“Blood, Pride & True” is a rollerblading DVD produced for Sixwonsix, Inc. The DVD was created to promote the brand by featuring rollerblading from 6 individuals sponsored by the company. It was filmed during weekends and three weeks of vacation touring with the team across the Midwest & Florida. The project was a dream come true in many ways as I have been rollerblading for 12 years and have admired the company for the majority of that time. Once the project was completed I was fortunate enough to premiere the DVD at a packed 400 seat theater in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The premiere occurred after the 2008 Bitter Cold Showdown. For more information on the process of creating “Blood, Pride & True” be sure to visit the production blog that was updated continually throughout its production. The DVD sold out within 6 months of its release and is now available in it’s entirety online.
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“Goodwill” was my first project that I believe still holds value today. It was created for an advanced Producing and Directing class at Ball State University entitled “Hands Across McKinley” in the spring of 2005. This class incorporated students from different disciplines such as Acting, Writing, Video and Audio Production and brought them together to make numerous short films throughout the semester. I was fortunate enough to participate in the first semester that this class was offered.
The majority of the project was shot early on a weekday at a Goodwill store in Muncie, Indiana while it was open to the public. It is amazing what you can get away with when you are producing a student film. Additional scenes were shot at the home of the lead actress (Lana Cook) and throughout the city of Muncie. The original script was meant to be a linear story and this remained the intention until after everything was shot and I began editing. I have always been fascinated with non-linear films and this was the perfect opportunity for such an experiment. In the end, it paid off because it received the highest grade in the class for that round of projects and, as a reward, allowed me to utilize additional resources for my next project; “Vile Affection”.