Tuesday, January 14, 2014

You Should Watch...

David Fincher / CALVIN KLEIN / DOWNTOWN



This was shot on the Red Epic Monochrome. Fincher totally commits to black and white, creating a painterly look that's almost surreal.

You Should Watch...

HBO "True Detective" Main Title by Elastic





A wonderful collage of haunting vignettes. I just feel like this evokes a great mood while managing to stay true to modern motion design.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Check Out...

A set of frames from a new cg project I headed up.






















Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Amazed by...

Danielle



An attempt to create a person in order to emulate the aging process. The idea was that something is happening but you can't see it but you can feel it, like aging itself.

Monday, August 19, 2013

New Work...

A Message to Humanity


Direction

'A Message to Humanity' is a call to arms. 

This piece strikes at the very heart of the human condition. It outlines what the human race is capable of. We observe what it means to be alive.

We pose questions and bring to the forefront the very reason people donate their money and time. 

This documentary style narrative embodies the essence that one person alone is capable of almost nothing, while a dedicated collective of people are capable of changing the world. 

'A Message to Humanity' is a short film I directed to help with The United Way's donation initiatives for 2013. It was shot over the span of two weeks, entirely in Houston, Texas. It was captured with minimal crew, sometimes as small as one (me), to preserve real life happenings.

Creative Treatment 

30 sec version below



Client: United Way of Greater Houston
Anne Neeson - VP Donor Relations
Agency: Pennebaker
Director: Kenneth Benitez
DP: Mike Patterson
Producer: Linda Ruff
Writer: Diana Hickerson
Music: Stephen Benitez
Color: IngramWorks
Audio: Audiobob

Monday, May 20, 2013



50mm at f1.4

Really Great Titles...




ADBNE 2013 – Opening Titles by Breeder

A really great idea turned into really great execution.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013



"Having a kid is a way of embracing the unpredictability of the future." 

 The best thing.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Check Out...

Buf for Life of Pi


This amazing sequence was created by Buf for the Ang Lee film Life of Pi. Life of Pi was awarded an academy award for Visual Effects as well as Cinematography. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

The Art of...

RYOJI IKEDA



"Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda focuses on the essential characteristics of sound itself and that of visuals as light by means of both mathematical precision and mathematical aesthetics. Ikeda has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. He elaborately orchestrates sound, visuals, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations."





Ryoji Ikeda - db at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin from ikono tv on Vimeo.

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Art of...

Simon Massey Divallazza







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Thursday, January 3, 2013

You Should Listen...

Aphex Twin - Alberto Balsalm




This track is amazing to me at the moment. Written a very long time ago but still very relevant. Thank you Richard D James.

Track info:

Title: Alberto Balsalm
Artist: Aphex Twin
Album: ...I Care Because You Do [90-94]


Check Out...

The Alphabet of the Mind



Works and title by Dadamaino (Maino Eduarda Emilia, 1930–2004)



Must Watch...

To The Wonder



Terrance Malick's latest looks mesmerizing.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Work...


A collection of shots I supervised and delivered in 2012.