Mainhouse Creative

Video Dominates the Media

What makes an effective short video? That’s an impossible question to get right. But it’s been my experience that the delivery of the message is as important as the entertainment value, or maybe more important. A video that gets a lot of views on YouTube only has to offer a great message and good audio, everything else is icing on the cake!

Here’s some examples of our short videos:

SCORE Journal talks with BJ Baldwin about his experience driving the SCORE Baja 1000. Multiple camera shoot on location in Las Vegas. In conjunction with BCII Los Angeles and DS Media LLC.

World Vet Motocross celebrates Malcolm Smith. Stand-up introduction using single camera on location at Malcolm Smith Motorcycles. In conjunction with DS Media LLC.

A single camera movement tracks a Labrador Retriever across a pond. In conjunction with Westphal Productions. http://westphalproductions.com

 

Top Truck Challenge motorsports multi-cameras, including jump from plane cold open thanks to stunt coordinator, Craig O’Brien (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1176249/)

Short-form video work for YouTube audiences targets automotive motorsports like off-road desert racing. Multiple camera shoot in studio. In conjunction with DS Media LLC.

Short film produced for a speaking engagement in front of the California Preservation Foundation. The topic was oral history. Eddie Grijalva was born in 1933 in El Toro, California, a small farming town near the Pacific Ocean. He tells a story of what life was like, living in a house that had no electricity or plumbing.

Teaser for DVD. Filmed from a dog's perspective. Actor Tony Becker interviews Raney Ranch founder, Steve Raney, as Steve shows him the finer points of training working dogs.

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Behind the Glass

When I look through a lens I first see composition and then I see sharpness and all the details. If the composition feels wrong, I seldom take the photo.

A hike up Walker Canyon in California to see the wild flower bloom. Image taken with iPhone 7 mid morning light.

A hike up Walker Canyon in California to see the wild flower bloom. Image taken with iPhone 7 mid morning light.

#metoo and the-accused. iPhone image in natural light. Work of artist Chuck Close at the Broad Museum in LA on display after being accused of harassment.

#metoo and the-accused. iPhone image in natural light. Work of artist Chuck Close at the Broad Museum in LA on display after being accused of harassment.

The raven. Native people call him the Teacher of Knowledge.The raven is notes as placing the sun in the sky and fish in the sea. Imagine taken at Combers Beach in Vancouver BC. 500th sec at f16 400asa

The raven. Native people call him the Teacher of Knowledge.The raven is notes as placing the sun in the sky and fish in the sea. Imagine taken at Combers Beach in Vancouver BC. 500th sec at f16 400asa

‘57 Chevy custom V8 engine photographed with natural light outdoors.

‘57 Chevy custom V8 engine photographed with natural light outdoors.

Life on the Road. A traveling musician eeks out a living by keeping his expenses simple, and so he lives inside his Vanagon. iPhone natural light. #vanlife.

Life on the Road. A traveling musician eeks out a living by keeping his expenses simple, and so he lives inside his Vanagon. iPhone natural light. #vanlife.

Framing mountains between fallen trees. Late afternoon light. Southern Utah.

Framing mountains between fallen trees. Late afternoon light. Southern Utah.

Early morning sunrise with marine layer at the Back Bay in Newport Beach, CA.

Early morning sunrise with marine layer at the Back Bay in Newport Beach, CA.

A leaf in the Tofino Rain Forest lit by a iPhone from under it to illuminate the patterning. Hand held f5.6 at 60th sec at 1,200 asa.

A leaf in the Tofino Rain Forest lit by a iPhone from under it to illuminate the patterning. Hand held f5.6 at 60th sec at 1,200 asa.

Zoltar Speaks is a throw-back to the early carnivals. It would read your fortune, like it or not! Discovered this working beauty in a Laundromat in Oregon of all places. Shot with available fluorescent lighting on iPhone 7.

Zoltar Speaks is a throw-back to the early carnivals. It would read your fortune, like it or not! Discovered this working beauty in a Laundromat in Oregon of all places. Shot with available fluorescent lighting on iPhone 7.

Early morning sun as low clouds blow past Lake Fulmor. Idyllwild, CA.

Early morning sun as low clouds blow past Lake Fulmor. Idyllwild, CA.

Model photographed on cloudy day with 85mm 5.6@60th 100 ASA.

Model photographed on cloudy day with 85mm 5.6@60th 100 ASA.

Taken in the garage of a well-known junk collector in Jerome, Arizona using natural light with fill flash on iPhone6.

Taken in the garage of a well-known junk collector in Jerome, Arizona using natural light with fill flash on iPhone6.

Aging metal along the road. Experiment in textures. iPhone 7 daylight.

Aging metal along the road. Experiment in textures. iPhone 7 daylight.

Porsche Kremer 935 at night with street lights and long exposure.

Porsche Kremer 935 at night with street lights and long exposure.

Sixties instrument cluster design.

Sixties instrument cluster design.

Nineties instrument cluster design.

Early morning Oregon coast iPhone.

Early morning Oregon coast iPhone.

Dead Horse Point road in Southern Utah, mid morning light.

Dead Horse Point road in Southern Utah, mid morning light.

A late winter's day on the road in the Vanagon.

A late winter's day on the road in the Vanagon.

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