Sunday, February 14, 2021

Audio Gear Upgrade

There's probably no aspect of modern digital filmmaking where the distinction between professional and amatuer is more obvious than in the audio. Getting good sound certainly requires knowledge and skill, but you also need the best quality equipment you can afford. We're really excited to have recently added two new pieces of gear to our equipment arsenal.

  • Shure SM7B mic
  • Sound Devices MixPre-6 series II recorder/audio interface 




From narration and voice-overs to podcasts and other sound design projects, this mic and recorder will help elevate our game significantly. We also added an O.C. White ProBoom Elite mic arm too. Only the best.

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Monday, January 18, 2021

Mum's the Word

It's been 4.5 years since we last posted an update on our documentary, Benjamin's Ride. Most anyone who might have shown the least bit of curiosity in the project has most assuredly moved on. The phrase, "dead in the water," comes to mind.

So for now, it's best if we simply keep quiet about the progress it has made... even though there is much to tell. Stay tuned later this year for full-fledged updates!


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

4K UHD HDR

While streaming services seem to be replacing home video libraries for many people, movie buffs aren't giving up on the disc just yet. Blu-ray and 4K UHD HDR (Ultra High Definition High Dynamic Range) deliver some truly wonderful picture quality, far superior to DVD. And many titles not available via streaming continue to be released on disc.

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

University of Wisconsin Editing Gig Completed!

Back in 2019, Robert was hired to edit a series of videos dealing with depression in young adults. The project was co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin, the University of New Mexico, and the Health Experiences Research Network.

The goal was to use interview footage provided by the universities to create a 15-20 minute film, plus 6 additional short stand-alone segments. We had meetings and discussions on how the project would look, but nothing could move forward until the raw footage was ready.

Nearly a year had passed before the post-production finally began, and it would take many more months of editing, submitting to committee for review, fine-tuning, and submitting again before the films would be completed. And we're now happy to say, the project is completed! It was a long time coming.



Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Commercial Project for Moving Company Finished

Robert was hired by videographer Jeff Modjeska to edit two promotional videos for the Madison-based Reynolds Moving & Storage Inc. The company has two divisions: residential moving and heavy machinery moving. We covered both. 

We began shooting interviews with the owners and employees back in January of 2020. We continued into March; then the pandemic arrived. Nonetheless, additional testimonials as well as many more hours of b-roll footage would be shot by Jeff (following social-distancing protocols) over the next several months. The clips were logged and captured, the best sound bites chosen, and the story lines developed for both videos. Robert then wrote the narration scripts and brought on board voice talent Ron Miles to record the voice-over.

Many months later, the client has finally signed off on the latest edits and the project has come to a long-overdue conclusion. Yay!