Emmy Award Winning Medical Documentary Series

Detroit's Minds of Medicine is an Emmy Award Winning medical reality documentary series

chronicling the patients and medical professionals of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

These patients, their doctors and their stories of triumph and hope are followed through the process and length of their procedures. Often using cutting edge technology to effect better health, Henry Ford Health System is a leading medical provider in the region.

Telling the stories of the patients and medical professionals at Henry Ford Health System has spanned more than 10 years of my career, has awarded me several Emmys and certainly has been some of the most interesting topics and running stories I have had the privilege of being a part of. It is always amazing with each passing year the new technologies and breakthrough medicines that allow mankind to live healthier, better lives and give diseases, ailments and their recovery better outcomes.

I am thankful to be a Director of Photography for Henry Ford Health System and the agencies they work with. It truly has been an enjoyable and interesting ride meeting these amazing health care worker and learning about the technologies they are constantly developing.

Video production equipment used:

Sony FS-5
Sony FS-700
DJI OSMO 4K Ultra HD 3 Axis Gimbal
Zeiss 85mm lens
Rokinon 14mm lens
Canon 24-70mm 2.8 lens
Canon 70-200mm USM II 2.8 lens
Miller Tripods
Manfrotto Tripods
Rhino Sliders

Sound Devices

Drones: Capturing Unique Perspectives & Epic Landscapes


Detroit Drone Photography & Aerial Filming

Adding unique perspectives to your video production is now easier than ever. With 3axis gimbles, car mounts, Steadicam, action & body cams, and most recently the proliferation of drone technology and wide-spread availability of the units, getting that top-down perspective is easier than ever… well sort of.

As the world of drone flight evolves, operators are faced with many varying challenges, certifications and changing State and Federal rules for aviation. Some legislation is aimed at privacy and some aimed at safety. All are valid considerations, but surely keep us, the operators, on our toes. As we keep one eye on the skies for our next shot opportunity, the other is on the evolving regulations regarding UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) flight.

At least for the time-being, that unique shot for your production, is still legal and available relatively easily.

Photo: Phantom 4 Pro sunrise preflight checks in Sedona, AZ.

Extreme Ownership

Jocko Willink, Leif Babin: Ramadi, Iraq

Jocko Willink, Leif Babin: Ramadi, Iraq

Live Out Loud Productions provided video production services with Flixpoint Productions for Echelon Front to digitally capture Extreme Ownership Muster 001. The Muster took place in San Diego, CA in October of 2016.

The Muster was a gathering of business leaders to learn leadership principles as taught by Navy SEAL commandos Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.

Leif and Jocko are battle hardened warriors who fought in Ramadi Iraq during the Iraq war.  The work that their team did helped to free the region of Al Qaeda insurgents. Since their combat experienced, Babin and Willink created a company called Echelon Front. Echelon Front specializes in teaching leadership principles to business leaders in corporate America. The two also authored the New York Times Best Seller “Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead and Win”. The book delves deep into leadership principles learned on the battlefield and applies them to life and business.

“Discipline Equals Freedom” can be often heard on Jocko’s weekly podcast co-hosted by San Diego Video Producer, Cinematographer and Flixpoint founder Echo Charles. Videos of the podcast, released weekly, can be seen on their YouTube channel.

Video production equipment used included:

RED One 4K Ultra HD Camera
DJI OSMO 4K Ultra HD 3 Axis Gimbal
Panasonic GH4 4K Ultra HD Video Camera
Canon 24-70mm 2.8 lens
Canon 70-200mm USM II 2.8 lens
Voightlander 40mm Pancake 2.0 lens
Miller DS-20 Video Tripod
Pocket Dolly

Muster 002 is scheduled to take place in New York’s Times Square in April of 2017.