Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

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Its Over & Done!

August 4, 2010

So I know its been a few months from my last blog and I do apologize for my absence. I have been editing the heck out of some picks from my latest venture plus an on going and I mean “an ongoing” project for my client X3 Sports (mixed martial arts gym). A promotional video for their team training program (along with other short promo videos). A production that I have been working on for months. Its been an up hill battle with series of issues from files crashing, program failing, software corruption hiccups… multiple trips to the Apple Store for assistance regarding my Final Cut Express program corrupting. Finally I was told that the only way to recover any of my files and my 98% complete project was to purchase the Final Cut Pro software. Apparently, this was the only program to recognize the encrypted files from the Express edition. I was not one bit impressed about the news… (yes, I was happy that not all my hard efforts was going to be lost)… the fact that this program retails over $1000 made me even more frustrated. With no other choice other than to start all over (which I was really not looking forward too) I asked my client to go ahead and pay the remaining balance of the project so then I could purchase the program and finish it. The story goes even further with more crazy drama but to put in a nut shell… I had to re-shoot some missing footage to fill in the blanks. Wheeww, I just finished it a few days ago! The best part now is to see it all complete. I learn a few things along the way and I am getting more familiar with the new Final Cut Pro. I’ve recently purchased an Advanced Edition paperback to get even sharper and faster with my work. This only means more production projects to come. This is by far the longest video, its over seven minutes long. I am extreme happy to be done so I can move forward with other projects.

I really enjoyed producing this video and I am already working on new projects for individual fighters. For the obvious, the music selection has to be fast paced so that one can get pumped up and motivated (especially me). ¬†The video and pics also have to show that rush feeling too. This means quick cuts, tons of material (for best diversity), ¬†organization, and an idea of how its all going to flow. Thats the toughest part, filling in the gaps… oh boy I gotta say thats harder than it sounds. Thats why after I get back from the gym, (while it still fresh in my mind) I begin organizing the files and watch the material and decide what stays and what goes. Usually I only use a few seconds of recording for the quick cuts and for those extra long recordings, I cut them or chop it up to give it different effects, like slow motion or sped up. Once thats done then, I view it with music and see if it needs any other changes. Thats pretty much to it. I mean there’s other things that you can do. If you have any inquires about the program or the video please leave me a comment and I’ll respond promptly. Thank you and I hope you enjoy it especially if you are a fan of this extreme sport!

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John Queiroz X3 Sports

May 1, 2010
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Exposure Through Out The Sport

January 21, 2010

Recently I’ve been working with Sponsored Fan Atlanta. I’ve shot a handful of fighters for their profile images and its been great exposure for my work. I’ve recently created a fight video for Tex Johnson and now people are not only viewing it on FaceBook, Vimeo, DailyMotion, WordPress, but also on Sponsored Fan website. A portrait of Byron Bloodworth profile was posted on the NextMMAFighter.com website. This can only push me to the next level and continue to create more videos for the fans!

These two fighters will be part of the main & co-main event for the Battle of Rome VIII in Rome, Ga this weekend… January 24th at the Forum.

Come see undefeated Byron Bloodworth (Hard Knox & Team Roberto Traven) Vs also undefeated from X3Sports John Quiroz.
What a night to see!!!!!

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Battle of Rome VIII – Meet Kimbo Slice!

January 21, 2010


Tickets are now for sale online at http://www.forumevents.org. Dont miss out on your chance to meet Tapout sponsored athlete, Kimbo Slice!!
This going to be a great fight night… When I heard it was going to be in Rome, Ga., I thought of my fellow graduate friend, Josh Kelley. After graduation Josh moved back north to Rome, Ga. This will hopefully open up an opportunity for Josh to shoot some exciting & extreme MMA action.

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Tex Johnson Fight Video

January 20, 2010


Tex Johnson MMA Fight Video
Uploaded by nabphotos. – Check out more sports and extreme sports videos.

On December 18th 2009, Tex Johnson fought 24 year old Johnny Buck at Will Bill’s. It was a record win of 13 seconds for Tex. As a favor, I created this fight promo video for him and Team Sponsored Fan. Lisa Cave met me at Wild Bill’s for a great night of MMA fights as they hosted a Charity Event- Toy’s For Tots. Lisa helped me by being my second shooter. She did a great job and was able to get a couple awesome shots that fit well in the video and deserved credit. Thanks again Lisa for all your help!

In this image, Lisa captured a moment full of detail and great lighting exposure… definitely my favorite. I love how all the dust is flying through the air and you can see one of the judges on the bottom right corner watching with great intensity as Tex is getting ready to enter the ring.

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NABPHOTOS & X3Sports At Bangkok Fight Night 2009

December 10, 2009

Last Friday night Dec. 4th, I shot and videoed Bangkok Fight Night promoted by Khunpon at Center Stage/Atlanta. I’m currently working with X3 Sports MMA Gym and I put a compilation of three fighters from their fight team… two men enter, one man leaves… who wants it the most!

I wanna also thank my wife Shiloh, for helping me as my second shooter for the evening… great shots love, they certainly improved the video… I definitely couldn’t done it without you!

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Recognizing Brett May For ‘Post-It Notes’

November 30, 2009

Last week, I saw Brett May’s latest work, ‘Post-It Notes’ and I thought it was quite amazing. I can only wonder how much time it took him to pull this off!!

I’ve had the pleasure to meet this really cool and talented photographer through Gwinnett Technical College Commercial Photography Program. When I see Brett Mays’ work, I have to say that I see a young artist on the rise with not only his camera but his technical capability, is just out of this world. Stop by his blog to see more of his work.

This is just some of his great work. I hope to be able to work with him some time in the future.