Showing posts from 2011

Thanksgiving 2011



Props to Michael Stone for taking these photos :)

Rocky Mouth Waterfall


Fedora Pictures Reel 2011

Check out this new reel I put together from various projects I've had the good fortune to work on!

Featuring work done in collaboration with: Anna Kaelin Music, JMills Entertainment, Vescovo Buonarroti Art, Moonstream Pictures, Boogeyman FX, Power & Industry, Spencer Stanley, Plaid Video Marketing, In Our Own Quiet Way, and Academy for Creating Enterprise.

Bells Canyon Lower Reservoir


Hiking to Donut Falls


Final Cut Pro X

I know there are a lot of haters out there but Final Cut Pro X is the most amazing NLE (Non-Linear Editor) I've ever used.  I started editing as a kid on my brothers' computer using Adobe Premiere v4 over 13 years ago.  Since that time I've cut on Avid Media Composer, Symphony, and Express.  I've also used Final Cut Pro since version 2.

This new version of Final Cut does have a few bugs and I recognize that it needs a few features added in order to be compatible with other software used in professional post production.  I had some hurtles to overcome and needed to rethink the way I edited in some ways.  But now that I've given it a chance I am blown away by the sophistication and power built into such an intuitive program.  Especially when you consider the price point!

I've also been teaching myself DaVinci Resolve, there's a "Lite" version available as a free download.  It's been a lot of fun to learn that workflow and it gives you so much p…

Sunday Night at Silver Lake

After enjoying some grilled hotdogs and hamburgers Laura, Mason, Kim, and I decided to journey up Big Cottonwood Canyon and take a walk around Silver Lake.  We did get attacked by mosquitoes, pesky little guys, but other than that it was an enjoyable time!

New Suits

Our friend Chris Downey has moved away and returned from the land whence he came, North Carolina.  He was employed at Mr. Mac during his stay here with us.  Prior to his departure Garrett and I decided we must buy suits from him.  The man knows how to dress to say the least.  Obviously a photo shoot was a must.  These photos were taken in my backyard with a Canon T2i and a plastic fantastic 50mm 1.8 Canon lens.  I used Apple's Aperture (as always) to edit them.

Big Events of Eventfulness

I've had the good fortune to be at three major events in the last couple weeks.

First I was able to attend a private meet and greet with Mitt Romney on May 14th where he announced his candidacy for president. I was front and center and the closest person to the podium in a room full of powerful and wealthy people. Afterwords we shot a video with Mitt and I got to shake his hand.

Then came our awards show on May 20th, Utah's Entertainment and Choice Awards, which I've spent many long hours helping with by creating video and graphics. Several celebrities came out to support the event. Daniel Bernhardt, David Archuleta, Debbie Gibson, Sean Bradley, the Osmonds, the Fredettes, and others were among those who attended along with local media personalities.

I brought a few friends along who really enjoyed the show. It wouldn't have happened without the vision of Daniel Thompson along with the efforts of Doug Osmond and John Moyer. Congrats guys! And thanks goes to everybo…

Tumultuous Tulips

After months of waiting through miserable snow storms spring has finally arrived in Utah! Breann had the great idea to check out Thanksgiving Point's Tulip Festival. It was the perfect place to take some awesome pictures.