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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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...more
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...more
For the last couple of years, I have had a ton of fun working with a friend of mine in miniature. We first started off with a series of parodies of the Alaskan Bush People. We then got invited to participate in a film festival and were asked to make a film of something that took place in 1991. We made a version of Nirvana's Smells like teen spirit. Shot for shot we recreated the video in doll version. With all the fun and success we had with Nirvana, we have a list of new...more
Have you ever tried mead? Do you even know what it is? When I tell people I have been shooting for a meadery, they are confused and always wonder if it is a new hip name for a butcher shop. Well, mead is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages known to man. It is basically just water and honey. Meridian Hive Meadery in Austin, Texas is doing something different. They are one of the first to make carbonated meads. They still make the traditional water, honey, still mead's, but these are something new and different. Right now they are only in Texas,...more