In college, my minor field of study was audio recording, engineering and production. I’ve been dabbling in music production since I was 16 years old. Furthering that education during my time at Emerson College was incredible. It’s where I was introduced to Pro Tools, the world’s greatest audio recording software! To this day, I’ll jump on the chance to put those skills to use.
When I first learned to shoot professional video, the video recorder was it’s own device you carried with you in a shoulder pack, wired to the camera weighting-down your shoulder. Oh how times have changed! It’s so much easier to get a quality image these days that I can spend more time on the idea or vision for the project and less on the tedious technical parts.
Purely digital photography. I’ve shot on film, but never developed my own photos. So, as far as I’m concerned, I’ve never shot on film. I do love the wide margin of error that come with digital photography. I also pride myself on classic principles of lighting and framing.
Labors of love, these two are. Writing and Video producing don’t always go hand-in-hand. But in my under-budgeted world they usually do. And I don’t mind. It makes sense the person with the vision should articulate it with words, if possible. And then have someone else come copy edit. Or vice versa.
I got my first voiceover gig as an intern at the University of Pittsburgh radio station in 1992. So what if it volunteer? It was the thing the got all this going. I got my first paid voiceover gig in 1997 when someone called Emerson College looking for a cheap voice talent. I auditioned, took a train to a Boston suburb, got my $75 check on the way out the door. Spent it all that night at Charlie Flynn’s bar. Now people are working for $5 on Fiverr – *eh-hem.* (That’s a link to my Fiverr gig. I’m testing the platform)
If you’d like to book me for a professional gig, please contact Cindi Davis-Andress at Pastorini-Bosby talent agency.
This company’s technology blew my mind. They made fire protection products that seemed like they would protect a home or most any structure in a wildfire scenario. The project was fun to work on. Testing fire protection on plywood involved lots of heat, some danger, and really hot video.
A few years after I left Greenville, NC my friends in the East Carolina University athletic department asked me to collaborate on a hype video for the stadium crowd to watch before the player introductions. This was the result. It played for years until it was replaced with a more modern sound.
I was invited to Hilton Head as a guest of the Travel with Meaning podcast. Great opportunity to get back to flying the drone. Hilton Head is so beautiful. It’s made for drone shots.
This was for a friend’s band. I recorded their song in a garage apartment one afternoon on a 6 channel Zoom recorder with a few Shure 57’s and a couple random Rode shotgun mics. Afterward, I grabbed my Cannon 5Dmkiii and we shot the video down the road next to the bayou across from Downtown Houston. Edited later on Final Cut Pro. So much fun!
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