Hey there! This is just a quick note to say that if you came here looking for my old new site, well, it’s gone now. I’m back to using my old old site. And soon, I’m going to make it my new old site. All that to say, this is way out of date and I will clean it up soon!
Enjoy this recap of my family’s 2022.
In March of this year, I had an idea for the Nerd Lunch Podcast to discuss pop culture based musicals and within the context of the discussion we would create ideas for other potential musicals based on movies and TV shows. I felt like a topic like this begged for a special themed intro. So I created the “Nerd Lunch: The Musical” opener. I sang for a chunk of it, I enlisted the other podcasters from the show (including guest Klingon Pop Warrior Jen Usellis Mackay) to sing parts and my wife sang all the back up parts and I produced it all into one magnificent opening.
Take a listen to the first couple minutes below for the results and check out the entire show for the full discussion. Lots of creative ideas were shared.
While trying to catch up on the backlog of missing items here, I realized there were a few videos that I hadn’t posted about that I’ll just throw into one post here.
We did a story on the mayor and his family. A couple of different photo shoots were set up and I attended both and put together a behind-the-scenes video.
I threw together a couple fun videos over the summer featuring some family outings. During the July 4th holiday, I took home the office GoPro and we went out to Lake Hall at Maclay Gardens. Got some fun footage so I put it together. I shot everything at 60 fps and then slowed it down to half speed for effect.
Later in July, the family headed to Texas. I sporadically shot video clips with my iPhone of various things the kids enjoyed doing. When we got back, I had enough to make a nice little video for that trip.
All during the Texas trip, I was posting on social media and used the #TramTexTrek2015 hashtag. Click the hashtag and view the entire trip as it progressed and some of the aftermath (including a very special episode of Nerd Lunch).
I’ve admittedly been slack on updating this blog with my various projects. So even though it’s currently August of 2015, I’m still going to share this little project I did that was a recap of Tallahassee Magazine’s 2014. This was mainly a little editing job as it took pieces from all the videos we had produced in 2014 and combined them into a little sizzle reel. I’m really looking forward to doing this again at the end of this year as there has been a lot of growth and advancement in our capabilities.
Last year I talked about attending the 2014 Digital Graffiti Festival on behalf of Emerald Coast Magazine. EC Magazine was once again responsible for putting on the pre-event reception tent. I was there documenting the event as I was before. Last year I used an iPad to shoot the footage, but this year, I shot with a Nikon D750.
Back in October, I had the opportunity to cover the Best of the Emerald Coast celebration in Destin. While there, I made social media posts and shot video that I compiled into the video you can see below. Check out the recap on emeraldcoastmagazine.com for photos and more info.
Tony Hale from Arrested Development and Veep fame is originally from Tallahassee, FL. It was decided that he would be featured in an issue of the magazine and he would even be able to be on the cover. I had the privilege of shooting a behind-the-scenes video of the cover shoot.
Tony Hale on the Cover of Tallahassee Magazine Behind-the-Scenes video produced by Carlin Trammel:
Photographer Scott Holstein has also written about the experience. You can read that here: Scott Holstein’s Tony Hale Blog
As a result of being able to shoot this, I had footage to use in the promo video for the July/August 2014 issue. I even had fun putting together motion graphics for the cover near the end of the video where the footage transitions into the cover.
Tallahassee Magazine, July/August 2014 promo video produced by Carlin Trammel
I recently modeled once again for 850 Business Magazine. This was for a story about being tethered to technology and not taking in the world around us. Seems to be something that is weighing on a lot of us right now as we all get sucked into updating and checking our dozens of social media outlets, texts and emails. For this piece, I would be posing in several different ways and they would all be merged together showing my rudeness. It worked great for the final piece.
You can see how the piece looked in the print edition by checking out the Digital Flipbook. And there’s a video that was put together, too. This was edited by Rowland Publishing’s Digital Services Producer Chelsea Moore.