The Empty Pickle Jar Video


Most of the inspirational videos I made for Simple Truths were simply stock images combined with motion graphics and text. This project had a specific element and we needed to create our own photos of the pickle jar filling up. I directed the photo shoot and solved the problems that came with figuring out how to fill the jar with all these elements. It actually wasn’t that easy to accomplish, but we made it happen by pounding on the table to move the different materials to the bottom of the jar. After production, I completed the project in post-production using Photoshop to retouch and manipulate the photos and used after effects and made the DVD masters with Encore. See below for “before” and “after” images of the photo manipulations.


Simple Truths


  • Director
  • Editor
  • DVD Creator


  • After Effects CS5.5
  • Photoshop CS5.5
  • Encore CS5

Photo retouching [+]

Photo reconstruction [+]