Staying pretty busy, editing a few pieces and providing support for some editors.
Been a while since I've edited a scripted piece with actors, so it's been an adventure editing and polishing Alan Brasington's THE POEM OF MY LIFE, a one man show written and performed by Alan. Limited coverage pushed my video and audio editing skills to a new level utilizing some amazing features in Adobe Premiere 2021
Directed by Martin Spinelli and Alan.
I did an initial edit in NY and then travelled down to Sarasota, FL at the end of July to finish the edit.
Was part of the production team shooting a new music video for Dick Connette at the fabled
Power Station recording studio in August.
The song features an amazing set of voices: Rachelle Garniez, Chaim Tannenbaum, Suzy Roche, Loudon Wainwright, and many many others.
The main 2 cameras were helmed by Albie Mitchell and Jaime Mitchell while I manned the locked down camera, adjusting position in between takes. I've been editing the piece with Dick Connette and the Rachelle Garniez. As soon as I'm allowed, I'll fill in the blanks...
Still working with Steve Brand on the Blu-Ray and DVD of the restoration of his 1984 documentary KADDISH
Steve's been working with IndieCollect for a few years on the restoration. There were about 10 problems that IndieCollect had been unable to fix. I was able to sit in on a few DaVinci Resolve sessions and fix these problems... One solution in particular was pure magic. Was able to fix a jumpcut embedded in the film source...
Shot a music video with Patrick Miller on the other camera a few months ago at "The Cutting Room" for Luis Accorsi. Luis just sent me the link of the finished piece. Was a fun couple of hours but I do sometimes feel like I'm getting too old for this sh*t.
Went out to Morsches on the south shore of Long Island a few weeks ago to shoot an event on the beach featuring freshly harvested oysters for a new website. Shot on the Iphone Pro 12 with the DJI OM4 gimbal... Pretty amazing for a smartphone and stabilizer.
Been setting up the capability to stream while I'm editing thru Zoom. Allows clients to view remotely as we review and make changes. Still has a few hiccups, but usable. Apple had built this capability into FCP7 but killed it in an OS update a few years after introducing it. Not the first time Apple has done this sort of thing. If you're interested in a demo, let me know.