Thursday, October 27, 2011

"Waiting" (With Bonus Content)

It's been almost a week since I posted my first self directed short film "Waiting" and I'm pretty happy with the end product as well as the overall reception.

My "DV Tries" video's are nowhere near as popular as my wedding promos but I expected as much. I only hope you give my personal projects a chance. And a HUGE thank you to the 2 people out of 340+ readers in the past two weeks that clicked on a ad to give me a few cents of revenue. It truly meant a ton!

"Waiting" was originally a project I was putting together for a film competition that went a lot deeper into my psyche than the final version you saw. In a last second change of heart I omitted scenes and footage which ended up greatly affecting the final results (thus the reason for the supplemental ending...) The entire decision to rewrite lasted months. Eventually the project took a back burner to other videos until recently, when shooting resumed and the final project was released.

A few of the original clips were used but most had to be reshot. The most interesting reshoot came in the way of the scene of myself. You can really see the weight difference in my face! Well, since my camera is in the shop and filming for my next project doesn't begin until this Saturday enjoy a few extra clips that didn't make the cut for one reason or another, as well as the side by side comparison of me before and after my hospital visit and weight loss.

(Note: this is a embedded video that can ONLY be viewed via links such as the one below. Consider this a easter egg of sorts for taking the time to read my blogs!)

Thanks again and see ya next blog!! (2 rants on the way!)

P.S. Almost forgot to ask. If you like seeing bonus footage like this and would like to see additional footage of the previously posted wedding promos let me know. I may be able to fulfill your wish (no guarantees!)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

October Wedding Promos

Congratulations to all the October newlyweds! This blog features the promo video(s) from my October 2011 events. For September's promos click HERE

Remember it's never too late to check for availability and schedule to have your special day captured by the Professional Services of Dennis Vice.

L & R Wedding

Special thanks to my clients who gave permission to have their teasers posted!

As always, thanks for reading, watching, and clicking on ads to get me paid :)
See ya next Blog!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Photoshoppin' Part 2 - Have some cake

I may be semi-retired but that doesn't mean I can't blow the dust of my camera, which is for sale btw, and get some good shots of my friend's wedding. Can't say I'd do it for just anyone, but for as long as I can remember we've been friends. Being pretty much the longest friend I've had means a lot, to me at least.

I'm sure they're far better pics to be seen from others so I decided to post the few I lightly edited here, where they can be downloaded at no charge and at a slightly better quality. (If your wondering why I don't put them on my website then you really should read my blogs more often.

Anyway, enjoy...

Comments are welcome, and if you really wanna be nice, take a few seconds to click on a ad.

See ya next blog!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Photoshoppin' Part 1

Welcome to a new segment called "Photoshoppin'"

Every now and then I get requests for photomanipulations that far exceed the normal, "brighten" or "sharpen" tasks. Here is where I take you behind the curtain on some of my best work. Since I guarentee the privacy of said jobs, many of the pictures used are recreations of the original processes used for past photomanipulations. And now onto the first project...

So which is the original? The difference is obvious but without a side by side comparison, would you have been able to tell any editing was done? Comments or questions welcome.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Let's Play- Help Wanted

Blog site... Check...
YouTube channel... Check...
Web series... Of course!

Last June was supposed to be the beginning of production of my web-based series of "Let's Play" videos.

Let's PlayOne or more people, usually from message boards, that record themselves playing video games through screenshots or captured video (Mostly the latter)..." -Urban Dictionary

"But there are a ton of Let's Plays already floating around the net. Why make your own?"

"Because I want to..."

I doubt the direction I take with this show will be 100% original but everyone needs a hobby and mine is film and video games, so I'm gonna try something new for me, even if it may not be new to you. But I digress...

Production was postponed due to health and work but after a series of tests I'm ready to begin with the pilot episode. The hardest part of this project will be trying to avoid scheduling conflicts with my revolving co-hosts so I decided to post the pilot season filming schedule for those that wanted to reserve their spot for a specific episode.

Pilot Season schedule.
Nintendo World Cup- NES
Pictionary- NES
Revolt- N64
Mario Party 3- N64

Each episode will need a crew of 5, 4 hosts and one camera operator. Message me ASAP with the episode(s) you want to be a part of.

These games will be played on their original systems but feel free to practice on any other versions if you need to. Also, as tempting as it may be to copy other reviewers comments or jokes, please attempt to keep your material original.

That's it for now. See ya next blog...

Monday, October 3, 2011

September Wedding Promos

I know what your thinking. "Hey, shouldn't this stuff go up on your business website?"

Well recently my hard drive crashed and one of the few things I didn't back up was the layout for my website. This means that to do any kind of update, I'd have to rebuild the site from scratch (yeah that sucks.) On top of that, last summer it was announced by Apple that their MobileMe service would be discontinued and that web hosting would cease June of 2012. Although the site address will be the same I have not secured a new host yet so I'll keep you updated on the future fate of

Moving on...

Last month I had the opportunity to offer my videography services to two couples and the individual teaser videos have been getting a lot of traffic on Youtube (which is a good thing.) It makes me wish I embedded them here first (which would have been a better thing)

If you have yet to see them they have been embedded below. If you are interested in hiring me for a future event submit inquiries to

A&C Wedding

J&E Wedding

Do you have a favorite? I'd love to hear your comments below.

Hmmm, anyone notice more video content than pictures recently? See ya next blog...

Sunday, October 2, 2011

I Try

Back again! Actually, I didn't go anywhere. I still post weekly content, it just hasn't been here. I'll explain more on why in a future post. Anyway, if you don't already know, I have a Youtube channel, that's right, I got a Youtube Channel...

To date, 22 videos have been uploaded although only 16 of them are viewable to the public. Which leads me to a quick point I want to make; Just because you see me recording doesn't mean I'm trying to throw you on youtube! I take my profession seriously and although I try to entertain, I don't try to embarrass. I try very hard not to post unscripted footage without consent. Moving on...

I decided to make a mini series called DV Tries, and below is a brief episode guide:

Check out the very episode, "DV Tries a Crab Cake"

For achieving 2000 hits I decided to post "DV Tries DANCE CENTRAL"

Learning Motion 5 brought new challenges and I decided to throw something together, literally... in "DV Tries Special Effects"

My nephew is making his uncle proud, playing football in high school. I couldn't wait for the opportunity to get out the camera and get some footage. Footage from his first game is found in "DV Tries Fooball Coverage"

Ever since I bought a iMac I never shelled to the 20 bucks needed to buy a plug-in to view MPEG2 videos (I'm cheap like that.) What that meant though, was that I couldn't work with any of my older recorded footage. Well I sill don't have the plug-in but I found a free work-a-round. Here's the first of some of the old footage in "DV Tries Poi"

OK so thats 5 episodes in two months, with a 6th one going live today. Check them out. Comment. SUBSCRIBE. Your views and input mean a lot to me and it makes me embarrassing myself worthwhile...

See ya next blog!

UPDATE - Latest Video can be found HERE