Bridal Spectacular – Tuxedo Solo, January 2011

Project Meta Cameras: Sony DSR-250 Sony PD100 equivalent Editor: Premiere Pro CS5 This is a two-camera edit of the tuxedo fashion show number from the Bridal Spectacular’s January 2011 show. The addition of the second, handheld camera wasn’t planned, and the second camera was in full-auto mode. While it’s not perfect, the shakiness kind of […]

Brief with Lighting Designer David Hartley

David Harley has been working as a professional lighting designer and general audio/visual guru for over thirty years. I caught up with him at the Bridal Spectacular convention, one of the events in Las Vegas which has hired me for video coverage of their fashion shows. In the slideshow below, Hartley gives a glimpse into his life […]

Reminiscing: Middle School Book Drive (2002)

Prior to high school, I was a bona-fide overachiever. This included a duty as president of my middle school’s National Junior Honor Society. During my 8th grade year, we ran a book drive for the elementary school nearest ours, one I believe was deemed an “at-risk” school under the No Child Left Behind Act. Our […]

Thoughts on Perspective

If you’re sensible, you take an indirect hint from the broke fuckers who spend half their lives wasting away at the blackjack table, pounding back cigarette after drink after sorrow. “It’s always like this,” The stranger across the table from me says after yet another losing hand. I was in the same boat as him, […]

BT Spins in Vegas; Ravers _____ in Phoenix

Standing in this massive line was ridiculous, I thought. $45 gets me this? But after a few directions and the flash of a wristband, I was in. BT, and his vocal accompaniment JES, performed at Rain Nightclub at the Palms Resort and Casino Saturday night, and it was a hell of a show. Granted, this […]

Let’s Make A Reality – TV Game Show Experience

In the rotting carcass that is the Tropicana Hotel and Casino’s convention center, a television studio was constructed, and in the last two and a half months, 98 episodes of TV’s newest game show have been taped in it. The locale for CBS’s debut game show, “Let’s Make A Deal” with Wayne Brady, happens to […]

Toe Tag Monologues – Freelance Project

Project Meta Cameras: Sony DSR-250 (x2) Editor: Premiere Pro CS4 Preface: This is a freelance project I received through AV Vegas. The content is a school play called the Toe Tag Monologues (website), a production of Vision Theatrical Foundation in Las Vegas. This video is a highlights reel blend of interviews and show footage. The biggest […]

Bridal Spectacular – Twilight Fashion Show

Project Meta Camera: Sony DSR-250 Editor: Premiere Pro Cs4 Preface: I’ve video-taped the last several fashion shows for the Bridal Spectacular wedding convention in Las Vegas. In August 2009, one of the fashion shows was themed around the popular book series and movie, “Twilight.” I was asked to make a short cut of the show […]

Las Vegas Philharmonic – Springs Preserve, Las Vegas – July 4, 2009

Project Meta Cameras: Sony DSR-250 (x3) Switcher: Panasonic MX50 Preface: This is a short clip from the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s performance at the Springs Preserve Las Vegas on July 4, 2009. This was a three camera shoot: one stationary and two on-the-shoulder roaming on a very packed stage. The cameras were DSR-250s. Production company, providing sound, […]

Ass Kicking

I’m writing this from atop a mound of dirt on the side of the I-215 beltway overlooking the Las Vegas valley, brightly lit as always, and accompanied by a nearly full moon. I’m listening to BT’s This Binary Universe, and remembering the tranquil swim I took at dusk under a purple and orange sky. Tonight […]