Welcome To My Production Blog

You've made it to my blog! I'm a producer, writer, shooter, and editor. Below is a cache of some of my prior production work. Please feel free to browse around. Also, be sure to click the links below for my resume and writing samples. Thanks for visiting.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Promotional Video

I also have recently concentrated on shooting and editing promotional video as well. Here is an example:

Jacqui Web Video from Justin Goldberg on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

LX New York on NBC

Some recent samples:

I've been working at LX New York for a good while now, producing pieces for both broadcast and the internet. Here, I've taken a soup-to-nuts approach to producing--pitching, booking, writing, producing, shooting, editing, and delivering a final product that really pops! Here are a few segments below:

This is a fantastic segment I produced on the sequel to the Preppy Handbook, True Prep, with it's author:

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video.

Here, I worked with Sara Gore on some fall beauty trends with the editor of Shape Magazine:

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video.

Finally, a segment of Fall's Chicest Coats:

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video.

Monday, May 10, 2010

I Do on NBC

Since wedding season is in full force, I figured a look back at my producing experience at the wedding show, I Do! was àpropos.

In April of 2008, I was asked to come on as a show producer for I Do, a 10-episode wedding series airing on NBC daytime. It was such a pleasure working for this show (and now that I'm in the process of planning a wedding, it is paying extra dividends in saving me time).

I supervised two edits, conducted most of the sit-downs, wrote all of the show VO, and oversaw the field. It was certainly a lot to handle, but I was up to the challenge. The show consisted of both hosted segments (by the very capable Siafa Lewis), as well as couple narrated more verite-style "look in" segments which you'll see below.

It was a small, intimate crew and a great experience!

This first piece was a fabulous, over-the-top destination wedding in the exclusive Parrot Cay (or Parrot Key) Resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands. We were able to travel down and follow high-end wedding planner Yifat Oren (based out of LA) as she put together a one-of-a-kind bash:

This segment was shot at Kleinfeld (and this was before the first season of Say Yes to the Dress aired so you may see some familiar faces here). Bride-to-be Alisa was searching for the perfect dress and found something a little beyond her price range:

This is my favorite segment from the show. Atlanta Falcons safety Erik Coleman and his new wife Sabrina got married at Gotham Hall in the Spring of 2008. This piece follows their last, nervous moments before their nuptials. You get a sense of what it's like for them on their big day--a lot on their mind for sure:

And finally, Peter Callahan, a celebrity caterer in New York cooks up a sample feast for our host Siafa. Speaking from experience, the food was outrageously good...especially since we came hungry:

10 Grand in Your Hand on DIY Network

Recently (April to present), I've been doing some freelancing for the show 10 Grand in Your Hand on the DIY Network. It's a home construction/renovation show and is actually produced by Boy Wonder Productions, a small production company out in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Boy Wonder really has their act together with production. They're rolling into three seasons at the same time (seasons 3, 4, and 5), so it's a very busy place these days! It's been a fun experience and although I don't have any video released yet, you can check out this picture of me doing what I do best: climbing on top of anything and everything to make sure we get the perfect shot!

If you'd like to see seasons 1 and 2 of 10 Grand in Your Hand on DIY Network, feel free to click here for full episodes.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

MTV News

When I worked at MTV News, my segments ran the gamut from indie music news to hip hop gossip. MTV News is definitely where I honed my writing and true producing skills. I was lucky to have a great supervisor and he gave me freedom to develop my own ideas.

I shot, produced, edited, wrote, researched, coordinated, in my years there from late 2005 to early 2008.

I was assigned to creating original news content for MTV Video-On-Demand, but that slowly morphed into working on online and broadcast segments as well.

Below is a compilation of some of my work in the daily news department.

One of my favorite interviews was with the band My Chemical Romance at the Trocadero in Philadelphia. The Trocadero is a pretty gothic theater known for hosting offbeat and alternative bands. It has amazing acoustics. As a native of Philadelphia, I've been to a few concerts there and can attest to the good sound. Check it out here.

Here is a picture of me interviewing the band for MTV News before their show at the Troc:

1st Look on NBC

I've produced countless segments for NBC and their weekly show 1st Look. 1st Look is a rundown of the hottest, greatest and trendiest fashions, restaurants, bars, and activities throughout major metropolitan areas.

Most of my work focused on the largest market, New York City. It was a blast freelancing for 1st Look since I got to experience a new activity or new place almost every single day (sometimes more than once a day). What a job!

Here a few examples of segments I produced. All were shot on the Panasonic AG-HVX200 and written by me.

This segment is a rundown of some of the best places in NYC to grab a delectable chocolate treat. Siafa Lewis is a great guy and fantastic friend and he does a bang-up job in this piece.

Sara Gore, who is great on and off camera, visited Stone Barns in upstate New York with me for a segment on sustainable food and farming. She knocked it out of the park here -- I've seen this so many times in reruns. Just a really cool package.

I loved working with my good friend Maria Sansone on this piece on international shopping in New York. I know Maria from my days back at mtvU. I really enjoy writing for Maria because she nails whatever emotion or intonation I'm looking for.

And finally, it was fun to make innovative television with a great crew at 1st Look. Here we are at the show's holiday party:

My Super Sweet 16 on MTV

Back in 2008, I field produced for the MTV series, My Super Sweet 16. I worked with so many fantastic people in the MTV News and Docs department, but working on Season 7: Episode 8, really stood out in my mind.

I lived and worked in the field (Columbus, OH) for about a month with another very talented field producer, Tina. Production was fluid and we were able to really develop a nice rapport.

To chat with Tina about our time together and my experience in the field, click here

Taylor, our main character, wanted the most glamorous "Viva Las Vegas" sweet 16 party imaginable. We wanted to make sure her true personality came through when we were rolling. I think it worked out. All footage was shot on a Panasonic AG-DVX100.

The first minute or so of the Viva Las Vegas episode:

To view the rest of the episode at mtv.com, click here.

Here's a shot of me (albeit the back of my head) working the aforementioned party:


At MADE, I wrote scripts, story produced, oversaw edits, and supervised the field. Episode 35: Figure Skater is an episode that I story produced.

I really enjoyed working on this episode because the main character, Raine Webb wanted do get MADE into something completely "out of the box" for her lifestyle. Living in Detroit during an economic downturn wasn't easy, but with Raine, what you see is what you get. She was genuine. The challenge was being able to bring her to life. I had a wonderful field producer working for me and I think we were up to the task.

You can check out the entire episode here:

Here is a picture of Raine, all dolled up, before her final performance on ice. And yes, that's my field producer Robbie in the background making a funny face. He was a character.

Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force on A&E

Below is one of the 17 episodes I field produced, directed, and coordinated for A&E's Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force. I was embedded with the United States Marshal Service in Manhattan for 8 months. I pre-produced inside the USMS Headquarters and shot everything on a Sony HVR-Z1U in HD.

You can also check out full episodes over at http://www.aetv.com/manhunters

And here is a great picture after a morning "hit" with USMS Deputy Michelle "Michy" Mendez during production of Season 2. She was a pleasure to work with!