In Half Moon Bay, there’s an old timey western venue tucked into the countryside that looks like Tombstone (Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer). Jordan and Stephanie chose this location to tie the knot and Jordan even grew out an epic mustache that made him look like Bill the Butcher (everything reminds us of movies). One things about weddings is that you have a lot of great memories, especially when the client becomes your friend, and you re-experience them when you edit the video. This was a great crowd and an awesome couple at the center of it. Definitely check out the full post on GWS with photos by Nick Radford.
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Amy & Jason threw a legendary party at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs known as the Berger Bash. For three days, Jemerling and I threw down with these incredibly well dressed hooligans and witnessed one hell of a great wedding. It’s awesome when your clients invite you to the party.
Rue Magazine calls Emma Robertson a sought-after graphic designer, celebrated blogger and newly published author. But to us little people, she’s still the same ol’ Emma. She just moved into a rad new office space in Oakland and wanted me to make something that shows off the space and capture some of her daily routine. I tried to create something that feels like what it’s like hanging out with her. She’s high-energy, quick to laugh, and almost always on-the-go. Definitely check out Emma’s blog and find out why we consider her a cohort and compadre.
Whitney and Michael used to throw parties in clubs, theatres, & stadiums around Seattle in the late 90’s and early 2000’s as a way to showcase the amazing talents of all of their friends… When they started, Michael’s wife would make the flyers, Whitney would design and dress the stage, Whitney’s roommate and Michael would dj, another friend would make custom video projections, etc. 10 years later the budgets have gotten bigger, and the audiences smaller, but they are still doing what they love in a very similar way! Michael’s wife is an award winning art director and designer. Whitney and his wife are award winning photographers, Michael has travelled the world as a dj, and Michael & Whitney are still plugging away marketing and advertising their incredibly talented friends and family in addition to the art, music, and culture they love.
Partial Client List
Nike, Target, Apple, Microsoft, Armani, Nordstrom, Wallpaper, Levi’s, Starbucks, Puma, Gap, Weiden and Kennedy, Bon/Macys, Mexx, Ben Sherman, Uniqlo, Seattle/Bellevue Art Museums, Seattle International Film Festival, The Truth.com, WOMAD Music Festival, What If?! Innovations, MSN, (red), Dell, Lucky Brand Jeans, Mad Men (AMC)…
Concerts Produced -short list-
ERYKAH BADU, PORTISHEAD, AIR, CHEMICAL BROTHERS, PEARL JAM, JURASSIC 5, BEBEL GILBERTO, BUSTA RHYMES, NEIL YOUNG, DAFT PUNK, SALT N’ PEPPA, DJ SHADOW, THE ROOTS, CRYSTAL METHOD, THIEVERY CORPORATION, LAUREN HILL, ICE CUBE, FELIX DA HOUSECAT, PUBLIC ENEMY, PAUL OAKENFOLD, JAMIROQUAI, TRICKY, MASSIVE ATTACK, AFRIKA BAMBAATAA, GRANDMASTER FLASH, MOBY, BOOTSY COLLINS, BLACK EYED PEAS, OUTKAST, WYCLEF JEAN, DE LA SOUL, KRUDER AND DORFMEISTER, Z-TRIP, DIPLO, FATBOY SLIM… and on and on
Here is a little video of whitney & michael hanging a bunch of posters in the flashdance office from back in the days.
Tyler Parkford and Alex Nicolaou, who work in the Flashdance crew, make up Mister Goodnite. I was so blown away by their vocals, lyrics, and ability to sample that I practically begged them to let me make them a music video. Over the course of a month, I was able to wrangle a talented crew and direct the video for You’re Too Cool. We shot it at El Matador beach in Malibu, and I got so obsessed with the project and matching the overcast skies, I ended up going there to shoot almost ten times. There’s so much b-roll that I could probably cut an entirely different video!
To me, the video is an accompaniment to a track that is deceivingly unsettling, which I loved about it. Tyler and I came up with the concept, and what I tried to capture is how it feels like when someone makes you feel unworthy, and how painful that is. But there’s a humor to Mister Goodnite’s lyrics, so I tried to add an appropriate amount of surreal ridiculousness, while visually matching the era that their sound comes from. This is the first music video I’ve made in over a year. It premiered today on Yours Truly. Hope you like it!