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Special thanks to Portland, OR filmmaker/designer Scott Graves for making this awesome GIF.
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Duran Duran – Runway Runaway (music video)
Role: writer, director
Selected as one of the best music videos shot in Portland, OR in 2011 via OPB and shown on Duran Duran’s 2011 tour.
Bend Broadband – What We Share (commercial)
We did a series of these, all using real bubbles and without CGI.
Otis – Jay Z and Kanye West (parody / viral)
Role: creative, editor
Electric Six – Psychic Visions (music video)
Role: writer, director
This video recently crossed 100,000 views on YouTube without any advertising.
Coraline – Doll Hair (branded content, shown on IFC and YouTube)
Role: Editor (Joint Editorial)
The Blow – Knowing the Things That I Know (music video)
Voted one of the best music videos of the year by RES Magazine, and featured on the magazine’s monthly DVD.
Nike ID – Patty Cake :15
Role: Director, co-star
(producer: Jeff Selis, CD: Mike Byrne)
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If you like mowing the lawn, mow the lawn. If the grass gets long, mow the lawn.
But if you’re exhausted and pushing yourself too hard … maybe the lawn can wait.
Last summer I became a babysitter momentarily and found myself watching these two rug rats, Sid and Rose.
They reminded me that everything in life is a circle. And to remember the duality.
Adults teach kids. But kids also teach adults! Pay attention everybody.
Back in 2004 when Ratatat released their debut album, I thought it would be cool to direct a music video to 17 Years featuring synchronized swimmers.
A co-worker at the time, Jessica Vacek mentioned I should check out some Esther Williams. So I ended up at a Hollywood Video and rented Million Dollar Mermaid on VHS. I scrubbed through it and found a fantastic sequence choreographed by Busby Berkeley. Colored smoke, swimmers launching into the water from great heights – they just don’t make ’em like they used to. My plan was to pitch the band on the idea of shooting a synchronized swimming video with me, by synching some footage up to their song. However, I had no idea how well it would actually synch. This, my friends, is magic…
My aunt Susie ( Susan Nelson copy editor on LinkedIn) made this. It was weirdly prophetic, minus the vodka.