Updates and happenings in the world of Lightsky Videography
  1. 4K Video
  2. Losing Myself Behind-the-Scenes
  3. My Bloody Violent-tine Film Fest
  4. IATSE Local 7 Camera Op
  5. Behind the Scenes of Requiem Lost
  6. Mural Leap
  7. IATSE Local 7 Playback Op

June 2017
Mural Promo Video

I had the pleasure of working with mural artist Pepe Gaka. He was commissioned to paint a mural on the 4th floor terrace of a new loft building in Denver. He hired me to shoot a promo video for him and for Daler-Rowney artist's paints and brushes. We had the freedom to be playful with the content. Pepe is very talented and fun to work with. (Peter Deak)

You can view the video on the Videos page .

June 2016
Working for IATSE Local 7 Union

Since September 2015, I've been doing stagehand work, lighting, A/V tech, and camera operating for IATSE Local 7 union. This involves event capture at the Colorado Convention Center/Bellco Theatre, lighting and video projection at the Buell and Ellie Caulkins Theaters, and lighting at Red Rocks Amphitheater. I've worked on large scale corporate conferences, theater productions such as Wizard of Oz and Dirty Dancing the Musical, and live music performances. (Peter Deak)

May/June 2016
On the Set of Requiem Lost

Getting ready for a steadicam shot, Peter Deak with steadicam operator Billy Nicholson. Assistant director Anton Church in background. Requiem Lost is a 30-minute short film by writer/director Stephanie Mitchell.

May 2016
Applying A Filmic Look to Panasonic GH4 Cine-D Gamma Footage with Color Grading Central’s LUT Utility

I’m privileged to be working as the cinematographer for director/writer Stephanie Mitchell (Tsalagi Films LLC) on her upcoming 30-minute short film, Requiem Lost, about a soldier who’s back home in the U.S. and having to come to terms with his PTSD.

We’ll be shooting in cinema 4K on the Panasonic GH4. We very much want a filmic look to the drama piece so I did some test shots with our supporting actor David Rose using the camera’s Cine-D profile.

In this article, I'll talk about customizing the Cine-D profile and will review the results of the test and show the test footage. (Peter Deak) 


April 2016
Lightsky Videography Update

The last thirty days have been very productive. Really Useful Media out of Brooklyn, New York, shot a piece here in Denver for their client, the Cancer Research Institute. I supported as sound recordist, b-roll camera operator, and lighting/grip.

I also operated live camera again for Spark Street Digital out of Washington D.C. Spark Street was hired to live stream for their client Zillow who led a summit on housing here in Denver. Colorado’s Governor Hickenlooper spoke, and Congressmen Corey Gardner and Ed Perlmutter took part in panel discussions.

Producer Deb Bergeron of DB Communications out of Groton CT hired me for a multi-day shoot for her client, Hypertherm, who chose to produce the project from their Denver office. It was a product demo for their new plasma cutter. Whenever you have sparks flying, it makes for dramatic visuals, especially close up!

Last week I was hired as a handheld camera operator by Life After Death Multimedia Productions LLC out of L.A. for Snoop Dogg and Friends 420 Event at Fiddler’s Green, which was live streamed. Weather: cool with a bit of haze. ;-)

I’ve been shooting more and more with my Panasonic GH4, capturing in UHD 4K. Clients have been very happy with the results. The detail in the image is amazing. At this stage, clients are down-converting to 1080p in post and distributing in 1080p but nevertheless the details and vibrant colors are carried through.
(Peter Deak)

February 2016
My Bloody Violent-tine Film Fest

I attended the My Bloody Violent-tine Film Fest at the Bug Theatre with musician Luka Keck where her music video Losing Myself (produced by Lightsky) was screened along with all of the other horror short films. The film fest is put on by George Climer and is in its fifth year. It was a terrific evening of viewing truly original and haunting films, and networking with other filmmakers. (Peter Deak)

December 2015
4K Video

Lightsky Videography adds Panasonic GH4, 4K capable video, to equipment package.

In addition, the GH4 takes high quality stills and has many built in effects. The photo to the left was taken using the miniature effect feature in camera. 

I already captured a client interview in UHD 4K using the GH4 for MasTec Advanced Technologies. Even though the client will down convert the footage to 1080p for distribution, the detail and color gradation holds up and looks amazing. The client was very pleased with the results. (Peter Deak)
Shot taken, during the holiday season, of a carousel in downtown Denver, using the in-camera miniature effect.

October 2015
Losing Myself Music Video

I had the joy of collaborating once again with musician Luka Keck for another music video, this time for her song Losing Myself. Check out this video that has a twist on zombie tales. You can watch it on the ​​ Videos page .

I once again shot on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera in digital raw format. Color correction was done on DaVinci Resolve 12. (Peter Deak)

July 2015
Viking Song Music Video

Lightsky Videography co-produced Luka Keck's music video for her song Viking Song. Peter directed, shot, and edited.

Luka is very talented and it was a pleasure working with her on the project. The song's story is a tale of love and revenge, complete with a sword fight. Who wouldn't love working on that?! I directed, shot, and edited. (Peter Deak)

Watch the video on the Videos page .

Follow Luka on Facebook.

If you're interested in reading about shooting the project in 12-bit RAW on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, check out the article on Tumblr:  Filming in 12-bit RAW for Viking Song Music Video  (written by Peter Deak).

June 2015
Web Talk Show

Lightsky Videography collaborated with Eugene Ebner on several new episodes for his web talk show, Conversations with Eugene Ebner (Ebner-Page Productions). Lightsky provided video production services.

One features FOX31 Denver's entertainment reporter, Chris Parente. Chris is a talented entertainer and comedian in his own right and it was a lot of fun being around him.

Another highlight was meeting Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis.

Eugene is a talented actor, personable, and a joy to work with. And his talk show goes a little deeper than most, with meaningful conversation, featuring local celebs and those influential in the art and theater community.

You can check out episodes of Conversations with Eugene Ebner at .

May 2015

Public Interest GRFX and Environment Colorado hired Lightsky Videography to produce a promotional video supporting the EPA's and President Obama's recent changes to the Clean Water Act, which extended protections to thousands of tributaries and waterways not previously protected. (Go to ​​  to find out more and support this ruling.)

The video involved interviewing politicians, a healthcare professional, and small business owners across the state speaking about the impact of the rule and the need for clean water. Of course, capturing scenic nature shots of water around the state was key.

Zak Swain was my camera assistant and only crew member on this project and I'm grateful for his work on it. And it was a pleasure working with Public Interest GRFX and Environment Colorado. Creating video for a great cause. What could be better? (Peter Deak)

Watch the video on the Videos page .
Setting up time lapse at Lake Dillon
Photo credit: Zak Swain

Februay 2015
Animation Project for the Water Research Foundation

Lightsky was tasked with creating a short, entertaining video about water main condition assessment. It deals with a water main break.

I worked with a talented team to accomplish this. Kudos to everyone who worked on it for a job well done! (Peter Deak)

Director/Writer/Voice (Narrator, Rory, Frank, Reporter): Mike Scott
Voice (Diane): Jami Haber
Character Design/Background Design: John Varvir
Storyboard Artist: Laurissa Hughes
Animation: Ethan Webb
Audio Design: Mike Scott

You can find out more about the Water Research Foundation at .

Produced by Lightsky Videography LLC.