A reel of projects I've directed through 2014.
Rover is a feature film that I wrote and directed in the fall of 2012. It is a dark comedy about a cult that decides to make a movie about themselves. We shot the film at an abandoned church in Bushwick Brooklyn over 15 shooting days. Rover features licensed music from some of my favorite artists such as David Byrne, Au Revoir Simone, Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark, and Isaac Delusion. Rover premiered at Slamdance Film Festival in 2014 and has played other festivals, nationally and internationally throughout the year.
Lydia Fine and I co-created this 90 second promo for a new social music app called Cymbal. We wrote, directed, designed, and edited the spot - we even created the motion graphic of the Cymbal logo. Cinematography by Bart Cortright.
Hooke Audio brought us (me and Lydia) on to direct more of their live sessions, this time at home in Brooklyn. The videos are shot in one continuous take and audio is recorded in 3D (binaural) from the Hooke Verse headphones which are worn by Bart Cortright, our cinematographer. Watch with headphones for the full effect.
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I, along with Lydia Fine (co-director) and Bart Cortright (DP) went down to Austin, TX for South By Southwest and created videos to showcase the technology behind Hooke Audio's new Verse headphones. We shot 10 bands throughout the course of the week. The headphones record audio in 3D (binaural) from the ears of the cameraman, and each video is shot as one continuous take. We were tasked with finding unique sonic environments and mixing the audio "spatially" by charting the camera's movement throughout each scene. Watch with headphones for the full expereience.
In 2014 Yours Truly Creative brought me (as well as Lydia Fine, Jeremy Ungar and John McKetta) on to develop the creative for a Ray Ban sponsored immersive theatrical experience. Over the course of the year we developed scripts, characters, floorplans, installations and happenings which culminated in The 13th Hour, one night event at Shoreditch Town Hall in London celebrating a fictional secret society, The Order of the Never Hide. Our final pitch deck was used as the creative blueprint for the evening. Case Study here.
A music video I co-directed with Lydia Fine for the band Roadkill Ghost Choir.
Director of Photography:
Matt Clegg (vimeo.com/56286242)
Mikey Rossiter at The Mill (mikolour.com)
I shot and cut this behind the scenes piece of Deniro Farrar performance for Boiler Room in 2013.
I shot and designed a 8.25x5.5 print look book for the launch of a new clothing line, Grey State. In addition, I wrote copy, made postcards, and built the custom wooden sign seen in the book.
This is a Doritos Crash the Superbowl Contest Spec Ad that I directed with Lydia fine. We didn't win the contest, but it was still a fun project weekend project.
Together with Lydia Fine, we did this look-book for the spring/summer 2014 line for Sofi Wolf. We shot covertly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, pairing each look with beautiful art and interesting moments in the museum.
Models: Rebecca Mendzela and Amelia Jones
I co-directed these videos with Lydia Fine for a manufacturing start-up called fabricating.com. We created the original brand video as their application for a start-up contest promoting business development in Lower Manhattan. We focused on the history of Lower Manhattan and its place in the greater story of American manufacturing. We shot footage in New York, Cleveland, Detroit and Los Angeles. In addition to the contest video, we were later hired to create a shorter cut for use on their website.
Live In Austin was a SXSW 2013 showcase of MTV, VH1, and CMT up and coming artists. Including Jim James, Youngblood Hawke, Gaurds, Striking Matches, Ashley Monroe, and Elle King.
I was brought on by Lydia Fine and together we designed the stage, vip area, branding area, green room, and 1 on 1 interview room. We also designed and built that really cool sign from the pictures
I spent a few hours a shooting footage at "Liberty Square" during Occupy Wall Street (October '11). I was amazed at the multitudes of different opinions and perspectives. Everyone was eager to share. Some of them made sense, and others, clearly nonsense.
A short documentary I made in 2011 at my Aunt's yearly Passover seder in San Francisco.