MATTER VIDEO PRODUCTION – 2011 HIGHLIGHTS
Essentially, my reel for 2011:
QUEST FOR THE ONE & MONSTER FISH 2012
JANUARY 2012 – BEVERLY, MA – In my “free time,” I edited four episodes for Gowdy Productions. One for Monster Fish and two for Quest for the One. The series kicked-off the beginning of the year, with Monster Fish at 4pm ET on Outdoor Channel and Quest for the One at 10am ET on NBC Sports Network.
MATTER COMMUNICATIONS AUGUST SHOWCASE
NEWBURYPORT, MA – Working for Matter Communications, I get to produce a lot of interesting videos. This past August was a busy one, and I thought I’d write a “mega-post” with some of the videos we’ve created. Enjoy!
Joey Ciaramitaro is a lobster dealer in Gloucester, Mass., and the founder of the popular Good Morning Gloucester blog. In this video from Matter Communications’ Matter Chatter blog, Ciaramitaro shares tips on ways to engage readers, build an audience and create, as he would say, “a blog that doesn’t suck.” Video was produced in-house.
The PMDA Portraits of Love video is intended to share the personal experiences of one of the project’s military families and independent photographers from last year. By sharing their stories, other military families and photographers will be inspired to participate in the program this year the PMDA looks to continue to use the power of photography to help give back to the communities. This video was created and produced in-house and will be hosted on pmdaportraitsoflove.com and be distributed via social media.
DxO Labs: This video was developed to accompany the launch of the newest version of DxO FilmPack, a software product that emulates the look created by dozens of film stocks. The video is intended to demonstrate the artistic flexibility offered by FilmPack, the precision of its film emulations and the emotional impact of using a film look with digital images. The video relies on the words and experience of Falcon, a well-regarded photographer that has come to rely on the DxO FilmPack for processing every single image he produces. This video was created with third-party and pre-existing content, still images and video screen-captures, and lives on DxO’s website.
With its weekly Ask the Chef videos, Sea Cuisine is seeking to educate and provide actionable advice to consumers who are fans of seafood, but perhaps have some trepidation in preparing it at home. With very rare exceptions, the videos don’t even mention the Sea Cuisine brand overtly, as the series is meant to position the brand as a resource – through its executive chef, Owen Tilley, aka The Seafood Guy – as a resource for information that will keep consumers coming back and indirectly build goodwill for the brand. The videos serve as our regular Friday feature on the brand’s blog, “The Seafood Guy Shows You How,” and also live on a dedicated Seafood Guy channel on YouTube, which is actually where viewership is highest. This video is created and produced in-house; we produce approximately four Ask the Chef videos per month.
The New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) video is intended to demonstrate Sigma’s presence and involvement at an industry event. By working directly with the show’s coordinators, Sigma was able to generate a strong relationship with the organization, and bring attention to a great outlet for photographers. This video will be hosted on the NECCC website, in addition to Sigma’s blog. This video was created and produced in-house with the help of Jeffrey Griecci of MINT Films.
The Sigma Pros video was created to demonstrate the talent and industry expertise of Sigma’s lineup of professional photographers (Sigma Pros). This video showcases the Pros’ personalities, as well as their photographs and photo tips. Sigma’s goal in creating this video was to shine the spotlight on their Pros, “introduce” them to Sigma fans, and inspire photographers to pick up a Sigma lens or camera to begin their journey in photography. This video will live on the Sigma’s website. This video was created and produced in-house using Matter video, some third-party filming, Skype, and still images. The interviews were additionally captured by Jeffrey Griecci of MINT Films.
And finally, I wanted to share a recent Client Perspective Matter testimonial video. In this episode, Bob Hastings, Executive Director of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, talks about public relations challenges; choosing a PR agency and working with Matter Communications. This video was created and produced in-house and will live on Matternow.com.
Thanks for watching.
GATHERING OF THE VIBES 2011
BRIDGEPORT, CT – July 2011, I was hired as a on-stage camera operator for the Gathering of the Vibes weekend festival. It was a lot of work but a ton of fun. While I was shooting, the lineup included Janes Addiction, Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Darkstar Orchestra, FURTHER, John Butler Trio and many others. Below is one video of the live production with the band .moe (be sure to watch at approximately 8:55 and you’ll see a glimpse of me nearly being “rocked” off stage!):
Be sure to check out other performances from the event (uploaded regularly) on the Gathering of the Vibes YouTube Channel.
OPENING OUR DOORS 2011 – FENWAY CULTURE BOSTON
BOSTON, MA – Last year I filmed the happenings of Opening Our Doors 2010, an event presented by The Fenway Alliance. The Fenway Alliance’s mission is to advance the cultural hatchery that is the Fenway District, Boston. Opening Our Doors is Boston’s single largest day of Free arts and cultural events.
Below is the 2011 preview video using much of my content for the upcoming event:
40th ANNUAL NORCAL REGIONAL EMMY AWARDS
SACRAMENTO, CA – Congratulations to KOVR CBS 13 reporter Neda Iranpour for her recent Feature News Report Light Emmy Award! Her feature was based on the Tahoe Dangerzone video web-series I produced during the 2009-2010 winter season. Check out her report below:
And here is my take on the day’s activities:
CAMBRIDGE, MA – This past spring I conducted interviews for a promotional video for Prize4Life, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the discovery of treatments and cures for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). Some of the top minds in the ALS academic, clinical, and industry communities discuss why the disease demands more attention and funding and how Prize4Life’s efforts have helped catalyze a breakthrough in the field:
ISC 2012 MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS – Winter 2011 I had the opportunity to produce a couple videos for the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts (SAM), which entailed two outings in Winchendon and Conway, MA. I went out with a fun group of SAM coordinators and explored the woods, fields, lakes and countryside via snowmobile. Here is a short promo video for the upcoming International Snowmobile Congress 2012 event:
From Sledmass.com: On June 5-9, 2012, the 44th International Snowmobile Congress will be held in Sturbridge, Massachusetts at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center. This event is dedicated to the development of strategies on our common role with respect to the environment, conservation, access, education and accountability.
