Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mr. Blue Sky Music Video

We can finally share the brand new music video for E.L.O.'s re-release of "Mr. Blue Sky". The project was directed by Michael Patterson and Candace Reckinger and animated by a dashingly handsome team of animators: Amy Lee Ketchum, Andrew Thomas Malek, Corrie Francis Parks, Dan Wilson, Einar Baldvin, Larry WenchienLai, Lisa Chung, Louis Morton, Jovanna Rebecca Tosello, Miguel Jiron, Robert Anthony Calcagno, Sullivan Brown

Friday, October 26, 2012

Los Angeles Adventure - Art Film: Video Shoot Edition

A lonely and forgotten clown decides to end its life in one final act.

Director Brandon Lake's beautiful test run of his advanced cinematography project at the University of Southern California. The principle photography took place in the Robert Zemeckis building.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Story of Pines from Alison Sudol

The Story of Pines is a stop-motion animated music video from Alison Sudol, directed by the great Musa Brooker. The project wrapped in the summer and the video was released last month along with a collection of behind the scene videos.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Los Angeles Adventure - University of Southern California

Amy Lee Ketchum

Amy and I spent the afternoon playing photography tag in the sunny University of Southern California(USC) courtyard.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Tokyo, Japan - Travelogue (Video)

I put together a peppering of clips documenting the day to day experience living and working in Asia for the first time.

I'm writing this entry from Los Angeles where it's hard to believe that last May, I was waking up to my first day in Tokyo. I could not have imaged I would appear on Japanese television, design mascot puppets for local television company, or have Japan be the start of an artist career in Asia.

Japan taught me to appreciate even the most awkward of cultural differences. I owe a lot of gratitude to those people who helped me along the way. Without them I couldn't have done even the simplest of things. Everything from paying rent, buying food, taking the metro, recycling, laundry, etc.

Friday, October 5, 2012

The Magical Theater - Oakland Underground Film Festival

Last weekend my CalArts thesis THE MAGICAL THEATER film screened in the shorts section of the Oakland Underground Film Festival in Oakland, California.
The Oakland Underground Film Festival is a showcase for independent and Do-It-Yourself fi lm, video, and projection-art based in Oakland, California. The Oakland Underground Film Festival places special emphasis on local filmmakers, social justice, urban life, the environment and works of fi ction and non-fi ction that thrive outside of classic narrative fi lmmaking. The festival provides fi rst look opportunities at fi lms that entertain, educate, and inspire, by celebrated fi lmmakers, and emerging artists alike. In addition to the annual event in September, the Oakland Underground Film Festival produces original works and hosts special events/presentations throughout the year.