.
"If you're not busy being born, you're busy dying." -Bob Dylan.
One of the most challenging aspects of creating videos for a living is taking some time to look back and reflect. As soon as I'm finished with one project, it seems like there's another one on deck that demands my full attention almost immediately.
The last time I created a demo reel was in 2014, and the main purpose then was to acquire more freelance work because I was relying on that to support my family. This time is a little bit different. This time it was more about taking time to look back and reflect. When I collected all the videos I filmed and edited over the past few years and dropped them into a timeline- I had over 6 hours worth of finished videos! I'd easily estimate that it took hundreds of hours of raw footage to make all these videos. The point being- I've been busy over the last few years!
It was really great to take the time to look back. There was some stuff that I thought was great when I filmed it that I didn't think was so great now, but there was also stuff that turned out really well that I had forgotten about. I saw a lot of patterns and style choices I've developed over time. It also challenged and encouraged me to continue to push myself to grow and improve.
So with no further ado, I present the 2016 edition of my demo reel, enjoy!
Lincoln Berean is starting a new ministry called School of the Arts, and I got asked to do a class about video production! I'm super excited for the opportunity. If you'd like to pay $120 to hang out with me for an hour a week for 6 weeks (killer deal bt-dubs), you can sign up online.
The sessions will take place at the youth complex at Lincoln Berean Church. The class is for ages 15 & up. Over the course of the class we'll work together to make a video from start to finish. Hopefully when we're done you'll know something you didn't know before. And if not, don't worry, I'm bringing Krispy Kreme donuts for the last week so it will still be worth it.
There's a bunch of other classes as well. Click here to visit the School of the Arts website to find out more and sign up.
Below is a quick promo video I put together. Check it out!
It's a photoshoot with bros. A brotoshoot. We are a group of guys that grew up together and are blessed to still be friends even as we try our best to be adults sometimes. Some may look through these photos and have so many questions. But if you're asking questions you're thinking too hard. Why are my friends and I the way that we are? There is no answer, or at least no simple answer.
A few Sundays ago, we all met up and headed over to goodwill. Did we have a plan? Of course not. We just bought random some stuff and went into the woods with some cameras. Brice and I took most of the pictures, but I'm pretty sure everyone contributed at some point. It was a true group effort and an afternoon well spent.
The real inspiration behind brotoshoots is to have a good time and look good while doing it. That's what we've always done best, and that's what we hope to continue to do. In July we had an even larger brotoshoot complete with more bros, more costumes, and more locations. Those photos are set to be be released in the near future, along with a Bro-calendar for 2016. In the mean time, enjoy the magic of the 2015 Holiday Brotoshoot.