A video I created for the shoe company Bluprint. It was fun putting this together with my friends and family filling the shoes. The tough parts were filming myself in several scenes out of convenience. Riding a skateboard holding a monopod with a Ronin M gimbal attached to it with a Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera attached to that in a hilly neighborhood isn't for the faint of heart.
USA Olympic Athlete Nick Symmonds training for the 2016 Olympic Games in the high altitude of Albuquerque New Mexico. Here on the track in Albuquerque he discusses both his training and the mental tenacity it takes to be a long distance runner, as well as overcoming injury.
A short journey through art history on the food express. I was approached by an artist to make this video for some local contests she wanted to enter. Her original idea was to re-create the masterpieces with live action, but didn't realize what goes in to that. Plus her timeline was a little over a week. With that, I quickly figured I could get her something in that timeframe if I used some creativity and After Effects.
The San Diego band Mower returns for one night only at San Diego's House of Blues with bands Processor, Hi-Def Dynamite, and Timothy H. Special thanks to Asher at Ozeronix for the audio mastery as well as sikworld.com for the hospitality. Super fun to shoot and edit.
Pro Bowl NFL Linebacker of the San Francisco 49ers discusses injuries, staying healthy and how Donjoy products help keep him in the game. Shot in Santa Clara with myself and Ruben Gomez on a Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera and a Sony FS7.
In a year where it may have rained once in San Diego, the much-needed storm brought a lot of water to our area over the past few days. My four year-old and I took full advantage of it by seeking out some of the best puddles we could find. My boy and I decided to make this video for fun. I brought along a GoPro and my iPhone6 to capture the joy that comes with puddle jumping for children. Some intro shots were my GH4.
Not to allow a mountainous obstacle to get in the way of playing with the bigger kids, a toddler will use determination and perseverance to overcome anything in his way. Children look to us as an example of how to act and what to be when they grow up. They see us as courageous and strong, responsible and often times indestructible. Having the opportunity to watch children play, we see there are times when some of these traits can be stronger in them.
I brought my camera with me on this morning with a different plan, but life has it’s way of showing you something far more meaningful and beautiful. A symbolic microcosm of life’s peaks and valleys, inspiring in the simplest and purest of ways and emotionally sweet. I’m thankful for the moment we were given. The feeling of hard-fought triumph and the importance of never giving up, no matter the odds.
Shot in San Diego near the Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach, California. The song is “Anchor (Instrumental)” by indie folk singer Mindy Gledhill. Special thanks to the kids! Shot with a hacked Panasonic GH2 (Aquamotion V2) and Sigma 50mm 1.4 prime.
Over the last few years, it's been hilarious eavesdropping on our four year-old Hazen asking Siri to look things up for him. Poor little guy's success rate is almost zero, but his frustration is now captured in video for our enjoyment. It's hard enough when you don't pronounce R's yet, but even more difficult when stuffing your face with bread. Good luck, Z-Man and keep trying so I can continually get a kick out of the outrageous responses from Apple's confused personal assistant. Shot for fun by dad and son.
Pets That Pop! Pop Out Pets are stuffed animals that are multiple animals in one toy. They are also ambassadors for change. Portions of the proceeds for Pop Out Pets go to education, conservation of animals and their habitats.
After weeks of preparation and a lot of hard work by all involved, I'm proud to post our entry in the Doritos Crash The Super Bowl Commercial Contest. Little Z did an outstanding job when we weren't testing his patience by plopping him in his chair over and over again. I'd like to personally thank my beautiful wife for her help and participation as well as Daniel Redman for the hilarious fight song. This commercial also couldn't have been made in any comfortable sense without the help of Eitan Hagler.
I feel we were able to create what was in my head, and that's saying something considering the short time it took from realization of the full concept to delivery. This isn't even mentioning three non-actors and a 20 month-old who is without a doubt the most professional of us all. I'd like to personally apologize to our house for all the abuse and stabbing it with a knife. I paid dearly cleaning up beer-soaked flour and hot sauce that was cemented on the floor. I'd also like to apologize to Z for making it OK to throw brussels sprouts but not his meals every day as he now thinks all food must be thrown.
Lee from Ikotic Tonic asked me to film Archie and Jacob of AJ and the Flip Flops as they performed the John and Yoko song Happy X MAS in a basement studio where they record. They didn't want anything too fancy so I kept it simple, just adding a little lens whacking technique I decided to try for the first time. This is where you film with the lens detached from the camera body, allowing light to shine in through your fingers. I love the feeling it gives with the organic light leaks.