video production

Promotional Photography and Web Video for the Mosaic Rock Climbing Gym in Cincinnati

Promotional Photography and Web Video for the Mosaic Rock Climbing Gym in Cincinnati

The busy winter season ended with a super-fun project for a returning client, who now are the proud owners of not one, but TWO amazing climbing gyms. They liked the videos and photos I shot for them at their Lexington location so much that they asked me to create some content around the opening of their new facility near Cincinnati, Ohio.

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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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2016 and the Cost of Running a Video and Photography Business, By the Numbers

2016 and the Cost of Running a Video and Photography Business, By the Numbers

As a filmmaker & photographer, you might only see pressing the big red RECORD button on my camera and setting up a few lights, but trust me when I say there is a lot that goes in to what it takes for me to have even gotten to that point. Business costs, time, maintenance, training, are just a fraction of what it takes myself, and other working professionals, to operate legally and at a standard of quality that enables us to (try) and make a living.

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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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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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Fstoppers Post: Hands On with the DJI Inspire Quadcopter, Capturing 4K Aerial Video

Fstoppers Post: Hands On with the DJI Inspire Quadcopter, Capturing 4K Aerial Video

In the last few months, I've given myself a crash-course (small pun intended) in flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones as they are commonly called. Specifically, I was using the DJI Inspire Quadcopter, and in this fstoppers article I shard my experiences and opinions on that system for aerial video capture.

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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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Shooting Video for The Michigan Ice Film, and Living as a Yooper for an Entire Month

Shooting Video for The Michigan Ice Film, and Living as a Yooper for an Entire Month

I got to spend a few weeks helping shoot scenes for the Michigan Ice Film, all about ice climbing in Northern Michigan. I shot, I snowshoed, and I froze my ass off. Here's why.

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Resource Magazine Article – A Beginner’s Primer on Shooting Timelapses for Video Productions

Resource Magazine Article – A Beginner’s Primer on Shooting Timelapses for Video Productions

I started writing articles for Resource Magazine's online component, resourcemagonline.com. In this recent post, I break down how I setup and shoot a high volume of timelapses when I'm working on video productions. The focus is more on settings and how to have them working for you while you're busy doing other things (like shooting video!)

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Ascending India - an update on the documentary

Ascending India - an update on the documentary

What started as a conversation at Zingerman's in Ann Arbor, then turned into a series of shoots in Kentucky and Michigan, then was spun on its head with VISA travel issues, now sits contained as a series of zeroes and ones on a hard drive that is the size of my hand. I've been plugging away at the massive undertaking that is editing a feature-length documentary film, and there is still plenty of work to be done.

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Fstoppers Post: 12 Tips On How To Work From Home As A Freelance Video Editor

Fstoppers Post: 12 Tips On How To Work From Home As A Freelance Video Editor

While sharing drinks with a friend, he started inquiring as to how I’m able to supplement my income with video editing projects. The more we talked, the more I realized that a lot of people have the ability and skill to do it, but they don’t understand the small things that can make or break being successful at it. In this post, I’ll share what I’ve learned about being a freelance editor.

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