Video Portfolio

Promo Video for Coptics

I recently created a promo video for a local organization with which I am involved to help promote one of the courses they offer. The final video was pulled from three different recording sessions.  Two sessions were set up specifically for this video, while the ending segment came from a live event I recorded.  I…

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Recording Fireworks

A nephew of mine brought in some fireworks to a family get together, and it was a perfect opportunity for me to test out my ability to capture quality video from such a display.  I think we all did rather well — Jeff, myself, and my DVX200. Video was shot with VLOG, at UHD 60fps…

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FPC Niles Flood Response

Here’s a recent project I worked on, doing both videography and editing for a video intended to elicit donations and volunteers to help out with continuing efforts to support those affected by a recent flood in the area of Niles, MI. I’ve pulled out the contact info for this version, but otherwise, it’s essentially what…

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DVX200 Flexibility

While this video is relatively simple, and the audio isn’t the greatest, I’m adding it to my video portfolio for a couple of reasons. First, it highlights the flexibility of the new DVX200 I bought a few months ago. For whatever reason, I wasn’t happy with the default color matrix, as many skin tones turned…

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Tibetan Singing Bowls Concert

I was recently asked to record a concert given at the Coptic Center I’ve been working with a lot lately.  The concert was performed by Mark Handler, who may be found at http://www.tibetanbowls.org. There were a couple of challenges in getting a good recording.  While the audio portion was relatively easy — a generally quiet…

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Harmonic Prayer Introduction

Here is a short, 20-minute video I put together describing the basics of Harmonic Prayer. This is the first video I’ve produced with a new piece of equipment — a teleprompter! For those interested, a Glide Gear TMP100, to be precise, which requires a tablet to display the notes/script. For the tablet, I’m using an…

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Trying Something New

I’ve never been afraid to try something new.  I’ve just been cautious to avoid wasting time. Perhaps in the end, these are the same thing? Either way, I do try different things from time to time, especially when I feel it’s a good opportunity to experience something fun, or a way to improve what I’m…

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Dances of Universal Peace Workshop

Last night, I had the opportunity to record a workshop in which the “best” shots would be in the middle of all the activity.  This was a new experience for me, as I normally record events from the sidelines where I’m not in anyone’s way. Luckily, no one minded my being there.  Maybe because I…

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Use Circular Time to Change Your Life

For the past four and a half years, I’ve been recording services at the Coptic Center here in the Grand Rapids area, and using this as practice as I develop my skills as a videographer. I started in 2013 with the Nikon D800 camera I bought for still photography, and then added a ‘real’ video…

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Amy Seekman Interview

This is a first-time interview with someone who is starting a new website and wanted to introduce herself in a more personal way with video. I asked her a series of questions and edited together her answers to compile this documentary-style promo video. Original interview recorded on a chromakey green screen, with park footage used…