Background image: Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe.
The videos below are part of my newest hobby. Several of them were made to accompany my newsletters (that archive is here). In addition, I designed, built and manage the website for Stone Church of Willow Glen and have made videos specifically for that site.
'Tis the Season
Visiting Lake Tahoe following the first big snow dump of the season to do photography for my annual holiday newsletter.
Velkommen til vårt hus / Welcome to Our House
A longtime friend from Norway brings her boys for a fall school break visit to California, their first trip to the United States.
Lewis & Clark family road trip
Documenting a summer road trip with my sister along the Lewis and Clark Trail to see some of the iconic sights of the American West.
Almaden Quicksilver County Park hike
A response to Norwegian friends' videos about the outdoors things we've been doing during the many work shutdowns caused by the coronavirus.
A Taste of Norwegian Winter
A video essay on my family's February 2019 vacation in Norway. Shot 9-26 February 2019.
Ghost Towns in the Sky
Two short hikes to abandoned mining towns near Tioga Pass to celebrate the Fourth of July, 2018. Shot 21-23 June 2018.
Two Minutes Over Coyote Valley
A hike on the Arrowhead Loop Trail in the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve just south of San Jose. Accompanies this newsletter. Shot 24 February 2018.
A Minute of Christmas at Lake Tahoe
Made to accompany my 2017 holiday newsletter. Shot 16 December 2017.
Our Trip to Europe
Made during a family trip to London, Norway, the French Alps and Paris. It accompanies six newsletters archived here. Shot 6-21 October 2017.
The end of a Sierra winter
Documents the record snowfall of the winter of 2016-2017. It accompanies the 2017 Fourth of July newsletter. Shot 24-28 June 2017.
Sunset Moments at Point Reyes
Made to accompany my 2017 New Year's newsletter. Shot 14 January 2017.
Amtrak's Coast Starlight
Made on the return from a Thanksgiving trip to visit my son in Los Angeles aboard Amtrak's Los Angeles-Seattle daily train. Shot 28 January 2016.
Hike to Heather Lake
I edited video shot by friend Stephen Stock, who accompanied me on this hike in Sequoia National Park. The newsletter of the hike is here. This was my first experience with video editing. Shot 31 August 2015.
Spring at Stone Church
This video was edited from previously shot clips to fill the feature image position on the church's home page during periods when there is no special event, such as Easter or Lent, to promote.
Picnic in the Park Service
Stone Church holds a Sunday service followed by a barbecue each August in History San Jose at Kelley Park.
They're on a Mission from God
Each winter the Men's Mission and Ministry Group at Stone Church puts on a fundraiser for its project that includes a meal or wine tasting plus an auction. I did this comedy video with some of the organizers that debuted at the 2017 event and now is on the group's web page to tell people about the fundraiser's purpose.
2016 Stewardship Video
The church's stewardship campaign each fall is designed to solicit pledges of financial support so a budget can be developed for the coming year.
After making the 2016 stewardship video, I recut some of the scenes and used others that didn't make the original video to create one that would give website visitors looking for a new church a taste of the style and content of a typical Stone Church service on Sunday mornings.
Continuing the Journey
For the 2017 stewardship video I combined unused footage from previous shoots plus new video. The video image of a father walking into the church with his daughter was also used in the print material for the campaign.