Wednesday, December 29, 2010

shot: Shunda K "I'm Da Best"

I'm about midway through production on a new music video I'm directing/shooting for Shunda K's new single "I'm Da Best" featuring Shon B.
We shot the performance and cutaway shots on location in Tampa, Florida and will be shooting additional narrative in Los Angeles in January. 

Here's a little article about what we're doing with it: 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Pitchfork's top videos of 2010

Pitchfork recently listed their favorite music videos of the year, and I'm stoked that the Male Bonding video I shot was among the lineup with so many other amazing videos. 

I had fun working on videos with Vice Cooler this year and Male Bonding has become one of my favorite bands. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

photo extravaganza pt. 11

Here are a few new photos I snapped recently.

The Gossip

Das Racist 

Lucky Dragons

JD Samson

Todd Cole and Ed Templeton

Mike Mills

Ariel Pink & Geneva Jacuzzi

Dr. Nakamats

I recently had a "hypothetical shoe design" displayed at Cinefamily in honor of Dr. Nakamats, the greatest inventor in the world. The show was presented by Flaunt Magazine and Mastadon Mesa.

-I also had a video shot entirely by my dog displayed as part of an exhibit at Echo Curio.

-Also, The Mika Miko "Totion" video will be playing at USC next month for an encore screening of the Labrat Matinee vol.8

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kit "Rain" video premiered via Fader Mag

Today, The Fader Magazine premiered the brand new Kit music video I shot, "Rain", directed by Vice Cooler, (who also plays drums in Kit.)

This video was shot in all one take, handheld, no camera assistant, on a day with record-heat in Los Angeles. The kids in the video are all in other bands including Moses Campbell, Signals, Heller Keller, Foot Village, and others.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

welcome to THE MASSES

If you're not familiar with The Masses already, I'll simplify by saying it's a music video/commercial production company in LA, full of good, talented people.
They recently called me in and asked me if I'm interested in working on some projects under "The Masses Lab", a new division of the company, I signed a one-year directing contract with them and I'm excited to announce that I'll now be directing videos through The Masses!

I'll still be doing cinematography and photography freelance (call me), but hopefully also directing many new projects in the coming months.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Frankie Rose & The Outs "Candy" music video

 Vice Cooler is bangin out videos left and right. This is the third one we've collaborated on, with Rich Dorato aka Who Ate My Teeth.
This time around for Frankie Rose & The Outs "Candy", VC went for a goth prom/Carrie scenario shot at the Smell, starring Frankie Rose as the bloody prom queen, VC, Mike Vidal, and others as the unsuspecting victims.
Premiered via Pitchfork:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

photo extravaganza pt. 10

Life's not boring anymore. It's fun and full of exciting things and I'm grateful for that. I have a few new video projects in the works, some things take longer than I'd like them to. Here are a few photos I shot recently.

Miranda July

Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers

Sonny Gerasimowicz and his robot heads

 Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast

Bobb Bruno

Jim Smith of the Smell

High Places


the destroyers

T-shirt I designed to promote dog-acceptance
DON'T FORGET to come see my photos and so so much more in MASTADON MESA: PRIVATE INVESTIGATION, at the PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER --THIS WEDNESDAY!! info below

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mastadon Mesa: Private Investigation art show

I was asked by the good folks at Mastadon Mesa if I had anything for their "found photography" show, Private Investigation, which will be at the Pacific Design Center on Melrose in exactly one week.
(Of course I do)

printing up some good ones now which will be available for purchase/trade/barter, etc
(all this and more can be yours)
Wed. SEPT 15, 2010
in beautiful Los Angeles, CA.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

behind the video with Wavves

My friend Patrick O'Dell recently directed an awesome video for the Wavves song "Post Acid" The concept is inspired by Encino Man, except instead of a caveman they find an alien and make him cool and party. Abigail Portner designed and made the alien stuff, Spanky starred as the ripping alien skater, and party guests included members of Abe Vigoda, Best Coast, Cali Dewitt, Dustin Dollin, Braydon Szafranski, Justin Regan, myself and others. The Wavves dudes put their souls into acting and it was hilarious. Here are a few photos I shot on set.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Former Ghosts "New Orleans" music video

I recently shot a music video for Former Ghosts "New Orleans" starring a bunch of girls I know, directed by Michael Fierstein.

premiered via Pitchfork

here's a behind the video article about it Former Ghosts "New Orleans" behind the video

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stay Gold

Emerica was nice enough to put me on the list for their Hollywood premiere of Stay Gold. Such a great example of quality skateboarding and filmmaking.  Here are some photos I shot for them.

drunk kids agitating tarantulas

 audience of skaters

Dustin Dollin approves of Stay Gold

crowd shows love for Leo

Spanky pretending he's a monster

Shane Heyl and Justin Regan

Heath Kirchart, Ed & Deana Templeton

stoner Toy Machine fans

Wendy Yao and Dean Spunt