May 31, 2010

Human Jaws Attack

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VIDEO #061
Jaws Theme
I really hope this video doesn't make the kids out there think I am an evil shark man who attacks girls on floaties in swimming pools. On the other hand, with the idea I did scare little kids from going in pools could mean more urine free water..... it's a revolution!

May 30, 2010

Superheroes

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VIDEO #060
Song - "Ridin'" by Chamillionaire
Sixty videos! Here is a classic with my buddy Kai and myself from back in the day. He and I made a handful of awesome flicks that I hope to share down the road. Good times, great memories!

May 29, 2010

Congratulations Marissa and Chad

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VIDEO #059
Song - "A Eme O" by Andrea Echeverri
We had the privilege to photograph a beautiful wedding down in Cabo, Mexico with our new friends Marissa and Chad. I thought I'd put together a sneak peek before the photos get sent out. Why I chose the movie theater setting, no one knows but enjoy anyways!

May 28, 2010

Mars Attacks!

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VIDEO #058
Sound clips from "War of the Worlds" Radio Broadcast 1938
This video got away from me quite a bit. So I started with a montage of moon time lapses and relaxing pretty, pretty music but OH NO that wasn't enough! I had to add drama and death, sci fi and special effects... couldn't settle with a decent concept, had to get out of control. I don't know what to say?

May 27, 2010

Life IS a Highway

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VIDEO #057
Song - "Life Is A Highway" by Tom Cochrane
Try to guess all the different locations without getting too car sick! Yee haw!

May 26, 2010

A Swim With The Fish

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VIDEO #056
Song - "The Funeral" by Band of Horses
Chileno Bay in Cabo is a great spot to see tons of fish. Free if you drive yourself, but beware, the security person in the lot only works off of tips... hum, which means if you don't tip him, no security? I don't know... Mexico is weird like that.

May 25, 2010

Cabo Skimboarding

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VIDEO #055
Song - Crazy Train" remix by Twisted Sister
Down in Cabo, Mexico, there were some serious shore break waves which, when out, really hard to get back in. On this day it wasn't too bad so the Zap skimboarders took advantage of it. I talked to one of the guys and he was super cool so I thought I'd give a shout out. Pretty amazing how the sport is evolving into a more technical, extreme style sport. Here's the website: ZAP

May 24, 2010

Sandy Memories

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VIDEO #054
Song - "Winds of Change" by The Scorpions
An old classic video from the vault! This really turned out to be a happy accident with the hot sexy footage and the super power ballad from the 90's. I'm sure the Scorpions are trying to figure out how to get ahold of me so they can use this to replace their music video.... I'm sure of it!

May 23, 2010

Caving For Batman

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VIDEO #053
Batman Theme
In central Oregon there are a ton of lava caves to explore. This one was in the middle of nowhere near Bend. Lots of fun but a little spooky knowing that one boulder falling could mean the end of a perfectly good day. It might be tough to see so check it out here if you'd like:

May 22, 2010

The Leftovers

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VIDEO #052
Song - "Candi" by Ween
What is there to say? It took fifty two videos to come up with something as brilliant as this. Get excited, maybe by 152 videos I'll digest the camera. Nummy Yummy!

May 21, 2010

Pool Volleyball

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VIDEO #051
Song - "You Shook Me All Night Long" remix by AC/DC
Pool volleyball is my new favorite leisure sport, hands down. While on vacation, most people hit the scene, jump in a boat, see the sites... me... oh no... pool volleyball all day, everyday!

May 20, 2010

How To Catch Crabs

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VIDEO #050
Original Score by Dan and Ben
Fifty videos! I thought I would share an old favorite for the occasion which has been a small success on youtube reaching over 10K views. Who are these people that are so interested in how to catch crabs? We may never know!

May 19, 2010

Hardcore Karaoke

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VIDEO #049
Song - "Different Drum" by Linda Rondstadt
The Spare Room on 42nd off NE Alberta is home to some of the best karaoke and this guy is a great example of what to expect for the entertainment. Never a dull moment!

May 18, 2010

Mike's Laser Toy

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VIDEO #048
Library Music
Mike has recently figured out what the laser pointer is and still doesn't seem to care, he can't help but to try and get that little red dot. Oh, and I think it's official, Mike's human voice is permanently in the tune of Clint Eastwood.

May 17, 2010

NYC & B.C. Breakdancing

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VIDEO #047
Song - "Beat it" by Michael Jackson
These guys really make me feel less cool. Especially the young kid from NYC, I was never that cool when I was his age. It seriously is quite amazing how far breakdancing has come. I would highly recommend a documentary called "Planet B Boy." It's awesome if you like this sort of thing. Here's a preview: http://www.planetbboy.com/

May 16, 2010

Five Dollar (Vietnamese) Footlong

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VIDEO #046
Song - Subway's Catchy & Annoying Theme
Yen Ha, up on Sandy around 71st, seriously has an amazing $5 vietnamese footlong. Couldn't resist a spoof on the Subway commercial after seeing the handwritten advertisement in the bar. Kim executive produced the shoot (thanks for picking up the tab) and Katana coordinated and directed leaving me to simply shoot. Production budget... you guessed it... 5 bucks.

