Category Archives: Projects

California Winemasters – The Best Food & Wine Event in L.A.

It really is an amazing evening in May each year at the Warner Bros backlot in Burbank. With about 60 fantastic chefs and 75 wineries, all showcasing their best in an all-inclusive (if you don't count the auctions) afternoon-into-night extravaganza, the California Winemasters consistently raises over $1 million to help fund research into a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. If you like food and wine, that alone is worth the price of admission. The auctions take it to a whole 'nother level. Fantastic wines, travel, and fun things with some going at bargain rates. Check it out for next year - https://cawinemasters.org/main-event/

A Quote:

This wine tasting extraordinaire and spectacular hors d’oeuvres dinner benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held on the “Midwest Street” back lots at Warner Bros. “One of the most important charity wine events in the US” – Tom Matthews, Wine Spectator Executive Editor.

Walk4Hearing

The HLAA Walk4Hearing is a national program that reaches out to the more than 48 million people with hearing loss, their families, friends, and hearing health professionals to raise awareness about hearing loss, good hearing health, and communication access.

Since 2006, the Walk4Hearing has welcomed almost 100,000 walkers and 8,300 teams to come together and share their hearing journey. Whether you have a hearing loss, know someone who does, or if you just need some help hearing in a noisy world, the Walk4Hearing is for you. And our message to you is: You are not alone. You can do something about your hearing loss.

Family Focus Resource Center – Attract & Inform Video

My favorite projects are ones that introduce me to people that live in the moment. The women of Family Focus Resource Center all have raised children with disabilities. The service they provide is helping parents new to the same situation learn of the various programs and services available to them.

I let these service providers and consumers tell their own stories. The intended viewer of the video, often a parent that has just confirmed their belief that their child has an issue needing special help, meets the people on screen that they may well meet in the office at a later date. The consumer testimonials from the parents currently making use of FFRC services are genuine, captured with my direct-to-camera interview technique. Familiarity, in this case, breeds trust.

My thanks to the folks at Family Focus Resource Center for the work they do and the opportunity they provided me!

 

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!