httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckUEDPnbYVY I shot this video in the Spring at Screamworld over the course of one day. I shot on my Canon 5D mark II and a couple work lights. They're main attraction was a slaughterhouse and its in Houston Texas so it seemed natural to allow a little inspiration from Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The sets at Screamworld are pretty realistic and the slaughterhouse sets are really sticky and dirty. Its one of the few haunts where you kind of forget your in a haunted house after awhile. For more info you can visit Screamworld for tickets and directions....

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In May of 2011 Brian Lashchuk of Beyond The Grave Productions came down to my side of town with his beat up serial killer van and we shot a short film called "compulsion". The story was originally Brian's idea of a serial killer that finally gets his comeuppance. We expanded the story a bit, Brian volunteered to be the killer and I shot the whole thing, did the sound, and edited it. It was a 2 day whirlwind of a shoot and it was in the 90's with high humidity the whole time. Now in 2012 a year later there are definetly things I would have done differently and there's a couple badly lit scenes but overall it turned out pretty well. It's heavily inspired by "The X-Files" and my favorite show "Millennium". Check it out and let us know what you think. ...

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If you’re a HDSLR fan then you probably have heard about the latest from Canon, the EOS 5D Mark III. If not then Let me bring you up to speed quickly. In 2008 Canon released the still amazing 5D Mark II, the first Canon Camera with HD Video capability. Canon intended the camera to be used by photogs who needed to get video content while working on their projects for new media. But much to everyone’s surprise Indie filmmakers started picking up the camera and shooting movies with it. The 5D Mark II was responsible for a boom in HD video filmmakers who could now buy a reletively cheap camera and start making pictures. Since then the camera has been used not only in independent films and countless online videos but also in major Hollywood productions and TV shows. Most recently the camera was used for the vast majority of filming on the Navy Seals movie “Act of Valor”.

In my continuing excursions into HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography, I recently took photos of a new restaurant open now in Bellefontaine OH, called Six Hundred Downtown. I'm very happy with how these have turned out so far. I've noticed some HDR photos that take the contrast to a ridiculous level by having the edges of object POP and I'm not a fan. It makes the image look far too busy and takes away from the actual beauty of the subject matter. I've tried to keep from doing that in my photos and so far I think I've been pretty successful. Check out my full gallery of photos from Six Hundred Downtown and let me know what you think: CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS...

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So last weekend we packed up the car and went to Pennsylvania for some new photos and video from Pennhurst. We had about half a day to get everything and I really wish we'd had more time but such is life. I picked out my favorites from the shoot and put them up on my flickr account. You can view them HERE! Brian Lashchuk and his wife Trisha came along to help out and I really appreciated it. It was a very long drive and both of them were just getting over colds but we must all suffer for our art:) They were both a big help and things went much faster having some extra hands around to carry the load. Randy Bates set up some actors for us to film in the different rooms at Pennhurst. We set up 2 cameras, a Canon EOS...

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If you were at Transworld this past weekend you likely saw at least a little of this as you past by my booth. As you know the show floor isn't really conducive to focusing your attention on any one thing so, here's the Rogues Hollow 2011 Promo Reel for you to enjoy! Rogues Hollow Promo Reel 2011 from Christopher Brielmaier on Vimeo....

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So this past weekend I finally made it out to the Terrorfest in Columbus. I spent most of the day there getting photos and video for the 2011 website which I start working on in November. I was a very big fan of this haunt last year since it stuck so close the storyline that we came up with for it about a serial killer in the brewery district of Columbus. For 2010 they redid the entire Brewery Butcher attraction in 3D which I was very skeptical about. I've never been a big fan of 3D attractions for the same reason I'm not a fan of 3D movies, they seem gimmicky and distracting. However I wasn't expecting to find the best 3D attraction I've ever seen! The rooms were simply amazing and very dimensional. The murals blew me away and the actors managed...

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Just wrapped up this new ScreamWorld trailer. I flew out to Houston last November and shot all the footage for this on the fly, no script, no idea of how many actors would be there and it still came out pretty well. Especially considering the storyline for the haunt changed almost completely from the time of the film shoot to what is in the trailer. Check it out below: ...

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