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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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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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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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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New Orleans! The City That Never Sleeps, Or Sobers Up

New Orleans! The City That Never Sleeps, Or Sobers Up

RGG EDU has been a steady client of mine for a while now, and their latest project had me working in both their studio as well as in the streets and swamps of New Orleans, shooting, editing, flying drones, doing timelapses, and a whole lot more.

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Two Weeks As A Behind The Scenes Shooter For RGG EDU Photography Tutorials

Two Weeks As A Behind The Scenes Shooter For RGG EDU Photography Tutorials

This all started when I was in North Carolina, producing a corporate video project that had been in development for more than six months. I was directing a crew all week long to shoot interviews and b-roll at a huge electronics repair facility. After one of our shoot days, I saw a job posting from photographer Zach Sutton and Gary Martin of RGG EDU, both of whom happen to be fellow writers with me at fstoppers.com. They needed a behind the scenes shooter in Albuquerque for about a week.

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