Dave’s blog: Mailing it in

In addition to my video business, I work at Town Hall in Middlesex, where I live. I’m assistant town clerk and collector of delinquent taxes. Although I’m at least a little bit reluctant to place myself in front of the camera, I decided to make this video as a response to the poisonous rhetoric that’s Read more about Dave’s blog: Mailing it in[…]

Dave’s blog: Stand Up to Stalking

Anna Nasset is a client who educates law enforcement and the public about the crime of stalking. This was a fun, emotionally engaging shoot that required some creativity. I feel like I learned a lot. I’ll admit to knowing very little about stalking, so some of her statements and experiences really hit home. It’s clear Read more about Dave’s blog: Stand Up to Stalking[…]

Dave’s blog: Whiskey reverie

Calling a cocktail “zen” may sound like a stretch, but making one certainly can be. The colors, the sounds and the anticipation all work together to create a reflective moment. It’s something that should be done with care and reverence. This idea came out of the Mad River Valley Moments of Zen, which is a Read more about Dave’s blog: Whiskey reverie[…]

Dave’s blog: When your GoPro says “no”

Some of the most beautiful scenery you can imagine zipped by our snowmobile in Stowe last week, but I could only watch the GoPro. I sat in the back. Caleb, my guide for the shoot, steered the snow machine through the back roads and trails of Moscow Woods. We were attempting to capture dynamic footage Read more about Dave’s blog: When your GoPro says “no”[…]

Dave’s blog: Manghis’ mojo

Here’s a video I made back when I was working at the Times Argus. Manghis’ Bakery is kind of an institution in central Vermont. Not only do they make simple, healthy bread of excellent quality, but it’s a business that’s been handed down to a second generation. Kids grew up stopping by their School Street Read more about Dave’s blog: Manghis’ mojo[…]

Dave’s blog: Personal histories

I’ve been exploring the idea of offering a service for interviewing and recording people’s personal histories. Here is a short sample of a recent interview with a gentleman who lives in Randolph Center. He speaks about his career as an oboist, teacher and concert program producer I find the process very moving, and utilizes my Read more about Dave’s blog: Personal histories[…]

Dave’s blog: CCV’s history

I recently finished a series of videos for the Community College of Vermont, interviewing five of the people who have served as president in the college’s history. The videos accompany a website and timeline celebrating the CCV’s 50-year history, in which it has evolved from an upstart, non-grading “practical” learning environment to a multi-site institution Read more about Dave’s blog: CCV’s history[…]

Dave’s blog: Russian journos do Burlington

This summer I had the super-fun task of documenting a brief cultural exchange program of Russian journalists on their visit to Burlington. The gig came through PH International, a Waitsfield cultural exchange program I knew through Emily, who used to work there. The job was to cover the Vermont portion of a one-month visit to Read more about Dave’s blog: Russian journos do Burlington[…]