For the release of Ask You In Gray’s album, Twin Paradox, I created a video for the song The Time Machine. The video portrays the journey of a couple through their relationship, from introduction at a bar to the mundane life at home folding laundry. The male character, played by myself, fights to cope with mundane life and proposes leaving the troubles of typical existence and hardship by traveling through time until they find a suitable replacement. In the end you can’t escape your regrets.
Cinco Agency in Portland invited designers to submit their own customization of a skull poster for their agency anniversary party.
After the release of Ask You In Gray’s album, Twin Paradox, we created a music video using a GoPro Hero 2, a Canon G12, and a Canon EOS Rebel T1i to promote the track, End of the Line. Written and directed by Trey Tatum and myself, then shot and produced by myself, we created a story of ‘normal adult male’ that finds tries to hold on to his youth and fight mortality. The video is shot in Portland, Oregon at Overlook Park, near White Owl Social Club, and in a downtown office space.
I had the honor of shooting and editing a clip of the Pacific Northwest writer and poet, Tim Sproul as he read a couple poems from his new book at Al’s Den in Portland. Richmond Fontaine provided some awesome back-track to the reading.
As the second fan-requested topic-song, Saint BernRad was created to fulfill the topic: “write a song about my saint bernard’s inability to choose proper formal attire”. Trey Tatum and myself discussed the best way to show a fun, light-hearted video representation of the song while keeping it dog-focused. With a GoPro HD Pro 2 in hand, we marched down Hawthorne Avenue in Portland, Oregon and sang the song.
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While spending time on the sandy beach, it’s nearly impossible to refrain from burying your hands and feet and pretending you’ve found the uncovered remnants of a buried corpse.
Video is, without a doubt, one of our generation’s most impactful mediums. I try to capture the fun and light of life and convey my experience through my video creations.
Throughout my life, I’ve found that children’s books continue to impact the world with their witty, timeless stories and wide variation of illustration talent. As a ‘trained’ illustrator and aspiring children’s book author and publisher, I enjoy creating whimsical characters and practicing different illustration techniques. Partridge was an exercise in digital illustration.
This piece began as a custom illustration/design highlighting Portland, Oregon’s downtown skyline with the addition of some ‘monsters of the apocalypse’. Soon after completion it was used for a band poster.
The underwater fish illustration was created as a fun, light-hearted promotion image for Ask You In Gray. Using only vector illustration techniques, I created a flexible, scalable image that can be blown up to billboard size without losing quality.
This video was created as a fun side-project for Ask You In Gray. Co-concepted with Trey Tatum, and with Trey’s 8-bit art help, I produced and edited this video, as well as animated the 8-bit octopus.