In 2010 documentary director Jesse Barrett-Mills approached us with the story of Frank Dux, the real life ninja behind the story of Bloodsport, the Van Damme flick from the mid 80s. We decided to make a documentary about his legacy, the story of his involvement in the film and the turbulent times after. We premiered the film at the 2010 Marche du Film in Cannes and were subsequently represented for sales by Shoreline Films. The DVD is available globally.
Credits: Producer, Executive ProducerCreative Direction, Film, Journalism2010
In 2010 Shaimus hosted a launch party for their most recent album and the Mint in Los Angeles. We took to opportunity to put together a live DVD. We shot the whole show from 3 angles of HD video, as well as behind the scenes and backstage footage on 16mm. We cut the whole thing together into a DVD experience. Unfortunately it was never released as the band underwent some lineup changes shortly after the show.
Credits: Director, Producer, CinematographerCinematography, Film, Music2010
In 2011 the Kerplinq crew boarded the StartupBus for an epic hack-a-thon ending 3 days later in Austin, TX for SXSW. But before that we had to talk a little trash with the other teams, we whipped this one up. Aiming for an old west showdown feel, but we also wanted to flex a little kinetic typography muscle.
Credits: Writer, Director, AnimatorAnimation, Creative Direction, Motion Graphics2011
Our first project with Kerplinq was a location based iOS game called Freeze. It was check-in based, like Foursquare, but once checked in you could play a sprawling game of Freeze Tag against anyone nearby. We needed a video to explain how the game worked in a quick and friendly way.
Download Freeze: http://freeze.to
Credits: Writer, Animator, Producer
Game Credits: Game Design, Interface DesignCreative Direction, Game Design, Motion Graphics2010
In 2008 we we made "The Rules of The League." a web series based around a crazy group of Fantasy Football nuts. We wanted to portray the techno-centric work of modern communication in a seamless way including the first narrative to incorporate live-tweeting characters, character presence on social media and narratives between episodes only available via Twitter and Facebook. There was even a real blog with past posts and sports information We wanted the whole thing to have a smart, light, fun feel to it.
Watch more: http://vimeo.com/6918891
Credits: Writer, Director, Producer, Executive ProducerCreative Direction, Film, Writing2008
This is where we first met Black Tie Dynasty. Director Scott Rickels wanted to give his narrative an eerie feel, so we shot the whole thing on 16mm B&W, with really harsh lighting.
Credits: CinematographyCinematography, Film, Music2008
This is a video we out together for Black Tie Dynasty after working with them on another video. We were obsessed with the artifacting effects of HD Video shot at night. We decided to cut that together with 16mm shot with a hand cranked Bolex. Combining the two created a frenetic contrast. To pull together a narrative element we composited in artwork envisioning the band on bilboards all over the famous Sunset Strip.
Credits: Director, Cinematographer, EditorCreative Direction, Film, Music2009
We connected with the director (James Cheeks III) after working with him on another music video. He was after something moody and gritty. We shot HD Video through a Red Rocks Shutter adaptor adding prime lens depth of field and an extra layer of grit.
Credits: Cinematographer, EditorCinematography, Film, Music2009
In 2010 we connected with Shaimus when we were on an assignment shooting stills at E3. We talked about collaborating on a video for their next single "Turn The Other Way." The band was looking for "a really shitty office". We shot HD Video through a Red Rocks Adaptor for prime lens depth of focus and that gritty muddy feeling. Ugh, what a shitty office.
Credits: Writer, Director, Producer, EditorCreative Direction, Film, Music2009
Instead of a film school thesis we produced this. It's a spec commercial targeted at a light beer audience. Shot in 4K on a RED One camera this badboy is ready to show in a theater.
Credits: Producer, DirectorArt Direction, Creative Direction, Film2007
Featured: Keaton Simons performing "Beautiful Pain" on #FracturedFridays.
Fractured Fridays was a web show done by One Step Productions through our blog "MoviesMusicMayhem.com" We had a lot of artists coming through the office as we talked about music related projects so we started asking them to chill in the back office and talk to some fans. We took questions from the chatroom, twitter, and facebook and they payed a few tunes.Creative Direction, Film, Music2010
We needed to showcase our previous work, but reels are boring.
One Step put our heads together and this is what came out. Credits: Creative ProducerArt Direction, Creative Direction, Film2008
Teaser trailer for One Step Productions web series "Project 420".
Credits: Editor, Producer (Series)Art Direction, Creative Direction, Film2010
In 2009 One Step Productions did a series of PSAs for Mojo Media and Marketing / SAC Law Firm. They covered healthcare related topics.
Credits: Writer, Producer, Director, EditorAnimation, Creative Direction, Film2009
When we started Kerplinq we needed and intro video for the about page. No point shopping that out.
Credits: Animator, Writer, Producer, DirectorCreative Direction, Film, Motion Graphics2012