Music

Criminal by Jean Jackets

I met Millhows at a wedding. He was running the photo booth and I was an assistant videographer at the time. A couple years later, he released an album with his band Jean Jackets. I gave it a listen and said “hey we should make a video” and he agreed. We filmed in San Jose at night. […]

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Music

Xiao Fei by Technopagan

This was a fun project! I filmed the whole intro with the Elvis shrine, through to the end of the convenient store confrontation. Someone else filmed the epic tribal ceremony at the end. People say all you need is a good story but I disagree. You also need lighting. Without lighting, you will have a flat muddy […]

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Music

Section 21

I filmed this rap music video in downtown Oakland. For these types of videos, it helps to have multiple cameras because it helps in matching cuts. When you cut from a wide angle to a close up, unless the subject’s actions are very closely matching, the viewer will pick up on the inconsistencies and will be […]

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Music, Second Camera

NoMad Dreams

This is just part of a 5 song package I did for NoMad Dreams. I used two cameras and filmed the band do the same song 3 or 4 times. Then through the magic of editing, I was able to create this small masterpiece. The trick to making a good band video is showing what […]

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Music

Mario Bros. Theme Song

I pulled this video off on a whim. I had just wrapped production for my fourth Harvest Vine video up in Madison Vally and I was having lunch with my old friend Brian Hildebrand on Capitol Hill. He had his guitar with him and suggested we go down to Pike Place Market so he can […]

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Music, Second Camera

I Was Awake in Beverly

From my days in Boston, Dom Portalla and I worked together quite a bit.  I was his gaffer on two of his short films, Review and Nicky.  Its good to have a friend in this business and Dom has always been there for me when I needed a second camera on a project. I don’t remember […]

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Music, Second Camera

Letter Day at Copperfields

I cannot stress enough the importance of making partners in this industry.  Dom Portalla is my man in Boston.  Sometimes I work for him and sometimes I bring him on projects to help me out.  Neither one of us are the type of guys to sit around and wait for the phone to ring so […]

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Documentary, Music

Tommy Dean & Friends

Tommy Dean & Friends was my first film and probably the most pure documentary work I will ever do.  It was a straightforward production of a man with a video camera.  The product that came out of that adventure is a window into the life of singer songwriter Tommy Dean but also a document of […]

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