I have created video content for many years now, but my development of the brand new Emmy-nominated TV show View Finders has really elevated my skillset when it comes to planning, filming, and editing professional video content for public consumption. The show allowed me to upgrade my gear to professional-grade as well as spend hundreds of hours increasing my knowledge of media production, color grading, and storytelling. The result? I have formed HayBro Media (named after my two little boys) which is a full-service video production company that offers compelling and beautiful video (and photography) at a reasonable rate.
From music videos to Hulu ads, I create a rich aesthetic that is beautiful, engaging, and spans across all platforms from social media to web to broadcast television. I have the knowledge, skills, and creative eye to bring content to life for you.
Even better, I can do it at a lower price point than production studios because my overhead is very low. When needed, I can bring on a second or even third camera man, but typically I will do all of the filming, editing, and planning while ensuring I work with you to maintain your creative vision for the project. Here are just a few examples of my work so you can get an idea of what your project might look like.
This was a very memorable project where I spent a night in the Eagle Tavern with the Ghosts of Georgia Paranormal Investigation team, filming and documenting everything that happened. Also involved were Pam Coronado who had her own show on the Discovery Channel, as well as Jeff Clarke who has hosted many different shows over the years. Tracy Adkins also sat down with me, and she has authored two books on hauntings in the Athens area. This took two months to complete but I’m very happy with how it turned out. I hope you enjoy it!
Miles of hiking trails, a beautiful paddle down the Oconee, or a trail ride on a Clydesdale horse. Oconee County offers a wide variety of activities for visitors and citizens, and this episode details just a few of those opportunities. It is a culmination of many hours of interviews and travel to locations throughout the county. I really enjoy projects like this because it allows me to combine beautiful visuals with narration and music to create a rich story.
I really enjoy working with a company to create a beautiful showcase of their product. Such was the case for Timberroot Rustic Retreats, a company that owns several beautiful vacation destinations across the country. I visited their peaceful, idyllic cabins that are nestled on the banks of the Ocoee River, and this was the result. Since the weather didn’t cooperate too much during my stay, I embraced the rain and really tried to convey that even in rainy weather, this is truly a beautiful and relaxing location.
This is the first episode in a five part series that explores all of the great things that Oconee County has to offer. Created in part with the Oconee County Welcome Center, this episode highlights the unique history of the County through the recreation of a thriving Eagle Tavern back in the 1800s. This was a very complicated production involving lots of interviews and B-roll, but I was able to film and produce the entire thing without any additional assistance. It showcases how I can bring to life YOUR story for your business or organization.
When the city of Watkinsville came to me to produce a video that showcases the incredible beauty of this 100-acre farm that will soon be a park, I couldn’t wait to get started. Creating content that features natural beauty, while also telling a story to the viewer, is right up my alley. This is the result, a two minute showcase of some stunning Georgia Piedmont that will offer recreational opportunities to the general public.
RVC Destinations is a national RV resort company that owns campgrounds throughout the US. They have hired me to photograph a lot of their campgrounds, and now they are having me produce video content for ads that air on Hulu. This is an ad I filmed at their Gulf Shores location that will air to targeted audiences. I was responsible for filming, editing, and finalizing the content and they are very happy with the result.
I love to film content that tells a story, and there is no greater story than two people who are beginning to build a life together. When I was asked to do the video for this wedding, I was excited to capture content that would reflect their love, their family, and the friends who came to support them on their special day. A backdrop of Berry College and downtown Rome added even more to the visual appeal, and this is the result.
I am now filming episodes for season 2 of View Finders, the tv show that I produce. This is a promo I put together to share with sponsors and fans of the show, and it highlights my approach to video production. I like to use beautiful visuals, driven by music, to really support my storytelling.
I was hired to document this fundraiser at the prestigious Georgia Golf Club in Alpharetta. I spent eight hours capturing every element of the tournament with a combination of drone and traditional footage, including silky smooth slow motion to fully capture the experience of the participants. This was the result, and it showcases a fantastic day at golf at one of the state’s premiere courses.
Update: this video was selected to be screened in the Down East Flick Fest film festival in Greenville, NC. A highly talented band called The Pinkerton Raid hails from North Carolina, and they were on tour during the summer of 2022. Before playing a show in Athens, they wanted to film a music video here to go with one of their songs on their upcoming album. The rich musical history of Athens, along with the beautiful backdrop of the city, all came together for this video that has been considered for film festivals from around the country. I filmed and color graded this video in a way to stylistically complement the lyrics and storyline for the song, and the band is absolutely thrilled with the result.
This is one of several marketing videos I have created for Presbyterian Homes Athens, a luxury retirement community that is located in Oconee County. They wanted to highlight all of the care and skilled nursing that is available on site for residents, and so I carefully coordinated what they wanted included in the video to ensure all of the amenities were highlighted in a way that kept the viewer interested and engaged. A combination of drone, traditional, and steadicam video production was integrated along with a carefully selected soundtrack that created a positive message for such an important service. The resulting video has been used in various marketing campaigns.
Typically, shows on Georgia PBS rely on the station to create promos that highlight upcoming episodes. I wanted to have more control of the creative process, so I produced all of the promos that appeared both on broadcast TV as well as online. The station was very pleased with each and every one of them, and you can see an example here. This one was not only used by GPB, but it was also featured at the REI Backyard Campout at the Home Depot Backyard next to Mercedez-Benz stadium in downtown Atlanta. It provides an overview of the tv show and the visuals that viewers could expect from each and every episode.