Maxim’s Hot 100 party

I edited Maxim’s Hot 100 party on Adobe Premiere #FCP7girl #hangingon

I love Adobe, but I have been editing on FCP for 10 years now. I am not saying you can’t teach this old dog new tricks but if it aint broke don’t fix it. With FCPX, I may have compatibility issues with co-editors in the future but I am holding on as long as I can. I KNOW how to use premiere and its’ intuitive but for some reason “saving” took noticeably longer than FCP and the transitions were not so easy to create as a drop down menu I am used to. All-in-all, my co-editor wanted me to use it so I did but I am not going to edit my next project on Premier just because…not yet anyway : )

Advil Contest with my little brother

I love entering video contests, but even more importantly, collaborating with people in my life. In Advil’s “relieve my fever” contest I got to shoot my family in New Jersey. We did not win, which sucks because I wanted Richard to feel like he has the coolest sister, but these are memories that stay with us forever.

Shoot @ PodShare

From the Producers of Workaholics: Mary Ann Productions shot a scene for their new pilot CHECKED OUT on April 27th. The actors even call it PODSHARE in the script : ) Big thanks to for the connect!

No More Price Tags!

I need to stir up more conversations on ScoutMy. So I spoke with Tom, my CTO, and we decided to get rid of posted rates.

Listers were constantly asking me what to charge and some productions have a bigger budget than what a profile’s rate says (so they would be losing out) or alternatively the production doesn’t have anywhere near the asking price, but maybe they aren’t shooting long or with too many people.

To simplify things and get more logins, we are going to encourage filmmakers to message any listings that fit their bill.


Hello members,

Tom & I are working on bettering the site to make renting out properties easier.

Without knowing all of the details of a production it is hard to know how much to ask for.

How many cast/crew?
How many hours?
The entire property or only a section of it, a specific room or just the exterior?
Any special needs?
Could you advertise my business or attach me to the project somehow?

The answers to the questions above could substantially alter the listed asking price.

So we are doing away with price tags and instead, encouraging filmakers and property owners to talk. Filmmakers, specify your budget. Property owners, ask questions.

Happy Renting!

Elvina Beck

Food Lion commercial shoot


Well this was a fun shoot! I got a chance to work with the amazing wildlife photographer Brad Wilson again – this time on a commercial for Food Lion

As cute as Major (the lion) looks in this clip – he is indeed a dangerous big pawed Mafasa and if it were not for the two strings in front of my camera lens, I would maybe be a little nervous.

Also, this is my first time using my new SMALL HD AC7 Monitor

Cirque Week

I have shot 2 out of 3 Cirque Weeks thanks to Zuckerberg Media.

Right now I am editing the Cirque Week 2012 highlight video and looking back to the videos I shot & edited last year:

Cirque Week Behind the Scenes Panel

Mirage Takeover

MJ Immortal Red Carpet

Michael Jackson Fan Fest

Michael Jackson Fan Fest Sneak Peek pt 2

This year we did a live show with Jeanette McCurdry from iCarly that you can watch below. I shot & edited all of the pre-taped stuff:

Cirque wants a highlight reel so I am going to knock that out this week. This is the COOLEST and most creative company that I have had the pleasure to produce for. They allow me the freedom to create and I feel truly blessed for the opportunity.

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