In my demo reel, I chose a few projects that I have worked on over the last couple of years. I chose to open the reel with the first part a video that became part of my final project for Directing class. I had the talent lie down on a bed with the lights off. I then placed a 500-watt soft box light outside the window that is adjacent to the bedroom. When he sits upright, part of his face is obscured by darkness and the outside light illuminates the other part. During post production, I color corrected the light to have a blue hue.
Moving onto the next project, this is part of a webisode that I filmed before I moved to Virginia and edited after I started at Full Sail. I used a simple JVC Everio camera to film the talent on a green screen using simple incandescent lights. I then built the virtual studio around him, which I really like. It's not the most professional work, but the camera is mostly to blame for the quality, coupled with my lack of fine technical knowledge at the time of filming. Moving on, there are three shots from a film that I entered into the 48 Hour Film Project for 2013 in Virginia. Those shots are simply a Canon 60D mounted on a glidecam unit as the camera chases the talent. We were nominated for Best Editing and Best Director, both roles I played for our team.
The next shots are from a music video that I shot for a colleague prior to Christmas of 2012. The singer/songwriter Tina Micula was a real player, as we had to go over the pieces over and over due to issues with the site. I think the motion is nice and smooth giving you a sensation of moving about the scene. Following the music video is a live video that I shot for some work mates at the historic Norva theatre in Norfolk, Virginia. The selected shot is when I got down close to the stage to a nice view of the band. I finish off the video with shots from my Directing class final, Awakened. The talent was really fun to work with, especially since the woman is now my wife. For the fade scene, I shot the scene empty. Without moving the camera, I quickly had the talent play out their scenes. I then simply layered the shots and faded one out of the way and the other into place. The very last shot is the end of Awakened as a balance to the opening shot.