Rob and I present a retrospective on our 2017 adventure of filling the Florida State Parks passport book. Sorry for the wind noise!
Florida Springs Video
Throughout the last decade or so, I’ve had the privilege of visiting most of the springs in Florida. I had a lot of personal, amateur video lying around, so I thought I’d throw together a little fun clips video to share my adventures. Enjoy!
Celeste Summit B-Side
One of the best surprises of 2018 so far has been Celeste, a tough-but-encouraging platformer by the developers of Towerfall: Ascension. I bought it after reading reviews on launch day and was enamored by its music, style, gameplay…really everything about it. Get it, play it; you will absolutely love it.
I may have more words on this game later, but check out a little video I put together this weekend on one of the harder levels in the game: the “B-Side” of Chapter 7, “The Summit.” I snapped video of every screen via PS4 capture and stitched them all together showcasing each screen’s first attempt, a death montage, and the screen’s successful attempt. Enjoy!
Join me on a journey back through one of my favorite video game experiences: Riven: The Sequel to Myst! Watch at 1.5x, and don’t miss my previous Myst Retrospective: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp1jkGEKnCU
Despite being one of my favorite game series ever, I dropped off the Myst train after Myst 3. In an attempt to get back on and get some motivation to see through Myst 4 and 5 (and maybe Uru) before mainlining Obduction, I wanted to revisit Myst, Riven, and Exile and share my thoughts in some form.
The above video is my attempt for Riven, which featured a whole webcam just for my notes! I had a ton of fun with this one; it’s so much harder to related the game through a thorough playthrough (as the puzzles and world are much less modular than Myst). Enjoy!
Join me on a journey back through one of my favorite video game experiences: Myst! I talk about Myst, why I did this video, why Myst is special, and then I skate through all of realMyst: Masterpiece Edition! Save yourself some time and watch at 1.5x.
Despite being one of my favorite game series ever, I dropped off the Myst train after Myst 3. In an attempt to get back on and get some motivation to see through Myst 4 and 5 (and maybe Uru) before mainlining Obduction, I wanted to revisit Myst, Riven, and Exile and share my thoughts in some form. The above video is my attempt for Myst. The Riven video is being edited and is coming soon!
008: Operation Remake
A quick-and-dirty for-fun remake of my first movie, in the small break between moving my parents to their new house several miles away. The move wasn’t particularly fun, and I didn’t really get a chance to experience it all one last time, but I’m glad I made some time for this. I’ll always have this!
I caught my cat lazing in the sun from the skylight, so I figured this would be a good opportunity to shoot some photos/footage. Thought it came out pretty nifty. Shot on a D7000, only adjusted for speed.
NASPA Speaker Video
I was approached by a colleague in our suite to help with a video presentation for the annual NASPA conference (for college-level advisors). Each year, advisors attending the conference who want to apply for a speaking role must submit a YouTube video in order to essentially compete for an opening.
If you know anything about me now, I don’t take opportunities for creativity to shine lightly. Within three hours, I had taken her script, recorded the monologue in her office with her voice, drafted an outline, and used our resident DSLR (the Nikon D90) to shoot tons of B-roll and fancy DOF shots to layer behind her voice. I pulled down a simple ethereal track from free sound.org and presented her with a finished video by the end of the day.
It was my first experience with shooting DSLR video; it never ceases to amaze me how effective constraints are at producing work quickly and effectively.
The video was shot entirely with a Nikon D90 and edited in Premiere Pro.
Time Management Orientation Short
At UCF Orientation, the office of First Year Advising and Exploration (FYAE) displays a short presentation about time management and suggested techniques for students. My team was asked to assist in ripping a DVD to retrieve footage (it had been recorded right on the DVD); after discovering it had been burned using a proprietary technique, I suggested simply re-shooting the video with our Viera camcorder. Being the enthusiast videographer that I am, I asked permission to direct and edit the production to completion.
The completed video is displayed above and was edited entirely in Premiere Pro.
SDES IT: Training Video Series Introduction
Once the SDES IT Training site idea took off, I was asked to develop an introduction to play before each video series; I was told to “think of it as branding,” but because the video clips were hidden from the public, I sprinkled in a bit of creativity to bring something to the typical, non-technical, and often overly-comfortable end-user that they wouldn’t expect, in the hopes of waking them up and making them think. It was eventually widdled down to an ineffectual, five-second clip.
The (original) introduction above was shot entirely on UCF campus and edited in Premiere Pro, with compositing effects done in After Effects.