With my company, Hilo Studios, a creative videography/photography company that has been in the video production field for over ten years in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, I have had the privilege to provide custom work for companies such as Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control and Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, while also enjoying the honor of producing timeless pieces for individuals such as Scott Odom, founder of AMP1 stand up basketball and Hall of Fame Quarterback Roger Staubach.
My career with Lockheed began in October of 2010 when I was brought abord as the primary videography services contractor at Lockheed Martin MFC in Grand Prairie Texas. My roles are many including but not limited to full scale video production and photography, editing, encoding, DVD authoring, script writing, directing, lighting, foley and sound design, running webcasts and setting up PA and video systems. The majority of my responsibilities are with video production in which I handle 90% of the work flow for customer projects that come through our department from start to finish. I have multiple customers and work closely with VP's in every business area, business development professionals, engineers, HR staff, media and communications teams and 3D animators. Since our jobs vary in scope from live production to shooting on green screens and full blown feature style production I have had the opportunity to work with all types of rigs and camera setups including GoPro mounting, professional slider rigs, glide cams rigs, full size camera jibs, tripods of every size and teleprompter. In the area of post production I have become proficient with many different video editing systems such as Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premier and Sony Vegas Pro but specialize in editing with Final Cut Pro X (all versions). Other software suites that I utilize on a daily basis include Adobe CS6, Apple Motion, Color, Compressor, Camtasia and Microsoft Office Suite.
Example of video coverage for a charity
Example of a live webcast
Example of sound design for a 3D animation
Video Pre Production -
Determines what camera equipment is necessary and obtains equipment for specific job.
Transports, sets up, and operates various production equipment including cameras, audio and video recorders, lighting equipment, props, and microphones for location and studio production.
Operates and maintains proper levels and calibration of cameras, audio and video recorders, and other production equipment including GO PRO cameras.
Shooting and collecting b-roll footage around MFC campus of products and or programs.
Supports the team throughout the production process, which may include finding interview subjects, creating graphics, and presenting to client and other constituents.
Helps to sustain and guide the team’s creative process.
Assists in developing interview questions and storyboards for various projects including MFC Chats, and other specialty productions.
Assists in set up and tear down of video and P/A equipment for special events such as web casts, luncheons, all hands meetings etc...
Video Post-Production -
Works with several different PC and Mac based editing and media related software to complete all post production work, such as Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro and Pro X, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Various Conversion Software, Adobe Premier and all Adobe Creative Suite programs.
Import and logging of all footage into editor.
Keep up with video database and insure proper filing of completed b-roll and projects via server.
Complete creative one of a kind video edits with visual and text effects and delivers to customers and meets their deadlines.
Work closely with customers on each edit working through rough cuts until the final meets the customers’ specifications.
Handle encoding of all completed material into several formats depending on the final source output
Create custom DVD’s with a full range of menus and options through DVD authorization.
DVD duplication and DVD label creation.
Photography Pre and Post -
Cover a wide range of photography off site and around MFC facilities including creative event photography, portrait, group, and passport photos.
Handling and maintaining photography equipment.
Capture and edit of photos using various programs like Photo Shop, iPhoto, Adobe Light Room and other Adobe creative suite programs.
Audio Engineering and Sound Design –
Work closely with 3D animation team to produce the highest quality sound effects and musical score track for their films.
Responsible for collection and storing thousands of sound effect clips for use in edits including foley and field captured sounds.
Complete all sound production edits in Sound Pro and Final Cut Pro X.
Sampling and collection of royalty free music database for movies.
Hilo Studios is a Christian based creative videography / photography company that has been in the video production field for over 10 years in the DFW metroplex. Providing work for companies such as Wingspan Portfolio Advisors, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control and individuals like former Cowboys Quarterback Roger Staubach. We specialize in coorprate, commercial, wedding and event videography. From pre production storyboarding and scripting, to directing, shooting and lighting during production to post production work including editing in all the top video editing systems such as Final Cut Pro X, we do it all. Offering many different packaged or hourly price points to fit any project whether it's shooting a comercial for your business, or transferring your old VHS tapes to DVD, or Blu Ray.