Category Archives: Documentary

Promo video for IDignity

I get asked a lot to produce promo videos for small businesses and non-profits located here in the Orlando area. Through my work with other non-profits, the people at IDignity came to know about the storytelling abilities of Red Eye Film Company. As IDignity has grown, so has it’s need for better storytelling. They asked me if I could help them come up with a really great, professional video to help promote the work that they do. This is what we ended up with.

There were several challenges we faced when making this video. First, we had to find a suitable personal story to tell. Many of the clients that go through the IDignity program are Continue reading Promo video for IDignity

Hands-on review: Sony FS5 on location in India

Being a one-man crew is difficult. Being a one-man crew in the cacophony and madness of India is even more so. Recently I was asked to travel to India and capture stories and b-roll for Bajalia (www.bajalia.com) that would be aired as part of their primetime broadcast on The Home Shopping Network (www.hsn.com) for International Women’s Day. For this assignment I called on the Sony FS5.

If you’ve ever traveled to rural parts of India, you’ll know that inside village homes, lighting can be a real challenge. I thought about using the Sony A7s due to its excellent low light capabilities. But because of it’s form factor, lack of built in ND filters and it’s DSLR-style audio recording/monitoring, I decided an actual video camera would be much better. Continue reading Hands-on review: Sony FS5 on location in India

Documentary about Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Two years ago I started working on a documentary about the history of the most mysterious and controversial military base in US history. I took a camera and my director of photography to the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and what we found out would surprise you! The name of the film is Memories of Guantanamo.

Though most people think of Guantanamo as a prison site, it’s actually a small little town, just like many small towns in America. It turns out that Guantanamo Bay is one of the safest places in America to raise a family. It’s got a McDonalds and Continue reading Documentary about Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Gator: The Story of a Legend, Official Trailer

The official trailer for the feature length documentary Gator: The Story of a Legend.

Considered by most to be a pioneer in the extreme sport of wakeboarding, he simply went by the name “Gator.” At the peak of his career Gator suffered a terrible knee injury. While on the comeback, his recreational drug use became more serious. A few years and several bad decisions later, Gator was once again arrested, this time facing 25 years in prison.

Gator: The Story of a Legend, is a feature length documentary film chronicling the rise and fall of wakeboarding super star Erik “Gator” Lutgert. The film is a hopeful for ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series.