Alphacuity was formed to develop and sell a software tool to analyze sources of risk found in equity portfolios. I was contracted to write, narrate, and create a series of promotional and instructional videos highlighting the tool. These videos focus on animations and motion screen captures of the risk analyzer in action. In addition to different programs in the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro CC), I also used Camtasia for video screen captures of the software in action.
Otometrics - Product Promos
Otometrics provides computer-based audiological, otoneurologic and vestibular instrumentation and sound rooms to hearing and balance care professionals worldwide. For these videos, I used previously recorded video with original audio recording I narrated. Working with the staff at Otometrics, I edited these videos to match the script and storyboard developed for these product promotional pieces.
Otometrics - Video Blogs
After producing a short, company overview video, Otometrics had hours of staff interviews that did not make the final cut for that production. I was hired to take this additional material and create a series of video blogs to post on the company's site. Because the source material was often recorded in a single, static shot, the challenge was to use a variety of editing techniques of zooming and panning to facilitate appropriate edits that imitate a multi-camera shoot.
Three Fires Council, Boy Scouts of America - Camp Freeland Leslie
As an active volunteer with a local Boy Scout troop, I was recruited by the Three Fires Council of the BSA to join its volunteer marketing committee. I was asked to write, shoot, narrate, and produce a series of promotional videos for the council's summer program at Camp Freeland Leslie. These videos were created using footage shot by me at the camp in the summer of 2019. Audio recording was completed using Adobe Audition CC. The video was edited using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Three Fires Council, Boy Scouts of America - Silver Beaver Awards
Each year, Three Fires Council honors individuals who distinguished themselves as outstanding volunteers to the B.S.A. program. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest honor presented by local councils. In 2020, the annual recognition dinner had to be modified for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since guest attendance was limited, TFC decided to modify its usual program by having personalized messages from recipients pre-recorded for mass distribution. I was charged with interviewing, recording, and producing these pieces. I used two cameras for recording and edited each interview using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Three Fires Council, Boy Scouts of America - Merit Badge University
Each year, Three Fires Council hosts "Merit Badge University"-- a day long event that attracts hundreds of scouts and scouters from around the country. In 2019, I was asked to record video at the event and then create a series of promotional pieces to promote future MBU events. Adobe Audition, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro CC were used in the production of each.
Glenbard West Best Buddies
Glenbard West High School supports a local chapter of the national Best Buddies organization. It is a club founded on the belief of inclusion for all students. I created this video to support the group's annual campaign to "Spread the Word to End the (R) Word" that is sometimes applied to students with mental or physical challenges. I filmed much of the b-roll in this production, but also incorporated cell phone videos and photographs made by others at various club events throughout the year. All graphic and effects were created using programs in the Adobe Creative Suite CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro).
Bright Lights Theatre
This educational theater organization offers programming throughout the year for students of all ages and levels. I recorded the 2019 summer production of "Shrek: The Musical" for the group's archival and promotional purposes. The show was recorded using three cameras and was edited using the multi-camera tools in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Glenbard West Theatre
The Glenbard West Theatre Department has a robust drama program. This video is an excerpt from a production of "Young Frankenstein: The Musical" that was produce in the late Fall of 2019. This video was made for archival purposes only. I filmed the show using a three camera set up and edited the video using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.