Welcome to GLJ Media Group!
We’ve been planning this since our first Founder’s Meeting in February 2012… three highly trained and educated video professionals in the Washington DC Metro area have combined our 60 years of experience and networking to create The GLJ Media Group. Click on our photos to the right to find out more about each of us, individually.
We can absolutely help you with your production. We handle all aspects of video production including corporate communications and strategies, written press releases, websites, marketing and social networking and, of course, media production. We have access to several dozen multimedia experts in the Washington DC metro region at a moment’s notice.
We’re in the process of completely re-vamping our WordPress Vlog, which has been in release since March 2009 with over 150,000 views and 200 daily subscribers worldwide. We’re testing designs and logos, taglines and social networks to create the best experience and quality we can for you. Your feedback, as always, is more than welcome.
This is an exciting time for Lars, Guy, and myself. My partners and I would be most happy to speak with you at your convenience to discuss your requirements and time-frame. Feel free to contact us, anytime. We look forward to speaking with you soon, and thank you for the opportunity to help you.
Guy, Lars and Jeff
The Washington DC 48 Hour Film Project
May 3-5, 2013
The long weekend brought together over three dozen video production specialists from Spectrum Prime and The GLJ Media Group, including several interns from George Mason University. We received our genre, Drama, at 7pm Friday May 4th and had our four writers, including GLJ’s Guy Noffsinger, got right to work. Three hours later, the production team was ready to go setting up lights and set. By 1am, the RED camera DP’d by Matt Gottchalk was rolling.
After a four hour “nap,” production began again Saturday at 7am in time to catch the morning light for octocopter establishing shots over the mansion and Lamborghini we were shooting in Great Falls, VA. Production continued the rest of the day until about 4pm. Of course, editing was being done as the media cards were being filled, but continued well into the night until another break at 3am. By 7am Sunday, we were up again putting finishing touches and firming up the edit, the color correction with Resolve, and the opening and ending title credits, done by GLJ’s Jeff Riegel. The film was submitted 90 minutes before the actual deadline, Sunday evening.
A couple dozen films from The 48 were screened the following Saturday evening at The AFI Silver Theatre Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD.
The NATO Summit, Chicago
May 20, 2012
Here’s a few photos from Lars at the NATO Summit in Chicago, IL
The Final Flight of NASA’s DISCOVERY…
April 17, 2012
Video by Jeff Riegel
To the thrill of large crowds below, Discovery made several passes over the Washington, DC area between 10:00 and 11:00 am on April 17 before landing safely at Washington-Dulles International Airport.
Photo by Jeff Riegel
Approximately 10:40am: This was the second (of three) fly-overs over Dulles Airport on April 17, 2012. We listened to the Control Tower as they talked the 747 down. Upon final approach, the follow-plane was said to be low on fuel and happy to be landing, since a second fly-over at approximately 2500-3000 feet was not previously planned. The shuttle and 747 landed on it’s final third approach. I could smell the rubber from the braking tires of the 747 within 90 seconds after landing from my vantage point across Rt 28 in Herndon, VA
Photo by Kevin Burtnett
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A hearty happy new year to everyone and anyone out there among the 40,000+ viewers of my “Everything Video” blog in 2011. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog, for your eyes only (or anyone you forward to…)
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 40,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 15 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Update March 21, 2012: Three months later… now 72,742 total views. Thank-you everyone for your support!
Produced, filmed and edited by Jeff Riegel
This is an inspirational piece about the current USA Women’s Middleweight Boxing Champion and triple Golden Glove recipient, Tori Nelson, and her fight for sponsorship against the odds. She is a single mother of two children, holds three minimum paying jobs, and a devout Christian looking to raise enough money to box internationally. She won an International WBC Middleweight title in late July 2011, won the WIBA World Title belt in February 2012, and fought twice in Bermuda to defend her belts.
As of April 2013, Tori Nelson has fought her way to become the #1 Middleweight boxer in the world!
(Jeff Riegel: Cameraman Canon 5D Mark II and 1D Mark IV, editor, and producer)
For Sponsorship Information, kindly contact Craig Fladager at 703-969-1812.
Thank-you for watching.
Had a nice breakfast yesterday morning in Leesburg with Mr. Larry Rosenstrauch, Loudoun County’s (VA) Former Head of Economic Development who, in late 2009, left the prestigious position with the richest county in the country to pursue interests in photography and video documentaries with his own company, The GoodStoryz Company, LLC.
Coming in Mid-2011, The GoodStoryz Company will be accepting clients who want to tell compelling video stories, especially for Internet use. Recently Larry completed training with media leaders including winners of national Emmy awards and Pulitzer prize teams. He is a member of the National Press Photographers Association, American Society of Media Photographers, International Documentary Association, and the Online News Association. He also served as the chief or senior economic development official for three great communities: City of New Orleans, Louisiana; City of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Loudoun County, Virginia.
