Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Thanks for the Props!

Always gratifying when a client thanks you you in writing with their customers. Glad to be able to shine a light on the great work that Eco Building Bargains is doing...

"We had an excellent time at the Western Mass Home Show! We saw some old friends, met some new...and enjoyed spreading the good word of reuse. Thanks to Trent at Metal Wood Common Good for displaying his gorgeous reclaimed wood cabinet and to Reelife Productions for creating a promotional video of our new store, it got quite a bit of attention! We hope to see you all soon at 83 Warwick Street with your 10% off coupons!"

And here's the video:

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ringing the New Client Bell!

Really happy to be producing two videos for Terraclime Geothermal, a new client that does some very interesting, cutting-edge work with Geothermal Heating & energy independence ... and they're right here in little ole Western Mass! I'm proud help them get the word out to the rest of the world. Check out their website for more info:

Friday, March 23, 2012

Monte's March: The Award-Winning Film!

Proud to have won a Telly Award for Monte's March: The Movie, the film that documented Monte Belmonte's 26-mile march between Northampton and Greenfield on November 18, 2010, with his decked out shopping cart to raise awareness of hunger and collect money for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. The event was in conjunction with 93.9 The River's annual radio-thon.

And here's the award-winning film (27 minutes)!

Documenting Dance Set to Jazz

Reelife will be at the Academy of Music Theater in Northampton this Sunday afternoon to document Meridians: The energetic connections between movement and music.

Meridians is new dances by choreographers Ann Sorvino, Billbob Brown, and Meg Van Dyck set to jazz standards and compositions by Greg Snedeker performed by the Meridian Sextet; and Small Moon, a new three movement work for electric guitar quartet by composer/ guitarist Michael Nix performed by the NixWorks Ensemble.

This should be a pretty cool video...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Reelife Wins a Telly!

Wow! Reelife Documentary Productions is extremely honored to have just won a 33rd Annual Telly Award for the production of Monte's March - The Movie in the category of Non-Broadcast Productions/Fund Raising.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

More info & general hoopla to follow, but for the moment... woo hoo!

Proud to be working with Storey Publishing again!

Going to be producing another video for Storey Publishing, this time to accompany Rosemary Gladstar's new medicinal herbs book. It'll provide an overview and focus on alcoholic tea tinctures... plus it'll feature the fun and engaging Rosemary Gladstar :) A video link will be posted soon, so stay tuned...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Video Debuting this Weekend!

If you're going to the "Original" Western Mass Homeshow this weekend (Thursday through Sunday at The Big E)... stop by the EcoBuilding Bargains table and check out the new video that Reelife produced. These folks do great stuff, selling used building materials that are just the ticket for remodeling jobs and DIY projects...

Carry The River in your pocket, courtesy of Reelife

If you haven't experienced it yet, the WRSI/The River iPhone app (proudly sponsored by Reelife Productions!) is pretty awesome... the streaming is really great, as is the sound quality. It's mighty fine to carry The River around with me wherever I go... Check it out!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Behind the Scenes at The David Pakman Show

Back in December, I got the opportunity to go behind the scenes at The David Pakman Show, an internationally syndicated talk radio and television program hosted by David Pakman. If you don't know about the show, this video gives you some insight into the genius of this 'well oiled machine'... Have to say, it was a blast!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


These anomalies are why editing with multi-layered photoshop psd files can drive video editors absolutely batty...

Final Cut Pro & Final Cut Express: Some imported .psd files may only contain the background layer

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Vegas: One Last Look

Here's a little video I shot from the plane window as I was leaving Las Vegas last weekend... with a really cool jazz soundtrack... I especially like the patterns that the streets and boundary lines make from above, and the mountain backdrop...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Little Disorienting

Tough to fly home from California and get used to east coast time again, but losing an hour to Daylight Savings this weekend on top of it makes it even harder...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Back to the Good Ol' PV!

Got home from Vegas last night and I have to say, it feels pretty darn GOOD! It was a hectic week of work and now I look forward to an equally hectic week in the edit suite...

It was an especially beautiful day to cross the country... here's a view of the Rocky Mountains from my plane window...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Las Vegas, Time Lapse Style

Woke up early this morning cause my body was still on east coast time, so I whipped up a little video magic... a time lapse out my hotel room window, set to the music of Wilco... Good morning, Las Vegas!

Monday, March 5, 2012

It's Show Time!

After spending the better part of Saturday putting finishing touches on the project that's going to play at an awards ceremony in front of 500 people at Caesar's Palace this week (nothing like bumping up against a deadline to make things real), I arrived in Vegas yesterday for the 2012 ASAP Global Alliance Summit. And here's my mobile office/edit suite (sweet suite, right?)...

And so it begins... today was the first video interview...

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Fish with a Polka Dot Dress

Here's a little story produced by Reelife about a fish, some trash, some kids and a wonderful collaboration between the CT River Watershed Council and a bunch of other people who are trying to help save our rivers :)

If you don't know about them, The Connecticut River Watershed Council is a fabulous organization that advocates for the entire, four-state Connecticut River watershed. They work tirelessly to protect water—the river, its tributaries, lakes, fish; and the land, plants, and creatures connected to that water in order to keep them safe now, and for future generations. Their annual Source to Sea Cleanup, which in 2011 drew 1500 volunteers from 66 groups, is helping to make the rivers, streams and banks that make up the vast Connecticut River system cleaner and safer for the people who enjoy them and lifeforms that inhabit them.

For more information please visit: