Currently, I make my living on the platform, Upwork. Here, I have a couple of long term clients who I create content for on a regular basis. Mostly, it's for social media, but I also work for several Youtube channels.
Basically, I make LOTS of content a week. SO, I thought I would highlight two projects I did recently.
The first is a montage of reviews received by a company called Nano Hearing Aids.
Second, I created this thumbnail for a video of Dr. Kyle Chapple
I've been super busy with work (yay) and life so, I haven't had much time to post. Now, that I've made that obligatory excuse, here's some of my latest projects.
Recently, I was contacted by two very wonderful clients who both happened to be looking to get speaker reels made. I thought I would share these videos since it was such a positive experience on both these projects.
Deborah Porter - Speaker Reel
Lisa Abramson - Speaker Reel
June was busy and exciting month for working! Over June, outside of my continuous reoccurring motion graphic and video editing for I got my first professional (paid!) directing credit as a 2nd 2nd Assistant Director for a film called "For Prophet." (You can read more about it here).
I originally found out about this film from the Career Development team at Full Sail. The Production Manager, Tim, was a Full Sail Alumni as well as was Key Make Up on the film, Kate.
Here's some nifty gifty photos from set.
I haven't had much time to post because I've been super busy with clients, but here's a fews basic motion graphics ads I made recently. 😊
Recently, I was given the opportunity to color grade some landscape footage of Chicago, taken from Shoreline Sightseeing boat tour on the Chicago River. I was given free range to color grade it however I pleased. To me, Chicago will always be Gotham. I decided I would try to recreate the look in the new Joker trailer. A sort of green, yellow, purple color, much like the joker. Below is a screenshot of the image that inspired me.
You can check out the whole video, shot by Jonathan Mullen on a DJI Osmo Pocket, here:
This is an oldie but a goodie :D
My final project for the History of Motion Pictures at Full Sail). For this assignment I gave the history of the action film throughout the decades. For this class I received a Course Director's Award. As well, this video was used as an example for future classes.
I recently got to do some location lighting for a product video. Because it was a video showing off a product, we decided to go with flat lighting. We filmed in Logan Square, a neighborhood of Chicago, at an Air B&B. The location was very interesting because two of the walls were exposed brick and the ceiling was aluminum. While the exposed brick didn't offer a lot of bounce back, the aluminum ceiling was actually amazing as I used it as a giant reflector. It acted as both a hair light and a fill light.
A screenshot of the final product as well as my lighting layout can be seen at the bottom of this post.
My favorite movies of 2018 in no particular order :)
But, if I did have to put them in order...
1. American Animals
4. Eighth Grade
5. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
8. Bohemian Rhapsody
9. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
10. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
2018 was full of projects, so it's time for a new demo reel. Yayyy! :)