MAY 20, 2010

We’re still working on the Bartlett-Shoemaker edit.  I want to get some after the fact sound bites.  We’ll edit these into the sound mix along with footage to embellish the couple’s emotions during particular shots.  I’m trying to set up a meeting with the couple so I can lay their thoughts down on our digi recorder.  By the way, we use an Ediroll R-44 4 channel recorder and we love it!

The real reason to write though is to tell you we met with Cosbie Hollenbeck of Multimedia Solutions.  He’s going to upgrade our website.  He’s a master of all techno trades and is half my age!  Just makes me sick…!

But we want to keep building the brand and Cosbie has the talent to do it.  We’ll let you know how this progresses.


Today I drove to Alpharetta to meet with the Heinz people.  They were the friendliest group of folks I think I’ve ever worked with.  So go buy some ketchup!

Mr. Ralph Latagliata is the Director of Field Sales and was the subject of our interview.  We spent about four hours with him and his people and enjoyed every minute of it.  They even wanted to take me to lunch!

No real technical issues, however I was challenged by the lighting and the space we had.

After the shoot, I had to run around to get the footage downloaded and sent off to Brett Culp, who needs it by tomorrow morning!  Mission accomplished…


My old buddy Mike Mattimoe and I met to collaborate on an effort.  If you’d be interested in this, please let me know.  If the demand is great enough, the investment will be worth it.

Mike works for a company called Video Next (he’s also an old fighter pilot and airline guy – we go waaay back, but that’s another story!)  They specialize in live video feeds.

What if you had a live event you wanted filmed AND you would like to webcast it  – LIVE?!

So let’s say you want your wedding shot by a videographer, AND you had family that couldn’t make it to the wedding.  Mike has the technology for Elationfilms to have a camera (or multiple cameras) film the service and show it live via the internet to family and friends.  All they would have to do is join up before hand by email, and then receive the internet address shortly before the service.  They would open their browser, copy and paste the address, and Voila’!

Seriously!  Let me know what you think…


got an exciting call today.  Brett Culp called from Seattle.  He is in the middle of a corporate shoot for Heinz and needed footage of a Heinz executive in Atlanta, shot for a segment of the piece.  So it looks like Friday or Monday I will be handling that for him.

For those of you who don’t know Brett, he is another multi award winner, WEVA contributor, and a huge celebrity videographer.  Just visit his website   HYPERLINK “” and you’ll understand how successful he is.