2012: Year In Review

2012: Year In Review

The year 2012 included an amazing wedding with Boogs, lots of super exciting projects, and some unfortunate losses in the friends & family department. I will be pushing myself even harder in 2013.

If you are considering hiring me, please take a look at my pricing and feel free to contact me with any questions or jokes you might have heard this morning. I love jokes.

Isabella Marie D'Ambrosio posing in her home (Christopher John Sztybel)

Downtown Chicago, Illinois (Christopher John Sztybel)

Billy Goat Tavern in Downtown Chicago, Illinois (Christopher John Sztybel)

Photo of the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, New York featured on the Adorama blog

Mother's Finest performing live at Experience PRS 2012 in Stevensville, Maryland (Christopher John Sztybel)

Our wedding invitation and RSVP card

A large poster (24" x 36") I designed in memory of Steve. All money from the sale of this poster will be given to Steve's wife and children. It is printed on lustre paper and is priced at $75.00. My watermark does not print on the final piece. (Christopher John Sztybel)

1st Annual Danny Nolan Golf Outing for the American Heart Association and Jersey Fusion softball team (Christopher John Sztybel)

Daisy Kwayke strikes a pose at Studio 212 (Christopher John Sztybel)

Heather Dorian in the freight elevator at Studio 212 (Christopher John Sztybel)

Vampiress Andrea Hoch outside the old Michelin Tire Factory (Christopher John Sztybel)

Samantha Grace's first photo shoot (Christopher John Sztybel)

The Wedding of Amanda Amo and Miguel Rodriguez (Christopher John Sztybel)

Grumpy Old Man illustration by Christopher John Sztybel

Blair Lazar in the brand new Extremefood/Death Sauce Headquarters (Christopher John Sztybel)

Downtown Chicago, Illinois (Christopher John Sztybel)

The Union of Meghan Hinman and Eric Kratzer in Brooklyn & Manhattan (Christopher John Sztybel)

Lauren at Johnson Park in Piscataway, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

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The Wedding of Michelle and Chris Falanga (Christopher John Sztybel)

Dawn models a Steello bikini (Christopher John Sztybel)

Developing black and white film in my sink during Hurricane Sandy

The Downrights @ 10th Street Live in Kenilworth, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

The Parker brothers pose for portraits (Christopher John Sztybel)

Holiday Photos at Rutgers Gardens (Christopher John Sztybel)

Classic Car Show at Pizzadili Winery (Christopher John Sztybel)

Y'all Ball packaging

Paris and her giant inflatable ball (Christopher John Sztybel)

Experience PRS 2012 guitar factory tour and events (Christopher John Sztybel)

The Wedding of Jennifer Schwartz and Anthony Tolisano (Christopher John Sztybel)

Mini Rev with melted chocolate fondu (Christopher John Sztybel)

Samantha Correa (Christopher John Sztybel)

“Jumping Jack Flash” jam in Propellerhead Record

Today I had some time to practice guitar and record a bit of what I was riffing on. This is something I put together in Propellerhead Record. I like the layered guitars in this and it’s not bad for just a few takes. It’s also worth mentioning that the Rolling Stones are on tour celebrating 50 years together. How insane is that?

[youtube]http://youtu.be/PXVtqbT71h0[/youtube]

Sennheiser EW100 G3 Wireless Microphone System

Sennheiser EW100 G3 Wireless Microphone System

There comes a time when it’s time to upgrade old equipment. Goodbye NADY and hello Sennheiser EW100 G3! Crystal clear audio and a rock solid design. I could probably use the receiver or transmitter as a hammer. METAL BODIES! I’ve found that just about every video camera I’ve used has lackluster audio. It’s usually lacking the dynamic range needed. Too tinny. Too much bass and not enough mids. Whatever the case, internal microphones on DSLRs usually suck pretty bad. I love being able to finely tune the sensitivity of this rig so it’s perfect. No weird hisses or interference.

Below is a video clip demonstrating Canon 7D with a Sennheiser EW100 G3.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vwpoOQu-co[/youtube]

2012 Demo Reel

2012 Demo Reel

We, The Chosen video explosion

Sometimes it’s hard to sum up what I do. I’m an artist, but what does that mean to people? That I draw stuff? That’s just one facet. I also know how to do countless other things so the only way to get that point across is a little show and tell. People that hire me are getting the total package. I take pride in knowing a lot and doing my best to make sure I stay as creative as humanly possible.

99% of everything you see in this video was conceived from absolutely nothing but a blank page and ideas flying through my head. Thanks for watching and please remember to share it with co-workers and friends. Word of mouth is the best!

Liturgical Dance Day in Morristown, New Jersey

Liturgical Dance Day in Morristown, New Jersey

Liturgical Dance Day horn blowingI enjoy working on projects that are out of the ordinary and Liturgical Dance Day fits the bill. When I heard about it I had no clue what to expect, but took on the cinematographer assignment anyway. The evening started with flag waving and horn blowing and progressed into interpretive dance. We ended up in a church ceremony the included a full funk band. It was pretty awesome!