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Archive for the ‘Projects’ Category

Pro bono

Posted on February 11, 2014 in: Cuts, Projects by Andrew Birkhead

I enjoy working on pro bono projects for non-profits simply because it’s doing something for the greater good. Larry Ladig and I poured through a hard drive of amateur video then shot interviews for this fundraiser video benefitting the earthquake victims of Haiti.

Pitch Video

Posted on February 11, 2014 in: Cuts, Editing, Projects, Uncategorized by Andrew Birkhead

This is a fun pitch video created for Kohls to sell a proposed new DP and look. Some of my best days as an editor start with “Here’s the video, send us a link at the end of the day.” This was one of those great days.

Downtime

Posted on May 2, 2010 in: Cuts, Editing, Projects, Television by Andrew Birkhead

I’m enjoying a little downtime between paying projects.  I’m catching up on things around the office as well as working on a few pet projects.  One of the pet projects is titled ‘Drysdael’s little problem.’  My guilty pleasure is playing World of Warcraft.  For awhile, I had the habit of killing a particular bunny outside the auction house in Silvermoon City.  I decided to capture movies about it and edit them together.

I’m also shooting short interviews with my Flip camera.  I’m enjoying using the Flip camera for some basic storytelling.  Last fall I started a series of interviews about the New Warrior Training Adventure.  I attended the NWTA in October of 2004 and it was a life-changing experience for me.  I decided to ask other graduates what they learned at the training and how it impacted them and their families.  I’ve used some downtime to edit Pat Sullivan’s interview.  Look for more interviews in the near future.

Great Gigs

Posted on March 14, 2010 in: Cuts, Editing, Projects by Andrew Birkhead Tags: , ,

I recently wrapped up two weeks at Screenscape Studios in Des Moines, Iowa. Screenscape is a bright star in midwest post-production. Their work is uber-solid. You could relocate this company and it would be competitive in any other market. Screenscape Studios has been in business for 23 years and has successfully withstood the decline of the full service post-house. The staff is both excellent and fun to work with. I always look forward to working a gig at Screenscape.

As a side note, their producer staff is centered around the excellence of three producers named Sarah. This is is the second time in my career that I’ve encountered same-named staff members. The first… three Jasons in the new media department of the now defunct Pathway Productions.

Currently Editing

Posted on September 8, 2009 in: Editing, Projects by Andrew Birkhead

I’m starting a music video for Keith Beatty today.  It’s the song, King, a powerful piece the brings up the Jungian King archetype for me.  This was shot by Larry Ladig using the Canon 5D.