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Once upon a time, a native of the rolling hills of Glenville, NY learned what a video camera was.  Yada yada yada.  Don works at Crystal Pix.

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Favorite films:
Dude, where's my car? (an underrated masterpiece)

You can't make me eat:
olives are disgusting... just throwing that one out there.

Favorite links:

Things I can't live without:
food... oh yeah, and toenail clippers. I hate long toenails.

Instruments I try to play:

Recent Posts

Arts and Crafts Project

A helmet cam rig built for an upcoming shoot where the shot needs to be from the point-of-view of the actor.  The shot also requires the actor to use his hands to interact with the shot.     The inspiration for this rig came from the following video.

Upstate New York production in the RED …and that’s a good thing!

Taking advantage of a high-resolution digital cinema workflow doesn’t mean you have to travel far.  In Upstate New York, just outside of Rochester, locally owned Crystal Pix has made significant investments to upgrade its camera and post-finishing gear that provide optimal lens to final master solutions for 4K RED RAW productions. RED cameras have quickly [...]

6 New York Emmy® Award Nominations

The Crystal Pix produced documentary Signs of the Time has been nominated for 6 New York State Emmy® Awards! Nominations were announced on February 6 ,2013. Crystal Pix is very excited that Signs of the Time has been nominated in the following categories: Documentary Director: Post-Production Writer: Program Photographer: Program Editor: Program Musical Composition/Arrangement The [...]

Widescreen like you’ve never seen it before.

Back in the day, there was 4×3, then HD came along with 16×9 widescreen for home entertainment, of course there was always Cinemascope widescreen used in theaters to showcase panaoramic shots used in many spaghetti westerns… But for the Addy Awards presentation in 2012, Crystal Pix teamed up with the creative minds at StormFrog to [...]

Signs of the Time To Be Broadcast Across The Country

Signs of the Time makes its North American broadcast premiere starting this spring on public television stations across the country. Produced in high-definition by Crystal Pix, Inc. of Fairport, New York, the film has enjoyed critical acclaim at film festivals across North America and has received “Best Documentary” awards five times. Signs of the Time [...]

Teen Film Camp

Congrats to Brian Bailey, Linda Moroney and Allison Weise for bringing the inaugural Rochester Teen Film Camp to life last week at Nazareth College.  I was proud to be a small part of it by providing a seminar on the art/process of editing and working with each group to critique rough cuts. Click here to [...]

Restoring a Masterpiece

Airing tonight on WXXI Public Broadcasting is the world premiere of Restoring a Masterpiece: The Renovation of the Eastman Theatre. Crystal Pix was the post-production facility for this one hour original documentary narrated by Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman and co-produced by WXXI and Eastman School of Music. Restoring a Masterpiece: The Renovation of the Eastman [...]


In support of the re-branding of the 360|365 George Eastman House Film Festival and inspired by the ad campaign by Partners and Napier, Crystal Pix set out to create memorable trailers to be screened at the front of each film that would promote the festival and work off the concept of the Egg and “Film [...]

Pie In The Face

For all you filmmakers out there… here’s the newest short film contest from the folks at the newly-named 360|365 Film Festival here in Rochester, NY. We helped put together this promotional video to announce the theme. Can’t wait to see what entries get sent in for this one!!! See all the entries at:

Late nights in the edit room

Ok, first let me explain… you know how when you get tired you can get a little punchy and start laughing at just about anything? Well here’s one of our absurd rambling’s that we actually decided to do something with. Comedy Central’s is sponsoring a contest called Operation Olivia with actress/host Olivia Munn to [...]