Mr. Rosenstrauch is a “public entrepreneur” with thirty years of public sector economic development, community marketing, and local government experience including serving as a leader, spokesman/briefer, deal maker, and special projects manager.
He is currently specializing in producing video stories that deliver a visual wow and capture the essence of a person, business, organization, or community. Stories delivered principally via Internet to a global audience.
He previously developed effective economic development teams, strategies, public-private partnerships and innovative initiatives to grow the business base and build winning communities. He told the story of these communities by creating a “wow” portfolio of web, print, and personal relationships.
Per his LinkedIn public profile:
“Delivering stories that connect . . .
Think of telling your story in a 3-5 minute mini-documentary for use on your website, on YouTube, or on a portable device such as an Ipad that you can put in someone’s hands to see. The GoodStoryz Company is a new company producing brief, highly visual, Internet oriented stories (video-photo-audio) for businesses, non-profits, educational institutions, as well as for communities and regions.
These stories can serve one or more needs: a business portrait for marketing or fundraising; a project, product, or innovation focused story for a special customer or a potential one; or community stories that inspire increased economic development and tourism business.”
I feel Mr. Larry Rosenstrauch has a strong 30 year history as a Producer of sorts, and his recent focus on video production to tell his stories will take him far in the local Washington DC media arena.
Last week I received an email from Footage Firm, a stock footage company created by Joel Holland in 2001 when he was only 15 or so. Looking towards the bottom of the page, I was delighted to discover that the company is located just two doors down from mine. So today, our first Washington DC metro 85 degree spring day, I decided to take a little walk. Not knowing who Joel even was before my impromptu visit, I didn’t know what to expect. (I was mainly just stopping by to introduce myself, comment on their nice product line, and check out the joint!) My first thought was that I was about to meet the traditional 60 year-old owner of a successful video company. Boy, was I surprised…but gladly so as I told him. Entrepreneur, Journalist, Speaker, and TV Host I discovered since our meeting. His company, made up of (a mere) three others on his staff, was advertizing a new FREE set of After Effects Templates…a new product line. Joel told me that his fan base told him to do so. Footage Firm simply asked the question right on their homepage…”What do you want us to create for you.” Already successful in a vast quantity of SD and HD footage bundles, and their semi-newly popular music and audio files, the new After Effects bundles (ten in all) was a new venture released on March 30, 2011 that Joel knew little about. But the masses don’t lie, especially when asked directly.
But free you ask? How is that possible? When I asked Joel, he applied a simple and basic entrepreneurial law of attraction: make a high quality product and make it cheap enough for everyone to purchase…including the basement video editors all the way up to the network TV channels. Simply, build it and they will come. And that’s exactly what I’ve done (as a basement and government video editor) and so has such channels as ABC, MTV, The Weather Channel, The History Channel, USA Network, Discovery, Nat Geo and the like (30,000 satisfied customers, his website states!).
So how did Footage Firm get its start? According to Business Week, when Joel Holland was in high school, he advertised a short piece of video he’d shot as an amateur videographer on eBay to see if it’d sell. Someone bit. Holland has since turned his hobby into a $100,000 business that sells professional-grade footage of everything from U.S. landmarks to international locations to erupting volcanoes via a Web site or over the phone. But where competitors might charge $300 to $600 for 15 to 20 seconds of footage, Holland charges $149 for 30 to 60 minutes. His trick? He sells the reels in bulk form, and whatever shooting he can’t do himself, he contracts out to his cadre of professional videographers around the globe. Holland quotes BBC Worldwide numbers, stating that stock footage is estimated to be a $300 million market in 2006 and was poised to grow to $1 billion by this year. Even though he founded Footage Firm in 2001 and already counts Disney, ABC, CNN, Discovery, The History Channel, and E! among his clients, Holland started working with a consultant at Babson College, his Alma mater, to develop a strategic plan to grow into a $500,000 company.
In 2006 Joel was named one of the “Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25″ by BusinessWeek Magazine, and “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by the United States Small Business Administration. When asked about the secret to his success, Holland simply states, “I’m ignorant. I don’t really mind shooting for the stars because I’m too ignorant of failure. Ninety percent of success comes down to confidence; nine percent is drive, and one percent is intelligence.” Joel is on top of his game, referring to his online statistics and feedback from his website customers a number of times during our ad-lib talk. He listens to them; they know what they want. He has great plans for his company by continuing his wildly popular After Effects templates, expanding the music library, and coming up with new HD video bundles. This guy, and his company, are going places–
On March 28, 2011, I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot Second Camera using a Canon 5D Mark II along with Guy Noffsinger of Guy Noffsinger Photography. We shot a one-hour interview at Ft. Myer, VA with Lt. General Eric Schoomaker, Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, sponsored by The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine for an upcoming ceremony for The Wounded Warrior Project. It was a great privilege and learning opportunity!
