New 2015 GT-R

New 2015 GT-R

This video was a true team effort on the part of our Nissan Media Center. We often get to use gorgeous footage from agencies in our own edits, but this time, from idea to finished product, we went out and got every shot ourselves. There were many firsts and lessons learned. I say ‘we’, but […]

Nissan Dashboard

Nissan Dashboard

Originally employed to produce a studio based show called “The Dashboard” for Nissan, my role has slowly changed over time, and so has the show we were tasked to make. In 2014 we reinvented it to be more of a location based show with the host “Meg” exploring the world of Nissan. Many of the […]

This is America & the World with Dennis Wholey

This is America & the World with Dennis Wholey

I had the pleasure recently to edit an episode of this American PBS show. The presenter and producer were two of the nicest people I have worked with; remaining friendly and calm under tremendous pressure. The show is a straight up uncut interview with some light content sandwiching it. It’s quite a dry format but […]

Music-ey Packages for Nissan

Music-ey Packages for Nissan

Over the last year I have been tasked with quite a few short music driven videos. At the beginning it was to make use of footage that didn’t make it into the more news-style packages, and I mostly edited them purely in Premiere, using the Titler and simple effects where I could. Over time though […]

Kagurazaka

Kagurazaka

Kagurazaka is a hilly area in Shinjuku-ku. It is an expensive area chock full of restaurants and bars. Kagura is a kind of Shinto dance performed during festivals and saka is Japanese for hill. Kagurazaka has two big shrines. One half way up the hill and another at the top of the hill that has […]

Kichijoji: South

Kichijoji: South

Like the north side Kichijoji’s South side has a vibrant shopping/drinking area. But it’s main feature is easily the park. Inokashira park isn’t huge but has a wonderful atmosphere. All year round, and late into most nights, you can see and hear people practising their craft. You can always hear the sound of guitar, often […]

Kichijoji: North

Kichijoji: North

For such a small station Kichijoji has so many different areas with such different flavours. The station area is currently being completely redone. The New Atre mall that fills the area under the tracks is already a nice improvement, though always a little crowded. The North side The north is the main shopping side. There […]

Japan Booze Blind

Japan Booze Blind

I’ve been helping out the JapanEats.tv crew for a while now, mostly on this video podcast Japan Booze Blind. The concept is simple and fun: blindfold the guests, give them three brands of the same drink, and have them guess which is which. This episode was shot at The Lighthouse bar in Kokubunji and is […]

Shochu Guidebook

Shochu Guidebook

Just before Christmas I helped out good friend Chris Pelligrini on a shoot to promote his new book about Shochu. Marcus Lovitt was the real maestro behind the video; directing, shooting, and editing it. I did a little of the camera work and got to play with Marcus’s shiny new Canon 70D in the process. […]

GLORY Tokyo

GLORY Tokyo

Last December I got the chance to work on a live TV broadcast for the American MMA event Glory. I was in the nerve center helping out in the Instant replay section mostly with translation. It was a great chance to see the pressures of live TV without actually experiencing them directly The director of […]