DAVID LYNCH & CHRYSTA BELL'S LOVE IS A BIRD OF FLAME (music video)
 

Credit: Lead Editor, Animation Consultant, ADR, Compositor
Artist: David Lynch & Chrysta Bell
Director: Chel White

When renowned film director and musician, David Lynch, and vocalist Chrysta Bell approached director Chel White to direct this highly stylized music video, Mr. White tasked me with helping him design the technique to achieve his vision.  The mechanical, pixilation-like motion of the principles was a cornerstone of this vision, but furthermore, he wished to shoot much of it in reverse while also maintaining perfect lip-sync with the vocals.  Trusting in me to design a shooting & post technique that would achieve his ideas, I was given charge of determining shooting frame rates, calculating music playback for sync, and creating a phonetic script for Chrysta Bell to perform from cue cards, and to coach her on how to sing her song backwards.  The results were even astounding to me, for when the footage was played back at 24 fps, and in reverse, we were able to achieve over 90% perfect lip sync on all takes. 

 


THE DANDY WARHOLS - 13 SONGS IN 13 PLACES (teaser)

Credit: Cinematographer, Lead Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Color Artist
Director: Rodrigo Melgarejo

In commemoration of the 13th anniversary of The Dandy Warhols’ breakout release, 13 Songs from Urban Bohemia, a promotional tour of 13 locations around the Pacific Northwest, all significant to the band’s history or to the city of Portland, served as venues for the band to perform and record each of the 13 songs from the record.  This is the promotional teaser for those 13 videos.


WILL WEST AND THE FRIENDLY STRANGERS - EVERYTIME (Live)


Credit: Director, Director of Photography, Editor

Will West has long been a pillar of the Portland, Oregon music scene. And so, I was honored when he selected me to direct this live, multi-camera production for his band.  Shot and recorded on location at Mississippi Studios in front of a live audience.  


MTV's F*@K MY LIFE WITH MIKE THE SITUATION

Credit: Editor, Compositor
Directors: Rob Shaw and Solomon Burbridge

Jersey Shore’s Mike the Situation’s story of how close he came to joining the mile high club, set to some ridiculous and hilarious animation.


HUSH HUSH (excerpt)

Credit: Director, Writer, Actor, Editor

I wrote and directed this short film during my junior year at The Evergreen State College. The premise is the difficulty of separation from one’s home and family in the pursuit of one’s own path.  Shot on location in Death Valley, CA, this film was shot entirely on 16mm color negative film, using an old Canon Scoopic.


HIGH NOON TEA

Credit: Co-Director, Co-Writer, Animator, Editor

I produced this short promo for the Olympia Film Festival while I was in school at The Evergreen State College in collaboration with co-director/co-writer Randy Thompson. All characters and set pieces were fabricated by hand, and the rotoscoped sequence was created using water color on paper, using the first shootout scene in Once Upon a Time in the West as the source footage.  It was selected by festival organizers to be shown in the weeks leading up to the film festival to promote attendance.