Monthly Archives: September 2012

Video Settings on the Camera Are Critical; Don’t Get Them Wrong-Shooting Video in St. Maarten-Part 6

“First, get the camera off automatic. It’s not accurate and not what you want. The camera doesn’t really know what looks good. It just makes assumptions when set on automatic. Continue reading

Opening His Backpack I’m Treated to A Visual Spectacle-Gerry’s St. Maarten Video Shoot-Part 5

Gerry’s has picked the conference center area to shoot video. It’s quiet. It’s serene. It’s colorful. There is ambient noise, but not so much that it drastically interferes with the audio. He’s going to test it a few times before doing a full shoot. Continue reading

The Ambient Sound May Destroy His Video; Gerry’s St. Maarten Video Shoot-Part 4

I can see Gerry’s concerned. The conference center is empty and there’s very little foot traffic in the hallway leading to and from where we are. It’s a very wide and large hallway with massive vaulted ceilings. Continue reading

Shooting Video on St. Maarten with Attorney Video Marketing Expert Gerry Oginski-Part 3

We’re now getting into a routine. Gerry’s kids like to sleep late. Gerry and his wife get up early and go for an aggressive walk to start the day pumping. Turns out he doesn’t shoot video every day. I was wrong. In fact, I was under the impression on the plane that Gerry pulls out his equipment every day and shoots video. Continue reading

Shooting Video with Gerry Oginski in St. Maarten- Part 2

This is wild. We arrived in St. Maarten at 11:00 a.m. today. It was an early morning flight leaving JFK at 7:00 a.m. The water is gorgeous. The views are stunning. It’s my first time here and Gerry and his family have gotten me all exited about the great things to do here. I’m really looking forward to it. Continue reading

I’m Heading to St. Maarten to Shoot Video with Gerry Oginski!

I’m on a plane right now flying at 36,000 feet on JetBlue. I’m heading to the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Maarten where I’m going to be shooting video with Gerry Oginski. Actually, that’s not accurate. Continue reading

These Lawyers Are Debating Whether to Put a Photo of Themselves on their Business Cards!

I can't believe it. I'm a member of the Solo Attorney Practitioner's Forum on LinkedIn. I don't know why I joined that LinkedIn group except to think it might be a good forum for solo practitioners. I was wrong. Continue reading

Does Your Law Firm Control You or Do You Have a Lifestyle Law Practice?

Take a look at the photo to the right. I often bring my bike into my office after finishing my bike ride. Can you claim the same thing? Can you come into the office wearing your shorts and bike clothing without anyone saying anything? Can your clients accept you with whatever you're wearing, whether it's jeans, shorts or a button-down shirt and tie? Continue reading

Why Having a Video Marketing System is Great Financial Advice from a New York Trial Lawyer

Let's put our cards on the table. I am not an investment advisor. I'm not a financial services guru. I don't pick stocks for a living, or annuities or mutual funds. I don't do any of those things. Yet, what I'm about to tell you will be the best financial advice you can far. Continue reading

Have You Ever Gone to a Party & Ignored Everyone There?

That's what most lawyers do when they put video online. They post their new video on the biggest video party in the world and then leave, never to return. They don't say "Hi." They don't ask questions. Continue reading


I looked up what kind of production companies are out there producing the kind of videos that I was interested in. And really, I was dissatisfied with the vast majority of the videos that were out there. They were not what I was looking for – except for Gerry Oginski. We were looking for someone who understood our needs and yet had the expertise to be able to pull all of the necessary components of producing a video and getting it uploaded. Gerry was the one who stood completely head and shoulders above anybody else’s out there.

Jeff Helsdon
Oldfield & Helsdon, PLLC