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Concept art and stills from the next project involving master swordsman, stunt coordinators, temples, ships, dragons (RED), 17hand horses, & many a Thor & Ragnar's

DaBears

Atmosphere...& wildlife when they cooperate

Location, Location, Location

(still working on the final color grade...thus colors vary quite a bit in stills)

Creating Characters and choregraphing sword fights

Visuals +++

Graphic composition for environments

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Stills

Rig

Rigged a platform on top of car for dolly russian arm style

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Working on Blog Post :)

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Scouting trip for a Neah Bay Surf Film

Testing out some new 6x6 Format HiTechs and Schneider UV filters

Arri + RED + Johan Hellsten

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Project in post

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There Be Dragons

Birthday Weekend in June filled with good friends, mountains, rivers, waterfalls and hanging out with dragons.

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Dragon's Tail Peak @ Lake Colchuck in the Enchantments...why had I not been up there before. Sometimes when things are in your own back yard you forget to look.

A few days later my dragon arrived...

Dragon Manual
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FIlm Ballet

What gear should i bring. What settings should i shoot on. The delicate balance of finding the right camera movement energy and tone to bring to the scene. Anyone familiar with NoFilmSchool knows the importance of these. The camera is telling a story whether you want it to or not, via how its placed, what it is doing, what it is looking at and how it moves. Finding the right way to move within a production can range from easy pre-planned tones and storyboards, to very complex. Not necessarily because of the grip stuff involved, because of the uncertainty of the emotion you're looking for. Gut feelings are a lot of the time what make you talented. Lately I've been playing with various electroninc gimbals, flying Steadicams, rocking Easyrigs and piloting drones.

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Playing with some car gimbal options

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LOMO Anamorphics

The fateful day these arrived was an exciting one! To ARMS with filming! You gotta love the amazing flares and veiling and bloom these give. To bend magical rays on an ultra digital sensor. Soften skin tones and make sharpness more film like. Analog. WW2 sniper scopes and binoculars really sure helped refine these Russian craftsman.

Took these bad boys to the shop to get culminated. One needed a little shim but by and large performed incredible. One of the lenses had actually recently been rehoused in St. Peterberg by a master Lomo Engineer.

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American Standards via tape...the real prize was finding diopters/ and a way to connect my mattebox for fully shootn wide open in the sun

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Vr

What a wild place we're in. When I first saw google maps 360 feature years ago I knew we were in for some fun. Now with the latest Red array custom 360 rigs to Lyrto's incredible technology its looking like its coming. When we created the Treehouses App project its goal was about immersion. How to get the viewer within the location, via video "guided tours" and custom made full 360xx360 (damn nadirs) viewed in either touch or compass mode (using devices accelerometer) I think we did a fairly decent job. However what is coming next is even better.

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Before I go talking about a bunch of nonsense be sure that you check out LYTRO's stuff. This lightfield camera is simply incredible and a breakthrough in many regards. LYTRO LINK. Essentially by capturing all the light as pure data you can manipulate it post giving 4d depth to an otherwise 2d or 3d video .... Back to VR though....I've used practically all the Virtual headsets on and off the market, putting benchmarks to the grind. We're all a waiting for Moores Law to take into effect and jump everything up on the consumers end...it keeps getting better every year. Although with the ease of use of the E2ES VR cameras and systems there have been some problems with visual clarity (not enough pixels per sq inch & latency of 30fps needs to be 90fps+) and in an ecosystem that's fragmented, not all experiences are the same. There is no gold standard on asynchronous tracking. Having said all that I'm actually really optimistic and excited. Playing ocean simulators on a Gear VR gives you a feeling of being present...maybe its the brain differentiating it as cartoon and accepting the visual limitations. Watching 360 videos is hit or misss I think a lot having to do with not being TrueHD/4k standards quality and lacking in perspective positional awareness. Within the CGI world where restrictions are only limited by how many Nvidia TESLA/QUADs you have in your PC its a different story. I've been excited to play around both behind the scenes and within these worlds...Can't wait to share what our next project will be using......follow the light

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Operator startup video direct and produced.... working on journal entry :)....need to finish

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Beach Run Loop
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Looks from the operator shoot. Edited stills from r3d files as well additional traditional photos. A few of these scenes didn't make it in my final cut but nonetheless look great. + a few extra BTS

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More Behind the Scenes

Exciting end of shoot

End of Day 1
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Microsoft

A quick shoots for the Microsoft teams

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Vance Creek Bridge - had to see what it was all about

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Adrenaline rush - the longer you're on the bridge the more comfortable you become

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Hanging out the sunroof heading towards a volcano - a pleasant evening visiting a giant.


