A Weary World

The background info

It's no secret that 2020 was catastrophic in so many ways, but even in the midst of worldwide anguish I was inspired by the stoic optimism of Microsoft. The company has been the foundation of my career for decades; it was time for me to give a little something back.

Filmed in November with a Sony FDR-AX53. Edited with Filmora X.

Reinstallin' (A parody of Free Fallin' by Tom Petty)

The background info

I've been a diehard fan of Tom Petty since 1989, so when it was time to try a parody music video it was a no-brainer. Christina Gilton, Janene Roudebush, Gary Panek, and the kiddos (Kendall and Austin Gilton) all contributed to this fun project. If you enjoy the video you might also like the outtakes!

Filmed in May 2019 with a Sony FDR-AX53. Edited with Filmora 9.

Curmudgeon Ain't Easy

The background info

There's a Yammer group at Microsoft called Curmudgeonville where members offer candid feedback on products, services, even company culture. Some might mistake it for a tough crowd, but it's all driven by a healthy dose of tough love.

Filmed in February 2018 with a Canon Vixia HF R800. Edited with Camtasia 9.

Game of Thrones (Yammer Edition)

The background info

Yammer is one way Microsoft employees connect with each other, and it's known to host some spirited discussions. I cobbled together a Game of Thrones parody, swapping out Westeros and its kingdoms with Microsoft's main campus and popular Yammer groups.

Created in January 2018. Edited with Camtasia 9.