Working on a movie in an old movie theater today. Really cool spot! The building was built in 1906. I'm not sure when or for how long this part of the building was a movie theater, but some of the old concession stand supplies had old logos and lots of dust on them.
Today I created online video content for JoyRide fitness and cycling. It was a two camera shoot utilizing two 4K Panasonic GH5 cameras, three Aputure lights with 72" softboxes, and my standard audio kit. I edited eight total workout routine videos for them with the footage we captured.
I decided I needed some more desk space and my studio monitors needed to be off the desk. So, I got these great Gator FrameWorks clamp on monitor stands. They weren't in stock for the longest time, but they finally came!
Another day where I'm thankful I had a Studio Maintenance class when I went to school. My Sound Devices 744T audio recorder had some buttons that were becoming unreliable. I delicately disassembled it, removed the faceplate, and discovered some grime building up on the switch contacts on both the front control panel circuit board and the contacts on the back of the white rubber buttons. A few Q-tips and a little 99% isopropyl alcohol cleaned them right up and the old girl is back in service and good as new!
Football has been shut down due to COVID-19, but the TCU Horned Frogs are preparing to return to the gridiron with their annual half time hype video. (Audio recorded by yours truly.)
Working on some social media videos for Promised Land Dairy.
Working on a promotional video for Devils River new coffee infused whiskey.
So, I made a "client testimonial" video for myself to pair along side my "reel video". I don't know if it will be effective, but I moved to a new town and I'm trying to establish new clients, so I'm trying some different marketing strategies. Plus I figured I've helped make tons of these types of videos for all kinds of companies, and if I work in an industry that believes in the value of that type of marketing, why wouldn't there be value in making one for myself? Plus, it was a valuable experience doing all this myself - lighting, camera, sound, conducting the interviews, and editing. Obviously it's not perfect, but it was a good exercise. (Two Canon 5D mkii cameras for those who are curious about what I shot it on.) A million "Thank you!"s to the people who participated and agreed to appear in the video.
Dave Burt is a career audio engineer and is currently working as a freelance Production Sound Mixer.