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Born in Chicago and raised in Miami. I currently live in Jacksonville, FL where I own and operate Drawn In Media® a video production company.

Total Solar Eclipse | August 21, 2017 | Gaston South Carolina

The Great American Total Eclipse

This year, North America was treated to a rare event: a total solar eclipse starting in Oregon, crossing the great plains and then ending over South Carolina. The Moon’s shadow swept over the contiguous US with an average speed of one thousand miles per hour. The eclipse took place over a period of four hours and lasted only one to two-and-a-half minutes in certain areas along its 73-mile wide path of totality. Though much of the country experienced a partial eclipse, only those within the path of totality experienced a total eclipse. My wife and I decided to make the trip to South Carolina (the closest point of totality for us) with our friends from Deremer Studios, who planned to photograph the event from start to finish. Not to be outdone, we brought our film equipment too.

Watch the video at the end of the article to view our trip from start to finish and our experience of totality.

Baily's Beads at the very beginning of the Total Solar Eclipse 2017
Bailey’s Beads happen at the very beginning of a total eclipse. The phenomena is named after Francis Baily who first provided an exact explanation of the phenomenon in 1836. Moments before the Moon eclipses the Sun you will see the last bits of Sun light passing between the peaks and valley’s of the lunar service creating short lived beads of light.

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Born in Chicago and raised in Miami. I currently live in Jacksonville, FL where I own and operate Drawn In Media® a video production company.

Family Eclipse

The family enjoying the 2017 eclipse.

Totality

August 21, 2017 Great American Total Eclipse Totality, Gaston South Carolina

I-295 & JTB Turbine Interchange | Jacksonville Video Production | FAA Licensed Drone Pilot

Jacksonville Florida is a city rich with history, art, and engineering marvels.  The I-295 to SR 202 (JTB) Turbine Interchange is one of the many engineered masterpieces found in this large metropolis.

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Born in Chicago and raised in Miami. I currently live in Jacksonville, FL where I own and operate Drawn In Media® a video production company.

LASIK PLUS | PRE AND POST OP PROCEDURES | INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

Lasik Plus Pre and Post Op Instructional Videos

Lasik spent some time looking for a quality video production company to create pre- and post-op instruction videos with the goal of helping their patients prepare for the patented Lasik procedure, as well as maintain proper post-operation procedures to aid recovery. The criteria necessary to complete the task was a local, knowledgeable, experienced, and professional crew capable of lighting, filming, audio recording, and editing a series of videos that clearly demonstrated the proper techniques to prepare for and recover from operational procedures in an easy-to-understand format.

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Born in Chicago and raised in Miami. I currently live in Jacksonville, FL where I own and operate Drawn In Media® a video production company.

Jax Chamber | Jax Bridges Commercial | Jacksonville Video Production

Jax Bridges is a unique program offered by the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. The program is designed to help small and medium businesses grow and prosper through education and pragmatic exercises in professional and entrepreneurial development. The program focuses on businesses developing efficient business models, value propositions, capability statements, vertical markets, resource management, and capital access.

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Born in Chicago and raised in Miami. I currently live in Jacksonville, FL where I own and operate Drawn In Media® a video production company.

A Beginners Guide: Recommended Gear to Video or Film A Wedding

Where to Begin?

What gear do I need to film a wedding? A simple enough question that requires a rather long, detailed, and complex set of answers. I will try my best to make it simple and get to the meat of the necessary gear in the following paragraphs. The essential thing you need is a video camera and a tripod. But, don’t forget about audio. You can’t expect to get good audio if you are recording a ceremony or toast from just the on camera microphone. And what if you need to suddenly move your camera to another spot? A tripod is meant to stay put, but during a wedding reception, events take place in different locations. And wedding receptions are dark too: you are going to need lights.

Where do you start? What camera should you get? What is the best way to capture audio? All these questions and issues will be addressed in the next few paragraphs, followed by a  complete list of the gear (with links) I use to film weddings, live events, and even studio productions. So, let’s begin.

Basic gear required to film a wedding.

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Born in Chicago and raised in Miami. I currently live in Jacksonville, FL where I own and operate Drawn In Media® a video production company.

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