Video Projects

Though the old joke “he has a face meant for radio” might apply, I’m enjoying working with video for my blog posts and occasionally for clients. At the moment, I only have a Flip HD, but I hope to upgrade to a more robust camera soon, and upgrade my editing software as well. Below are some of my efforts; some are posts from the blog. Many of them are deeply ridiculous, which is a nutritional requirement. Some of the older ones are filmed straight from my MacBook.

I’m happy to write a voiceover script for your video project (I have longer professional examples than are shown here) or work on video concepts and filming with you. Please get in touch.

The first one below is actually a client project (text by me; voiceover by Alice Bourget); obviously I need skills refinement, but you have to start somewhere.

Here’s a book trailer for my short story collection, Flowering and Other Stories. (Free title story download from link.) You will notice the movie has the advantage of having not one, but TWO actual trailers. Other authors are writhing in envy.

This one was for a Wine Spectator contest. Again, text by me, voiceover by Alice Bourget.

Here’s one that shocked the scientific world with the depth of its analysis. On egg-sexing. Really.

The subtle debate over whether poetry is related to vegetable shapes or hair density.

Barnyard animals heatedly discussing what “new marketing” really means.

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Yeah, I had to jump on the bandwagon too—a take on the Old Spice commercials:

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This one’s on my About page. All painfully true…

Editing: It’s Brutal

Most people don’t realize just how dangerous editing is. So consider these videos as public service announcements.

Here’s one from a blog post on active and passive verbs. In this case, I mean VERY active verbs (and dynamic editing):

And continuing down the garden path on editing mania, I give you Vikings, the Original Editors:

The Vikings didn’t have chain saws, otherwise they would have used them as editing tools as well:

I just can’t get enough of making editing videos, especially when they involve sharp objects: