In case you haven't seen the magazine at your favorite record shop, bar, coffee house, or your friends West Philly basement- make sure to check out my interview with JUMP Philly. Now you can watch the videos they mention right inside the article online!
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In late summer 2013 we went "under cover" here at Overkill Studio when we hosted private studio space for a Project Runway finalist as she designed a collection in the "real world" for the season's penultimate episode.
The designer, Dom Streater, who we know through the tight-knit service industry in Philly, needed a space where she could work away from the cameras and craziness of the show without worrying about her finalist status (the episodes play a month or two later) or her collections leaking online. With the exception of a few Tim Gunn sightings in Old City... operation @domofix at Overkill Studio went off without a hitch. I recently caught up with Dom at her new downtown diggs to film an interview for Visit Philly and Philly 360°:
This winter season was filled with new adventures.
Allow me to review:
- I worked with Wonderful Machine to start a new marketing campaign- the first step of which was creating a new wordmark/logo which will serve as the foundation for a bunch of fun things I have planned for the near future.
- I directed several commercial projects for awesome clients like Visit Philly, Nicos Gun, Bar None Records, Uber, The Mural Arts Program, and Blue Cadet- to name a few.
- I've been photographing all kinds of artists, musicians, and inspiring personalities and updating my portraits portfolio with new work.
- I co-founded Good Motion Project and launched our first films about Philadelphia's Rail Park and my favorite coffee shop in Old City: Menagerie (below).
- I joined the Board of Directors for the Old City District and helped bring two new events to the neighborhood for 2014: Night Market and Old City Fest.
- I reclaimed some giant pieces of wood and built a badass conference table and desk for Overkill Studio. We'll be launching our website and announcing new shows very soon.
I'm really excited about all of these new opportunities, how they might evolve over time, and influence each other, but a lot of that work has been more "behind the scenes"- which is why I'm proud to be recognized in the Spring issue of JUMP Magazine. I chatted with Tyler about the visual side of music, my music video work, and the Philly music scene. Most importantly, my friend Kate Harrold photographed me with the infamous table...
I don't know if I'm "The King of Music Videos", but be sure to take a look at the article and the Spring issue of JUMP below!
The Wonder Years and crew work out the kinks before their "Greatest Generation World Tour" during a dress rehearsal at Union Transfer in Philadelphia 03/04.
Check out my latest music video with Nicos Gun. We brought it to a whole new level of weird with this one...
How could I resist the temptation to photograph the snowstorm earlier this week? Although I was stuck inside editing I set up a quick time-lapse shot from the window of my studio and posted it on Vimeo. Thanks to Philly Mag for sharing it with some other great philly snowstorm videos!
Check out the original article here: http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/01/22/great-philly-snow-videos/
If you’re familiar with Philadelphia’s contemporary art scene, you may already know Dan. This Drexel grad is the guy behind Stupid Easy Gallery, located in the heart of Old City, and has worked on countless visual projects for Visit Philly, Mural Arts, Philly.com...and a number of local creatives and musicians like Duke & Winston and DRGN KING....So it’s no surprise that he’s managed to involve himself is some of the city’s coolest local projects.Read More
New videos I directed up on Philly.com examining the experience of existing casinos from different developers who are looking to build a new gaming facility in Philadelphia.Read More
Ilford 3200 speed black and white film scans of Khari Mateen performing at Chris's Jazz Cafe, July 29th, 2013.Read More
It's really exciting working with found footage- breathing new life into older visuals can make for an interesting and unique aesthetic!Read More
I recently had the chance to work with Philly.com to produce a collection of video interviews of the competing bidders for the final license to operate a casino in Philadelphia. Click here to learn more about this process on Philly.com
Check out my latest video that premiered on Paper Magazine yesterday afternoon.
I'm in Austin with these guys-finishing up a 17 day tour down south, stay tuned for a bunch of photos and stories from the trip!
Photographs taken aboard the Natchez, a steamboat in New Orleans, Louisiana.Read More
This past weekend I started work on a new music video for up-and-coming artist Anjuli Josephine at the magnificent Elkins Estate in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. The massive 64,000 square-foot italian renaissance-style palace changed hands a few times since its construction over 115 years ago but now (due to legal/money issues) lays completely empty; void of furniture and most artifacts from its opulent past. Anjuli and her band were able to gain us unrestricted access to the estate only days before its doors were, yet again, closed indefinitely.
Below are some iPhone pics taken during the shoot and the shots above are from an impromptu portrait session with Anjuli, which I have also included in my stills portfolio. Look out for the official video release in a few weeks!
We shot this in one take in the back of Ant's ride while filming "Wild Night"- a new video for the track off DRGN King's new album Paragraph Nights.Read More