Recipe – Pico de Gallo

Potako Style Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo has undoubtedly been my Covid-19/2020 food. I’ve been making it sometimes several times a week since the initial lockdown in March. I’ve slowly honed the method and ingredients how I like, which I will elucidate in due course. Read on!


Photo – Wildwood Sunset

On a recent trip to Wildwood, New Jersey, I got a chance to fly a Mavic 2 Pro around a bit. This was the result of the most dramatic sunset while I was there.

You can view it on Flickr here!


New Voice-over Video

I recently recorded a short voice-over for a company that provides customized HVAC controls for office buildings.


Chris Potako’s Lens Flare Cheat Sheet

I’ve added many lens flares to many, many projects over the years. Sometimes it’s a realistic effect that you need to break through from the background to the foreground. Sometimes it’s a dramatic way to accent a logo or introduce text. I made a “cheat sheet” for basic elements so you can describe lens flares with clients more easily. Read on for details!


Video – Still – Short Film

About a year ago, I provided the sound design and mixing for Mixed Nuts Productions newest short film Still.

Most of the project was fairly straight forward. There were some background sounds, some speech, simple effects for phone calls, etc. However, the climax of the film proved quite a bit more challenging!

The film went on to be officially selected for over 25+ film festivals all across the country!