This is a video that Diamond-Coblentz Presents produced in 2019-20 for the Montavilla Farmers Market. It features the local farmers market in the Montavilla neighborhood, Portland, OR. We produced this video and were about to release it for social media marketing in 2020 when the country was shut down due to Covid-19. The video had to be shelved. Now that Portland is opened back up, we hope that things will remain somewhat normal and that we might be able to finally release the video for what it was supposed to do; Promote the Montavilla Farmers Market.
NCREDA-Nye County Regional Economic Development Authority hired KPVM Television to produce a promo video that would be used to recruit outside businesses to come to Nye County and set up shop. I produced, filmed both aerial and ground shots, as well as edited the project.
In my capacity as Production Director at KPVM Television, I did regular commercial production which included short form projects such as television commercials, news openers, local show openers, etc. I also had the opportunity to do several long form projects including a couple of corporate videos in a documentary style format. This particular video was made for Desert View Hospital as they celebrated their 10th anniversary in Pahrump, NV. I set up and filmed the interviews with the medical staff as well as the B roll. I also did the graphic design and edited the project.
I spent almost a year as Production Director leading the Media Production Department at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute located on over 550 acres in the middle of the Mohave Desert, 45 minutes outside of Las Vegas. With around 400,000 lifetime members and over a thousand students training weekly (sometimes over a thousand a day), Front Sight is in the middle of doing a 100 million dollar plus expansion. Having completed enough ranges to handle up to 2,000 students a day, Front Sight is also building a major resort, including new classrooms, shops, a hotel and condos. A major part of my job was documenting the construction and the growth of the resort for its members.
I produced and edited this “Construction Progress with Time Lapse” project for Front Sight. I did the majority of the filming (with Eric Rogers Production Company out of L. A. providing a couple of the beginning clips), all the aerial photography, the time lapse camera, and the animated graphics including the typography that was added to the 3d animation (which was done in collaboration with Jasen Lux).
Sugar Shack was a restaurant in Pahrump, NV featuring
cowboy style chicken and steak as their main attraction. KPVM Television was asked to make them a commercial that was unique and memorable, so my production team came up with a funny concept where our chicken hero takes on the Pahrump Gunfighters in an epic gunfight and ends up riding off victorious on his steer. This commercial awarded the Best Mixed Media Campaign through the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance at the NAB Show 2016. I filmed the entire project including the chicken and steer. I wrangled the chicken and filmed it in front of a green screen. The shot with the chicken riding off with the cow actually had houses, trees and a giant irrigation sprinkler system that I removed digitally. I also filmed all of the food shots.
I created this television ad for Pahrump Mobile Detailing back in 2014. The treatment had a bunch of Zombies all going after a bright gleaming light on a hill. The lead Zombie reaches the gleaming light and a transformation occurs. “Bring your car back to life with Pahrump Mobile Detailing”. The challenge with this ad was supplying it with enough Zombies. Only three people showed up, and the General Manager who had the ad made, had just lost her significant other the day before the shoot so I had to film her 2 weeks later and insert her into the shots. Since there were only 3 people available to be Zombies, I filmed them in multiple places in multiple takes and then composited it all together. Also, there was no budget so we couldn’t hire any makeup artist, so the 3 volunteers fended for themselves. My solution to help the video was to stylize it with a qrungy look and re-time all the shots.
I edited this trailer for my client’s film “CrossOver”. I was given instructions to make a “trailer that wasn’t a trailer” but more of an abstract, creepy WTF, so you would want to go their FB page and see what it’s about. I was given a video someone else had edited and was asked to see if I could improve upon or enhance it without throwing it all out. I ended up throwing out about half of it and rebuilding it with a specific set of instructions from the director. The last part of the video was from the original edit but time remapped to the music I added and grunged out for a better look. I also did the soundscape.
I was introduced to Star Wars in 1977 as a young kid and I knew I wanted to be a film maker ever since. It wasn’t until my late 30’s that I decided I was going to do something about it, so I put myself into debt and bought a professional camera, lights, sound equipment, a 16 foot jib, steadi-cam and a lot of other equipment, got on Craigslist, and found a project to teach myself the art of film making. 4 years later I completed my first full length micro budget independent film, as Director of Photography and Editor (among other things), called “One Long Day”. You can rent or buy it on Amazon Prime. If by chance you decide to, keep in mind, this is my “schooling” we’re looking at here and I’ve come a long way in the last 13 years. It’s a comedy about some mobsters who mistakenly send a painful message to the wrong guy and kill the man’s dog in the process. You never kill a man’s dog, especially when it’s his only friend. This is a scene from the movie after the man’s dog is killed, and he is in the middle of the desert building a funeral pyre for his wiener dog “Fluffy”. Being that this is viewed out of context, don’t forget that this is a comedy. Among many things in this film, I did the visual effects, I was the Steadi-cam Operator and Jib operator, and I also colored this scene. This was definitely film school for me.