Editing

The Macintosh Turns 30

Everything we take for granted in personal computers today was first demonstrated by Steve Jobs on January 24, 1984. The Macintosh turns 30 on Friday. I first met the Macintosh in 1989 at my friend Michael Ryan‘s house. I had messed around with the TRS-80, the Apple II, the Commodore64, the ti-99/4a, but this particular little box awoke a wonder and fascination in me that perfectly balanced the “intersection of technology and liberal arts“. The Macintosh is infused with that ethos. The creative possibilities of music creation, graphic design and desktop publishing seemed endless to me, and I set out to learn as much as I could about design, MIDI, programming, music and technology. That pursuit eventually led me to video editing. The craft of storytelling using a Macintosh has been my career for the past 20 years and it is because of visionaries such as Steve Jobs that it’s been technologically possible for people to pursue their creative dreams with very little investment or corporate servitude.

Steve Jobs introduces the first Macintosh:

NCEL “Fast Fingers”

This is a spot I recently edited and graded for the North Carolina Education Lottery.

A Band of Rogues – sample scene

I can’t believe it’s been nearly 2 years since we’ve finished the edit on ‘A Band of Rogues’. If you haven’t seen this movie you should. Filmed in Argentina, it follows the story of 3 American musicians busted for drug possession. The music and storyline are sweeping and free-flowing. I would highly recommend this film even if I hadn’t edited it.

You can rent it on Vimeo for less than the cost of your latte.

Christmas is next week!

Here’s a little “Drummer Boy” action for you. I pretty much hated this song before hearing this version by ‘The Almost’.  You just can’t beat Aaron Gillespie on vocals and drums for this song.  Now it’s one of my favorite Christmas songs, and it is definitely my favorite music video that I’ve edited.

Doritos Crash The Super Bowl – Kickball Cowboy

I edited and color-graded this little ditty for the Doritos Crash The Super Bowl contest. It has been selected for the semifinals. Directed by Todd Dack.

My Hope America with Billy Graham

BG-MyHope-270x270I’m very excited about a series of programs that are about to launch nationwide this week – starting on Billy Graham’s 95th birthday, November 7, 2013.  Over the past year and a half, I’ve been the lead editor and colorist on three 30 minute television programs featuring stories, music and a message from Billy Graham.  These programs are being used across the country as an evangelistic tool in people’s homes – a starting block for one on one evangelism on a massive scale. It’s going to be a fun weekend to watch the stories pour in as the flagship program, called “The Cross” will air nationwide.  Many churches have been preparing for discipling new believers.

You can check www.watchbillygraham.com for local listings.

All three programs are fantastic, but here is my personal favorite of the three, “Defining Moments”.  Both my wife’s and my daughter’s artwork are featured in the piece as well.

Margaret Gaines Story

I edited this a while ago but forgot until now to make a post about it here. This is a piece shot for Renovatus Church, directed by Mat Rogers, shot by Jacob Lewis and Brent Christy.

If you’re in a hurry, this video will seem long. But if you’re ready for some beautiful words of wisdom told by a precious woman of God then watch on.

A fun little promo I directed.

This is a promo I wrote and directed for Ransom last year. Graphics by Jim Zangmeister, Sound Design by Tim Gale, David Acuff was the classy announcer.

Dare To Be A Daniel – “Snapshot”

The Director’s Cut
A Camp Daniel promotional video for kids age 9-14.
billygraham.org/D2BD
Larissa Miller – Producer / Director
Hannah Schroter – Scriptwriter
John Schroter – Editor / Colorist / GFX
Tim Gale – Sound mix

My Hope America – Lose to Gain

A recent piece I helped edit for My Hope America with Billy Graham. I was responsible for the overall Color Grading of the whole piece as well as the graphic treatment in the opening Tease – all but the graphic TV overlays, which were created by Jim Zangmeister.  Original music score by Matthew Morgan, sound design and mix by Tim Gale.