13 Days of Christmas

A good friend of mine came to me with an idea of doing a toy drive for the 2009 Christmas season through his retail store.  We designed a video campaign that we would blast out online using social media to get the word out.  The above video outlines the campaign.  I also did daily promotional videos that would be released one per day for the first 15 days of December 2009 that gave a discount on a specific daily product.  Overall it was a pretty successful campaign.  The total amount of toys that were donated were over 900.

Camera: Canon XH-A1
Audio: Zoom H4N w/ Sennheiser wireless lav mic system
Steadicam Merlin
Magic Bullet Looks
Home built pvc pipe camera dolly

Zach Sheeran – Stand Up Paddleboard

Caught up with a friend, Zach Sheeran, on Halloween at 25th Avenue on Isle of Palms for a little stand up paddleboard video session on Saturday. This video makes me realize how shotty the tripod I have been using really is with the XH-A1. It works great with my HV30 but can’t quite cut it with a heavier camera.

If you notice, there’s a GoPro camera mounted on the front of the paddleboard.  We had talked about editing the footage from my camera and his GoPro together. Unfortunately, it’s only the standard definition one so in order to edit the footage with what was coming out of the XH-A1 we would have to down convert the HD to SD.  Can’t wait for the GoPro HD to get our hands on some GoPro HD versions.

Camera: XH-A1
Edit: Premiere Pro CS4
Color: MBL