Author Archives: Swainhart Christopher

Women’s Full Moon Bicycle Ride

Women’s Full Moon Bicycle Ride

Last October I was sitting in my office on a Friday afternoon and I realized one of my favorite clients was getting ready to have a moonlight bike ride for their customers. I thought it would be good to show up and test out the low light abilities of my new Canon 5D Mark II. I thought I would just get a couple quick takes, but instead shot the entire evening by available light. The resulting short film has been very popular with their clients:

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GoPro Battery Life Hero 3 vs Hero 3+

GoPro Battery Life Hero 3 vs Hero 3+

I use the GoPros in a variety of situations. They are very helpful cameras, but they are quirky. One of the big questions is how long will they film before they run out of batteries. As usual, I do my own testing and you should too.

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Old Gentleman Gray on Thanksgiving Day

Old Gentleman Gray on Thanksgiving Day

Nancy has made the reading of “A Good Thanksgiving” a part of our Thanksgiving tradition for as long as I can remember. She has some old flannel cutouts she made years ago when our children were little.

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Sony and Canon Glass on NEX at the Cincinnati Reds

Sony and Canon Glass on NEX at the Cincinnati Reds

My son was in town during the summer and we took in a Reds game (hyperlink for my overseas readers). He brought his Sony NEX-5N. This model has been replaced now, but this isn’t a review of cameras, it is a commentary on the NEX camera using Sony and Canon glass.

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Metabones Speedbooster and Auto Iris Problem on the FS700

Metabones Speedbooster and Auto Iris Problem on the FS700

I am an FS700 owner with a LOT of Canon glass on hand. When the first Metabones adapter came out I rushed to get mine and I must say I was delighted. So when Metabones announced the Speedbooster I got even more excited.

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Eagle Ridge Builders Makes Building a Home Easy & Fun

Eagle Ridge Builders Makes Building a Home Easy & Fun

This spring I traveled again to Temple Texas to do another infomercial for Eagle Ridge Builders. Eagle Ridge doubled their business in the 12 months following the release of their new web site and customer testimonial video we did for them in the fall of 2011.

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Zoom! Whitening Infomercial

Zoom! Whitening Infomercial

In the process of building CommonwealthSmiles.com, the web site of our client Dr. Jessica Kress of Lexington, Kentucky, we filmed a variety of testimonials and infomercials to explain the benefits associated with excellent dental care. These little videos make all the difference in helping prospective patients decide to pick up the phone and call for an appointment.

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Signature Engines – Aircraft Engine Rebuilding

Signature Engines – Aircraft Engine Rebuilding

Every time I get a new client I learn about their industry and their particular business. As an outsider I think it is actually easier for me to understand what really makes them different. Signature Engines is no exception. After spending copious amount of time getting to know their business we completely rebuilt their web site at SignatureEnginesInc.com.

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Patient Portrait

patient-portrait-1Our web customers have discovered that client testimonials really sell their services. When I interview their clients for testimonials I usually try to grab a still shot in case I need it to insert on the client’s web site. In this case I was shooting an informational video on Zoom! Whitening for Dr. Jessica Kress at Commonwealth Smiles in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Hay Street Medical Centre, Perth Australia

Hay Street Medical Centre, Perth Australia

Hay Street Medical Centre in Perth, Western Australia is one of dozens of our Australian web hosting clients. When it came time to redesign their site in 2012 they turned to rm1.net to rebuild their site from the ground up. Rm1.net can work remotely with companies all over the globe. Once the site was up and running Hay Street flew our photographic and video team to W.A. to photograph their medical centre and interview patients and staff for inclusion on the web site. The testimonials of patients tell the story in an intimate and personal way that is achieved by no other means.

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