Cambridge Wedding

I had the distinct honor of photographing and filming another wedding this past June. Here’s how everything turned out.

DVD Cover (click to view more photos [75 count])

Cambridge DVD Cover

Day in Pictures (10:40)

Highlight Reel (2:53)

Thank you, Monique and Curtis, for letting me be a part of your wedding! I definitely consider it an honor. All the best to you both!

A special thanks to Heather and Christian for their help shooting this one. For what it’s worth, this was a Photo and Video package from Mud Productions. (read: shameless self promotion =)

As captured by Mud Productions

For those who have asked, here’s a little of what’s been keeping me busy lately. I’m glad to finally be able to post it. Enjoy!

DVD Cover (click to view more photos [25, to be exact])

North Carolina DVD cover

Day in Pictures (10:18)

Highlight Reel (2:52)

Thank you Angela and Odell for being such a joy to work with! It was truly an honor to be a part of your wedding.

A special thanks to Rodney and Christian for their help shooting this one. For what it’s worth, this was a Photo and Video package from Mud Productions. (read: shameless self promotion =)

painting the invisible

I’ve spent the lion’s share of the last two days replacing the text on some footage that has a sign in the background. Most visual FX (“effects”) gurus will tell you that the best effects are the ones you didn’t know were effects. To a degree, the highest compliment you can give someone (in VFX) is to not even notice the work they’ve done because it’s so seamless.

It’s interesting… while it is indeed fun to create invisible effects like this, it’s kind of a let down. All your hard work goes into making something that looks like there was no work involved in the first place. It’s kinda bittersweet like that.

Since DVDs came around we’ve begun to see more and more “behind the scenes” features. The beautiful thing about this is that it not only gives the viewer a chance to see what went in to making the film, but it gives the visual FX guys a chance to say, “Look what I did!” =)

So, here’s to the “behind the scenes” reel:

This footage was used with permission.

Time Lapse Photography (experiment #3)

I needed to show the progression of time for part of a larger project I’m working on, so I decided I’d try my hand at time lapse photography. Basically, I set the camera on a tripod and told it to take a picture every minute for eight hours. Then I rendered the pictures together as a video and voila!

Virginia Tech Parody

This was one of the most fun videos I’ve ever worked on. The couple, Barrett and Katie, are huge Virginia Tech fans. Apparently there is a video that is played before every VT football game, just before the players run out onto the field –the video changes every season, but the music is the same.

Well, they wanted to create a rip-off version of them “getting ready” for their wedding, and then play the video as the entrance to their reception. As the video finishes, the screen drops, and they come running out from behind it to greet their guests at the reception hall.

I’m happy to report that the video was “the best thing at the reception” as voted on their wedding website. Congrats Barrett and Katie! Thanks for letting me have a part in it.

Day in Pictures

Mud Productions has begun to shift from doing videography to photography as its main service. You can read about it here, but in short, it’s photography delivered in a video format. The above video gives you a taste of the new presentation.

Wedding Highlight Video

Mud Productions is pleased to announce that a short Highlight Video now comes standard with any videography package. Above is a sample Highlight Video.

Vegas Variety Show

This is a 3D rendition of a graphic created for a Variety Show. It was played as the background clip during the show.  It’s also the first animation I’ve rendered for high definition video (1920 X 1080).  It took 16 hours to render.

Mud Productions’ Wedding Highlight Reel 2006

This video was put together to showcase some of the features of Mud Productions’ Videography. It was shown during the bridal show at the Patriot Center today.