Monthly Archives: July 2018

Authentic Content Promo Reel 2017

Having been an agent for commercial artists for a couple of decades and now promoting myself as the creative I am SO much more empathetic to the difficulty of deciding what to show. Creating a "sizzle" reel is a process of selecting the best new work, parting ways with some old favorites, and combining it, somehow, into a visual narrative.

This is the best of what I do. This is what I love to do. This is me, without me being in front of the camera.

It is safe to say that I am a generalist within the broad niche of people-based videos. Yes, I've shot some products and done it well, but I sing best (no, you don't want to hear that!) with a person in front of the camera. I work with directors or by myself, with on-camera interviewers or by myself, with a crew of many or of very few. Often it is myself, or myself and one person that can capture a nice interview or testimonial.

In the past year I have vastly upgraded my equipment. In truth, given pretty much any camera I can capture a still or video clip of interest, but quality of the digital information, audio and video alike, does make a difference. Most of the newer work is at the front end of this reel. I think the difference shows.

So, take a look. Give a call. I am easy to talk to!

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 2018 California Winemasters Fundraiser

If you are a foodie, like wine or incredible auctions of food, wine and travel, this is an event you want to be at. Held each May on the Warner Brothers backlot it is a sellout crowd of about 14oo coming to enjoy the fantastic food, wonderful wines and to help raise money for a worthwhile cause.

With about 75 of California's finest winemakers giving tastes and auctioning of rare lots often unavailable unless you are already on their list, this is an opportunity to stock up your cellar for your own special events.

As important as some of those wine lots are, some of the top auction items include travel. Perhaps your own island in the Mediterranean before heading to Venice, Italy, is to your liking, or any of many exclusive opportunities to travel and dine in style across America and Europe.

The chefs come from all over Southern California and bring their best. The variety is extreme, from tapas to pizza, vegan to steak, fish to fowl. Nobody goes home hungry!

To get tickets or ask to be a featured chef or vintner, go to www.CaliforniaWinemasters.org