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Recently I was on a shoot in southern California. I grew up there so it is always great to go back home. I realized just how much I miss being near the ocean. I think people that grow up next to water understand the calling to be near it. I love that I live in Colorado, but it doesn't speak to me like the ocean. I took this shot at sunrise in Newport Beach. It seemed so peaceful, so nostalgic. Love the memories from that morning.

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Pulp Fiction was so much fun for me to create. It was really made for anyone that is a true fan of the film. Even though I love the final version, I think that the side by side comparison of the film is even better than the final video. Take a look and let me know what you think. I have to give so much credit to my partner on this one. He is a master of his craft. Go check out more of his work here.

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It's always great to work on meaningful projects. It's even better when you see them on billboards around town and in magazines. Even better when the team of creatives is recognized for creating some of the best work in the industry. Super grateful to work on this campaign with UCHealth. They recently just won gold and silver for the print, out of home, and social media campaigns in the Service industry advertising awards. Super cool to be a part of it all.

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So we are moving full steam ahead on our Pulp Fiction project. I'm really happy with how it is turning out. The sets look great and I really think it feels like the scene from the movie. This is definitely more difficult in the fact that we have to make the dolls act. Little movements are really important to the scene. Here are the still photos from the first section of the set.

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Last night I got the chance to go see Birdcloud at the Hi Dive in Denver. If you don't know their music, I would describe them as the female hillbilly version of Tenacious D, but only naughtier. Entertaining, on many levels and so glad I didn't miss them.

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I recently got to design, build, shoot, direct, edit, and produce a fun commercial for Great Outdoors Colorado. I don't want to make it sound like I did it all on my own. My talented friend Scotty was the one in charge of making the dolls work, and helped build both of the sets. Here are some photos of the process.

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This last week I got the set put up for the first time. There are still a few props to make but we are getting close. Next will be lighting and actually seeing it through a real camera. So far I have only viewed this with my phone. I'm liking how it is all coming together. I think I will shoot a few tests this week and do some color grading.

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This last fall I was able to work with Fear Not on a campaign to help raise money for Urban Peak. Urban Peak is a Colorado non-profit organization that serves homeless youth across the state. The Denver egotist just recently posted about our efforts on the project. It's always great to work on projects that really help people out. Find out more about how you can help out Urban Peak here.

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Holiday time I'm usually doing lots of different projects. Making artwork, client gifts, and sometimes helping out agencies with their Christmas cards. I have been lucky enough to work on Cultivators for the last 5 years. It's always a great time for everyone involved. Some more elaborate than others. They seem to grow quite a bit every year. We may have to think of something with less photoshopping next year.

The school scene from Elf was this year's card.

Here is one...

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Right before the holiday break I got the opportunity to work on a new cover illustration for Minnesota Monthly Magazine. I had done some animations for Bloomington, Minnesota last year and believe that is where they first saw my work. I am so fortunate to get to do what I do every day. Being able to live in the photography and the art world is super important to me. I love being able to use so many different skills on a project. I have included a few process shots along with the final cover of the magazine. The piece ended up being around 17X22. I usually build the entire piece, then...

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