Digital Film Editing

The first projects that I completed under the Zaphoyd Studios banner were digital film editing projects. This section is an archive of those high school projects done from 2002-2004. My partner in crime on these was director/writer Kyle Smith (Blue Iris Filmworks). All of these films were done on budgets of a few hundred dollars each using consumer level video equipment and a lot creativity. They were edited and post-processed using Apple's Final Cut Studio.

While I have largely moved out of the film editing business, I do try to keep my copy of Final Cut and editing skills somewhat current. I take on the occasional interesting editing projects as well as web projects with digital video components. My most recent video project (Spring 2008) was editing footage taken of the ancient Xiangtangshan caves in Hebei, China for the Xiangtanshan Caves Project.

Feature Films

Rhapsody in Blue

A Picasso loving art thief works his magic.
Genre: Classical Music Video
Length: 22 minutes
Release Date: May 24, 2004
Format: DVD, Trailer

Der Gute Soldat

A Nazi Colonal betrays the F├╝hrer to help a fellow man, becoming Der Gute Soldat.
Genre: Historical Drama
Length: 75 minutes
Release Date: April 2004
Format: DVD, Trailer

The Quiet Streets of St. Petersburg

The mysterious tale of the murder of Rasputin told according to the account of Prince Felix Yussopov
Genre: Historical Drama
Length: 30 minutes
Release Date: April 10th, 2002
Remastered DVD: October 15th, 2002
Format: DVD, VHS, Trailer

Short Films


"five" brings a new meaning to the word "short" it is a five second action/adventure film made as a contest entry for the Cadillac Under 5 Contest.
Length: 0:05
Release Date: Feb 17, 2005
Format: Quicktime

Matrix Commercial

A commercial for the Toyota Matrix done for Mass Communications
Genre: TV Commercial
Length: 1:52
Release Date: March 24, 2004
Format: DVD, Quicktime

Mercy Medical

How the brain really works, a friendly lesson in brain surgery.
Genre: Psychology Project
Length: 7 minutes
Release Date: September 27, 2002
Format: VCD, Quicktime

The Seige of Benwick

A film adaptation of a story from Thomas Mallary's, Le Morte D'Arthur
Genre: Book Adaptation / Historical? Fiction
Length: 13 minutes
Release Date: October 15, 2003
Remastered DVD: November 26, 2003
Format: DVD, Quicktime

Baron von Munchausen

A collection of short stories from the German fairy tale legend "Baron von Munchausen"
Genre: Foreign/Fairy Tale (5 shorts)
Length: 13:29
Release Date: May 14, 2004
Format: DVD, Quicktime