Mariachi Lab (Festival) at the Pearl Brewery

by on Sep.18, 2017, under Family, Film making, Music, Sony A6000

Elizabeth and I went down to the Pearl Brewery this past Saturday to hear the Mariachis. I took my Sony A6500 and shot some film. 

Enjoy the video below. 


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Our DIY Voice recording booth 5-30-16

by on May.30, 2016, under Creativity, DIY, Family, Music



My girl Emmy wants to record her friend singing to a song while importing into Garageband. She ask if I had a mic.

“She wounds me…”

So after gathering the mic I told her we should build a Voice Recording Booth to get the best sound. So we did some research, made a list, went to Target and got what we needed. Should work pretty well for a starter booth and it’s portable. Only cost us about $18. We built it in about an hour in our garage and it easily moves to her room.

I documented the DIY steps below. Click on the image for a larger view.


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“It’s a Party Party Weekend!”

by on Mar.14, 2015, under Family, Misc., Music, Sony A6000

Busted out the record player, much to the heavy sighs of our kids.

“They should be thankful they didn’t see us dancing.” 

We had purchased some records from Hog Wild but with such great weather, Elizabeth started the weekend right with Joe King Carrasco! Of course I had to film it using my Sony A6000. Still getting used to the focusing though.

I’ll have to post more songs later as we use it more.


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Redd Loves Blue Music Video shoot – Behind the Scenes

by on Dec.22, 2012, under Creativity, Film making, Music

Been a fun day. Got to help shoot a music video for a band called, Redd Loves Blue.

Fernando has asked Mike and I if we would help shoot a music video for a band this Saturday. We of course said, “yes.”

We arrived at the location around 10am (was chilly out there off HWY 46), not really knowing what we’d be shooting but were prepared. We used my Panasonic AG-AC130 and our Nikon DSLRs. Fernando was the Director and main camera, I was lighting, technical and 2nd camera. Mike was our support and behind the scenes photographer – Mike even took some portrait photos for the band as well! I haven’t processed those yet.

We shot outside from 11:30am till about 2:30pm. I’ve posted some behind the scenes photos below – click on them for a larger view.

I’m not editing this video – that is up to Fernando, me for now, I’ve got some camera gear to clean – it was dusty out there but we got some good stuff.

Thanks for letting me share,


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Behind the scenes of a music video

by on Aug.02, 2011, under Creativity, Film making, Music, Video

Remember over the 4th of July, me and my buddies were creating a performance video? Well, we did it, posted it online and we are happy.

Now I thought I would post a short “behind the scenes” video of how we accomplished the look of the performance video.

The NiceworkMedia team, Michael, Fernando, my nephew Joel did a fantastic job of setting up the stage for Wendy Valentic’s performance. We basically converted my living room into the stage. And Jacob did a awesome job on hair and make up as well.

Plus Liz was a great help as well.

What you don’t see in the short video is the music capture, conceptualization, storyboard, filming, editing and then posting the final video on a dedicated page on www.niceworkmedia.com/wendy done by NIceworkMedia for Wendy. Click on the link above to view the final performance/page.

From our webpage: “This project is part of Wendy’s digital portfolio produced by Nice Work Media to showcase her talent as a live music performer. The concept allows viewers to experience her presence in an intimate, cabaret setting.”

Below is the short BTS video.

We hope to do more in the future so please spread the word and our link.


P.S. Shout out to my Brother-in-law Todd. He’s a “musician” and tweaked the audio on the video after I showed him the video. You can see his site below:


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