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Education Initiatives in California

11 February 13

I produced this video for the AT&T California Public Affairs team.

Food and Friends

10 September 11

Promotional video for Washington DC based non-profit organization Food and Friends.

How Much Data Do You Use?

21 October 09
Here's a little pre-roll ad I collaborated on. The amazing doodle animation was done by my pal Jael. This ran on MSN video.

Switched Access

10 April 09
Everything you've ever wanted to know about an arcane telecom policy issue and more!

Ten Tips for Shooting a Vox Pop

2 November 08
"Vox Pop" is short for Vox Populi, in the USA we call these kind of short video interviews "Man on the Street".

  • Keep a shot list as you go.
    Include the subject's name (double check spelling) and timecode. Make notes on particularly good interviews or sections of interviews.

  • Have subject sign an appearance release form.
    Alternately, ask them on camera if it’s okay to use the video on your website and other places like YouTube.

  • Tell the subject to look at you.
    Or have them look at the camera. Just don't let them bounce back and forth.

  • Ask them to repeat the questions.
    “What's my favorite flavor of ice cream? Why, it's vanilla.”

  • It’s okay to ask the same question twice.
    Ask the subject to rephrase their response, maybe it needs to be shorter.

  • Help your interviewee self-edit.
    If they say something interesting, and then move on to something else, ask them to rephrase the interesting part.

  • Don’t record a conversation.
    It’s really hard to edit chit-chat. Let them finish their thought completely before you speak again... Don’t interrupt / comment along the way “yup”, “un hun”, “really”. If you need to cut them off, do it with the knowledge that you’re starting a new cut.

  • Get the microphone as close as possible to the subject.
    Position the subject so that nothing behind them emits or reflects reflect sound.

  • Light your subject from more than one source.
    No harsh shadows.

  • Frame your shot.
    Place your subject relatively high in the frame. Use a tripod. Do not use hand held camera. Do not zoom or pan.

Water 1st = Safe Water

19 September 08
Another great PSA that I was happy to create.

Sled Board Masters

25 November 05

East Coast Style sled master video in quicktime format.

Flash Trailers for On The Boards

6 June 05

I made these little promo trailers for OTB. They’re done in Flash KT and Greco and Heavy Stuff

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