Welcome to One Toke Tom!

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Here are some stories my family and friends are sick of hearing, having heard them over and over for years. I believe my wife, Jan, can repeat them word for word. The depth and radius of her famous eye-roll always … Read More

Shipley’s Demo-Reel

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This is my demo reel. It is designed to show my abilities as a camera operator, a designer of motion graphics, and an editor.

Precious Memories

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This is a story about how old time music is passed from generation to generation through the family unit. It is centered around Homer “Pop” Dillard, his sons Rodny and Doug and their friend John Hartford. It takes place place … Read More

Tacachia

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This is one of two videos I produced for the Engineers Without Borders chapter at Missouri University of Science and Technology. We were very high in the Andes of Bolivia in the Aymara community of Tacachia. The team was helping … Read More

Baldwin-Wallace University Admissions Video

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I received my bachelors degree from BW, as did my parents. The administration had seen an orientation video I had done for Missouri University of Science and Technology and hired me to do the same for BW. It was one … Read More

MST Fast Bike

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How fast can a person go on a bicycle? A team from Missouri University of Science and Technology built an aerodynamic bike to take part in a “competition” to answer the question. The event took place on a flat stretch … Read More

It’s Your Turn

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This project was designed to give incoming students at Missouri University of Science and Technology a sense of the university’s history and traditions. I did my best to avoid the standard way these kinds of videos are produced. I used … Read More

The Fiddle Dance

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John Hartford was a young man that played old-time music on his fiddle while he clog danced. With his bowler hat and a genuine smile, he was hard to miss. Until his untimely passing, John was a mainstay at bluegrass and … Read More

Flutes Of The Andes

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If not now, when? I was finally in my bunk. It’s a very long plane ride from Miami to La Paz, the capital of Bolivia. There was only a little time to eat at the airport while porters loaded the Land … Read More

Schwagstock – Once We Were Hippies

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Once upon a time, in a land where the air was as sweet as the smell of incense, and music poured down from the heavens on the tie-dyed souls below, the world was once again filled with the joy of love … Read More

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