Category Archives: Video

My own logo with mask reveal: RECORE Entertainment

I made this logo using a drawing of the “RECORE” logo, with “Entertainment” as a text layer, and a transparent, royalty-free picture of a light bulb.  I used a mask reveal to create the illusion of drawing on the light bulb, and I then proceeded to use a particle emitter to create the light coming out of the bulb.  I used keyframes to manipulate the particle emitter to create the desired effect, with the logo and text simply first appearing as the light pulls away.  I also made everything fade out right away in Motion.  Please enjoy!


Motion: 3D Photo Animation

I created both of these videos with Adobe Photoshop and Apple Motion.  In Photoshop, I separated the layers, and then I animated them in Apple Motion.

For the 2-part animation, I simply clone-stamped the background layer in Photoshop prior to importing into motion, and then I used scaling to create a 3D effect.

However, in the 4-part one, I only separated the layers in Photoshop.  In Motion, I separated each separate layer in Z-space.  I then moved the camera to make it appear 3D.  I also added a Throw behavior to the top sky layer.

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.

Writer’s Block – Adam Young Scores Short Film Contest

This is my entry into the Adam Young Scores Short Film Contest.

Filmed in Houston, Texas, Writer’s Block features a young, female writer writing a story about an orange thief, only to not be able to figure out how to end the story. When her wish for help results in various story characters to appear in her bedroom, the author struggles to find an ending of theirs that works for her story. In the end, she comes up with an ending of a… weird sort.

While I didn’t place, I enjoyed making it.  I filmed it with my own Canon T5i, with audio recorded with my own Zoom H4n.  I then edited everything in Final Cut Pro X.  Please enjoy!

Active 8 – Episode 5: Detective Rico

This is a video I edited as a part of my group’s weekly segment contribution to TCWeekly, season 15.  This premiered live in podcast episode 163.  You can find it on iTunes or on YouTube.

Active 8 – Episode 2: Professor Rico

This is a video I edited as a part of my group’s weekly segment contribution to TCWeekly, season 15.  This premiered live in podcast episode 160.  You can find it on iTunes or on YouTube.

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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