Paradise

A look at the damage from mountain top removal coal mining along with John Prine’s “Paradise” music that tells the story of a Kentucky town wiped off the map by the practice.

Performed on vocals by Mike Mitchell with music from him, guitarist Bernie Coveney, mandolin player Abe Goorskey and bassist Chris Luster.

Just a Little Therapy

Just a collection of clips, some from my own files, some from stock footage to get my hand back into editing. A severe motorcycle accident more than three months ago left me in intensive care and facing a year of therapy and rehab. Just now getting back in front of an editing console for short times to rediscover my abilities and skills.

Black or White

After Jack, a trio from Ferrum, Virginia, offers a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Black or White,” accompanied by photos and archival footage of the civil rights struggle in America. Photos by the author and from stock services. Footage of Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march from The National Archives. All external imagery used with permission. Footage of After Jack shot at the Country Store in Floyd, Virginia, on October 18, 2012.

Autumn Minute

A 60-second ode to fall set mostly in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia. Includes stock footage and music from Videoblocks. Local footage shot with a variety of cameras, including Canon 5D MKII and 7D, Panasonic HMC-80, Sony Z1U, GoPro Hero and a Sony 560V.

The Mill

Mabry Mill, Blue Ridge Parkway near Meadows of Dan, Virginia

Mabry Mill, on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County, Virginia, is the most photographed spot on the Pakrway that runs from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Smokey Mountains National Park in North Carolina.

The Chef

Michael Gucciardo, owner and head chef at Mickey G’s Bistro in Floyd, Virginia

They are the culinary artists, the creators of grand menu offerings that we enjoy over breakfast, lunch or dinner.