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This past year has been filled with plenty of great trips, but these 2 stood out from among the rest. Having been to LA quite a bit, this time was particularly special - our app was in the LA's New Media Festival - a festival we ended up winning. I concluded things at this event with a talk on where I see the future of new media. Always good to know you're on the edge. Another always highlight, was watching our footage on the big screen.

Afterwards I had the good fortune of visiting my friend's place that he was finishing building. It's a hearty castle like home nestled neatly in the hills overlooking downtown. 

I am a big fan of both building and architecture, so this was especially nice to see. I've also gotta say, as incredible as he is in his primary art form, it was still surprising to hear he designed the house himself...a design that was turning into another masterwork. If I wasn't going to build another hobbit hole or Norse ship turned home from skyrim, I could definitely find myself here. The main room is just shy of being both large and high enough for full court basketball game.  Additionally the clean aesthetics could be useful to help clear the creative mind.

In Santa Monica and further at Venice I sometimes feel like a GTA tourist. Moving down along the coast, visiting close friends, hitting waves, climbing the stairs...there was one beach in particular called "thousand steps" well worth the walk and splash.

Korean BBQ you can't go wrong - especially when your buddies wife is fluent :) 

Austin rooftops to reclaimed shipping containers, I felt like I could be in SodoSoPa ... although I have to say, I really enjoyed the place. Having never been to Texas before - you can't go wrong with southern hospitality!

When late sessions were complete for Distractify, I ended up spending much of the free time hopping around exploring Texas. I found that it would be easier to get lost without mts for orienteering...nonetheless always found the rope swings!

Dallas had some real arboreal wonders. Some of the sturdiest ash, oak, and elms I had yet to find. I felt a bit like I was always looking to the sky.

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This was a cool commercial project to work on for Leap, a new startup transportation company based in San Francisco. With unique aesthetics, amazing design,and great UX, they're completely redesigning the bus system. The video I made with them has made quite the splash. It has been featured on The Washington Post, Fox, CNN, Tech Crunch and the Verge and has over 200k views.

The production was lot of fun to work on. With a relatively laid back approach...especially on the comfortable bus, everything panned out as planned, other than two days where the weather didn't cooperate. In between shooting, I enjoyed managing data on their coffee-style desk. It's really an awesome feeling getting work done while on the move. For this video, I decided to give the combo A7s/Shogun a go, and shot in 4k slog2 and cine profiles which output some incredible colors for a sub 10k system. Even though it was still only 8bit, the 4k gave me that extra bit of latitude in Davinci to push the flavors. 

I'd have to say one of the highlights of the shoot was after one of the days of filming where everyone went to a Chinese restaurant downtown called Fang. Family style food served sizzling hot after a full shooting day :)

Plenty of interesting locations we filmed at and off, but one in particular stood out. Thiel Capital, right next to Industrial Light and Magic and Lucas Films, had a amazing bay view and the interior was filled with awesome sci-fi matte paintings. Great views indoors and out.

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This treehouse was very recently built and doesn't even have a name yet. It was created by my friends Jake, Bubba, Ian, Mike, Forest, Rich, Charlie, Mary and few other names that escape my memory. From visiting the build site throughout the construction, I've gotta say this has to be most secure treehouse I've ever been in. While building to or above the code specs, they didn't forget to add plenty of whimsical features. Walkways to rope bridges to fireman poles. Why walk on the ground when you can stroll through the canopy! The main perch, in the center of the photo above, overlooks a field that could be straight out of shire. The rope bridge next to it leads to a bunk bed cabin with old ship port holes for windows, and a fireman pole is there should a need for a quick exit be necessary. The main interior is currently empty, but holds the master craftsmanship of the carpenters. Working with salvaged wood and creating curved angles is no easy feat. The added headaches were well worth it IMO giving it real character.

