Tuesday, December 10, 2013

An Author Posted Our YouTube Series

An author named Shawn Sutherland posted the Kay's Cross YouTube series on his blog. You can see this series by clicking here.

Shawn Sutherland is a published author licensed paralegal. Click here to see his blog.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Another Shoot

It's always fun to watch the actors say their lines over and over again as the director strives to get the perfect shot. When you see the final product it always seems looks so natural, but what you don't think about is that it took five or six times to get that shot/performance to feel that way.

Fun stuff! It's cold but we're in the middle of another shoot. This one is a kind of anti-bullying campaign and I think it will turn out really well.

Friday, November 22, 2013

A Music Video

I've never helped out on a music video before, but the last couple of days I got to. I was a Producer's Assistant on a professional level project this week. We shot mostly in Bountiful and Murray. It was fun.

One of the fun parts was to see the artists lip sinc to their own music. There were a couple of main singers and I got to talk to them. Because of how fast this project needed to be done they recorded on Monday! Wow! Talk about getting things done in a hurry.

The song was about "Coming Unto Christ." They played the pre-recorded music on a laptop with some pretty good speakers and the artists lip synced.

I also really enjoyed talking to the make-up artist this time around. Ed Matsu really inspired me with some of things he said. He said he's had a lot of Spiritual experiences working on film projects is Utah. Great guy.

Fun project overall!

Jackson's Video

My friend Jackson is going to Film School at the U of U! He's a great guy. He made this video.

He was the cinematographer our Kay's Cross project. 

Japanese Project

Here is a link to a cool new Mormon Message for Youth

Fun stuff!

Also check this out, click here

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Finally! It's Done!

Finally, I'm done with our project on Kay's Cross. I really enjoyed making it. It for sure was the longest fictional video project I've ever produced. There are five episodes total. It took a lot of work, but here it is.

A couple nights ago, I was also able to show this video project at a Halloween party. It was a Halloween party with my Church. It was fun to watch them laugh at the funny parts and take the ride along with the characters.

We also created a blog just for this project. You can read the behind the scenes story by clicking here.

I learned a lot on this project, especially how to organize people. I got to really test out my screen writing skills and I even wrote the music for this project. The music took a long time, but I enjoyed doing it. It was great!

Friday, October 18, 2013


Wow! Editing is fun. It takes a lot of time, but I really enjoy it. I've been working on a YouTube series about Kay's Cross. Here is the link to the blog.

I'm also writing the music to this project. This is the first time I've written the music to a video project. I've actually really liked doing that as well. It sure does take time though.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Kay's Cross Project

Kay's Cross is very interesting. If you just do a Google search you'll learn a ton. Fortunately, we had the rare opportunity to actually go to the Cross and film there. The reason is because the people that own the property are doing a Spook Alley at the Cross this fall. This will be the first time and I'm personally pretty excited.

Our video project is a fictional YouTube series about three teenagers that try to unlock the mystery behind Kay's Cross.

Here is our short bonus video.

I'm producing this project and was able to gather together a great team. Jacob Zimmerman is our Director. Jackson Daneluk is our Cinematographer. Kara Ashby is an animator and Production Coordinator. We have a professional actor named Kaleb Stinger. If you Google search him you may find a few projects he and his brothers have been in. Other actors include, Elizabeth Olsen and Ethan Carlsen.

Here are some pictures of the remains of Kay's Cross.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

I did this for my Aunt on Photoshop. I started off trying to do something really artistic. It was a good idea, but I didn't have the time to make it really nice. It was a sunset idea. Anyway, here's what I came up with.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Studio C

Studio C is amazing. For those of you who don't know, it's a comedy TV Show. It's clean and it's funny.

I fortunately, got to go to a live recording of the Studio C in Provo, UT. They say only 10 percent of people who try to get into those, get to go. I feel very lucky. It was incredibly fun.

Here's what I think is one of the funniest videos from Studio C.

Here are some pictures of the night I went!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Playing Around on Photoshop

I took this picture as a missionary in West Virginia. We knocked on the door. No one answered, so I don't think anyone lived there.

This was supposed to end up as a background image for this blog, but it didn't ended up making me extremely happy.

This is what it looked like before I played around with it on Photoshop.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Late Night Shoot

I volunteered on a project a couple of days ago.

It was one of the funnest shoots I've been on. We started at 2:30pm in the afternoon and went until about 6:45am in the morning. That's right! It was an all night deal. Most of the project was a night scene that takes place on the roof of a building. It's also based on a true story.

My job included craft services (snacks and dinner for the crew and cast), adjusting lighting, coordinating the extras, and taking down the set.

I thought coordinating the extras was especially fun because I've never done that on that big of a project before.

Because of the agreement I made with the producer's of the project, I can't mention specific details about the project or what website it's coming out on. It is a YouTube video and should be out in a few months.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lunch With TC Christensen

I'm back from doing missionary work. This is my first post in two years as I just got back from being a missionary on June 7th 2013. It was a great experience and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world! I had face-to-face contact with new people every day and I learned good communication skills. We regularly did community service. I also served as a district leader over other missionaries. It was great! If you want to know more about Mormon Missionaries click here

A week ago or so I had lunch with the director of "17 Miracles" and "Ephraim's Rescue."

It was great to see TC Christensen. I've helped Triple Threat (that's the nick name I call him) out with a few projects in the past. Also, he served an LDS Mission in West Virginia as well so it was nice to chat about that.

He told me about his next project idea. He's writing it now and it's a secret, so you've got to wait until more comes out about it. It takes place in Wyoming and it's NOT another pioneer movie. I'm very excited to hear more about it and hope I can help when it rolls into production.