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving military medicine and public health. Since 1983, we have helped military personnel conduct quality medical research and education programs by:
- Building qualified scientific teams of researchers and creating an effective research infrastructure
- Maintaining our academic affiliation with the Uniformed Services University (USU), providing access to cutting-edge science and technology and fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration
- Establishing relationships with more than 160 military medical and organizations worldwide
- Employing about 1,600 medical, scientific, management and administrative personnel
We envision a Foundation that:
- Is recognized for advancing medical science and improving quality of life
- Values its customers and exceeds their expectations
- Facilitates collaborative scientific ventures
- Is known for intellectual rigor and creativity
- Attracts and retains top-quality people
- Fosters a dynamic, innovative work environment
“I can’t thank you enough for your help last night. We are working on such an important project and we are truly moved by your willingness to volunteer your time. Thank you again.”Cynthia L. Gilman, JD Vice President, Center for Public-Private Partnerships (CP3) Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Rockville, MD
March 22, 2011
This morning was a very interesting morning, indeed.
For the last 9 months I’ve lived within spitting distance of the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly VA, a branch of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in downtown Washington DC.
Two hours before the museum was to open to the public I met with Frank McNally, Public Affairs Specialist, museum photographer Dane Penland, and Guy Noffsinger, a video producer for NASA. Guy is putting together a detailed documentary on The History of The Space Shuttle and was interested in getting a number of video clips of the spacecraft that lead up to the creation of the shuttle program, not to mention some (additional) video b-roll of the Enterprise which is currently on display at the museum. Guy is a huge Star Trek fan, so anything “Enterprise-related” gets his attention; he has even arranged for William (“Bill”) Shatner to narrate a short version of his documentary (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlG7W0gkjjE )
I volunteered to assist Guy on his morning shoot, getting a few shots with his Canon 5D Mark II. Afterwards, the curator give us a quick driving tour of the museum as well as a new (soon-to-be-dedicated) hanger in the rear of the building for rebuilding vintage aircraft.
March 10-11, 2011
Presented by Richard Harrington, RHED Pixel
I attended an open house at RHED Pixel these last two days, my first since December 2009. During the event I attended all of Rich Harrington’s informational presentations.He went in depth into the Big-3 social networking sites, blogging trends, and networking. Statistics were covered including facts such as 55 million tweets per day on Twitter, 1 out of every 2 people have a Facebook account, and that 86% of Twitter users are above high school graduation level. It was also announced that Washington DC had just become the #1 city using twitter.
Websites covered were:
As well as Apps:
Flipboard, Twitterfeed, AppMaker, Feedburner, Ligit and TweetVid
His company, RHED Pixel, recorded these and intend to edit and release them over the next few months. In the meantime, here are the slides: http://www.richardharringtonblog.com/files/5e91bad76294bc837c7d99c4dffa99fd-1344.php
Tweet! Tweet! — Using Twitter to Reach an Audience
Hyper-syndication: How to Publish Your Video to Hundreds of Websites
DSLR Video: High End Looks on a Middle Class Budget
Delivering Video to Mobile Audiences: How to Create, Compress, and Deliver Video to iPhones, iPads, Droids and Blackberries
Live Webcasting: How To Stream Your Next Event to a Live Audience
What’s New in Social Media: Five Upcoming Trends You Need to Know About
Making Web Video Accessible: Captions, Searchability, and More!
Here’s a better layout of what was presented over the two day course…
10:30 AM — Tweet! Tweet! — Using Twitter to Reach an Audience
Noon — Networking Lunch
1:00 PM — Hyper-syndication: How to Publish Your Video to Hundreds of Websites
3:00 PM — DSLR Video: High End Looks on a Middle Class Budget
4:30 PM — Green Screen Demo: Expanding the Options for Your Next Project
10:30 AM — Delivering Video to Mobile Audiences: How to Create, Compress, and Deliver Video to iPhones, iPads, Droids and Blackberries
Noon — Networking Lunch
1:00 PM — Live Webcasting: How To Stream Your Next Event to a Live Audience. Presented by George Kennedy at Magek Film Works (email@example.com)
3:00 PM — What’s New in Social Media: Five Upcoming Trends You Need to Know About
5:00 PM — Making Web Video Accessible: Captions, Searchability, and More!
6:00 PM — Happy Hour! Start Your Weekend Right and Join Us for Drinks and Appetizers
As always, Rich does a wonderful job with his presentations with his awesome teaching abilities and background in all things media!
