CGM Intern Video by matt wolfe [cc]

Finally finished up shooting and editing the Common Ground Montgomery Summer Resident Mission recruitment video.

 Originally started shooting in June, when the interns first arrived at CGM. Shot the last interview with Bryan Kelly yesterday afternoon (needed a :45 second tag line from him), inserted the interview, graded it, and finished about 1:30 A.M.

The hardest part was finding music, but Kevin King provided that through his contacts, yet it was necessary to find a "hip hop" flavor to the music. Since hip hop doesn't necessarily speak to my soul, that was probably the biggest challenge to the whole video.

I used three different color grades (technically four, but the last two only have a slight exposure difference with a little more focus on natural looking color temperature, but is probably indiscernible when the change occurs. The first minute or so, with all the slow slider shots was graded to appear as if historical. The first hip hop song has a desaturated grade, and then as soon as the interviews start, the final grade begins. It's all pretty quick. 

Shot on a Canon 5Dmk3 and 7D, edited in Premiere Pro CS6.

CGM - Common Ground Be Like by matt wolfe [cc]

Got to make another video for Common Ground. Kevin and I interviewed a few parents and students in the After-School Program to see what they have to say about Common Ground.
This was shown at their annual Fam Fest where the students in the program put on a little show for their families and legal guardians, and then we all eat lunch together!
Fun times!

New CGM Video by matt wolfe [cc]

Working on a new logo animation for CGM. Got an AE template from and then modified it. Definitely takes away the super long hours and is cheaper than just contracting it out. Is that a plug for Videohive? Meh, first time using them, and it works for me.

Which, in a creative sense, I think is good if you are a project manager/ producer/ editor who has no staff, or a tiny staff, or at least, a staff that's really a JV or B-team. Either way, you still have to make another's labor work for you and your project and your client.

Plus, anything that can get you into someone else's workflow and shake up your own (which leads to making your own workflow better and perhaps streamlined) is a good thing.