Boston Red Sox Multimedia: 2017 Sox Spring Player Promos.

The above videos are a series of promotional pieces I produced for the Boston Red Sox during their 2017 Spring Training campaign in Fort Myers, Florida. Each one is a 15-second mini-vignette highlighting a different player on the team. They’re made up of still photographs, video, timelapses, b-roll footage, and parallaxes. The b-roll video comes from the very talented team of shooters in the Red Sox video productions department. These were published across the Boston Red Sox official social media channels. 

It was good to get back into the swing of editing video after a few weeks away from it. Working with multimedia allows you to package the content you produce in different ways, which is good for the creative soul. 

Video: A Boston Red Sox Mother’s Day.

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This piece is a collaboration of efforts from the Boston Red Sox photography department. We were charged with the task of making a multimedia promotional piece for the team’s social media to be posted and sent out on Mother’s Day.

As a photo staff, this was our first official venture into multimedia, and we all think it came out really well. As usual, I welcome your thoughts, questions, criticisms, suggestions, and comments!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

Video & Editing: Michael Ivins & Billie Weiss
Photos: Michael Ivins
Video/Photo Assistance: Michael Cummo
Graphic Design: Marissa McClain

Video: In Wake of Marathon Madness, Red Sox Ready American Flag.

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What a crazy several days here in Boston. It seems like every five minutes some other piece of news is breaking. It’s difficult to make any sense of all that’s going on, and being so close to everything that’s happening is a bit surreal. 

We’re all okay up here! Again, we’re touched by all the messages of support from friends and family. It’s these types of situations that bring out the best in people. 

I heard that the Boston Red Sox were gathering volunteers yesterday to prepare the giant American Flag to be dropped over the Green Monster during the pre-game ceremony at the team’s first game back in Boston since the attacks. Whether that happens today as originally planned or gets postponed is still unclear. Regardless, I wanted to shoot this flag rolling as a precursor to the game, which, given all that the city has been through, is poised to be quite a scene.  On hand for the rolling were several first responders to the bomb scenes on Marathon Monday, which you’ll see in the video.

As someone who is a part of the Boston media, I’ve found it a bit overwhelming to try and decide how to cover this massive story. I realized with this video piece, though, that baseball is what I know best and where my access is, and Red Sox related are the stories are the ones I can cover and cover well. 

So, this is an angle that’s positive and uplifting. In my opinion, that’s something we all need right now. 

Enjoy, and hopefully I’ll be back soon with some baseball photos!