Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Macklemore "THE TOWN" | Great Seattle area music

Macklemore's "The Town" off The Unplanned Mixtape.
Director/DP/Editor: Zia Mohajerjasbi
Produced By: Kirby Grey, Zia Mohajerjasbi & Sam Toloui
Everything Else: Steve Failows, Futsum Tsegai & Saman Maydani
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Fankenstien camera is almost complete!

My DIY 35mm depth of field adapter. Muahahaha
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Monday, December 28, 2009

My Sick Tech Deck Film | Made at 3am

The video was shot and edited on my cell phone (sorry for the quality, but it is from my cell phone).
In 6th grade (2000ish) I loved making tech deck ramps, more than actually 'tech decking', and last night I found my old tech deck park. So I grabbed some cardboard and tape and got back to my roots. Sometimes you have to be a kid. I sat in my room with a bag of chex mix and some music and "skated" all night.
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Inspirational Graphic Design

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Shorecrest vs Shorewood | 2 WA highschools lip-dub challenge

Two Shoreline, Washington high schools have challenged each other to a music video lip-dub. The one on top was created first. Note that the bottom video was shot backwards, in one take!
They both are well done. It's really cool that they used the whole school in both the videos, and I also really like how the camera traveled around campus. My favorite part is the dude on top of the lockers at 1:32 in the top video, the guy must be the coolest kid on campus.
My high school would never do something this cool.
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Friday, December 11, 2009

Desk Sketch | From a Tablet on Campus

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

"5 Links: A film corpse" | A film I made with 5 other directors

This is a film I made with 5 other directors (Zach Yarrington, Angelica Hodgetts, Ben Olsen, Megan Schulz). We created this film for a class at the University of Oregon.
The film was inspired by the Surrealist game called "Exquisite Corpse". (it has nothing to do with an actual corpse). Basically the exquisite corpse is a game made of a few rules to help spawn creative output. The rules we followed in making this film were:
-Each director has (roughly) a 2 minute segment in the film.
-The directors cannot share any information about their segment with the other directors.
-The director and the succeeding director have to share a transition scene between each others segments to keep the story going. The two directors can only share information needed to continue plot, such as actors, location, prop, etc.

Here is the times of each director:
Ben Olsen (start - 4:17)
Angelica Hodgetts (4:17 - 6:30)
Zach Yarrington (6:30 - 10:00)
Bryson Michael (10:00 - 13:00)
Megan Schulz (13:00 - End)

Click on the picture below to read a short .pdf I wrote about the making of the video.
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

OK Go "WTF?"

The visuals in this are nuts, and it was shot in one take. Reminds me when a screen in Windows freezes and you can make the same effect.
I love how Ok Go spends so much time rehearsing for their music videos.
Below is the making of the video
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Here is a basic tutorial I made for Sony Vegas Pro

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Beautiful Losers | Can't wait for this to come to DVD

"BEAUTIFUL LOSERS celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation

In the early 1990's a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the "establishment" art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture.

Starring a selection of artists who are considered leaders within this culture, Beautiful Losers focuses on the telling of personal stories. It speaks to themes of what happens when the outside becomes "in" as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today's youth."
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Desk Sketches

I have a stack of recipe cards on my desk and sometimes I make sketches. Here are some that I like.
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If anyone wants to know what the coolest thing in my closest is

It would be this. BAM! Motorcycle jacket and Christmas sweater combo. This may or may not have been worn by Fonzie on the Happy Days Christmas Special
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