Most demo reels are fast-paced collections of flashy images, cut to dramatic production music, with loads of special effects. In other words, eye candy. That’s not my style. Beautiful pictures are important, to be sure, but so is uniqueness of content. I specialize in finding people and events outside the media spotlight and documenting them with empathy and finesse. Here’s a 20-minute cross-section of recent work that I’m proud of.
You can decide for yourself how well I’m doing at reaching this goal. As I mentioned in the previous post, I’m de-emphasizing smaller video jobs (business profiles, song demos and audition videos) in the coming months to put more time into creating marketable, memorable long-form documentaries and concert videos.
The past few months have been busy, as I’ve scrambled to wrap up the first round of interviews and performances for Don’t Give Up Your Day Job (my documentary about the life experiences of working musicians) while taking on an increasing variety of projects for hire. Here are some recent examples.
Local TV news reporter Eva Mastromatteo paid us a visit the other day to record this segment about the movie business in our little corner of the world.
It’s been awhile since I posted an update here. These blogs get away from you if you let them, so here are some other tidbits: