Film and video are getting more public attention than photography these days. In selecting my cameras for photography, film and video capabilities have been considerations. Production of live and recorded content has become an important part of what I do. Targeting smaller sized productions, I have added equipment for both studio and site video.
I am producing Stories to Share, Season Three, for the Jaffrey Civic Center in New Hampshire. The first stream of the series for the 2023-24 season was a presentation by Kurt Steelman, president of Steelman Production Services, Inc., one of the largest production companies in the northeast. The stage lighting, audio, and video equipment belong to me and I set it up for each event. My usual equipment compliment includes three Lumix cameras, microphones, mixer, video switch, three monolights for stage lighting, and a laptop running Open Broadcaster Software for streaming. I bring all of the stands and cables. There is a lot going on when I set up and run these live streams.
An ongoing project is my series of interviews with local artists, Focus on the Artist. These can be seen on the Arts League of Lowell YouTube channel. The subjects of these interviews are Arts League of Lowell member and co-op artists. The series seeks to increase the visibility of local artists and to stimulate more interest in the Lowell art scene. The series has resulted in a significant increase in Arts League of Lowell YouTube views and subscribers.
Other Film Work
During the pandemic, I produced art show videos for the Arts League of Lowell. My work included the photography, editing, narration, video production, and publishing. The shows include My Favorite Place and The Pastel Artwork of Roland Cosby.
I am an avid bicycle tourist and my bicycle touring channel on YouTube is EdeksAttic. My most popular cycling videos are the travelogs for the Great Allegheny Passage (over 40,000 views) and the Great Allegheny Passage and Chesapeake & Ohio Towpath (over 20,000 views). I did a documentary of the ten days after I broke my femur on a bicycle tour in September, 2021. There are also bicycle maintenance and product review videos on my channel.