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Austin Chronicle Keeping Austin Weird

When we read that the Austin Chronicle was hosting the Adult Spelling Bee (March 19, 2011) at Threadgill’s we were sure it was going to be a fun time and a cool event to document. As soon as we started filming we knew we would be able to make a brief documentary of the evening.

We’d like to thank the Austin Chronicle for allowing us to document and Threadgill’s for fulfilling our sound needs.

Watch the video at the chronolog.

Multi-camera 7D shoot: What we learned

In March, Compound was commissioned to produce a series of live concert videos for some prominent groups in the Texas music scene.  For various reasons,  I decided to shoot this event on the Canon 7D.  Actually, four 7D’s.  I come from a live television background, so the multi-camera shoot is not new territory for me.  The challenges were all incidental to the nature of shooting video on a DSLR.  The advantages, similarly, were all due to the nature of shooting video on a DSLR (see what I did there?).  It was a huge learning experience, and below I’ll attempt to … Continue Reading

SXSW in review from Mezz 2

For the second consecutive year, I’ve signed up to work with the New Media department at SXSW.  The position I take is that of a glorified volunteer.  The traits that glorify it are 1) insane hours before and during the fest, 2) staff lanyard (the act of being handed a staff lanyard is simultaneously thrilling and depressing) and 3) I get to recruit my own edit team.

Officially, my title is New Media Editor Crew Chief. It’s catchy, I know.  Even if it doesn’t appear that I get anything out of this at … Continue Reading

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