Consulting Services

I work on a range of small and large projects, and nonprofit and corporate events…

Please see my Skills & Endorsements

I videotape and live stream performances, and edit audio and video for all sorts of projects. I produce websites with movies, shopping carts, downloads, and features like SEO (search engine optimization). I sometimes do a wide range of consulting. My resume is here. The graphic pictured here was a project I did with Gistics and the New Media Magazine. This graphic map shows the multimedia convergence that was going on (predictive relational map that we made of possibilities of which companies would be acquiring smaller companies in the multimedia arena. The featured image at the top of this page is a large poster made of the model we created that was called the New Media 500, based on statistical predictions using D&B and Hoovers data).panasonic-lumix-dmc-gh4-with-battery-grip

Video Production

I had a lot of experience with 3-chip video camera recording, then moved to the newer cameras for higher resolution. I like to use the latest technology, like mirror-less DSLR Cameras with interchangeable lens. I use the 4K Panasonic GH4,  and the 2K Sony NEX-VG20 with a variety of lenses for stills and video production. I also do Final Cut Pro editing, DVD production, media conversion services and more.

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Domain name registration, web and mail server hosting, WordPress site installation, website design and more.

Webcasting Services

Live video and audio internet broadcast of events, expos and conferences.

I can create an economical, dynamically changing website for you!

I used to create old school html sites, which were great in their day. Now I recommend the newer Web 2.0 SQL database-driven websites, using a CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress. I install your own WordPress website on your web hosting service. Your WordPress site is expandable and easy to post images and text to, and to update on your own. I can create blogs and discussion forums for you, using open source software and plugins available. For instance, this website is created using WordPress (and it stores all the content on a MySQL database). I tie in services like merchant services or PayPal shopping carts. I add security to websites, like SSL Certification and password-protected directories. I embed Flash movies, MP4 movies, MP3 and 3GP audio on sites.

The new focus these days with websites is content, and being up-to-date, rather than an over-riding emphasis on graphic design. You may have really nice looking graphics on your web site, but if the content is not current, there is no reason for the viewer to visit the site again. The html web site design paradigm may allow for custom graphic design, but a higher skill level is required to update and add to the original web site content. The database approach allows choosing a theme (like a design skin) that is consistent throughout the web pages. The content is easily updated by logging into the database account, and creating a new page or post.

Database driven sites, based on MySQL, WordPress and other types of open source blog software, allow a non-programmer to add their articles, pages, pictures, movies, etc. themselves to their website or blog. This database strategy allows you to log into your account, and write an article, and when you are done, hit the Publish button, and it appears on your site. RSS (reader subscription service) feeds are created automatically, allowing you to receive an email when a new update has been published on the website. This type of website is a much faster, easier and more efficient strategy for putting information out there.

I also design simple, easy-to-navigate sites using Adobe GoLive, Photoshop and other applications. I can set-up your domain name registration, choose a website host and transfer your files to it to publish them on the Internet. I tie in dynamic services, like a database server, PayPal or an e-commerce solution. I offer an inexpensive way to put your website up quickly and easily, and enable YOU to update it with new content!

Send me a message…

Best regards,

Ed Ellsworth

 

Why switch to DSLR

For me, the answer to “why switch to DSLR” has to do with interchangeable lenses, the increased resolution and quality of the video and audio recording, and the ease of workflow. Producers can now capture uncompressed video at an affordable cost.

This BlackMagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder is what I got from to capture uncompressed video from my Sony NEX-VG20 video camera to my MacBook Pro, and to do webcasting.

I also like the BlackMagic TV Studio Production Switcher and the Hyperdeck Shuttle (uses fast SSD to capture uncompressed video), for working live events.

Ed

 

Some of the equipment I have been using:

Panasonic GH4 4K DSLR with various lenses

Sony NEX-VG20 Interchangeable Lens 2K Camcorder with various lenses

Magewell HDMI digitizer

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder

Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio Production Switcher

BlackMagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder, 2.5″ SATA SSD Drives, HD-SDI Input & Output

Atomos HDMI SSD Video Recorder, 2.5″ SATA SSD Drives