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October 2010

In the fall of 2010 I worked on an exciting mix of corporate projects, short films and dance documentation. In October I was hired by New York company Massify to work with DP Clayton Combe for a Trump Tower segment of the Forbes Travel Guide.

The following week I meadered the third floor sub-basment of the Willis Tower to document the installation of back up generators for United Airlines new offices. Earle Greenburg directed for Chicago Video Works. In late October Solid Line Media brought me onboard to shoot a series of dialogues and b-roll on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. Greg Vass directed.


Shooting with the Canon 1D  on the Trump Tower Terrace. October 2010.Bartech Focus Device on the Canon 1D
HMC150 on Steadicam Pilot rig in the Willis Tower sub-basement.On the floor of the Chicago Board of Options.  Shooting with a Sony XDCAM 350 on the Steadicam EFP.

November 2010


In November I traveled to Fort Wayne, Indiana to work with the crew from the American College of Cardiology. We shot numerous walk and talks with MDs travelling the halls of a cardiology clinic. Justin Schauble directed for Cardiosource Video Network.


In early November I worked on numerous short films, one of which would be one of the more challenging shots of my Steadicam Operating carear. The Kiss (directed by Angie Gaffney of DePaul University) was a one-take short shooting on 16mm film. This project involved roughly fifty extras and ten principals in an elaborately chroreogrpahed five minute and forty second take. This shot meandered from an exterior to an interior location and involved three staircases and a narrow ovehhead walkway. With only enough film stock to execute five complete takes the pressure to perform was high. After encountering an array of conumdums in the early attempts (including an errant AD darting though frame) the last two takes came off perfectly.


HVX200 on Pilot rig (with wireless audio and video) at cardiology clinic.Blocking rehearsals for The Kiss, with the Canon 7D on the Steadicam Pilot.
Blocking rehearsals for The Kiss, with the Canon 7D on the Steadicam Pilot.Blocking rehearsals for The Kiss, with the Canon 7D on the Steadicam Pilot.
On location for the six minute continuous take on 16mm film.  Arri SR2 on the EFP Stedicam with Bartech Focus Device. November 8, 2010.On the Columbia College soundstage with the Arris SR2 for the short film: Condensation. October 30, 2010.
Shooting a short film at a roller rink with the Canon 7D. Focus pulling via Bartech. November 7. Shooting on a green screen stage for Ryan Millerís short: A City to Make Me. November 13 and 14.
Shooting on a green screen stage for Ryan Millerís short: A City to Make Me. November 13 and 14.