I must preface this post by addressing the new look to “Billie With An I.E.” Simply put, the site hasn’t changed since I first created it in May of 2010, and it was in need of a facelift. Four years is a long time! I wanted something cleaner, simpler, and more elegant, and I think this update fulfills those needs. I’m still tweaking it, and the next few posts will take some perfecting, but in the interest of keeping it fresh, I wanted to get some new content up here tonight.
As with all my work, I welcome any thoughts, comments, or criticisms you have on the design of the site!
Above is a selection of photos and videos I shot and edited for Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) during their most recent tournament in Phoenix, Arizona. The stills are a mix of action and features which were sent on to tournament sponsor, NIKE, for promotional use, and the videos are quick feature pieces which were published on the league’s social media channels. The aim of the videos is to appeal to an audience consisting primarily of high school aged girls.
I only had two quick days to shoot, so it was definitely tough to balance still and video evenly, but I think the content came out nicely despite the restrictions of time and manpower. It’s so important to be able to produce in both formats equally well.
It was also wonderful to visit a place I’ve never been to. Phoenix has a great vibe to it, and it’s tough to beat those early morning sunrises and big sunsets out there.