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Personal Video Work

Enginehead: DJ Dr. Thunder (April Fools Video)

One day at the Sentinel, I pitched an idea for a joke video about my busted, old Civic for an April Fools joke. One weekend I took home one of the Canon’s and shot a bunch of ridiculous footage of me in aviators acting like a caricature of the typical interviewee in our weekly videos. I followed the workflow as closely as I could, creating a photo gallery, a video, a fact sheet, and a billboard image. Our marketing team got an ad buy from Honda to correspond with the video post, and we launched the video on April 1, 2008.

The video was shot with a Canon GL1 and captured and edited in Premiere Pro. Graphics within the video were created in Illustrator and Photoshop.

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Video Work

Enginehead: Video Intro Slate

Our introduction slate for all Enginehead.com videos was pretty outdated, so I offered to do a new one with newer footage from our videos. This was the result! Pretty happy with it. Video arranged and edited in Premiere.

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Video Work

Orlando Sentinel: Enginehead Interview Videos

As part of my position at the Orlando Sentinel’s interactive group, I was tasked with creating a weekly interview-style montage video of a local car enthusiast and his pride and joy. In most cases, I was responsible for: recording the footage of the car, B-roll of the car driving, and the interview; micing the interviewer and capturing the audio; photographing the car and the individual for a photo gallery to accompany the video; identify the 10-15 best photos, edit them, and post them to the Orlando Sentinel’s CMS; and capture the audio and video, edit it together on an Avid or Final Cut machine, and post the video to the CMS.

I have many examples of this work: here are some links to the above-mentioned material.

All video was edited in Avid, Final Cut Pro, or Premiere Pro. All photos were edited in Photoshop.

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Work

“Holy Cow” T-Shirt Designs

I developed three freelance designs for a client printing green-themed t-shirts. Each played on a theme of an overused earth, clean energy, and responsible choices to respect the environment. The company didn’t survive for long, so I never got to see the shirts printed. All three designs were created in Illustrator on a short timetable.

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DJ Sets

DJ Mix: Updraft

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Tracklist

  1. Eric Prydz – Call on Me (Henrik B Remix)
  2. Locktown feat. Alexandra Prince – Alive (12” Original Mix)
  3. David Guetta – Love Is Gone (Fred Rister & Joachim Garraud Mix)
  4. Benassi Bros. – Hit My Heart (Sfaction Mix)
  5. Tonite Only – Where The Party’s At
  6. The Drill – The Drill
  7. Laurent Wolf – Saxo
  8. Craig Obey vs. the Church – On the Milky Way
  9. Meck – Feels Like Home (Marco V Dub)
  10. Ida Corr – Let Me Think About It (Fedde Le Gange Mix)
  11. Justin Timberlake – Lovestoned (Tiesto Remix)
  12. David Guetta – Love Don’t Let Me Go
  13. David Guetta vs. The Egg – Walking Away/Love Don’t Let Me Go
  14. Dannii Minogue – Put the Needle on It
  15. Paul Oakenfold – Sex ‘n’ Money (Club Mix)
  16. Zya & Bada feat. Timbaland – The Way I Are (Axwell Original Remix)
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DJ Sets

DJ Mix: Cloudburst

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Mixing is becoming increasingly difficult for me. Part of it is due to the number of things I’m balancing (mixing, movie-making, full-time job, novel-writing, video games, and then of course all the other little things in life), but I think a large part is that I feel like I have to best myself; and I really hate it. I know that people love these things without me trying to go out and make the best thing ever. Just look at the star ratings. I gave Flow a six, highest so far, because it was an amazing breakthrough (my first harmonic mixing job). The two following have probably seemed just as good, if not better, to those of you that enjoy them. So why are they scored lower?

To me, Vapor seemed like just more of the same. Not so much better or worse, just more of the same. In that sense, it wasn’t a breakthrough, so I didn’t give it a six.

With Cloudburst, I tried hard to make something new. You’ll hear a lot of song mash-ups, cut effects, generally experimental stuff on my part. Did it work? It sounds better than I anticipated, but not really on the level that Flow just clicked. I still think it’s very enjoyable, very fun to listen through. In that regard, it gets a five.

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Work

Orange County: Orange Peel Model

During my tenure at Orange County FL, I was asked to do some mockups for a replacement PeopleSoft login page and some other locations. In trying to create different styles for my supervisor to choose from, I made some mockups of unraveling orange peels. The idea was left on the cutting room floor, but I thought I’d share this screenshot of the LightWave Modeler in which the peel was created.

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DJ Sets

DJ Mix: Vapor

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The name ‘vapor’ refers to the surface of water, and in that respect, it’s because this mix is designed to fit on top of Flow. If you string the two together, they match key. This was made for Halloween 2006, and was played just like that (first, then on to Flow). I don’t like it as much as Flow (partially because it was rushed), but it’s still pretty good. Still much better than most of my mixes.

Tracklist

  1. Cascade – Alaska
  2. Ian Van Dahl – Crying
  3. Lange vs. Gareth Emery – Another You, Another Me
  4. E-Craig – Smoke
  5. Da Hool – Set the Stakes High
  6. 4 Strings – Until You Love Me
  7. Blaze – Most Precious Love (Freemasons Club Mix)
  8. DHT – Someone (Sunblock Remix)
  9. Henrik B – Overrun
  10. Alex Guadino & Jerma – Reaction (Filthy Rich Remix)
  11. Above & Beyond – Can’t Sleep (Ian Carey Vocal Mix)
  12. Tiga – You Gonna Want Me
  13. Apollo – In My Dreams
  14. Mr. Sam – Insight (ATB Remix)
  15. Sylver – Forever In Love
  16. Ian Van Dahl – Crazy
  17. 4 Strings – Obstacles
  18. Push – Strange World (2000 Remake)
  19. A.U.R.A. – Sansibar
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DJ Mix: Flow

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This mix had been a long time coming; with my newfound knowledge of harmonic mixing, track piece selection, and the equalizer marks, I created something I could finally be proud of. Pretty much every fade has something special in store for the listener, and the music is very atmospheric while having a lot of kick for dancing. It might not work as well for an actual dance, but for listening, it’s amazing.

Tracklist

  1. Lyala – Embrace the Sky
  2. Iio – Smooth (Original Mix)
  3. David Guetta – The World is Mine
  4. Boogie Pimps – Somebody to Love
  5. Rank 1 – It`s Up To You (Symsonic) (Original Mix)
  6. 4 Strings – Turn It Around (Club Mix)
  7. N*Sync – Pop (Deep Dish Cha-Ching Remix)
  8. Morgan – Tell Me Why (Club Mix)
  9. Cascade – Altitude
  10. G&M Project – Sunday Afternoon (M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
  11. Ian Van Dahl – Walking Away
  12. Kai Tracid – 4 Just 1 Day
  13. Cosmic Gate – Human Beings (G&M Project Remix)
  14. Baggy Bukaddor – V.I.P.
  15. Progheadz – U Rek A Title!
  16. Dee Mark – Moonwalker
  17. Ralphie B – Massive (Club Mix)
  18. Marc Maris vs. Ramone – Lost In Love
  19. DJ Jean – Lift Me Up (Barthezz Uplifting Remix)
  20. Coburn – We Interrupt This Program