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"Treehouses App: Treehouses of the Pacific Northwest" was an ambitious project to create. Our team, consisting of my brothers, friends, Pete Nelson and I, had set out to build a fully immersive interactive book, with the goal that the user would be able to dive into as much content on a particular place as possible. We were in the company of few others that had tried; heavy hitters like National Geographic or Al Gore's ebook, "Our Choice." Nonetheless, with entirely self-funding we moved forward with our goals.

I had been a fan of Pete Nelson's books and work for awhile; being a world renown architect, he had very interesting content. After working with him on various media-related projects, the idea took root. It was for us create a fully digital book on treehouses.

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I wanted the person who picked up a copy of the ebook to have a feeling of freedom. One of my favorite things about open world video games is that sense in freedom. You can check out this or that. You can go exploring all day, or dive straight into the lore and missions. Our ideas for this were very similar, wanting to give that feeling to architecture; that you could do more than what you'd see on the internet where all you see is a photo or two or a few written lines. That's all you get in most subjects. The pinch and tap gesture we created for the app...the animation that allows you to enter each treehouse, was made to really empathize that feeling of more...there is lots of content to dive into. How far down the rabbit hole would you like to go Alice?

Do you want to just read the story and see the photos? What about a cinematic video tour? Why not a virtual tour with our signature "Compass" mode, which fully utilizes the iPads accelerometer for an almost virtual reality experience. Do you want to watch a video of the construction of the structure? Would you like to see the blueprints, too? How about tips for building your own? And at that, what kind of tree is yours? Here is a list of the best trees to build in....+ so much more...we even initially were going to have 3d models of each treehouse.

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The region and name of the Treehouses App: "Treehouses of Pacific Northwest", came mainly from the fact that Pete, my brothers, friends and I are all based out of this area. It would appear that the regional name hasn't shied anyone away from it either. It has been at the top of the app charts in several countries, including the US and the UK. Plus a shout out to many in Norway and the Netherlands; the Northerner's really loved it, too! This has been a great project and sparked a new passion for evolving mediums and taking narratives in original directions. I have lately been working with a lot of different ones in experiments. Till next version....

For More Info on the App Click Here

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Microsoft's Garage is an idea factory full of the startup spirit. 3d printing was one of their primary highlights as they had tons of different 3d creations. One in particular was a set of printed chimes that they had soldered to various chips. It was connected to a windows surface tablet in a way that at the tap of the screen, you would hear live robotic performance of the original Windows start up sound. Link to site

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It was late October, the sun was setting, and we were driving to Mt. Rainier. Arriving at the park just after dusk, we were greeted by a massive black bear running along the road. (It is a good idea to drive under the recommended speed limit at night!) In the clearing near the trail head, we caught an amazing view of the mountain and sky. Then began the hike up to Reflection Lake. Standing before this mighty giant was a sight to behold. My favorite part of the trip had to be dawn. The hues of blue in the sky, the sun slowing shifting down the mountain's side; it was very surreal. After 24 hours+ no sleep, we made it back down the trail to take a well deserved nap, although I think what I really wanted to do at that point was go for a long winter's hibernation!

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Digital Detectives was another Microsoft stories I worked on. I helped take the website GIF/Video header, as well as many of the other photo assets. The place very much had a CSI and Jack Bauer 24 CTU vibe. Link to site

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The Burl is quite something. It stands in a massive old growth fir which stretches well over 100 ft, and with a hidden ladder, you can nearly get to the top. In this photo, you can see two of the landings the ladder leads to, however that is only the beginning. The final accent requires a safety harness and takes you to the ultimate look out tower! The actual structure itself is hardy one, with 2 floors, a bedroom, bathroom, and plenty of windows for hearing the birds chirping and river rushing. It even has another minimalistic deck if you are seeking to relax and not climb hundreds of feet up. We had the good fortune to film here during the construction for a Treehouse Workshop video. The construction was very interesting, a mix of materials including the 25ft+ metal bridge supports, meant this treehouse did not only need expert carpenters and engineers, but professional welders too! This is one magical, not so little hideaway. (I'll be adding more photos soon:)