May 15, 2010

Man Pampering

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VIDEO #045

Song - "The Haircut Song" by Ray Stevens

Haircut + the champagne of beers = a pampered man. We all need to keep it trimmed, so why not enjoy the finer things in life in the process? Bishops on Alberta is quite nice this time of year, check it out, free beer, 21 bucks for a man cut, good people. Ask for Taylor, she's cool.

May 14, 2010

Dog Lovers

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VIDEO #044
Song - "Who Let The Dogs Out" by Baha Men
The question I asked myself while putting this together started as "Why would I ever use this song for anything?" More importantly was the question of " Why do I have an abundance of dog footage?"

May 13, 2010

The Ballgame

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VIDEO #043
Ballpark Tunes
A rain delay at the ball park allowed ample time to capture behind the scenes coverage of a video shoot with the Portland Beavers as they faced off against the Tacoma Rainiers. No one knows what the score was at the end but we do know that I caught two fly balls in the four innings we were there. Two! Ok so there were probably 37 people at the stadium total giving me better odds but still, ... two. With balls in hand, I soon realized these balls were not for me but for the little ones getting spoiled on a weekday, sitting in box seats high on sugar... these kids are the ones who needed the rush of the fly ball... so I gave my balls to them.

May 12, 2010

Goodbye Winter

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VIDEO #042
Song - "The End's Not Near" by Band of Horses
Portland is finally starting to heat up so I thought I'd pay homage to the weather that made today feel so good.

May 11, 2010

Good Cop Bad Cop

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VIDEO #041
On Mother's Day we were taking off from the park when we noticed this couple going through some strange emotions together. We... well... I couldn't help but to pull out the camera and roll some tape. 6 1/2 minutes of surveillance not only caught some pushing and shoving but quite possibly a semi professional drug deal. The best part was we caught up with the guy down the road, who had just bushwhacked the steep hill for what reasons, we may never know. It'd be great to hear your take on what went down here, drop a comment!

May 10, 2010

Mr. Ed Has A Booger

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VIDEO #040
Song - "Mr. Ed" Theme
No special effects... the horse talks and blows an enormous booger towards the camera, what else do you need in a video and what a way to start of the week!

May 9, 2010

Theatrical Trailer Voice

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VIDEO #039
Library Music
We all love the drama that comes with those fantastic trailer voices these days so I thought I'd give it a shot with some random cemetery footage from back in the day. And no, I do not think I will get the budget anytime soon to make the film, which is probably a good thing.

May 8, 2010

Putting in the Pool

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VIDEO #038
Song - "Joy to the World" by Cathedral Brass
In the process of getting the stairs from the back deck to the yard in (which is still in progress), I uncovered a little bit of history of the house... the back patio! That's right, buried under the dirt lays an old, but classy array of concrete slabs! Not much to brag about other than the fact it's a free patio that brings fun for the whole family, and I think the video captures just that.

May 7, 2010

Meatloaf Construction

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VIDEO #037
Song - "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" by Meatloaf
Lucky us, the lot next door is under serious construction! Over the last three days I've had those guys under 24 hour surveillance for reasons unknown until tonight. Tonight, Meatloaf construction is born! Make it through to the end... it might be worth it for some of ya'll.

May 6, 2010

Mt. Hood, Oregon

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VIDEO #036
Song - "Electric Feel" by MGMT
Riding up at Meadows - Mt Hood with some good people on a sunny day makes for a great time.

May 5, 2010

A Message From J.C.

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VIDEO #035
Long day... just got home from a really great shoot and can't wait to share the video I was able get here and there through out the day... but until then, I'm exhausted and would like to share a public service announcement from J.C. himself. Enjoy!

May 4, 2010

Bingo!

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Video #034
Song - "Bingo" by Waka Flocka Flame
We finally did it! We checked out the Bingo hall in the hood, and let me tell you, not a dull moment to be had there. Maybe we were out of our league trying our hand against the locals but I figure after a dozen more outings to the hall, we might have the opportunity to shout that glorious two syllable word... BINGO!

May 3, 2010

Flat Stanley

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VIDEO #033
Song - Track 5 by Chinese Singalong
My niece Sally and her 2nd Grade class sent out their Flat Stanley figures to friends and family last month and I was proud to be responsible to show the little guy around the Pacific Northwest. Oh, we had so much fun! I think Mr. Stanley had a pretty good time too. We will miss you good buddy! You're always welcome back to the West Coast!

May 2, 2010

Weeding with Gringo

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VIDEO #032
Song - "Camino Real De Colima" by Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitían
Gringo has been really busy lately catching up on the spring cleaning thing so you might get the privilege of hanging out with him over the next couple weeks. Ole!!

May 1, 2010

Taking Out The White Trash

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VIDEO #031
Song - "Black Betty" by Ram Jam
My old neighbor's brother couldn't resist the opportunity to destroy a free tv from the big yard sale last weekend. I told him "whaaaaatever, as long as you know it's all yours afterwards," and I was cool with seeing it go in a somewhat epic explosion.