Droppin' Pieces is the story of chainsaw carver, Don Mesuda. Don worked for many years as an electrical contractor, owning and running a successful business, but it wasn't until he discovered chainsaw carving, that he new what he was meant to do.
It was shot in July and August of 2016 on the Canon C100 Mark II and Rokinon Primes. The shoot took three half days in Hopewell Junction, NY.
If you enjoyed this story, take some time to visit Don on the web.
Droppin' Pieces: A Chainsaw Carving Story
"The Future" is a collaboration with New York music artist Timothy Dark. Tim paints a bleak dystopian vision of a Donald Trump presidency.
The video was filmed over two days in Pawling, NY. It was shot on the Canon C100 Mark II, DJI Ronin, and Rokinon Primes.
You can learn more about the making of the video, including the rural prison set here.
Timothy Dark - "The Future"
Sconcy is a Kickstarter project made by Luke Lamp Co. We spent a long 10 hour day in Westchester, NY shooting this video with the Canon C100 Mark II, Panasonic GH4, DJI Ronin, and Rokinon glass.
Luke Lamp Co. wanted to promote their latest invention, a light you could stick anywhere. With several location changes we were able to jam everything into one long day that culminated with our opening tracking shot on the Ronin.
Sconcy Kickstarter Video
I wrote, directed, and edited this music messaging app commercial in December of 2014. It was shot on the Sony A7S by cinematographer Derek Aspenberg.
Oil Change was made for Ruge's Automotive in Rhinebeck, NY. It was shot with the Panasonic GH4, Canon glass, and Benro monopod.
Ruge's asked me to make a short, documentary style video to promote their most popular service - the basic oil change. Shot during the course of one oil change, I filmed technician Leo Gilmore at work followed by a candid interview about why he loves what he does.
Ruge's - Oil Change
Mystery Room NYC
Mystery Room NYC asked us to shoot this promo for one of their mystery room game locations in New York City. It was shot in one day in midtown with the Canon C100 Mark II and Rokinon glass.
Mystery Room NYC asked me to create a promo video for one of their more popular and challenging rooms. We were tasked with hiring talent and worked closely with Mystery Room to script the opening sequence and the rest of the promo.
MysteryRoomNYC | Trailer
This promotional video was created for T&T Karate, a Tang Soo Do school in Hyde Park, NY. It was shot on both the C100 Mark II and Panasonic GH4 with the DJI Ronin and a combination of Rokinon and Canon glass.
T&T Karate requested an exciting video that displayed their classes in action with a mixture of both children and adults. Shot over two days, we filmed two classes utilizing the Ronin to get dynamic action shots and the C100 Mark II on a monpod to capture other moments and our interview.
This client testimonial video was shot for Breton USA at their client, Reno Machine's facility in CT. The video was shot in one 10 hour day with the Canon C100 Mark II, DJI Ronin, Rokinon glass, and a GoPro Hero 4.
Audio was cleaned in post by Eugene Kim due to poor recording conditions inside a very noisy factory.
We were asked to make this machine, which is essentially a giant rectangular box, look "sexy like a Lamborghini". I think we nailed it.
Breton USA Client Testimonial
I was approached by Prana just a few months after they opened to shoot multiple videos for their website. This team training video was shot on the C100 Mark II, DJI Ronin, and Rokinon glass in the course of one training session with the Cobra baseball academy. Interviews were conducted before and after the session.
Prana Fitness | Team Training
"Lumberjack" was made for Hellman's (Best Foods). It was shot on the Panasonic GH4 over the course of an afternoon/early evening. I stepped in front of the camera for this piece.
Visuals from "Lumberjack" are available to purchase as stock lumberjack footage at both pond5.com and Videoblocks.com - You're Welcome:)
Hellmann's - "Lumberjack"
This commercial was purchased by the Ad Council and 2min2x in association with Zooppa. It was shot on the Panasonic GH4 and Canon glass and stars Steve Verhulst and my at the time 4-year-old niece, Kaitylnn.
"Career" - AdCouncil and 2min2x Spot
Farm to Life
Farm to Life is a short documentary created for Unilever in 2014. We shot the piece over two days at Sprout Creek Farm, a working educational farm in Poughkeepsie, NY. The piece was shot with the Panasonic GH4 and Canon glass.
We utilized natural light for all of our interviews and b-roll and shot around the busy schedules of the children who were there learning to be our future farmers.
Find out how you can help support Sprout Creek Farm here.
Farm to Life
Four Brother's Drive-In
Two years ago I formed a partnership with the Four Brother's Drive-In to create all their live action videos. This video is from a special wedding event they held in the summer of 2016. It was shot on the Canon C100 Mark II and DJI Phantom 3 over the course of the ceremony.
To learn more about the drive-in click here - to see more of my drive-in videos, visit them at Facebook.
Four Brother's Drive-In - A Wedding
The PR department of Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY commissioned this piece featuring two of their doctors who are robotic surgeons. It was shot over the course of two days with the Canon C100 Mark II and Rokinon lenses.
Northern Dutchess Hospital - DaVinci and Navio Surgical Robots
Northeast Offroad Adventures
I made this business overview video over two days in 2015 utilizing the Panasonic GH4. Northeast Offroad Adventures offers lessons to those interested in taking their vehicles off road.