About two years ago, Irish-born singer-songwriter Mark Dignam — a father of two who lives in Pittsburgh — took his band, the House of Song, into Treelady Recording Studios together with a live audience primed to sing along. The result was Mark’s latest CD, “Re-Build,” which has gained critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic.
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.