Last year I was asked to edit a six episode web comedy series about the underbelly of the yoga world. The show received acclaim from The New York Times, The Huffington Post and IndieWire (among others) and has been shown at film festivals from Los Angeles to Miami. I edited all six episodes along with the official trailer and teaser.
See the full series at namastebitchestheseries.com
Portfolio Night is a global event that puts young new designers in front of experienced Creative Directors. The CDs review the newbie’s work, comment on it and bestow advice to get their careers off the ground. Each office who was tasked with hosting the event made an original short film. SapientNitro decided to take the comical approach to emphasize the importance of idea over everything. Shot on a Saturday, Cut in Avid MC6 and graded in After Effects, this short took four days to create. It was the second most-viewed Portfolio Night video of 2013.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS / 2013
Dodge was looking for a new and innovative campaign for the release of the 2013 Dodge Dart. Myself and a small team of co-workers at SapientNitro created a manifesto to capture the tone of the “Dart On” campaign. We scoured the Internet for footage and I was tasked with editing the piece, practically overnight. From start to finish it took around 36 hours to complete the video. It’s not perfect, but I believe it conveys a powerful message.
Dodge never ran the campaign.
Steve Angello, most notable for being 1/3 of the super-group Swedish House Mafia, DJed a set at Quincy’s Ocean Club at Marina Bay. This video is a recap of that wild night, where nothing but SIZE mattered. Straying away from traditional DJ show recap videos, the effects-laden opening sets the tone for what felt like another world driven by a nonstop beat. Think of it as a last communication with mankind. I used Adobe software for the edit and effects, while Magic Bullet plugins handled the grade.
Truck, meet Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. Swimsuit model, meet truck. Add a Hawaiian beach and some original dubstep and you have the feature video of the 2012 RAM Laramie Limited. It showcases a highly stylized look that matches the principal web photography, as well as subtle visual effects. As an added bonus, it ran as a 60-second broadcast commercial in Puerto Rico.
An internal video created for the Fidelity UXD team in 2012. We wanted to showcase Fidelity’s forward thinking attitude by watching the project’s development in reverse. From shooting to final export, it took four to five days to complete. The music is “Azure” by Paul Kalkbrenner.
I was given a script and told, “You have full creative control. Do whatever you want.” A director’s dream. Prior to this video I had no experience in animating, Photoshop, 3D or sound mixing. By the end I had forced myself to learn all of them. This project was an incredible learning experience and completed over the course of one and a half months.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS / 2012 / 2013
Architecture & Design FF
Film Casino Vienna
Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air FF
Palm Beach International FF
Seattle True Independent FF
Hamptons International FF
Pittsburgh Independent FF