Video: ECNL Soccer – ‘Unshakable’ Promo Spot.

Here is my latest video piece I shot, edited, and produced for Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) soccer. It’s a promo video for the release of their advertising campaign for the 2016-2017 season. 

Our goal was to show the long hours and dedication put in by players in the league through the eyes of one girl. We shot the main footage under an abandoned bridge in Boston to give the piece a gritty feel, then combined it with previous ECNL tournament footage I’ve gathered. 

The piece was shot on a Canon C100 Mark II mounted to a Movi, as well as with a Nikon DSLR.

We tried to be different with this video compared to others we’ve worked on for ECNL in the past. We wanted this one to be more cinematic and moody, and I think that comes across well. 

Enjoy!

Video: ECNL Soccer – ‘Shake It Out’ Music Video.

Here is my latest video piece I shot, edited, and produced for Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) soccer. It’s a music promo video from their national championship tournaments in San Diego, California.

The piece includes new footage and interviews collected on site with a combination of Nikon DSLR’s and the Sony FS7 mirrorless camera. That footage was shot in collaboration with West Coast shooter, Christian Ortiz.

I’m happy with the way it turned out. Thanks to the ECNL for having me on board for another project!

Music Video: Fuel Your Fire.

This is a music video I produced for Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) soccer, one of my favorite clients to work with.

The league is releasing a new “Fuel Your Fire” marketing campaign for the 2015-2016 season, and wanted a video piece to be accompany the announcement. Fresh off the 2015 Women’s World Cup, and with the 2016 Olympic Games on the horizon, this year is shaping up to be a great one for women’s soccer. 

The music track is by Abby Ward, a 14 year old born with Congenital Nystagmus – a rare defect that delays visual maturation and often causes the eyes to shake. She loves to sing, and has partnered with the ECNL to produce this song. Here is her story.

This video was complex to pull together, requiring five different shoots over several locations and states. All of the scenes are woven together by the thread of the fire dancer. A huge thanks to Liz Knights of Cirque De Light in Boston. It was amazing working with her and filming her dance routines in slow motion!

A big thanks also to Remy, an aspiring young actress in Baltimore, for her beautiful work in the monkey bars scene, to Alice Goldstein-Plesser, a student at Goucher College, for her appearance in the library scene, to Stacey Lamboni of the Boston Red Sox video productions department for waking up at 6am to shoot the gym scene, and to the Boston Breakers U16 ECNL team for meeting us at Harvard University to collect footage. The video could not have happened without the help of all of you, and I’m very grateful!

The footage was shot by myself, Lauren Foley of 309 Productions, and Kellan Reck of the Boston Red Sox. I couldn’t ask for a better crew to work with. 

Given the amount of shooting required, we came right down to the wire with our deadline, but managed to finish it on time, and I’m very happy and proud of the end result.

Video: My Soccer Ball Is My Prom Date.

This is a video I shot and edited for Elite Clubs National League Soccer (ECNL) as a promo piece for their 2014-2015 season social media campaign.

As we’re currently in prom season, and the audience of viewers in this league is mostly high school aged girls, we decided to make a spoof on prom with a simple concept – “I’m taking my soccer ball to prom.” It’s quirky, but I think it’s a funny concept and it was executed well. 

A huge thank you to the coaches, families, and players on the Boston Breakers team here in Boston for their help in setting up the actors and providing a venue to shoot in. It would not be possible without them!

Video: Boston Breakers ECNL Soccer Commercial.

This is a 30 second promotional commercial I shot and edited for Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) Soccer, featuring the Boston Breakers 17 and 18 year old soccer franchises. It was filmed at their practice at Dedham High School in Dedham, Massachusetts, leading up to a National showcase tournament in San Diego, California.

The concept was to show what goes through an athlete’s mind in those big moments in life: big practices, big games, big events. The goal is to appeal to an audience of high school aged girls.

The promo combines HD DSLR footage and aerial drone footage, and was published on the league’s social media channels.