MATTER COMMUNICATIONS – WORK AT MATTER
NEWBURYPORT, MA – A recruitment video for Matter Communications:
A quick video profiling a handful of employees at Matter Communications:
CANON 60D EOS TEST
SALEM, MA – My new job has me working with the Canon EOS 60D. This is a short test video from a quick walk around my block before the rain came in.
Lens: Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8
BOSTON, MA – A few weeks ago I worked as camera op for the “Detour” segment of styleboston.tv, a WCVB Boston program that “brings styleboston viewers thrills and chills at the best activity hubs in New England.” What I was shooting was a “FlashMob” event in Quicy Market. It was pretty fun to see it all come together; take a look:
EDITING REEL 2011:
Examples and excerpts of recent editing work:
Quest for the One; NBCSports Versus: 0:00
Chile Con Nick Visconti; FuelTV: 1:58
Evolve Chile Web Promo: 4:57
Monster Fish “PEI Bluefin”; Outdoor Channel: 5:19
Monster Fish “Long-range Yellowfin”; Outdoor Channel: 7:52
Arbor Skateboards created a long-board skate deck using a sequence taken from my video of their snowboard team rider Nick Visconti. The video was shot last year and can be viewed in Think Thank’s Right Brain, Left Brain full-length snowboard feature. You can find the skateboard and a copy of the movie at your local skate/snowboard shop!
EVOLVE CHILE 2011 PROMOS
CHILE – Promotional video for Evolve Chile Ski & Snowboard Camp for their 2011 camp sessions.
Check out http://www.evolvechile.com for more information on this great summer ski and snowboard camp.
ULTIMATE BOARDER 2011 LIVE WEBCAST
I will be helping produce the live webcast of the 2011 Ultimate Boarder Championships, acting as producer/media manager. The Surf, Skate and Snowboarding triathlon for our generation, Ultimate Boarder 2011 will be live online from April 2nd – April 9th. This is the fourth annual UB Championships and we’re excited to show it LIVE to the world. Ultimate Boarder is stacked with the best board sport athletes on the planet, a heavy hitting roster of top skaters, surfers and snowboarders vying for the championship. From legends like Christian Hosio, Rob Machado and Steve Caballero to exploding talents like Chad Shetler, Shayne Pospisil, Brandon Cocard and Chas Guldemond, this event has created a platform for the world’s best to compete in and enjoy the brotherhood of the sports they live for. Watch Eddie Wall and Dave Downing surf and skate, see Mike Morrissey and Eric McHenry Skate and Snowboard. Do not miss this live webcast, as it is the most eclectic pool of talent and truly becoming one of the most exciting events of the year!
QUEST FOR THE ONE & MONSTER FISH 2011
BEVERLY, MA – I’ve been working for Gowdy Productions, based in Beverly, MA, where I’m one of the editors for two television programs; Quest for the One and Monster Fish. Both are premiering this week on Versus Channel and Outdoor Channel, respectively.
Quest for the One description: “Featuring legendary outdoorsmen Trev Gowdy and Bill Urseth, Quest for the One is a global excursion that delivers the largest fish and game on the planet. Come on an adventure where it’s all about the big one!”
* Episodes I’ve edited are: MA Bluefin Tuna, Canadian Muskox, Canadian Caribou, Canadian Elk, Colorado Elk, Colorado Muledeer, Kentucky and Minnesota Whitetail deer.
* Quest for the One initially airs Sundays at 10:00 a.m. EST, but also appears throughout the week.
* Quest for the One show schedule: http://www.versus.com/shows/quest-for-the-one/
Monster Fish description: “America’s sportsman Trev Gowdy and famed international angler Dennis Braid span the globe in search of the largest and most unusual species of fish on rod and reel – Trev Gowdy’s Monster Fish is a fishing series that is all about size and the challenge, tactics and strategies that complete an angler’s goal to catch the biggest of fish this planet has to offer. Monster Fish, size does matter.”
* Episodes I’ve edited are: Prince Edward Island blue fin tuna, Mexico Snook and Long Range Wahoo.
* Monster Fish initially airs Fridays at 10:30 p.m EST on the Outdoor Channel, but also appears throughout the week.
* Monster Fish show schedule: http://outdoorchannel.com/Shows/MonsterFish.aspx
ALL THAT REMAINS – “HOLD ON” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
LOWELL, MA – The official music video for “Hold On” from All That Remains. I worked as a dolly grip for the band performance scene. Not my particular taste in music, but it was a cool experience nonetheless. Enjoy!
Side fact: The location for this video is the same location as the boxing gym featured in The Fighter.
NICK VISCONTI – THINK THANK’S “RIGHT BRAIN, LEFT BRAIN”
LAKE TAHOE, CA – This is an excerpt from Nick Visconti’s video part in “Right Brain Left Brain” in which I helped film. For Nick’s entire part and the rest of Think Thank’s season of insanity, purchase the double disc DVD at snowboard shops around the world or at thinkthank.com
EB5 JOBS FOR MASSACHUSETTS
BOSTON, MA – Promotional video for EB-5 Jobs for Massachusetts Inc., whose mission is to use the EB-5 Investor Visa Program and other US Government Visa Programs to “help Stimulate Economic Growth and Increase the Massachusetts and American Job Base without the need of Governmental Revenues or use of public tax assistance at any level.”
Panasonic HVX 200
MY 2009 REEL: