ARISE promo film

Or, the rewards of getting up crazy early to film sunrises.


When Summit Ministries announced their brand new conference titled “ARISE,” they asked AW Video to produce a promotional film. One of the challenges was that this was a first time event, so there was no existing footage to use in the film. Drawing inspiration from the title of the conference and the existing graphical design, the logical choice was to film the early morning light and sunrise in Denver, CO.

A voiceover recording session and two mornings of waking up before 5 AM later, we had the material needed for our film. Next step was the editing, color correction, and audio balancing. In the end, it went the film went from idea to social media launch in under seven days.

Here’s the final product:


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Richland County EMS Unit 33

In preparation for EMS Week 2013, I did a photoshoot with Richland County EMS and their new ambulance Unit 33.

I’m grateful to have the privilege to have worked with this paid volunteer ambulance service for over a year and a half. Along the way I have had the opportunity to learn so much about emergency medicine, about staying calm under pressure, and about how to bring a bit of hope to someone’s worst day. More than anything, though, every call reminds me of how much I have yet to learn.


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Not your average house fire.

It isn’t everyday that you see a house burning and all of the firefighters standing in front of the place smiling as a photographer snaps photos.

I had the privilege of travelling with a crew of firefighters from Richland Center Fire Department to join Cazenovia Fire Department for a training house burn. To sit in a room and see first hand how fire works its way up the wall and across the ceiling, or to feel the intense multiple hundred degree heat through my mask and gear, these are things I will not quickly forget. And my singed helmet will certainly never look the same again.
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