What’s a demo?

Why a demo? 

Then a friend of mine @ Camera’s International Matt Mayes, asked me to cut a demo for an upcoming project.  I did it but again, didn’t put too much regard into it.   Where we live budgets are really low.  Why would I want to show that material off?, but things had changed since the last time I had done a demo.  My brain didn’t realize that……..

If you want to be in the world of excellence and creative freedom, then your work needs to represent that.  (Thanks David Sowers @ DASO photo)  Bust your rear end, work harder and then when it’s time the right person will see your work and you will be moved.  You need to look like you belong where you’re going.  Kind of like dressing for success.

That brings us to today.  I emailed that reel to a colleague whom I respect in the industry as he asked me to send it.  His reply has really rocked my world in that he said that the pieces were very well produced and that we do excellent work.

This sparked my thoughts, that how can you transition from where you are currently located in life, to where you desire to go, if what  you’re  currently doing doesn’t look like where you want to be going.

After all that talk, here is our demo?

Captions Subtitles Text

Who would have ever thought that doing sub-titles would become such a huge business.  I mean that 80-90% of all programs must be captioned.  At a cost of around $300-$1200 per half hour.  It’s a phenomenal tool for the people who use the service, but it costs programmers MILLIONS of dollars to create.  Think about it.

Dyer Video Shoot

So… Today I got a quick prompter job with a couple friends, Darren Dyer and Rob Poole.

Let me explain how a prompter job works. — remember when the President got messed up when the TelePrompTer glitched and he was stopped live on tv.

Yes that’s what I did tonight. The client was a corporate client who I can’t divulge. But we were doing a promo piece with the text written out.

These jobs are actually fun to do as I get to interact with everyone. As opposed to other roles where it can get kinda boring.

So… Take a word doc, and follow a person reading the words on tv. If you roll it too fast, they sound rushed. If you roll it too slow, they sound drawn out. Your job as a prompter op, make them sound natural.
That’s it.. Any questions?

Dubs or Duplication

Dubs—Dubs—Dubs—Dubs
It was Dub day yesterday at the old office.
Adventures in Conservation
It is funny how projects wind up in your lap.  Sometimes you work, fight, and even beg to get work into the office.  Other times it just winds up at your doorstep.  This project was a really simple set of copies for a nature show that a friend of mine (Keith Goodman) is producing.  Check out the promo piece on there website.if you are into fishing and or the environment.
Marcus Jansen “A Painters Allegory”

Marcus Jansen’s project was one that we worked with a bunch of different people and I wound up directing the final project.  The team consisted of Eric Raddatz,(producer) Flip Minott,(Director or Photography)  Hank Sorrick (Post Supervisor) and Myself -Edward Clay (Director). Plus a couple others whose names I don’t have right here.  Marcus is an awesome painter who has done a ton of really cool work.  Here is a link to his website and a link to his facebook page.  His art jumps off the canvas and really makes a statement.  As for the video itself, Shot on the 5D, Posted on Adobe Premiere, Graphics in After Effects.  I really thought the final piece was awesome and told a great story… You know you want to see a link,

Scottsdale AZ

Here is a quick couple of photos from a recent shoot I was on in Scottsdale Arizona,  I was working at the Hyatt Regency on a Corp Video Shoot.  Here are a couple shots I took.  It was truly an amazing place.

EJC Color Demo For Email
The Wild West Returns
EJC Scottsdale For Email
I wanna be a cowboy!
 There was so much dust on the trail that we had to wear masks.