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Traveling to an island on a ferry, ocean breeze blowing, visiting a newly constructed treehouse. Arriving on the property, I am greeted by multiple Tesla cars, Chinese and Indonesian temples, sanctuaries, and art galleries all overlooking the ocean and Olympic Mountains...what a place! This new addition to their grounds is actually in the trees and being built by my friends David Geiesen of Wild Tree Woodworks and Michael Murray of BareFoot Builders, among others. After helping document part of the construction, we sat down to have lunch, a delicious veggie burger. This one didn't tasted like cardboard; they knew how to do it right! Same goes with the treehouse, it is turning into what will be another great escape just for the owner. As with most of the structures on the property, it gets much of its inspiration from many Asian and Indian cultures, including the incredible attention to handmade details. A fiery fresh cut ceder ramp leads to a large room which will be the office. Another outpost is currently being built, which will house a bedroom overlooking a pond. Perhaps fishing off the bedroom window? Or perhaps a sushi from the nearby ocean. I think I'm getting hungry haha (Update coming soon :)

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When I heard Distractify a top 10 viral site with 25million unique monthly visitors needed my help with launching their new series I was excited to hop on board. Randomness is typically is not my forte, however in this case the opportunity for sharing creative ideas as well production expertise seemed like a fun visit.

Austin was much different than a typical workspace environment . With so many wild concepts, original ip, and reddit posts being thrown around, everyday brought in something unique.

During the time on site I helped out on various videos and on establishing their processes. For a primarily mobile based platform about trending content. It was essentially about turn around and how to eliminate inefficiencies. A tough tango anyone in production is familiar with; the dance of schedule, cost and quality.

I worked from pre-to-shoot-to-post-to-deliverables with a cool team. One that particularly stood out was a dog named Max that would literally sit in a chair, at his desk, with a sweater per usual and as casual as ever. I think he has some graphics in the works for me.

Late night tacos at Velvet Taco's...be sure to check out if in that area.

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2014 Cinematography Reel

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The Tree Top Tavern started as some simple sketches and was not intended to look exactly like it does now. Somehow the daily changes during our construction turned out to create this. We did, nonetheless, always intend for it to be a place for good friends to gather. In the video below you can see scenes from a couple of different parties.

This is one of my initial sketches of the interior...I didn't get the dimensions right, but it ended up still being fairly similar.

The place has a full bar, keg on tap, fireplace,14ft high ceilings and secret rooms; a mix of electronics and medieval fantasy. All the lights have black light replacements with a good deal of lasers and LED's should the need arise to turn up the volume.

Most days the place is setup more as a study or as a workspace, but on occasion we'll set up for celebrations.

In this photo we've got 4 player co-op setup. The TV in the loft is also linked to the ones downstairs.

We've had a good deal of people visit, but recently World Cup-Olympic goalkeepers Kasey Keller and Marcus Hahnemann dropped on by for some drinks and to party. It was a great time, and also pretty funny to see one of their instagram photos being analyzed by the press. Link

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Staging has a role in any big budget production. It can take things from, "oh that looks good", to something much more. It's the extra 20% to the 80/20 rule. In the example here, you can see the scene looks pretty simple, a standard desk and chair. However, with a bit of magic you can make it the image above. A place for writing novels, researching, smoking a corncob pipe; a place for reflection.

This is another example from the same location. This treehouse I had seen previously with an early morning haze and fog. Unfortunately, I didn't have the proper gear to capture it. After several months of awaiting a phone call about the appropriate weather circumstances, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create the perfect setting.

My brother and I arrived before dawn and as we had anticipated, there was no fog.

That's when we turned on our fog hazer to add extra depth and atmospheric layers to the image. We even added a little light in the treehouse to help it stand out just slightly.

This scene was a particularly tough setup. The room was completely empty except for a couch, a green plant, gold-framed mirror, and a chair. I wanted the final shot to look like a young creative architect exploring the iPad app. Thus with tons of set dressing, we were able to make it look like this.

When you don't have the opportunity to set the perfect background, it is always an option to worry about it later. In this interview I shot, we added a nice backdrop. The boca to right, I even filmed separately to give the extra subtle movement to the background.

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Treehouse Masters is a show dear to my heart. I'm good friends with Pete Nelson, the host of the show, his wonderful family and the amazing crew. It is a show I helped create, and am featured, along with my brothers, in this episode.

It all started around 2010 when Pete came out to visit my treehouse for the first time.

