Category Archives: Video Production

NWTC’s Solar Energy Program

For our video production 2 class, we had to work in groups to produce a promotional video for a program at NWTC (other than digital media). In one group I worked with, we did a video on the Solar Energy program. The video was filmed by Jarrod Oettinger and Austin Hammond, with the initial edit put together by Jacob Zich. I worked on fine-tuning and finishing the edit in FCPX, which consisted of trimming B-roll and adding lower thirds, which I created in Apple Motion.

Music was provided by De Wolfe Music, which is allowed under a license with NWTC.


TCWeekly – Season 15 Intro

I edited this video in Final Cut Pro X for a podcast for the class Internet Broadcasting Advanced! Stay tuned: TCWeekly season 15 began LIVE on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM CST. We will continue on Tuesday, November 1st at the same time. At this point, we will be going solid every week at Tuesdays at 2:00. Hope you’ll tune in!!

Music by Calvin La Grow.  Directed by Prisca Elzen.

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Video Photography Interview: Jim De Koch

For our Video Photography Class, we had to interview someone with an interesting story that we didn’t know personally. One of my former high school teachers knew someone who locally produced a short anti-bullying film called “E.O.B.” E.O.B., which stands for Elizabeth Octavia Baxter, tells the story of that girl who ends up committing suicide as a result of bullying. This is that interview with the film’s writer and director, Jim De Koch.

This was filmed by me with Jim’s DSLR camera and microphone. I edited the interview in Final Cut Pro X.

Select clips of E.O.B. used under Fair Use and is copyrighted to Jim De Koch. Music used by De Wolfe, used under a license through Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

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Corporate Video – Grace Congregational UCC (Two Rivers, WI)

This is a video I made for both a school project and my church, Grace Congregational United Church of Christ. This was done as a sort of “corporate video” piece.

Yes – That means the church is non-profit organization and not a corporation. This was filmed with a DSLR camera and edited with Final Cut Pro X.

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Video Photography – Tape-based Demo Reel

Here is a demo reel demonstrating possible shot composition, filmed on a professional Panasonic HDV camera. This was edited in Final Cut Pro X.

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Video Photography – t3i Demo Reel

Here is a demo reel demonstrating different experimentation with resolution, frame rate,  shutter speed, and F-Stop, using a Canon t3i DSLR camera.  I edited this in Final Cut Pro X.

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Video Photography – Anti-Bullying/Cyber-Bullying PSA

This cyber bulling PSA video was for a PSA project in my video photography class. I edited the video in Final Cut Pro X, and I created the Facebook graphic in post production.

DISCLAIMER: This video was not created for, endorsed by, nor should be confused with any project by the people at

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Video Photography – Script Project

Here is a video I made for my video photography class.  We were given scripts to record each other saying on camera, and then we had to splice it up and edit it together in a new way.  This was edited in Final Cut Pro X.

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A Brighter Escape – Stronger (Music Video)

One of my side projects is making music under the alias A Brighter Escape (similar to how Adam Young releases music under the alias Owl City).  This is my first music video for the project, and it was also my final project for Video Production and Editing 1.

At the time of writing, you can download the song for free here.  The song, “Stronger”, will be on my upcoming album, Rainbows in the Dark.  For more information about my music, check out

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Green Screen Newscast – Trans-Pacific Partnership

I set up and recorded this “news cast” for my Video Production and Editing 1 class. I edited and keyed the video using Final Cut Pro X.

This video is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 4.0: If you use this elsewhere on the web, please be sure to link back to the original video.