ALASKAVIDEOSHOOTER.COM is a blog about documentary filmmaking, video production, and the gear that makes it possible.

The blog is edited by Slavik Boyechko, co-owner of Video Dads LLC and Gear Dads.

If you're interested in video production services in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, or anywhere in the U.S., contact me here or email slavik (at) videodads.com.

New Business, New Web Series, New Baby, & More

Wow the last few months have been crazy. But I’m back in working order and planning to ramp up the blogging again. Lots of video stuff to talk about!

But first, the news:

VIDEO DADS

My Indie Alaska partner-in-crime Travis Gilmour and I have finally made the leap into freelance video production.

Video Dads Travis Gilmour and me

Video Dads Travis Gilmour and me

VIDEO-DADS-LOGO

We’ve only been independent for a couple months now, but already we’ve been booked by a number of organizations and agencies, so that’s pretty awesome. It also means the business website (eventually videodads.com) has been put on the back burner. In the meantime, we’re at facebook.com/videodads

Shameless plug: if you’re interested in video production in Alaska, or the Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, or wherever really), contact me here or email at slavik@videodads.com

INDIE AMERICA

Apart from the whole working-from-home thing (which is pretty great), the big reason for going independent is that we’ve been contracted by PBS to travel around the country, training stations in documentary video production. And during those visits, we’re shooting 2 episodes for a new series called . . . drum roll please . . .

Indie America logo

The series episodes are on youtube.com/IndieAmericaTV – and there’s already a few episodes up.

TUTORIALS AND GEAR REVIEWS

In addition to this blog, I’ve also started to write for a couple other higher profile sites.

Newsshooter.com – I learned so much of what I know about DSLR gear from this site years ago, so it’s a huge honor to join the team and contribute reviews alongside Dan Chung, Matt Allard, Chuck Fadely, Clinton Harn, and others.

Here are a couple articles so far: Swit Bolt LED review, Allex S Tripod and Slider Kit review, Cinevate Duzi slider review.

Tuts+ Photo/Video Tutorials – Recently I’ve also begun to contribute how-to articles to the Envato Tuts+ network, like How to Get Started as a Weekend Filmmaker, and How to Find A Documentary Subject.

AND FINALLY…

The biggest change in my life – and the reason for undertaking all of the above – is the birth of my son, Max. Here’s his best “Thriller” pose, as a day old.

Baby Max