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Shoots and Edits

I have worked with the Everyday Driver team for a little over a year. Since 2007 the guys behind this show have been putting out some stellar work. In addition to their TV show on the MotorTrend Network, the Car Debate podcast, and YouTube content, they also produce a feature film every year. They brought me on to help shoot this film in 2018. It took six full days to shoot and features 13 different Corvettes. This is the trailer. You can rent/buy the full length film on Amazon Prime or Vimeo. 

I have worked with the Everyday Driver team for a little over a year. They shoot these Fast Blasts solely for their YouTube channel. While creating content for their TV show on the MotorTrend Network, the guys delegate YouTube content editing to freelancers. I have been fortunate enough to edit two pieces for them now. This is the most recent piece.

Tools used: Final Cut Pro X

My first editing project for Motorious' YouTube channel. 

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Part of my internship with Car and Driver was attending the magazine's annual Lightning Lap performance car test week. Several of the latest sports cars from various automakers are gathered and put against the clock around Virginia International Raceway. This was my first of two years at Lightning Lap when I assisted with some of the shots as well as driving cars past camera. 

This is the first edit I completed for Everyday Driver. Director Todd Deeken sends me the files and I create the piece. Todd makes final corrections before the video goes live on YouTube.

Tools used: Final Cut Pro X

DriveUT is the official car enthusiast club of the University of Tennessee. For the past two years I have thrown together short "promo videos" to help interest and engage both current and potential new members. If you would like to know more about DriveUT click here.

Tools used: Canon 80D, Canon 10-18mm, Canon 50mm, Final Cut Pro X

Automotive video journalism has been an interest of mine for several years. I wanted to give it a go myself just to practice being in front of a camera. This is not my best effort for actual content, but much more of a joking review that I threw together for fun. These are my complaints of the 2018 Audi S5 Sportback.

Tools used: Canon 80D, Canon 10-18mm, 3-way suction glass mount, iMovie

Here is a short film created by three of my classmates and myself for our Video Production course during junior year at UT. Our task was to create a 15-20 minute film from scratch. We had to brainstorm, write the script, find the actors, scout locations, direct, shoot and edit the film all on our own. None of us had every been required to make something like this before, but I am very proud with what we accomplished.

Tools used: Numerous Canon DSLRs and lenses, Adobe Premiere Pro, zoom recorders, boom poles, and much imagination

DriveUT is the official car enthusiast club of the University of Tennessee. For the past two years I have thrown together short "promo videos" to help interest and engage both current and potential new members. If you would like to know more about DriveUT click here.

Tools used: Canon 80D, Canon 10-18mm, Canon 50mm, Final Cut Pro X

This is a video that one of the local academies asked a friend of mine to produce.  He had some of the equipment needed to shoot what he needed, but he deiced to call on me to help him out. I directed and edited this "hype video" for The Kings Academy in Seymour, TN. Nathan Odom was the producer of the film, and also helped out with some of the shots.