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STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (public service announcement)
This PSA was shot on 16mm film by my cinematographer friend, Kevin Bassett. We spent an entire night filming in my kitchen and living room. My sister-in-law, my niece, and my friend Allen Etter star.
ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD (public service announcement)
This commercial was executed in a single take with a jib and dolly. Actual firefighters and police assisted in the production, which took about two and a half hours to light and shoot, and was inspired by actual events.
FORT WAYNE KOMETS (:30 commercial)
In addition to shooting and editing I also designed and built all the props and special effects for this ad. Fort Wayne Memorial Coliseum gave me access to everything I needed including the Zamboni. This is their best ad.
TEDCO TOYS (web videos)
Josh and Tim demonstrate several fun toys and scientific projects from Tedco Toys, a leading manufacturer of scientific toys located in Hagerstown, Indiana. This series of videos I shot & edited is fun and appealing to viewers of all ages.
WHY STURGIS? (feature-length documentary)
This is the trailer for a 90 minute documentary produced by Martin Schliessmann and I. It's the first historical account of Sturgis, South Dakota, and tells the history of the world-famous motorcycle rally hosted there each August.
ART & SOUL OF THE CITY (weekly tv show)
This weekly show is Indiana's hottest entertainment program! Showcasing music and spoken word talent from across the midwest region "Art & Soul of the City" lets you get to know your favorite performer and see them perform. (commercial free versions -- 21 minutes each)
BETWEEN THE STUDS (weekly TV show)
Developed by Granite Ridge Builders in Fort Wayne, IN, this Telly Award winning show was once a weekly informational program featuring up-to-date information and demos of design & construction. I shot and edited all 86 episodes. Click to watch any episode from the Granite Ridge website.
ADAMS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (:30 commercial)
This commercial demonstrates how great lighting and a carefully planned moving camera can really draw the viewer in. Shot over the course of a single day at multiple locations from early morning to sunset.
GERBER FURNITURE (:30 commercial)
This is a spot where I was able to have the freedom of a moving camera and not have to worry about graphics being composited over it later.
IMEL MOTOR SALES (email blast video)
This is a video created for email marketing--to introduce and reinforce what Imel Motor Sales has to offer its customers.
NICK CROSS PROMO (music video)
This is a 3 minute promo for Nashville recording artist Nick Cross. To promote his first CD I edited clips together from the concert I shot at the Rusty Spur. This foot-stompin video is sure to stick in your mind!
COREY COX BAND (music video)
I operated the Steadicam and Jib on this music video for the Corey Cox band. One of the most enjoyable production experiences I've ever had--especially when patrons of the Rusty Spur helped me move equipment through the crowd for reverse angles! Directed and edited by Justin Escue.
THE MOTOPLEX (image/music video)
This is an image video I shot and edited for an indoor motorcross facility in northeast Indiana. It was one of the coldest days I can remember outside, while inside I had bikes flying over my head! This is 4 minutes of fast-paced, jaw dropping fun.
BRICKWORLD (event video series)
Lego creations on display in all shapes and sizes. This series of videos literally takes you inside some of the most amazing Lego brick exhibits ever made.
CEPro & ELECTRONIC HOUSE at CEDIA (series of web videos)
I produced each collection of these web videos in just over 48 hours--including all the shooting on the Expo floor, custom animations, and editing. Everything is original--no "canned" backgrounds. (each clip is 2 to 5 minutes in length)
THE ALLERGY & ASTHMA CENTER (:30 commercial)
It amazes me sometimes that so much can be squeezed into 30 seconds. This spot was extremely challenging because I really wanted to make the viewer an active participant. This was mostly achieved with the Steadicam.
LANDMASTER HYBRID (series of web videos)
This series of web videos was created to help American Sportworks promote their 4-wheel-drive sport utility vehicle--the LandMaster Hybrid. (each clip is 1 to 3 minutes in length)
GOOD THINGS ARE HAPPENING (music video)
TV station tie-in with Good Morning America I created using Fort Wayne's Headwaters Park. Amy Moser's singing talents and Jon Gillespie's wonderful music makes this piece magical.
ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE CENTER (:30 commercial)
This concept spot features the physical performances of several top Fort Wayne, Indiana athletes and with the exception of 2 shots it was realized entirely in a studio against a black background. The overall effect is graphic and stunning.
CONCORD VILLAGE (:30 commercial)
Shooting this commercial was great fun. We had direct access to the entire facility. It was an exhaustive day but everything we shot ended up onscreen. Every time it airs I'm delighted to see how well it works.
NICHOLAS' HOUSE (:60 commercial)
This is a proof-of-concept commercial for Nicholas' House, which is an alternative care facility for working parents to bring their special needs children of any age.
GIG--LET'S GET DOWN! (:30 commercial)
Here are 2 of my favorite actors! This commercial was such fun to shoot. The writer/producer, Al Crain, was brilliant and a joy to collaborate with on this. One of my favorite editing experiences on a commercial.
