Tuesday, December 17, 2013

GREASE Is the Word!

St. Andrew's School, in Barrington, RI performed the original stage play GREASE by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey, hiring me as videographer.

Jason Zhao, a student at St. Andrew's assisted me with second camera.

Afterward I did all editing, both full version and the trailer (below), titles, FX compositing, DVD authoring.

Grease Trailer from Shawn Hare on Vimeo.

As always, please click on the VIMEO logo at bottom right of the video to see it in larger format.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ben & Rachel's Wedding

Third wedding shot with partner Ryan Sherwood.
It was our first Jewish wedding, and was a lot of fun.
What a sweet couple. And Hava Nagila for cryin' out loud. What's not to like?
Ryan's workload (he's in college now) was a bit heavy so I ended up doing the editing of both the highlights video and the long version, as well as the DVD authoring.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Show Reel

My Show Reel, created for my Associate Portfolio class at New England Tech. Even though I enjoy just about every phase of story-making (Pre-Production, Production, and Post-Production), I suppose my (current) strengths and interests in motion graphics are the most prominent thing that began to rise to the surface, so I went with that. Hopefully this will be sufficient to show I've reasonable potential for being a bona-fide motion graphics artist/engineer.

To see this video larger (and you really should) please click on the image above, then move your pointer to the upper right of the little movie window, and click on the link that appears, which says "Show Reel". This will take you to my Vimeo site, and there you may view it even larger if you wish.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Olivia and Tahlé Wedding

This is my (and Ryan Sherwood's) second wedding trailer video. Once again Ryan edited it, but both of us operated cameras. This one is a bit different from the first in that we were invited guests, and were asked only to film the wedding ceremony. So we tried to comply as much as possible, all the while sneaking in some extra footage here and there, at our leisure, to make it a little more dynamic.

Olivia and Tahle Highlights from Ryan Sherwood on Vimeo.

The whole experience was fabulous, from the location of the wedding ceremony (St Luke's Catholic Church, in Barrington, RI) to the reception (Venus deMilo restaurant). Lots of smiling faces and the wedded couple were a lovely match.

Thanks so much to Sarah for asking us to be the videographers for Olivia and Tahlé's wedding!

Cameras used were three CanonT3i, with 70-200mm, 35mm, 84mm, and a GoPro camera.
The music is Ben Rector, "Disarm", licensed through Music Bed.

Not shown, but included in this project, is the long version, which is basically the ceremony; the DVD authoring, and packaging, all of which was done by yours truly.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Teaser Trailer (FRAGMENTS)

This assignment was to be a short version of the previous tailer, either 90 or 60 seconds long, rearranged, etc.  I figured since my original was only slightly over two minutes, doing one at 90 wouldn't be a sufficient challenge, so I opted for the 60 second version. The only criticism I got from the instructor was that it might've been too wordy; that perhaps leaving some space between the voice over narration and the on-screen action would've been more effective, and less taxing on the viewer.
[Please view this video larger by doing thusly: Click on the image of the video above; then move your cursor to the top left of that little screen and click on the title of the video; this will bring up the original video at YouTube; there you may also enlarge it by clicking the rectangular icon in the bottom right corner of that screen]

Most people tend to like this one better than the original, as it sort of tells the story a little more clearly.

Monday, March 4, 2013

FRAGMENTS (trailer)

This is my final project for Digital Filmmaking at New England Institute of Technology. The assignment: Create either a short film of no more than 7 minutes long; or create a trailer to a hypothetical film at about 2-3 minutes in length. I had a story idea which I didn't believe would fit into 7 minutes so I went for the trailer idea.

[Please watch this in full resolution for best enjoyment. You may do so by clicking on the image above, and then holding your mouse pointer toward the upper left of the image and clicking the title. This will take you to the YouTube page, where you may also enlarge it full screen, by clicking the rectangular icon in the bottom left of the movie screen.]

My partner for this project was Dennis Cabral. Dennis drew all of the storyboards, helped with shooting and audio editing choices.

It was shot entirely with a Canon T3i, using both the kit lens 18-55mm; and a Rokinon 35mm Cinema lens. I created all (but the "Dice Out" animated logo) of the animated graphics, and edited it with Adobe CS6 Production Premium, using After Effects, and Premier. I used Audition a little, as well as Audacity.

I posted this ahead of time, but I'm assuming that we got an "A" for it (so long as we get all of the necessary paperwork completed on time).  The final results shall be confirmed in a couple of weeks when I get my grade.

All music and SFX are original, or from Public Domain, or from the Valentino SFX and Music Collection (which I have access to through school).

Thanks so much to my friends and family for their acting abilities, who spent so much of their valuable time to help me with this project. Bless you.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My First Newscaster Role for Radio I Class

Our mid-term project was to collaboratively create a radio show with a certain number of liners, sweepers, songs, with news, weather, sports, and traffic report, along with station ID. I took the role of Newscaster, which meant that I had to write 6-7 short news stories from real news, create two "voicers" in ProTools that would accompany two of the stories, and deliver them live, along with sports and weather. The first 8 seconds is a liner at the end of a song (I've purposefully left out all copyrighted material, such as the music) is Sean Murphy (who was the DJ) introducing me for the news, and then following my news report at 3:41 is a sweeper created by Erik Gharaee (Production Manager) and Sean Murphy. For the Record, Kelly Dwyer was the Program Director, and Zach Barron was in charge of creating commercial spots.

Because this blog is about showcasing my talents (not to mention that the entire show was 35 minutes long, including a bunch of copyrighted music), this is the result of my efforts, earning me a "100" grade, and plenty of fine comments from my instructor John Buckley: "As good as it gets. First of all the stories you chose were excellent. Second, the writing of the stories was terrific and finally, your delivery was pitch perfect. I could really tell that you had practiced this; your delivery was straightforward, a little folksy and easy to understand."

An image of me is provided simply to accompany the audio.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

DSLR Introduction Test

Assignment to acquaint us with the Canon T3i DSLR; shot with the standard 18-55 lens, only with available light; 7 shots. We shot it in 24fps. The original assignment was to have no sound, since sound wasn't a factor for learning how to use the camera. My partner was Dennis Cabral. Music is from freemusicarchive.org.  All scenes shot in the library at New England Institute of Technology. Special thanks to the head librarian for giving us permission to shoot the card catalogue.

[To see this video larger, please click on the image, then hover your mouse pointer near the top of the video and click on the link. This will take you to the YouTube page from whence it comes. You may then click on the enlargement "buttons" at the bottom right of that new video screen.]