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A Walk in Your Shoes with Artist Rachel Schmidt

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In the latest episode of our series, A Walk in Your Shoes, we catch up with artist Rachel Schmidt as she prepares for her first solo gallery exhibit at the Hillyer Art space in Washington, D.C. Her latest show, "Apocaloptimist: A Future True Story," explores escapism and hopes to provide visitors with a view into her imagination.

Rachel is a talented artist, whose work can be seen here on her website

PRODUCERS: Leon Belt, Angela Belt CAMERA: Leon Belt, Angela Belt EDITOR: Leon Belt

Rachel Schmidt's studio at #arlingtonartscenter #findyourartist #walkinyourshoes #_angelabelt #_leonsbelt

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I'm Now a Telly Award and Communicator Award Winner! :)

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I happy to share that a video I produced and animated for Black History Month won two Telly Awards and two Communicator Awards. this is a video I made for Keppler Speakers, so the name listed is theirs. We participated inthe 34th Annual Telly Awards.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

We are listed on the Telly Awards website for the Silver Award (the highest award given)and Bronze Award. The Communicator Awards has a winner's gallery here and here.

Online Video- Use of Graphics

Online Video- Use of Graphics

Online Video- Promotional Branding

Online Video- Promotional Branding

Gold Award for Online Video-Promotional Branding 

Gold Award for Online Video-Promotional Branding 

Silver Award for Online Video-Animation

Silver Award for Online Video-Animation

Secret 7" Art Show at the Idea Gallery in London

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This is work of mine from a show last spring in Shoreditch, UK. This was a part of the Secret 7" series which asked known and unknown artists to create album covers based on 7 singles. I picked DJ Shadow and the single "Into the Cosmos." Check out my photos from the show and let me know what you think of the work.

About the Myth of Masculinity Video Series

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I just wanted to post this video series I produced with Vincent Thomas, Michael Peart, Angela Belt and Nathan Bynum. This is called the Myth of Masulinity. The Myth of Masculinity is a series that uses the arts to ask what it means to be a man today.

My role was as producer, editor, director and motion graphics artist. I had a lot of help from friends on set, whether assiting with camera or audio they all made this a great piece to work on. We shot with the T2i and various lenses. Take a look and please leave comments below to let me know what you think.

http://youtu.be/IiD_f2wjoaQ

http://youtu.be/bKIw6E6W-TE

http://youtu.be/xegB773pXiQ

AphroChic Photo Shoot: A Colorful & Casual Thanksgiving Brunch

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More and more photography. Here is shoot I did for AphroChic. You can read more about the shoot and check out all the behind the scenes on the day at AphroChic.com

AphroChic Thanksgiving Brunch

Tech specs on the shoot were fairly simple. I shot with a Canon 16-35mm and a 320 EX flash and a simple 24" light reflector. In the end I ditched the flash and used the wall to wall windows as a light source; bouncing light onto the table settings and faces to add fill.


AphroChic Thanksgiving Brunch

As usual we were going for a candid look. My film background lead to framing 2 shots and over the shoulder shots with dirty frames. This was a how to story, so we had to communicate how fun and easy it was to make a simple "thanksgiving tree" and modern table setting. My wife did the styling for the table.

AphroChic Thanksgiving Brunch

 
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