Andrew Bugenis Portfolio

The below videos are presented for your consideration as representative of my past work and skillset. You may safely ignore navigation to other pages on my site, or peruse them as you wish for the time that I was actively pursuing clients of my own, but it has not been curated as the content on this page has.

Interview-driven and Narrated Story Videos

New York Players Promo Video

Client: New York Players

As: Employee of Dave Bigler Photos & Films

Notes: We communicated extensively with the client prior to any shooting being done to figure out the story we wanted to tell, and set up interviews with fellow vendors that would support that story. For the live event shooting, we worked with the band to set up unmanned cameras in positions that would not interfere with the band, nor would the be obtrusive to the audience at the event, and also made sure that our crew covering additional angles would also not be in the way. When everything was captured, I took all of the interview footage, found and arranged the story, and set it to the backdrop provided by the live event footage.

How the Detailers at Drive Garvey Clean Up Trade-Ins

Client: Drive Garvey

As: Employee of Garvey Hyundai

Notes: This was a project we’d wanted to do for some time, and were able to get to when the building remodel gave the detail team a new facility to work in. I accompanied them while they cleaned the car, with communication going both ways so I could stay out of their way while capturing everything that was happening, and learning about the process so I could put together the script afterward. I then went to write the script, recorded it, and placed the footage as needed to tell the story. I got feedback from the business owner before publishing, resulting in some last-minute rewrites and re-edits. In the end, everyone – the owner, the featured detailers, and myself – were thrilled with the video. I also created a short, hyped up version for social media sizzles and to go on our short-form video platforms.

Social Media Sizzle Videos

Brittney & Anthony’s Same-Day Edit

Client: Brittney & Anthony

As: Employee of Dave Bigler Photos & Films

Notes: A same-day edit is one of the most exciting, and stressful, types of edit I’ve undertaken with at Bigler, and perhaps in my career. In this case, we worked with the couple and figured out a theme – that of baseball players being introduced to the field. Weeks before the day of the wedding, I built an edit out of simple placeholders set to a short piece of energetic music (itself a challenge as it needed to be properly licensed). Once the couple approved, we brought them into the studio for dramatic shots. I then briefed my video team, showing the video – now half studio footage, half placeholder – and making a detailed list of shots I needed, including many that needed to specifically match shots in the video. We set up an editing computer and during the ceremony I started plugging in shots from the early part of the day; when we moved to the reception, I set up again, got the rest of the shots from my team, proofed the video, showed it to Dave Bigler (company owner and shoot lead), and to the couple. The only thing better than their excitement at seeing the finished product was hearing the excitement of the reception hall as it played to introduce the couple to the room for the first time as husband and wife.

Used 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Base

Client: Garvey Hyundai

As: Employee of Garvey Hyundai

Compared to full-length scripted videos, these short sizzle videos run about twenty seconds and consist of dynamic footage showing off the vehicle and its most interesting features. I keep a library of music already edited to length to quickly drop footage into, keeping a rotation of music and sometimes adding more as I find the need. These videos go on both YouTube and Facebook as quick attention-grabbers.

Personality-driven Scripted Video

2024 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy Night Edition

Client: Garvey Hyundai

As: Employee of Garvey Hyundai

Notes: Videos like this are one-man-shows, as I script, shoot, and edit myself. These are either single-vehicle hype videos like this one, or general education videos like informing people about aspects of electric vehicles. In this video I went for an overly dramatic presentation (as a nod to an earlier video with a different vehicle in similar circumstances). I arrived and the lot lights weren’t on. It took me many takes to get through the opening monologue, and when I was about to nail it, the lights came on. I kept my composure and added a sound effect to make it look intentional.

Live Event Coverage – Highlight Videos

Kate & Conrad’s Lakota Farms Wedding Highlight

Client: Kate & Conrad

As: Press Enter Productions

Notes: I worked with the couple before the day to get a thorough understanding of the timeline of the day, so I would know what details were important to them and so I could capture everything they would want. I also communicated extensively with other vendors, both before the day and during it, to ensure that we all worked together well. The vendor team had never worked together on an event before, but by planning together, we ran as a single well-oiled machine allowing us each to do our jobs to the best of our abilities. Unlike in interview-driven videos, I utilized the vows – each a monologue to the other – and created a dialogue where each speaker plays off of the other and builds their story to a climax.

Live Event Coverage – Full Videos

“It Belongs in a Museum: Video Game Preservation at The Strong” by Andrew Borman

Client: 1UpState

As: Press Enter Productions

Notes: This was one of about nine talks captured during the inaugural 1UpState Game Development Expo. I worked with event organizers to get the speaker timetable and make sure everyone knew what I needed, and to make sure that the correct talks were recorded. (One informed us ahead of time that they did not want their talk recorded and another told us on the day of the event.) I then edited everything and worked with the team to get it all uploaded on their YouTube channel. Speakers were very pleased with the resulting videos, which promoted them as well as the event, and I’ve already been contacted about working the event in 2024.

Social Media Engagement

Drive Garvey TikTok

Client: Drive Garvey / HyundaiShop

As: Employee of Garvey Hyundai

Notes: Creation of content for TikTok is different from most traditional types of video. Videos that are purely promotional, especially if they’re original rather than jumping on a trend, don’t tend to catch on well; but by interspersing those videos with those do jump on the latest trend, an audience can be built. We’ve started bringing these videos to Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts as well, and between the three platform, each video usually finds some sort of audience. For the two videos featured here – the first was approached with a shot list and shot like a short film, finding the only vehicle on our lot with a keyed ignition, but not wanting to show it struggling to start so as to not make the car look bad. For the second, I got the footage first, and paired it with the music afterward.

@garveyhyundai

An October Friday the 13th is a great time to be chased by killer deals at Garvey Hyundai. #screammovie #fridaythe13th #dealership #fyp

♬ original sound – Garvey Hyundai

@garveyhyundai

The new 2024 Kona, fully redesigned and pulling from all the best that Hyundai can offer, is here at Garvey Hyundai! #hyundaikona #dealership #fyp

♬ Arrival to Earth – Steve Jablonsky

Personal Film Projects

Breakdown at 238 Hypatia

Client: Personal Project

As: Press Enter Productions

Notes: This film entered pre-production in 2017, production in 2018, and was completed at the end of 2021 before spending a year going to various film festivals. It pushed most of my skills to their absolute limit, and I had to learn a few new ones besides. I did almost everything seen on screen, with the exception of 3D visual effects and the soundtrack, which were each more collaborative ventures. Breakdown at 238 Hypatia was nominated for Best Director, Best Visual Effects, Best SciFi / Fantasy Short Film, and twice for Best Editing.

Breakdown at 238 Hypatia Behind the Scenes Featurette

Client: Personal Project

As: Press Enter Productions

Notes: I wanted to assemble a promotional reel for the film with various pieces of behind-the-scenes footage I’d captured during production, but didn’t have enough for a full feature. I instead went for this “How to Make a Movie” format to still fold in everything while having at least an air of being informational.