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Jeff Riegel: Video Editor and Visual Production  Specialist

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“The Impossible Shot with Frank Lee Ruggles” for ABC TV Network

This is the introduction to a new network promo show called “The Impossible Shot” with Frank Lee Ruggles, professional photographer.

A seasoned Paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division Frank Lee Ruggles is now an Artist, Author, and former Eminent Photographer for the National Park Service, a job position once occupied by his photographic hero Ansel Adams. An exhibition of his private works of America’s National Parks is currently showing in several locations across the US, accompanied by lectures about his experiences traveling to all 50 US States and showing images from his books”Beautiful America” and “Workbook”. Each episode , Frank will take us to the places where the best shots are.

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Each episode will feature a different US National Park, where Frank will lead us on hikes to the very best spots to capture the ultimate photographs as well as showing us the techniques he uses to photograph his iconic images. The show will feature photography how-to’s for serious shooters, but instructions for beginner and casual photographers will also be included in each show. In each episode, Frank will show you how to “Get the Shot”, and then , using his experience as a paratrooper, He’ll show us just how far he’s willing to go to get the ULTIMATE shot, generally with a great degree of difficulty.

Frank’s show, “The Impossible Shot,” is scheduled for production in 2015 and premiere on Saturday morning’s on the ABC Television Network in the fall.

(Created with After Effects CS5 and FCP7.  Shot with Scarlet RED camera)


Costa Rica Wounded Warrior Heroes Vacation

This is a montage from a recreational therapy trip that Freedom Alliance hosted for 16 American Wounded Warriors. Everything seen in this video was donated by patriotic Americans who wanted to help say thank-you to them for their service to their country.

Edited with Adobe Premiere Cloud


Chantel’s Cakes & Pastries

This is the introduction to a new network promo show called “Chantel’s” with Dennis Stanley, professional baker.

Approximately 15 million Americans — including 3 million children — suffer from food allergies, and the prevalence is increasing. Because there is no cure, avoidance of the allergen is the only way to prevent reactions. Each year in the U.S., it is estimated that anaphylaxis caused by food results in 150 to 200 deaths. Death can be sudden, sometimes occurring within minutes.

Chantel’s Cakes & Pastries of Sterling, VA has been creating items for those affected (and not affected) by food allergies for over 20 years. Clients have included Oprah Winfrey, President George W. Bush, and President Barack Obama’s daughter, Sasha.

(Shot with Canon 5D Mark II and Mark III,  Edited in FCP7) Sports Teaser with Branding

A marketing teaser video created by GLJ Media Group for Sports Network.

A series of boxing matches recorded on February 11, 2012 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA including clips from two world title matches. Featuring Tori Nelson, WIBA and WBC title holder, and Jimmy Lange holder of the WBU and NABU titles.

My Video Resume Reel

…pulls together some of the best concise clips from all of the full-length videos listed on my video website; demonstrates my editing technique, use of graphics, special titling effects, sounds, and music. These are strictly clips from 2000-2010.  For further information, please go to:
Edited with Final Cut Pro. Effects: Boris Continuum, Motion, Coremelt, and FxFactory. Thanks for your time, as well as any feedback you can leave below. I could really use any suggestions on how to make this better!

Tori Nelson: Fighting For Her Future (HD, Documentary)

A documentary about Tori Nelson, a WBC World Middleweight boxing champion, who struggles with raising two teenage children on three minimum paying jobs while maintaining her boxing career. With only her trainer, she has fought to become the #1 USA Middleweight title holder and WBC champion. She hopes to gain sponsorship with this video so she can continue her career and help her children with a better life.  (2011-2014)

This is an inspirational promotional piece about the USA Women’s Middleweight and Welterweight Boxing Champion and multiple Golden Glove recipient, Tori Nelson, and her fight for sponsorship against the odds. She is a single mother of two children, holds four minimum paying jobs, and a devout inspirational Christian looking for sponsorship so she can continue to fight.

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She was ranked the #1 World’s Middleweight Champion in 2013 before moving down two weight classes to Welterweight to fight more opponents where she is ranked in the top three in the world as of 2015.

(Cameraman Canon 5D Mark II and 1D Mark IV, GoPro, editor, and producer)
“Hero’s Theme” by Adam Saunders & Mark Cousins on Hollywood Trailers

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


Photo by Guy Noffsinger April 18, 2012 at 5pm, Dulles Airport

NASA-Smithsonian Video Shoot (HD)

James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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: )

I volunteered to assist Guy on his morning shoot, getting a few shots with his Canon 5D Mark II. Afterwards, the PAO 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.

(Title done in AE CS5)

Loudoun Hounds Baseball Fan Fest (HD)

We’re still all agog and atwitter about what took place on February 13, 2011. More than 9,500 fans packed the halls of Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, VA for the inaugural FanFest hosted by the Loudoun Hounds professional baseball club, the team’s president said in a statement.

The event included a lineup of former Major League Baseball players, including 1960 World Series Most Valuable Player Bobby Richardson, former Washington Senator Frank “Hondo” Howard and four-time All-Star Boog Powell, as well as more than a dozen other players who shared stories and signed autographs for fans.

“We knew this event was going to be big, but this exceeded our expectations,” said Bob Farren, president and chief executive of the Hounds. “The response from the community was amazing.”

Farren said that fans from as far as Lancaster, Pa., and Virginia Beach attended.

They arrived at Hounds FanFest smiling and left it laughing, warmed against the afternoon’s chill by the hot-stove baseball talk and the knowledge that the Loudoun Hounds aren’t just coming, but are most decidedly already here.

Guy Noffsinger, cameraman (Canon 5D Mark II), editor & producer
Jeff Riegel, cameraman (Canon 1D Mark IV)

The History of Operational Intelligence

This is a short introductory segment taken from a 60 minute documentary “History Channel” type production I edited over an 18 month period in 2002 for The Office of Naval Intelligence as a historical training piece. Interviews with a dozen of the navy’s most influential admirals from World War II and the Cold War Era drive this documentary.

Naval Intelligence, 24/7

“Naval Intelligence, 24/7 ” is set to a-day-in-the-Navy; imagery set to dramatic moving music depicting Navy life thwarting evil in the world. Created for The Office of Naval Intelligence in March 2009.

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DNI Vision Statement

“Vision Statement” was created in September 2008 for the (then) new Director of Naval Intelligence as an introduction to the fleet to explain his elevated goals for the Navy. This video can also be found on the DNI’s website.

ONI: See How Far We’ve Come

This video was created in September 2009 for the Commanding Officer of the Office of Naval Intelligence demonstrating what the “New ONI” has to offer the Navy. Creating a national center dedicated to maritime issues elevates the maritime domain to a previously unseen national level of importance.
***Please note: this was edited to another motivating song, but was re-edited so as not to infringe on copyright rules.

USN Hardcore Navy

“Hardcore Navy” is the first of three short video’s of imagery directly from the fleet set to hardcore emotional music.

Pre-2000 Video Reel Resume (Short)

Pre-2000 Video Resume set to music. Includes samples of 16mm film work from Ithaca College (1983-1987), freelance cable camera work for sports and news events, master control functions at WTZA in New York (#1 ADI) and involvement in video work at the Central Intelligence Agency in the late 1990’s. (4:27)

Pre-2000 Video Reel Resume (Detailed)

Pre-2000 Video Resume with detailed voice-over. Includes detailed samples of 16mm film work from Ithaca College (1983-1987), freelance cable camera work for sports and news events, master control functions at WTZA in New York (#1 ADI) and involvement in video work at the Central Intelligence Agency in the late 1990’s. (9:35)


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