ZYBEK VOLLEYBALL

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The following video was shot for Zybek Sports at the Boulder High School’s women’s volleyball tryouts.

Zybek Sports offers precision physical and athletic training equipment for talent identification and standardized athletic testing.  Schools and professional organizations use their awesome measurement products for training, recruiting athletes, and performance development.

It was a pleasure to make this video for Zybek Sports.

Please click on their website to learn more about their efforts to standardize athletic measurement.  http://www.zybeksports.com/

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MUSIC

“Escape”

The Holding Pattern

Bandcamp Music

2014

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FREE download of track available here:

Bandcamp

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2016

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DIAMOND LIFE FILM PITCH

Diamond Life Film Pitch

I have had an intense connection with loss and betrayal and I have wondered about the concept of loyalty.  How are we loyal to one another?  How much are people willing to sacrifice to stay loyal to one another?  I’m a fan of heist films.  I love movies like Ocean’s Eleven and Heat and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, where the heroes or heroines must plan a job, break in, find the treasure and escape with it.  In those films, there are double-crosses and the characters either get the treasure and they get away with it and ride off into the sunset or sometimes they don’t, and usually there’s a twist at the end.  My movie has all the characteristics of a big heist film and it’s exciting, but as I was writing I found I was more interested in the two main characters, their relationship and their need for each other.

I started thinking, “what if there was a heist film that took place where I grew up in the Rocky Mountains, but it was also an intimate look at loyalty and friendship?”  Sydney Valentine, the heroine of my screenplay, Diamond Life, is a forty one year old high school math teacher who is fired from her job and loses her husband to divorce.  But when Dela Barraza, her former partner and protégé, gets out of jail with the plan for a massive diamond heist, the opportunity arises to get back together and go at it again, just like old times.

The only problem is the unfinished business between Dela and Sydney concerning what happened at the botched job three years before when Dela was caught and thrown in jail.  Once the truth is out about where the money went, this puts the new score, their loyalty and friendship all at risk.  So Diamond Life is about a couple of diamond thieves with a chance at a big fortune, but mostly it is about an opportunity to absolve a past betrayal and hold on to the most precious thing of all: their friendship.

A full script is available upon request.

ferryboatfilms@gmail.com

(303) 501-0696

2012

My Tools

These are the tools I use to make your vision a reality.

Writing:  Final Draft Software

Lighting:

  • 4 Twin 600 watt Britek Photo Video quartz halogen lights
  • 3 Britek Softbox 24″ x 24″
  • 3 Britek heavy duty 8 foot stands.
  • 1 Britek Heavy Duty Boom Stand

Camera:  Panasonic AG-DVX 100B

Microphone:  Rode NTG-2 Condenser Microphone

Tripod:  Manfrotto 3011BN

Boom:  K-Tek Boompole

Computer: MacBook Pro

Editing Software: Final Cut Express

Musical Scoring Software:  Ableton Live 8

Controller:  Axiom 25 MIDI Controller