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Video Interview From MAGFest 13: Beep Documentary Crew

RPGFan Interviews The Beep Documentary Crew at MAGFest 13. Featuring Karen Collins, Director of Beep, and Matthew Charlton, Director of Photography and Camera Operator for Beep.

Here’s what we asked:

1. How did the Beep Documentary come to life? 0:20
2. How has the process been so far? 1:55
3. What are you filming here at MAGFest for the documentary? 2:44
4. How was your interview with Nobuo Uematsu at Distant Worlds? 3:50
5. Tell us about the book & webisodes 4:37
6. Can you tell us about webisode sponsorship? 5:45
7. What are some of your favorite game soundtracks? 7:02
8. Is there anything else you would like to say to your followers? 12:15


Shot & Edited by: Bradley Pearce
Interviewed by: Stephen Meyerink


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Where I’ve Been & University PC Care Videos

Hi Readers!

I know it’s been a while since I last posted and my blogs are getting fewer and further between. There is a simple and good reason for that, I am busy!

Some of you may have noticed that I run a wedding videography & photography blog/business called Loving Lens. That has consumed a LOT of my time recently, as has partnering with fellow wedding photography & videography business Anchored in Love as their Lead Videographer. Needless to say, these things have kept me extremely busy, especially since wedding season was just in full swing and there are many projects unrelated to weddings that I have been working on as well.

This brings us to University PC Care!

I recently travelled up to Greenville, NC to shoot some videos for a really awesome company called University PC Care! One is a business profile video to introduce people to the new website and services, and the other video tackles a new comprehensive service offered to businesses & individuals called NETCare. You can view both below!

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MAGFest 11 Festival Highlight Reel

MAGFest is a four day long party at the Gaylord National Convention Center dedicated to the appreciation of video game music, gaming of all types, and the gaming community. The festival runs 24 hours a day, and offers consoles, arcades, tabletop, LAN, live video game cover bands, chiptunes, vendors, guest speakers, and much much more.

Basically, it’s the best way to start your year and this video highlights some of the best parts of MAGFest 11 in 1080p! Hope you enjoy!

This video features:
Yuzo Koshiro
VGO (Video Game Orchestra)
Metroid Metal
The Protomen
Brental Floss & The Cartridge Family
Danimal Cannon
Kan Gao
Inverse Phase
Various Cosplayers
And many other awesome & talented folks!

For more information on MAGFest visit http://magfest.org!
Music: WillRock – ‘Magnetic Fireworks’

*Special thanks to Sarah Pearce & Tammy Hawley for getting a few of the stills used in this video while I was under the weather!

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Hi All,

The company I work for, Rising Stream Media, has been hard at work in the creative department for TT&E Iron & Metal in Garner, NC. I was tasked with creating two promotional videos to be featured on their new website. With a cool mix of aerial footage, GoPros, DSLRs and motion graphics, both of these videos came alive to show what TT&E is all about. Please view them below.

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NAB Banner

This was my company’s third year in a row getting to visit the NAB Show in Las Vegas (though my first time), and we saw an ample amount of impressive technology in the multimedia production field. The convention is overwhelming to say the least, housing booths for industry leaders like Canon, JVC, Panasonic, Sony, Dolby, Adobe, Red, Autodesk, etc. and 30,000 people from all over the world visiting for demos, speakers, and insights on new technology.


The show floor was filled with cameras, stabilizers, lighting rigs, jibs, etc. to view and try out. Some of the larger “booths” including Sony, Canon, JVC, etc. had set up stages, lighting, and even models for show attendees to demo cameras & equipment on. It’s really nice to be able to try out this equipment on real sets to get an idea of exactly how it would work for your own business’ productions. There were many different booths featuring tripods, sliders, and various other camera stabilizers including Wilmington, NC’s Innocinema where we were able to demo a new Action Products stabilizer. Also, we were able to catch most of a Vincent Laforet Q & A.

Vincent Laforet

And we even got to see Kevin Smith discussing his new movie Red State.

Kevin Smith

Visiting the audio production booths, we were able to see all sorts of equipment like sound booths, microphones, headphones, stock music companies etc. To name a few, we visited Shure, Omni Music, and Whisper Room and were able to walk in isolation booths and listen to audio production samples.

Car Playing Record




The post-production section of the show featured demos, speakers, plug-ins, etc. We were able to visit Adobe, Autodesk, Maxon, Red Giant, RE: Vision Effects and many more. Most of these booths had speakers demoing the products and/or teaching different techniques. We spent time listening in on some lectures/demos with Richard Harrington at Adobe in which he showed off some After Effects & Premiere techniques.
Richard Harrington
We also listened in on a very in-depth creative process/Cinema 4D demo with Rob Garrott. Rob was incredibly thorough in his presentation and it was really nice to get that sort of creative/professional insight, learning about his process and seeing the project basically from start to finish. Also, the announcement of Final Cut Pro X was huge news around the NAB Show. Go here for some nice details and even video of the presentation, it will be available in June 2011.

*Also, with the tiny bit of down time that was available, I was able to visit the Hoover Dam! Below you can view an image I created using 14 pictures taken on my Canon Rebel T2i with a 50mm Lens.

The Hoover Dam

And some mountains around the Hoover Dam.

Hoover Mountains