It all started for me in 1981 with a friend’s super-8mm film camera and a love of super-hero and monster movies…
As a film major at Ithaca College, New York from 1983 to 1987 I realized the difficulties of obtaining a steady paying job in the motion picture industry well before my graduation. After my freshman year, I delved into other media such as radio and television production. At the college television station, WICB, I worked on a variety of programs as cameraman, audio mixer, and technical director. Upon graduating in 1987, I obtained a cameraman job at Colony Communications NewsCenter 6 in Wappingers Falls, NY and a Master Control Crew Chief position at WTZA (now RNN) Channel 62 in Kingston, NY until 1993 when I relocated to the Washington DC area. I worked part time for the Goodlife TV Network (now AmericanLife TV Network) in Alexandria VA for a year as a Master Control Crew Chief before obtaining a video/AV contractor position at the Central Intelligence Agency in 1998. It was there that I taught myself nonlinear editing via the Avid MCExpress. I went on to obtain a government video editor job at the Office of Naval Intelligence in 2000 where I have been ever since.
Summary of Qualifications:
Senior Video Production Specialist with the Department of Defense with more than ten years of consistent production, editing, video and audio recording experience including:
• Overall development, direction and creation of routine and specialized video programs including production, editing, video and audio recording. Samples of work include documentaries, training videos, in-house commercials, briefings and vignettes.
• Implementing new integrated technologies within a team environment
• Systems management includes Final Cut Pro editing suite, Final Cut Server, DV and HD cameras, studio equipment, lighting, and engineering of audio-visual signals.
• Highly experienced training supervisor, video production manager, technical director, staff team leader, SAN and Mac administrator.
Expert proficiency at working in all media and web formats utilizing emerging digital conversion and compression software such as Sorenson Squeeze.
Effects software to include Boris Continuum 6, Fx Factory, Coremelt, and Motion (After Effects, in progress).
Solves complex technical problems by utilizing a myriad of advanced audio-video hardware and software applications along with ingenuity; often develops unique alternatives to meet production requirements.
Applies initiative and forward thinking skills to streamline production requirements, work flow management and visual media developments.
Demonstrates exemplary decision-making skills in all facets of video production including logistics, layout and timing of the edit process, and final duplication.
Confident, dedicated, enthusiastic professional with a passion for the industry and its emerging technologies.
Strong camera work skills enables video shoots to be captured in both professional and creative fashions.
Through dedicated training and education, I continue to sharpen my abilities in new emerging video technologies, streaming and compression.
Nonlinear Editors I have worked with:
Avid (Media Composer) MCExpress, 1998-2000
Accom Affinity Editing System, 2000-2002
Apple Final Cut Pro, 2002-Present
Minor use with Pinnacle and Premiere systems
Software I have worked with includes:
FinalCut Studio, iShowU HD,
Boris Continuum 7, iLife ‘11,
FX Factory, Photo Presenter,
Pulp Motion, Plural Eyes,
Rapid Weaver, Art Text,
Google Earth, iWork ‘09,
Squeeze 6.5, Media Cleaner,
Magic Bullet Looks, ComicLife,
Toast 10, MS Office,
Photoshop, Juicer (Digital Juice),
OSX 9.2 to 10.6, Final Cut Server,
After Effects CS5, Coremelt,
For a sample of video clips as well as my Video Resume, kindly click here…
Since 1983, I have been in some form of audio-visual service or another. At Ithaca College, New York I got my start working as an audio-visual technician at the Gannett Center Library and Egbert (student) Union. Eventually, I became one of three A.V. Managers overseeing a staff of more than twenty. Even after graduation in 1987, I ran all audio-visual events for the college’s summer programs. I worked at the Mid-Hudson Library System as an A.V. Supervisor for six years managing a staff of eight while servicing all A.V. needs and requests for almost 90 libraries in southern New York State. In 1993, I relocated to the Washington DC area where I worked for five years in the hotel hospitality industry before working 30 months as an audio-visual contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency. From 1994 to 2000, I also worked a few weeks a year as an A.V. Consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice organizing their equipment and logistical needs for their annual U.S. Attorney’s Conference in different parts of the country. From this job, I was determined to obtain a government position which I obtained in late 2000 working for the Office of Naval Intelligence as a Video Editor and Audio-Visual Specialist (GS-1071).
Metro Washington DC
Audio Visual (Hospitality) companies I have worked for:
United States Audio-Visual
Hospitality Resources Incorporated
Audio Visual Government locations I have worked:
US Department of Justice — freelance Audiovisual Consultant
Central Intelligence Agency — Audiovisual Technician, contractor
Office of Naval Intelligence — Audiovisual Specialist (GS-1071)
For more information on my Audio Visual background, kindly click here…