2018 SXSW Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature.
This is the Blu-ray box art I created for my first dramatic directorial effort, Close, But No Cigar. Much like
the menus and the film itself, the box art is in black & white, with the end of the cigar glowing red for a
touch of color. There is also a corresponding DVD, with minimal placement and layout changes. For
more information about the film, you can download standard or high definition versions for your
iPod or iPad, or watch the entire movie online by clicking the Close, But No Cigar link above.
Or just click here.
This is the box art I made for director Brad Robinson's independent feature film, Public Interest. The
film is about a reality show where the contestants are forced to live with each other, Big Brother
style, but with the addition of shock collars to make sure the contestants don't wander too far
from the house. Public Interest is now available on DVD for sale over at Amazon.com.
Purchase a copy today by clicking here.
This is the DVD artwork I made for a promotional disc of Savin' Up For Saturday Night. I shot and edited a
complete performance of the show and put this disc together as a tool to help find a future home for the
show, as well as provide a keepsake for the cast and crew. There is also a corresponding Blu-ray disc,
with minimal placement and layout changes.
5:19 To Molina is a short documentary that I directed that involved me going up against San Francisco Giants
starting catcher Bengie Molina in a timed race to first base. Shot and edited exclusively in 1080p, it is the first film
I've worked on to get a Blu-ray release ahead of the DVD. The above artwork is for the Blu-ray disc, with only
minimal placement changes for the DVD. The design is inspired by one of my favorite baseball card designs
of all-time, the 1986 Donruss series, with the color chosen from their limited edition Rookies set. For more
information about the film, you can download standard or high definition versions for your iPod or AppleTV,
or watch the entire movie online by clicking the 5:19 To Molina link above. Or just click here.
Public Interest is a feature-length film written and directed by the very talented Brad Robinson.
The film "is a send up of America's obsession with reality TV. Satirizing not only how outrageous
the phenomenon has become but also lampooning how crazy and 'real' it could easily get, it is a
'must see' for anyone who loves or hates reality television." For more information about the film,
you can visit the movie's official web site by clicking here.
Mystere & Friends was a stage show performed live and recorded with three cameras, sitcom-style.
Written & created by the very talented Jenelle Riley, it was originally conceived and performed as
part of Sacred Fools Theater's late night Serial Killers series. Mystere & Friends was a full-length
variety show featuring some of the original sketches, and some new pieces as well.
During the final touches of post-production on Expiration Date, some of my collaborators and I
formed a ragtag group of filmmakers, called ourselves Team Awesome and decided to enter
the Nintendo Short Cuts contest, which required a short film that helped showcase the
Nintendo brand. The result was Punchout, which although having reached over 1,000,000
hits on YouTube, unfortunately didn't place in the top 10 of the contest, to the dismay of
its many ardent fans. Team Awesome's followup, Contra, while not as popular as Punchout,
has still managed to carve out it's niche amongst a strong legion of fans on the Internet.
This box art is dual-sided and designed to fit in a standard CD jewel case. The left side is
the standard artwork, while the right side mimics the look of an original NES cartridge.
The owner of the disc can choose to display whichever side he or she chooses to.
There is also a blu-ray available whose artwork mimics that of Mobile Fidelity
Sound Labs Original Master Recording series of CD's and LP's.
Expiration Date is a short film that I conceived at a local supermarket after seeing Quentin Tarantino &
Robert Rodriguez's fantastic double feature, Grindhouse, in the theater. Parodying QT's Death Proof,
Expiration Date is also my first foray into HD-DVD authoring. In addition to the box art I designed
above, you can learn more about the film, download standard or high definition versions for
your iPod or AppleTV, or watch the entire movie online by clicking the Expiration Date
link above. Or just click here.
On December 9, 2006, Pearl Jam opened up for U2 during the last show of their Vertigo tour at
Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. To commemorate my attendance at this very special show,
I filmed a portion of the concert with my digital camera and took many still pictures as well.
I decided to create a special bootleg for myself and as Christmas gifts for my friends who
also attended the concert. A limited edition five disc set was the result. The fourth of
the five discs was a DVD with the videos and photos that I took along with additional
soundtracks of the show obtained from other members of U2's online fan community.
Into The Maestrom is a science-fiction short film originally shot for the 2005 48 Hour Film Project.
Since its debut there, it has gone on to screen at numerous festivals and win mulitple awards.
Not bad for a film that was conceived, written & produced in only 2 days from start to finish!
I created this DVD as a way to commemorate the historic moment when Pink Floyd reunited on stage after
23 years of acrimony at the Live 8 concert in London, England on July 2, 2005. Originally distributed
through the BitTorrent file sharing protocol as a never-for-profit endeavor, this DVD is no longer
available to the public now that the official Live 8 DVD set is available for sale. Click here for
additional images and more information regarding this DVD.
I created this DVD as a gift to a friend who used to write on the CBS television show, The New Adventures
of Old Christine. Using promotional photos and screen captures, I also had to recreate the text layout
from scratch, as CBS had used non-standard ligatures and spacing for the title text. I also added a
personal touch by giving the text a embossed look.
Hollywood Headshots is a short, comedic documentary chronicling the whereabouts of various actors,
actresses, and other performers whose headshots are located in seemingly random locations
throughout Los Angeles, California, such as a pizza joint, a dry cleaners, and a car wash.
Extremely funny stuff.
Night Surf is a short film based on the Stephen King story of the same name. It is the latest
in a long line of "Dollar Babies," films that were made by optioning the story directly from
King for the low, low price of $1. You can learn more about Night Surf
the film by visiting its' web site.
Long before BMW took it upon itself to release a DVD of its' short films, I chose them to be my
first ever project to build using Apple's DVD Studio Pro. After downloading all the films and
special features from BMWFilms.com, I created this. I'm quite fond of it, as it was my first
DVD project ever, and I taught myself how to use the program by designing this disc.
You can also see the menus I created for this DVD by clicking here.
GameTrailers.com is a web site dedicated to presenting homegrown trailers of popular video games and
video game systems. Similar to the commercials you already see on TV for games, a group of
independent editors and gamers have gotten together to create this site where you can see
clips and trailers for games that are usually better than those commercials!
Check 'em out if you're a gamer!
Using a TV Guide motif to match the TV "channel-surfing" design of my personal editor's reel,
I created this artwork. Each channel describes a different program that is available on the
DVD version of my reel. You can also view the reel itself online by clicking here.