Wilson Local Stories-Ish Herrera

Ish Herrera is your quintessential blue collar man. Full-time welder and owner of one of the only bars in town, he's without saying, someone you'd like to have your side in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.

Here's a vignette me and Kyle Rippey made about him while working with the Town of Wilson, Arkansas.

Cayamo 2016

One of my first big gigs as a cameraman/storyteller was working on Sixthman's music cruises. I would run around like a madman and try to capture moments from all the shows, and put together recaps of each cruise (and occasionally have a drink or two). It was a good gig to say the least.

After shooting a few cruises in 2010, I got a call to be Tim McGraw's documentarian/photographer on his upcoming tour and had to take the gig, which in turn ended my cruising days. So when I got the opportunity thru dealmaker-people-shaker-producer Mike Williams to shoot Cayamo this year, I had to jump aboard (yes I did just write that).

Thing was, I wanted to make something a little more in-depth than the classic montage-to-music recap. Something to reinforce how amazing the atmosphere is on one of these boats. Something that could give a better idea of what Cayamo really is.  

Hope you enjoy.

ProGamer Profile: Dyrus The Great

I love sports. I mean LOVE them. If someone played on a professional basketball, baseball, or football team in the last 20 years, I can probably tell you where they went to school, who drafted them, and how well they did throughout their career. That said, I have always hoped for the opportunity to shoot big events and meet the players firsthand.

Starting in late 2014 that happened. Except there was an "e" before the sport and they weren't very athletic. They're video game players. Before you start talking $#!+ about how video games are child's play, please remember, they're traveling the world, doing what they love to do. 

And they're making more money than you.



Pro Gamer Profile: Cloud9's LemonNation

Searching the web the other night, I came across one of the videos I got to shoot last December in San Jose. As a two man crew, me and director/editor Matt Pecinni, got to visit the home of Logitech sponsored team Cloud9 and accompany them @ an Intel's Extreme Masters Event.

And I must say: putting in a busted take as an intro is brilliant editing, Mr. Pecinni.


Made in Wilson

In November of 2014, I got the opportunity to shoot and edit a mini documentary about the revitalization of Wilson, Arkansas. I had never been to the delta before, so I jumped at the opportunity when Brian Dempsey, who I'd worked with on Tim McGraw's tour, called me with the idea. The people of the town and The Lawrence Group couldn't have been any more hospitable, not to mention the lunch @ Wilson Cafe.....

Shot with a Canon 5D mark iii and armed with my 3 Ikan LED lights, I shot, lit, and even did the audio for all the setups. 

Music purchased from Music Bed. Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.