CHAPPEL'S CORAL GRILL (:30 commercial)
This Fort Wayne, IN restaurant not only has the best seafood in Indiana it is one of the most beautiful to dine in. We were always on the move... and very well fed! This is one of the first commercials I extensively used a jib on....and it really shows off the space.
THE READING by MARNEE (music video)
Ethereal music video from Marnee, an emerging music artist from Fort Wayne, Indiana--filmed in Fort Wayne's Scottish Rite Auditorium. Directed and produced by Chris Brown and Nolan Broxton. I operated the Steadicam. (4 minutes)
EXPANETS OF INDIANA (:30 commercial)
In this concept ad we pulled off each shot in one take--the longer shot was timed over ten minutes and shot with a slow shutter (sped up in post), while extras paced back and forth to achieve the busy appearance of a hallway.
DO IT BEST - PAINTIN' DAYS (:30 commercial)
To be able to create a regional spot for a nationally-recognized company like Do It Best is really fun. The crew and I were given complete access to a new store for an entire day--with a cast of a dozen extras. This spot is a wonderful mix of Steadicam & Jib shots.
PETER FRANKLIN JEWELERS (:30 commercial)
This delightful commercial was shot on a very cold December day. I didn't get to read the script until the camera was ready to roll so in my mind this commercial is a true testament to improvisational camera work. This a refreshing departure from the usual holiday fare.
GENERAL CREDIT UNION (:30 commercial)
Shot in a single day with multiple actors and multiple locations around Fort Wayne, Indiana, this commercial was very complex. The combination of meticulous lighting and editing (as well as smooth dolly moves and Steadicam!) is why I got into video production in the first place.
GLASSLINK - (image video)
This is a demo I created for Glasslink, a fantastic custom glass store in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dazzling, colorful, and driven entirely by an original piece of music.
DR. SCHEELE & ASSOCIATES (:30 commercial)
Dr. Robert Scheele is one of those rare medical professionals that embraces new technology and he welcomed the crew with open arms. He scheduled all the patients who appear in the spot (and entire campaign) and understood all the logistics.
InTouch SALON SPA (:30 commercial)
This is a beautiful marriage of graphics and imagery! All camera movement was achieved with the Steadicam. All of the employees at the salon were great to work with. This piece is both provocative and refreshing.
RAYMOND JAMES (:30 commercial)
This commercial required a marathon 2 day shoot at multiple locations. The Steadicam was key to making every setup efficient and fun. Gorgeous weather and a great cast of extras made this project really fun. The jingle was produced by Sweetwater Sound.
AUBURN CORD DUESENBERG MUSEUM (public service announcement)
The crew and I could film anywhere we wanted to in this museum in Auburn, Indiana. It's rare to see so much effort go into a local PSA--such projects are usually just slapped together by TV stations--but the client really wanted a great spot.
GOODWILL (:30 commercial)
I loved the idea of a commercial that could generate so much positive energy about a Goodwill store! This one does just that and was shot almost entirely from a jib. Real customers were recruited to be on camera. I'm willing to bet it's the highest-energy spot a Goodwill store has ever had.
DEDRICK TOOL & DIE (:30 commercial)
I spent several hours at this wonderful tool and die shop in Bluffton, Indiana with tons of complex machinery. This spot combines moving camera, action, and fun compositions. Victor Locke is the announcer.
INDIANA FIBER RECYCLING (:30 commercial)
I shot and edited this tv station promo/commercial sponsoring Indiana Fiber Recycling. It's simple use of broll (steadicam/slow shutter) and music makes it worth seeing again and again.
WOMEN'S FINANCIAL ORGANIZATION (PSA)
This PSA became a pet project for me because I wanted to make it exciting and fresh instead of 30 seconds of fonts and dull music. The visuals and music speak for the entire piece.
WWII VICTORY MUSEUM (:30 commercial)
Following a simple shoot concept and a terrific pre-produced audio track by my friend Al Crain I was turned loose in this huge and amazing museum in Auburn, Indiana to promote their exclusive collection of World War II memorabilia.
THREE RIVERS LUXURY APARTMENTS (:30 commercial)
The original idea for this commercial was for the camera to enter the building and go into an apartment in one shot, but instead we get to see the layout of the building and a variety of apartment styles. It closes with the Three Rivers Festival fireworks, which is a nice touch.
14/69 AUTO WASH (:30 commercial)
The opening shot of this commercial is made more powerful by using the jib. The client had never really experienced a commercial production like this one. This is the cleanest garage I've ever filmed in & the employees bent over backwards to accomodate us.
A R PORT A STOR (:30 commercial)
A different camera technique is employed for each portion of this commercial--Handheld for the first, Steadicam for the second, and Jib for the third. Each technique fits each situation perfectly. The actors are colleagues and they all did a great job.
LEAGUE FOR THE BLIND AND DISABLED (image video)
This is a full-length video I created for The League for the Blind and Disabled in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is another great example of utilizing moving camerawork to tell a compelling story.