Footage from the Guardians of the Everglades project. This was all done at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Here is a link to the projects homepage if you would like to support them. They’re doing great work, and we’re honored to partner with them.
So Edward had this idea to do a video starring…himself, discussing why a video is the best way to deliver your message. He was all excited about this vision stuck in his brain. (You know how those artistic types are.) So he gathered a couple of producers, copped a favor from a hotel owner friend for a location, and proceeded to do about a thousand takes of “What’s in a Message?” I stopped by with our boys to say hi and sure enough, Matthew ends up on camera doing the shtick himself. (I think he was better than Daddy, but don’t tell Ed that.) Thing is, the kids were on day two of summer vacation. Matthew had serious bedhead since school was finally over and I just. Didn’t. Care. I should have figured he would end up with a role. In an old soccer shirt, no less. So soccer shirt bedhead rips a version of the read and we depart, leaving the guys to do their thang. Four hours later my husband comes home, exhausted and exhilarated about the possibilities of the piece.
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?
|Adventures in Conservation|
|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,