Posts Tagged ‘Video’

My Ignite Tulsa #3 Talk

You may recall that I was selected to give  a talk at Ignite Tulsa #3 last fall.  They usually tape the talks and put them up on YouTube a few weeks later, but unfortunately technical difficulties and other obligations kept the videos from being finished in a timely manner.  That’s certainly something I can understand, and relate to! But, without further ado, the web premiere of Jory’s Ignite Tulsa talk:

Hopefully it wasn’t as painful for you to watch as it was for me, haha.


06 2011

A Different Sort of Video Resume

Over spring break, I set out to create an unusual video resume with the able help of one Michael Champlin. I wanted it to be humorous and memorable while still communicating important facts about my qualifications.  We came up with this idea to use different characters to deliver character-appropriate dialogue but also inject some humor into the video.  I’m really curious to know what others think about it, so please leave me some feedback in the comments section and let me know what you think!


03 2011

Completed Project – “Cold Shower”

I blogged a few weeks ago about participating in the Living Arts 24-hour Video Race with my friend Michael Champlin.  Bad weather forced the event to be postponed until Feb. 11, so last weekend we finally got to make a film! I had so much fun hanging out with Mikey & his wife, Lisa, and making friends with the rest of the team – Ben Champlin, Connor Wingfield, Matt Beard and Jessica Kouns. Our group got along well, which made the experience really enjoyable. I think Mikey and Matt were happy to be shooting the film on a DSLR; it’s something I know they want to do more of and I look forward to seeing other things they shoot together.

The Video Race competition had several requirements. We had 24 hours to make a film (five minutes or less) that had the following elements:

  • Theme – “The World of Tomorrow”
  • Line of Dialogue – “Devil May Care”
  • Prop – Yo-Yo

We could have no more than 8 people on our team, and we could only use material we’d created in the 24-hour time period.  It was a major challenge to say the least! We didn’t win the competition, but our whole team was really proud of the film and I think we turned in a strong contender.

It was certainly a learning experience. I’d never edited a film before – let alone come up with the idea & execution for one within a day. There are certainly things I would want to fix if we had more time, but that’s part of the experience of being an editor – sometimes, your time runs out. I do hope to get more opportunities to edit short films in the future.  It’s much different than doing documentary-style or non-fiction pieces, and I think it makes me stretch my creativity. I certainly have a deepened respect for aspiring filmmakers now, too.


02 2011