Hey, here are some videos! Most of what you’ll find here is from my time at the now defunct thesubstream.com, but there’s some other cool stuff as well, like this ‘brain storm’ video clip above.
For 5 years I made a living that included creating several 5-10 minute web-bound videos per week, which meant shooting, editing, graphics, animation and music – mostly all done by me. Many of these were on-the-fly video reviews but we also released at least one pre-planned documentary or DIY filmmaking guide under our THE FILM LAB imprint every week for 5 years.
THE FILM LAB (weekly)
Building an Elevator - Part 03: Set Dressing/Visiting a Prop rental House
Gear Guide: On Lighting Elevators...
As you can imagine this took a lot of planning and more than its fair share of thinking on one’s feet, and eventually a fair bit of pre-programming too. Being part of a young upstart company allowed for the creation of several video series unique to our site including my baby, 2 MINUTE CRITIC which featured a stopwatch and everything. Having an established template for each video helped us get in an efficient groove and made our ambitious output attainable.
REVIEWS ‘N’ SUCH (weekly)
WATCH THIS INSTEAD: A Good Day to Die Hard
Oh, also, I nearly killed myself every September during Midnight Madness at the Toronto International Film Festival – I was shooting and editing a 10 minute video every night in order to upload ASAP the following morning. We also covered HotDocs and the Oscar race this way. Fun times! Busy, but fun.