Despite the constant changing weather, this was one of the most beautiful weddings I’ve ever been to. The location was amazing along with all of the decorations made this venue truly individual and very creative. I had a blast shooting this and was challenged in ways I never had been before. The weather would be [...]
People come to Ashland for many reasons. Many across the country associate it with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Others love Southern Oregon outdoors and combine white water rafting escapade with wine tasting in the Rogue Valley. For others Ashland is just a sweet place to getaway after a busy week, where abundance of world-class spas, [...]
I created this short video around the end of March when it was well into Spring here in Southern Oregon. Just the day before myself and friends were enjoying the sun, however winter seemed to have different plans. A large cold front moved into the Siskiyou Mountains and dumped over 16” of snow everyday for [...]
Just another day at the Ashland Springs Hotel. This short promotional film follows the daily operations of a local historic hotel. The sense of home in a vibrant environment is what this hotel strives for. This inside look to a normal day assures you that there truly is something special to be had here. ashlandspringshotel.com
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Here’s an action scene test I wanted to try out. I’ve been meaning to extend my knowledge in After Effects, so I thought, why not make a little test? I really enjoy Andrew Kramer’s tutorials at videocopilot.net. I highly suggest checking out his stuff. This is the tutorial I used: Muzzle Flash I found the [...]
Here’s a fun trick and technique to change daylight to nightlight. I changed my white balance to tungsten to shift the colors on the blue side and really hammered down my aperture. The more realistic you can get it in camera the easier it is to work in post. I colorized the footage by really [...]
Depth of field is an extremely fun camera and lens technique that can give you some very exciting effects. The sporadic angles and directions of the grass make this image really stand apart from others because of this technique.
Ben Smith is blowing up Oregon with his incrible abstract designs. This guy has skill!
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Here’s a little test of some vertical orientation shots I got on a rainy day.