Photo Story: Miniature Perspectives

Photo Story: Miniature Perspectives

  Recently, I headed to Texas to shoot a couple music videos with Ashley Worhol, lead singer of the band Worhol. Fellow Houstonian Tod Waters, owner of Junker Designs was directing the videos and enlisted my services to DP the project.   One of the segments we were shooting required the use of miniature models to create forced perspectives. An old friend from the local Houston music scene, Kevin Forbes, was great help in providing and maintaining the models. It took quite a long time to line up the models…

Video: Junker Designs for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

Video: Junker Designs for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots

  I was recently enlisted by friend and owner of Junker Designs, Tod Waters to shoot and edit a promo piece for Jane Goodall’s Roots&Shoots program. I already had some B-roll in the can from an artist profile piece that I’m making about Tod so all we had to do was shoot the stand up segment that morning. I’m not entirely sure what this program is all about, but it has something to do with an event in London and this piece will be featured at that event.   This…

Documentary: When We Ruled H-Town

Documentary: When We Ruled H-Town

  A look back at a documentary that I was an associate producer on as well as being featured in as a musician.   When We Ruled H-Town is the story of the 90’s Houston music scene. An objective but nostalgic look at a not-so-distant past when a spark of energy, a deep pool of creativity, and insatiable curiosity brought musicians, artists, fans and an entire city together for a brief moment of greatness and excess during the 1990’s. Other cities may have made the headlines, but Houston made the…

Love Kills in Fashion Video

Love Kills in Fashion Video

  For many years it has been my job to create original content whether it be visual, audible or both at the same time. Still photography will always have a place in the lexicon of media, but video is now an all important marketing and advertising tool on social media platforms. Images must move these days.   With that in mind, I have made many promotional videos for the fashion industry. Most of them start out as behind the scenes footage during a photo shoot. In these situations, time and…

Production Notes: The Importance of Olive Oil

Production Notes: The Importance of Olive Oil

December 28th of this year was a beautiful and busy day. It all started with a long drive from my place in Hollywood to the olive groves owned by the Temecula Olive Oil Company to meet up with the host and producer of my show. The job for the day was to document the harvesting and pressing process for making quality olive oil and to shoot an in-depth interview with the company’s owner and resident olive oil guru. In producing a health and lifestyle segment for an upcoming PBS television…

What’s up with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR?

What’s up with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR?

It’s been a long wait and after all the reviews have come in, the comments are all very similar. What’s the point? That’s really the consensus. I’m a die hard Canon fan from way back. I’ve never even considered using a Nikon camera. But even after all the years that the 5D series has been around, I’ve never wanted to own one. Functionality in a camera is important, but price is important as well. Why spend $3500 on a camera body that you’ll immediately have to spend more money on,…

KFSTV Showing Experimental Movies by Jon White

KFSTV Showing Experimental Movies by Jon White

  KFSTV is a new internet TV station started by Tim Woodward of Skin Two just this year. Within KFSTV you will find documentaries, feature films, fashion, interviews and nightlife coverage. After noticing there was room for experimental content, I submitted a short movie I made a couple years back called Nylon Commander. Shortly after, Tim got back to me and the next day I had my own film makers page on the site.   I won’t give away the details of the movie I submitted, but if you have…

Photo Story: Shots Fired from a Digital Machine

Photo Story: Shots Fired from a Digital Machine

A couple Fridays ago I headed downtown to do a quick photo shoot with Jessica Nicole of Peepshow Clothing and local LA fashion model Erin Kennedy (@theerinkennedy). It was a quick and easy setup, one white wall and one photo strobe with a softbox. After a series of homemade tacos and guacamole to fuel up, it was time for the shoot. Oh, and don’t forget cocktails mixed by @rocknrollbartenders. Jessica had prepared some new pieces including custom designed fringe dresses featuring the graphics of David Bowie (Ziggy Stardust) and Marilyn…

Marketing and Media at KBB

Marketing and Media at KBB

  On February 22, 2016 the production team and I arrived at the Kelly Blue Book offices in Irvine, CA at about 6am. We had three interviews scheduled with key individuals in the company that day. This was a follow up shoot. We shot several other interviews a couple months earlier along with the Upper Diamond marketing company in Los Angeles.   We have an efficient team that works well together. It consists of a director, producer, DP, camera operator, gaffer, grip and sound engineer. At this point we would…