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Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame induction ceremony! (a love story)….

Hi there friends! I just wanted to show off some of the cool things I got to see during the Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame awards gala last Saturday night at the Tropicana Hotel. It was probably the single biggest night of my professional event cinema, and photography career. Like many people, I have been an AVID boxing fan. My interest in boxing slacked a bit in recent years, mostly because life tends to get in the way of my Saturday nights which is when the big matches typically get broadcast. But I also felt as though there hadn’t been many great fighters of character and heart to look forward to watching. I definitely think I’ll be paying more attention again 😉

This gig fell completely out of the sky like a gift from the camera gods (special thanks to fellow filmmaker Chris Arguello for the referral). Nearly all of the boxing greats I watched growing up were at this event. Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto Duran, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield to name a few legendary fighters. There were also so many personalities, fight announcers, my favorite referees and famous promoters in attendance as well.. Too many to name. I was was given full red carpet and stage access.  The job entailed me doing what I do best- piecing together a story with sights and sounds of the event to later be mashed up into a promo reel for next year’s event. Here’s a few screen grabs of the highlights. Much love and gratitude! MV

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Robin Miller shoot in Sedona, AZ! When work becomes play..

         The only thing I love more than storytelling, is shooting musicians. Robin Miller is a true character, with an infectious laugh and an amazing talent for making music that moves people. Robin has been a regular staple at Tlequepaque village sharing his talents in magical Sedona, AZ for many years. A very special thanks to my friend and producer Carol Kahn for seizing the opportunity to connect all of us last weekend in order to make what I think will be a work of art once we’re done editing.. Scheduled to release mid-august!










One in a series of spots we did for Harris Injury Lawyers

There is something to be said for keeping things short and sweet. Here is a little spot highlighting Harris Injury Lawyers willingness to look at your injury cases free-of-charge if you aren’t happy with the attourney you have been working with.

The nice thing about these spots from a video production perspective is that these were relatively easy, but effective methods of getting the client’s message out there. Only requiring creative use of natural light, a field audio capture device, a few DSLR cameras and minimal crew in a 6 hour period.

Filmmaking Pointers

Bite sized pointers that can help any filmmaker.


df_fmpointersIf you want to be a good indie filmmaker, you have to understand some of the basic principles of telling interesting visual stories and driving the audience’s emotions. These six   ideas transcend individual components of filmmaking, like cinematography or editing. Rather, they are concepts that every budding director should understand and weave into the entire structure of how a film is approached.

1. Get into the story quickly. Films are not books and don’t always need a lengthy backstory to establish characters and plot. Films are a journey and it’s best to get the characters on that road as soon as possible. Most scripts are structured as three-act plays, so with a typical 90-100 minute running time, you should be through act one at roughly one third of the way into the film. If not, you’ll lose the interest of the audience. If you are 20 minutes into the…

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Humorous take on what NOT to do if you’re getting into wedding photography..

“Photos are like snowflakes.. No two
are alike! ” gotta remember that one…

Another joint by The Reel Lab! Triathlete Kelly Williamson preparing to compete at The Westin Lake Las Vegas.

Working with The Westin to produce these little video blogs has been pure joy. They have had no shortage of subjects and scenery for us to shoot and they have always treated us like royalty. This video blog is meant to highlight Westin Lake Las Vegas as an ideal destination for athletes of all types to come train, compete and recharge. 


7 DIY Photography Tips Using Household Objects

Looking for some DIY fun at home with your photography?


Sure to make you say "Why the heck didn’t I think of that?"