Monday, March 31, 2008

What does Gearshift Do?

Gearshift produces videos
Gearshift captures images
Gearshift designs websites

Gearshift TV Producer - Don Napoleon - Works on Feature Film "Eagle Eye"

Gearshift TV Producer Don Napoleon on Location on set at the Pentagon in Washington, DC during the Filming of "Eagle Eye". The Black hawk in this shot was being used in one of the scenes for this Feature film. "Eagle Eye" Plot Synopsis: Shia Labeouf reteams with "Disturbia" director D.J. Caruso playing a young slacker whose twin brother has died mysteriously. Rachel (Monaghan) finds that her child is missing, and soon the two strangers realize that they have been framed as terrorists. Forced to become members of a cell that has plans to carry out a political assassination, they must work together to extricate themselves while being led by a mysterious voice. Some of Eagle Eye Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Billy Bob Thorton, Eric Chistian Olsen, Ethan Embry, Michael Chiklis, Anthony Mackie and more....

Don Napoleon
Gearshift Productions LLC
Freelance Field/Package Producer
[email protected]

Watch the 2007 Air & Sea Show in HD produced by Gearshift

Gearsift releases one of its first High Definition productions. You will see an amazing display of our military's muscle. It is a 13 minute piece that should expose you to flying and aerial acrobatics not often seen.

Click here to watch the video

Jim Folliard
Gearshift Productions LLC

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Gearshift updates Blog from Phone

I just sent an important technology update to my website from my phone.

Jim Folliard
Gearshift Productions LLC

Gearshift produces Catering Video for The Park @ 14th

The Park @ 14th hired Gearshift to shoot both video and photography for their "catering video" used to show the layout and ambience of their venue. Watch the video at

Jim Folliard
Gearshift Productions LLC

Gearshift Launches Scion Progressive Video

Scion contacted Gearshift to cover their 2008 Winter Roundtable Meeting at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia. We covered 2 days of activities and events and put together a 12 minute re-cap. You can watch the video at

Jim Folliard
Gearshift Productions LLC

Friday, March 28, 2008

It's all about the lens

Most of the images throughout the Gearshift sites were shot with a Nikon D80 but it was the assortment of lenses that was the main factor in why the pictures look nice. So my advice is to not worry so much about the camera body but about the lens you attach to it.

Jim Folliard

Barack Obama

I captured Barack Obama at the Hoop Dreams Congressional Reception in April 2007.

Jim Folliard

Photography Class

Today was the day that I conducted my first photography class! My student was Tina Anderson and we discussed some of the confusing settings that digital cameras have. We covered:
  • Composition & Framing

  • Lenses

  • Aperture/F Stop Settings

  • Shutter Speed

  • ISO/Film Speed

  • White Balance

  • Lighting

I hope to have another class in a few months. To sign up, please register through the website.

Jim Folliard