Videography

NS Builders: Interior Walls Tuckerman Street: EP 10

Interior Walls Video in South Boston

Objective:

The latest installment of Tuckerman Street dropped today. This episode got into plastering vs. drywall and painting. It’s one of the longer episodes but it goes deep into best practices. 

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NS Builders: Backyard Tuckerman Street: EP 09

Backyard Video in South Boston

Objective:

This video was a ton of fun to produce. We used a go pro all over the equipment to create a sense of how difficult it was to move the dirt out of the backyard at Tuckerman Street. We also shot a timelapse of the removal process from early in the morning till dark and still didn’t get the entire removal process. Be sure to watch the video above. 

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NS Builders is ramping up their youtube channel (with some help from Puffin Media). They needed an interesting trailer to sit atop the channel for new visitors. The video had to hit the major points of NS Builders branding. Located in Boston. Specialize in interior renovations and fine carpentry. Developing strong client relationships....

NS Builders

is ramping up their youtube channel (with some help from Puffin Media). They needed an interesting trailer to sit atop the channel for new visitors. The video had to hit the major points of NS Builders branding. Located in Boston. Specialize in interior renovations and fine carpentry. Developing strong client relationships. Extremely involved in design and construction. We used an interview conducted in Nick Schiffer’s (Owner & Master Carpenter) truck, in route to a Boston Red Sox game. The conversation was laid back and on point. It fit the message we wanted to portray. Then we tossed in some B-Roll showing the key messages in action. 

Why Black and White?

Why not? Haha, no. It was a deliberate decision. Black in white almost subconsciously makes a video feel more dramatic. We made the choice in post (Obviously) (Do people even shoot video in B&W? If you do spare me the soap box speech.) We felt it helped strengthen the message and unify the piece. Driving through the streets of Boston, and talking about high-end carpentry? Yeah, sounds like a black and white piece to me. 

Overall

It was a fun piece to work on. The music, the high contrast black & white, the truck side interview driving through Boston, can’t get much better than that. 

 

NS Builders: Insulation Tuckerman Street: EP 08

Insulation Video in South Boston

Objective:

Insulation of Tuckerman street is complete. Due to scheduling conflicts, Puffin Media couldn’t get to Tuckerman Street to video the spray foam insulation process. By incorporating a tip about Roxul insulation from NS Builders and the final result of the spray foam we still made a compelling episode. 

 Video Description:

We’re using a closed cell spray foam insulation for the highest achieved r-value in the walls, roof and sill plate. Additionally, we’re installing Roxul Safe n’ Sound in the entire first-floor ceiling, master bedroom walls, and all bathrooms

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I recently purchased the latest Art series lens made by Sigma. I have had the 18-35mm 1.8 Art lens for about a year, and it's one of my favorites to pull out of the bag. So buying the 50-100mm was a no brainer. Let's get the lone con of the lens out of the way. It's a tad heavy...

NEW LENS!

I recently purchased the latest Art series lens made by Sigma. I have had the 18-35mm 1.8 Art lens for about a year, and it’s one of my favorites to pull out of the bag. So buying the 50-100mm was a no brainer. Let’s get the lone con of the lens out of the way. It’s a tad heavy. Honestly not a huge deal for me but I know for some photographers it can be. On to the fun stuff. I brought my new lens to the dog park. Tess (my black lab) is a seadog. She would choose water over land if she could. So I knew I would get some interesting images and see if this lens is up to the puffin lifestyle. To say the least it was up to the challenge. First off the obvious thing is how fast this lens is! 1.8 throughout for a zoom?! Awesome! Sometimes with zoom lenses, you sacrifice sharpness for speed. Not the case with the 50-100mm 1.8 Art. It’s amazingly sharp. All the images above were shot wide open. The auto focus works pretty well with my Canon DSLR. I don’t use auto focus that much so I don’t have much input on the subject. Overall I’m unbelievably happy with the lens. I’m excited to take it on a professional shoot. So if you’re willing to deal with a slightly heavier than average zoom lens you’re in for a treat of a lens. 

NS Builders: Plumbing Tuckerman Street: EP 07

Plumbing Video in South Boston

Objective:

Plumbing is finishing up at Tuckerman Street. J.C. Jacobs Plumbing talks best practices and Puffin Media is there to video the experience. 

 Video Description:

J.C. Jacobs Plumbing of Norwood, MA handled all of the plumbing on the Tuckerman Street project. Since we started from scratch everywhere else, we did the same with the plumbing. Bill talks about some of the methods and decisions we made and why. Preparing for drywall and the beginning of finishes, rough is now down for the kitchen and 2-1/2 baths.

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NS Builders: Electrical Tuckerman Street: EP 06

Electrical Video in South Boston

Objective:

Electrical is fully underway at Tuckerman Street. Puffin Media did a walkthrough with NS Builders and Cofran Electric. It was another cold damp day in Boston but NSB and Puffin Media got the job done. 

 Video Description:

Steve Cofran of Cofran Electric stops by and we review the scope of work, and get started doing the rough electrical. The house receives brand new electrical throughout the entire home back to an existing upgraded panel in the basement. Steve explains some code related items, and Nick references some subtle but cool details that will help make this feel like a well-thought-out home.

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NS Builders: Subfloor Tuckerman Street: EP 05

Sub Floor Video in South Boston

Objective:

Sub floor is being laid at Tuckerman Street. While working NS Builders wanted to work in some tips about how he lays sub floor. Puffin Media worked with NSB to incorporate their tips and tricks into the video.  

 Video Description:

Nick and his crew spend a couple days removing the existing 3/4″ random width board subfloor and replacing it with Advantech sub flooring. In doing so they’re able to sister the joists in a manner that allows them to flatten the floor. This is extremely important especially with the proposed tile to wood floor transition on the first floor.

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NS Builders: Framing Tuckerman Street: EP 04

Framing Video in South Boston

Objective:

Framing a shot is extremely important in Video Production and It’s critical for carpenters. Framing is underway at Tuckerman Street in South Boston and Puffin Media was there with NS Builders to frame a good shot or two. 

 Video Description:

With demolition more or less complete, we’re beginning to frame the first floor. First things first we need to install a few heavy duty beams to transfer the loads which were previously carried by existing structural walls. We keep the videos short and interesting and will begin to focus on more of the details in the upcoming episodes.

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