How To Build A Lightboard | A Roman Family Project

by Ray Roman in , , ,


Here’s a quick highlight video building a lighboard for my brothers YouTube channel.

My brother started his own YouTube channel — Eric The Tutor. It’s a work in progress but he first started to create videos through his iPad screen recording tutorials. He wanted to make his channel more personable and entertaining by incorporating a lightboard.

His channel will cover physiology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, and more. Don’t forget to Subscribe!


San Diego 360° (Fixed Perspective)

by Ray Roman in , ,


This is the 'Fixed Perspective Version' of San Diego 360°. The original 360-video was created in 2015.

Over the years 360-degree videos have not always been user friendly. Depending on what device, browser or app the viewer was using effected the way in which a 360-video was viewed. For example, if I tweeted out a 360-video uploaded to YouTube, it would playback embedded within YouTube as a equirectangular format or flat view, giving the viewer zero capabilities of looking around a scene. Only if the user viewed the 360-video within the YouTube app (on mobile devices) would they have these capabilities, and on YouTube on the desktop only using the Chrome browser at that time.

Another example was for a time 360-videos uploaded directly to Facebook would not always playback for viewers depending on which device, or browsers they were using. This is just another example of how 360-videos were not supported by some of the main apps at the time on certain devices.

In December of 2015 I submitted San Diego 360° to The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for eligibility to win an Emmy Award. It was the first year they were accepting 'Online Broadcast' material. I was having doubts on any chance of being nominated due to many playback issues, let alone the various categories it could be submitted under with only being able to select one. All 'Online Broadcast' material was to be shared on a particular website, which played the videos in the JW Player which did not have 360-video capabilities. Within my submission I outlined a detailed description on the proper way of viewing the material, which is a hurdle in itself being that whomever was going to be judging it would have to be on the right device, and browser. Being that this was the first time 'Online Broadcasts' were being accepted, I highly doubted the judges would spend the minor but extra attention needed for proper playback. I exchanged several e-mails with 2 NATAS individuals about this, one stating "You might be a little ahead of your time on this one."

Since the start of creating San Diego 360° I wanted to make a fixed perspective version for all the reasons mentioned above. Hopefully, those who come across it will get a glimpse at what's possible as a viewer and that leads them onto having a look around San Diego 360° for their own experience.


Blaze vs Bruce Lee!

by Ray Roman in , , ,


This was a video I edited for fun of my nephew Blaze. When I'm in the middle of projects or have time on my hands I enjoy editing little things like this for my family and as a way to experiment with video editing trying to find a way to tell a story out of a simple video clip. Enjoy!


Introduction of MMA Shorts

by Ray Roman in , , ,


MMA Shorts touches on current events, and all things MMA in the weekly skits. MMA Shorts will be released weekly, every Monday on YouTubeFacebook, and Twitter. Read more about the project I'm working on as executive producer on IMDb.


Week 5 of TBT for 52 Weeks - Silent Films

by Ray Roman in , , ,


Week by week every Thursday I will reflect on previous experiences I've had creating videos over the years. In Week #5 of TBT for 52 Weeks I talk about "Underwear Man". This is a student film I created circa 2003. The assignment was to create a silent movie and add the sound effects in post-production. It wasn't until 2015 that I found this short film once again and found that it was an unfinished project. I added the sound effects and now "Underwear Man" is complete. Watch the short film at the link below and remember to Subscribe!


Top 10 Videos Created in 2015

by Ray Roman in , , , , , , ,


To save you the trouble of reading about why these videos are apart of my Top 10 favorite videos to create this year, you can watch for yourself. However, if you're interested I recently announced that I'm starting a web series about previous videos I've created called "TBT For 52 Weeks". I'll most likely talk about a handful of the following videos shared below, enjoy!

  1. Happy 18th Birthday to My Brother Eric!
  2. 1st Time Shooter at MCqueeney Gun Club
  3. Dedicated To Vernon & Theresa Rodriguez
  4. Provenzano Engagement
  5. Eric Goes To College
  6. June 2015: Family Events
  7. TV World: BG's Dirty 30 Cruise to Ensenada
  8. 2015 Texas Vacation
  9. How To Make Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
  10. San Diego 360°

Split Borders (360° Video)

by Ray Roman in , , , ,


Split Borders is a 360° video that was shot on the San Diego/Tijuana border. Directed by David Kano, and shot/edited by myself. We wanted to show what it was like being just a few feet away from the United Stares/Mexico border and how different the two sides are. While we were there, we were approached by a Border Patrol agent who seemed to think we were trying to set him up. It was an odd standoff situation that started our day of filming in a bizarre manner.