Behind The Scenes

Tourism Video Production in Richmond and Covington, Kentucky

Tourism Video Production in Richmond and Covington, Kentucky

Over the past 12 months, we've been plugging away at a few different tourism video and photo projects in Kentucky, through an agency that hired Wilkinson Visual to create content. Patiently waiting for them to go public, the wait is finally over! Here's a brief writeup on the two jobs and the final videos.

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Being an Adventure Photographer Isn't all Red Bulls and High Fives

Being an Adventure Photographer Isn't all Red Bulls and High Fives

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE what I do. I’m my own boss, set my own schedule, and routinely edit videos or write proposals while wearing pajamas. However, with the advent of social media, and people projecting this image of, “look how awesome my life is” I find it important to take a moment and reflect on the reality of this profession.

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Tips for Shooting Professional Video Interviews Now Available for Download!

Tips for Shooting Professional Video Interviews Now Available for Download!

Just released is an e-book I co-authored, entitled "Tips for Shooting Professional Video Interviews."

With over 100 pages of content, the information in this e-book has been created to help videographers and filmmakers produce professional video interviews.

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Gear Review: The URSA Mini 4.6K Cinema Camera from Blackmagic for Fstoppers

Gear Review: The URSA Mini 4.6K Cinema Camera from Blackmagic for Fstoppers

The Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K RAW Camera is a high end video camera that I was fortunate to check out for a few days while shooting some climbing and documentary b-roll around Kentucky. The technical specs are out of this world: 4608 x 2592 pixel capture, RAW recording, and a whopping 15 stops of dynamic range, all in a $5,000 package. Read all about it in my full review on Fstoppers.

 

https://fstoppers.com/gear/fstoppers-review-blackmagic-ursa-mini-46k-raw-cinema-camera-155172

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Hands-On Photography Workshop Coming this Fall in Minnesota!

Hands-On Photography Workshop Coming this Fall in Minnesota!

Minnesota friends! This November I’ll be teaching a Photography Workshop as a part of the 2016 Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) Conference. If you lead outdoor programs, or are an adventure athlete and want to learn how to take better photos of the incredible places you go, consider checking it out. I’ll cover a ton of tips and tricks in this full day, hands on workshop!

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Filming and Editing a Non-Profit Testimonial Video in 72 Hours for a High School Robotics Team

Filming and Editing a Non-Profit Testimonial Video in 72 Hours for a High School Robotics Team

Working in video and photography has really taught me that things can happen quickly. A phone call, email, or even text message can immediately change the course of my plans and I've found it vital to remain flexible and open to those opportunities.

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Behind The Scenes of our Video Production for the Peabody Ice Climbing Club

Behind The Scenes of our Video Production for the Peabody Ice Climbing Club

While written articles and word of mouth have their benefits – in this day and age, videos are a superb way to market a business. With this in mind, and after seeing some of the work Mike had done on the Michigan Ice Film, Garrett reached out to us about creating a video that would help show what Peabody Ice Climbing is all about.

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How We Ended Up in Lexington, Kentucky With All of this Bourbon: Our Year-End Recap of Travel, Adventure and Filmmaking

How We Ended Up in Lexington, Kentucky With All of this Bourbon: Our Year-End Recap of Travel, Adventure and Filmmaking

It’s safe to say that when the ball dropped on the evening of December 31st, 2014, I had no idea that in twelve short months I would be writing a summary of my experiences from my new home base in Lexington. I’ll try to keep this as brief as possible, while exploring the notable jobs and events of the year, as well as the decisions that led my partner Jen and I to a somewhat unlikely destination.

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Fstoppers Post: The Making of an Industrial Promotional Video with Timelapses, Sliders, and Crafty Editing

Fstoppers Post: The Making of an Industrial Promotional Video with Timelapses, Sliders, and Crafty Editing

I shared with the audience of Fstoppers, who are always hungry for new behind the scenes content, this informative piece about a promotional video Wilkinson Visual made in 2014. It features motion timelapses, slow motion, and a tricky "match-cut" sequence.

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Video Production for Paradox Sports: Adaptive Rock Climbing in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge

Video Production for Paradox Sports: Adaptive Rock Climbing in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge

While we don’t exclusively create multimedia for non-profits, outdoor-centric, or locally-focused businesses, we certainly seek them out whenever possible! Paradox Sports fits this bill as a non-profit that (among other things) creates adaptive sport communities and regularly hosts rock climbing clinics where folks with a physical disability are given the tools needed to ascend a vertical rock wall. Paradox has been on our radar for a while, and we finally got the chance to spend a weekend working with the volunteers, staff, and participants of the annual Paradox Rocks event held in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge.

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Behind The Scenes on a Documentary Video Production for a Non-Profit Organization

Behind The Scenes on a Documentary Video Production for a Non-Profit Organization

During the last few years in Southwest Colorado, Wilkinson Visual was fortunate enough to secure a project for the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to involving the public in the study of archaeology and Native American cultures.

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Lake Tahoe Mountain Bike Photography for the Over The Edge Sports Bike Shop

Lake Tahoe Mountain Bike Photography for the Over The Edge Sports Bike Shop

As Jen and I made our way around the western United States, we scheduled a few key stops to work on photo and video projects (it's not all whiskey and rock climbing!) While we were in Lake Tahoe, we managed to spend the day creating some images for a local bike shop, featuring skilled riders on some of Lake Tahoe's best trails.

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