Category: Videos

Symphony of Peace Prayers

Just finished editing and uploading a video which used a new piece of equipment — a Flycam stabilizer.  This is a “steadi-cam” type of tool, which helps to keep the camera steady when moving around. Since this was my first time using it, I wasn’t as steady with it as I’d like, so I also ran the footage through a piece of stabilizing software — Mercalli V4.  This was a nice combination, and one I’ll

DVX200 Flexibility

While this video is relatively simple, and the audio isn’t the greatest, I’m adding it to my video portfolio for a couple of reasons. First, it highlights the flexibility of the new DVX200 I bought a few months ago. For whatever reason, I wasn’t happy with the default color matrix, as many skin tones turned out a bit too yellow for my tastes.  From what I read online, this was a problem with earlier firmware

Tibetan Singing Bowls Concert

I was recently asked to record a concert given at the Coptic Center I’ve been working with a lot lately.  The concert was performed by Mark Handler, who may be found at http://www.tibetanbowls.org. There were a couple of challenges in getting a good recording.  While the audio portion was relatively easy — a generally quiet audience and relatively loud sound source — most of the light came from the windows BEHIND the performer.  Luckily, I

Harmonic Prayer Introduction

Here is a short, 20-minute video I put together describing the basics of Harmonic Prayer. This is the first video I’ve produced with a new piece of equipment — a teleprompter! For those interested, a Glide Gear TMP100, to be precise, which requires a tablet to display the notes/script. For the tablet, I’m using an old Asus Transformer T101, with an app called “A Prompter for Android.” I already had the script, and had been

Dances of Universal Peace Workshop

Last night, I had the opportunity to record a workshop in which the “best” shots would be in the middle of all the activity.  This was a new experience for me, as I normally record events from the sidelines where I’m not in anyone’s way. Luckily, no one minded my being there.  Maybe because I moved around from time to time so I wouldn’t be in anyone’s way for long. Overall, I think it turned

Use Circular Time to Change Your Life

For the past four and a half years, I’ve been recording services at the Coptic Center here in the Grand Rapids area, and using this as practice as I develop my skills as a videographer. I started in 2013 with the Nikon D800 camera I bought for still photography, and then added a ‘real’ video camera (Sony AX100) to my kit in April 2016 when I saw that I was getting more calls to do

Amy Seekman Interview

This is a first-time interview with someone who is starting a new website and wanted to introduce herself in a more personal way with video. I asked her a series of questions and edited together her answers to compile this documentary-style promo video. Original interview recorded on a chromakey green screen, with park footage used as a background. For those looking to have a similar video created, I can do this for around $200 (personal

Alan Tutt Speaking

Your Hidden Value

Did you know it’s possible that YOU are the most important person in the whole of creation? I’m serious! We never know the end result of what we do, and any little remark you make can help the listener open a door to a whole new world of possibility. I can recall quite a few times when I either heard or read a simple idea–one I was already familiar with–and yet the specific way it

Alan Tutt Speaking

Activating Your Success GPS

This video is perhaps one of the best introductions to the Symbolic Solutions process I’ve been talking about this past year. The last 10 minutes of this 31 minute video is a guided meditation in which I lead the audience through a process to get guidance on something they would like to accomplish. Over half of those attending said that they got good, usable information. Of course, this is just a sample of what you