Soon after, we began working on a variety of treehouse media, collecting content for a to be determined project. (the content ended up being primarily used for the TV show's pilot demo and in Treehouses App) It was about a year and half since we started creating content together, when Pete was contacted by what was then a relatively small production company based out of LA wanting to make the show. I  hopped on board to help him, and the company, create the pilot and demo for what was originally called Treehouse Men. Nearly all of the video footage for that original show was from my previously collected footage, as well as my filming for that episode. A couple of my scenes to this day are still in the intro of every show, now well past its first season.

For the pilot we filmed in a couple locations in the Seattle area, in Trinidad and San Simeon. The Trinidad build site was an amazing. It had a old restored barn turned home on the property and standing yards away were these absolutely massive red woods. As I recall you could even glimpse an ocean sunset from the very top! They would later finish this treehouse on another episode.

San Simeon was another really cool area to build on. It reminded me a lot of the Scottish Highlands. Perhaps that is why William Hearst decided to build the Hearst castle in this area of California; his great grand father was Scottish and Irish.

From the ratings of 1.5 million viewers per episode of Treehouses Masters on Animal Planet, and the same figures on The Discovery Channel, the executives had a sharp eye, and we're here today with the great show Treehouse Masters!  Pete, my brothers and I, continued working together on our app. When we finally released it, it was featured on an episode. It was a tough tango to navigate with the show's story structure already in place, but we found a good way to give a shout out to the Treehouses App and do a nice little repair on our treehouse. That and having a couple of well deserved off-air drinks! It was fun being on the opposite side of the camera. The shout out turned out to be quite good too, and was enough to take it to the #1 app in our category in several countries.

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Mech was a concept for creating a real setting and props for a post-apocalyptic "Mech", a giant robot machine controlled by humans. The idea was to mix real life with CG, to create a better blended visual instead of pure green screen. The cockpit/HUD has working fans, lights, smoke, etc...the legs are10ft high, made primarily of metal and are fully detachable.

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I was asked to create a trailer for a friend's new line of jewelry. After various ideas and storyboards, we both really liked the macro-indie style. Initially we were going for much more of a fashion lifestyle video. I thought a cool intro sequence to the lifestyle would be a girl awakening in either a golden field or spring forest. That is when I decided to make the bed for the scene. However, with the change in art direction we never ended up using it in the shoot. It did turn out to be a nice bed though #propsforlife

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These are character styles I've been working on for a future project. Now that the look has been established, it is time to start diving into how they could be used in photos or video to tell a story...Who are they? What is their motivation? Could they be used in a music video storyline?... etc. Either way, I believe one of the first steps in getting the gears turning is cool art direction!

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On a sunny day, what better way to do a makeshift chroma key.  I took a section off a giant cyclorama I built outside, to give a solid contrast and to catch some sun rays. The Future Soldier's photos, however, were taken at the studio to add a touch more dynamic lighting. These characters outfits I've been putting together don't serve a purpose as of yet...but they'll find a home in a project soon enough~

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Living in South America was wild! We....we being my brother and friends, were primarily in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From our apartment, nearly an hour flight you could get to places like this. (photo below) So there were plenty of adventures....Iguazu Falls! It's like being on the set of Avatar, just replace all the green screens with this jungle!

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NOTE: All other photos on my site are my own...None of these are though! Dreaming....

Lauterbrunnen Valley^

Dark Hedges Northern Ireland

Rakotz Brucke Germany

Alps (Aiguille du midi)

Oneonta gorge

Matte Painting

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St. Michael

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Excited to spend some time in this world

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Various video screen grabs from comedy clubs to saving Seattles favorite gym

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Microsoft partnered with Gold's Gym on their new health wristband. Here was a frame from a GIF/video I made for the header of their news story. Link to the official wristband site

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Dr Olaf Riberio is a world renowned arborist and a doctor of plant pathology. I first met Olaf at a conference back in 2011 where he was giving a lecture. From the moment he began talking, you could tell this guy had a true passion and expertise in his work. I later found out Olaf had an interesting back story as well. Born and raised in Kenya, he comes from a lineage of doctors. His grandfather was even often found making house calls to patients riding a zebra!

I had the chance to get Olaf involved in our app, which was very exciting. Having experts in their field being involved in any project always gives that little extra punch. He generously gave his time to a short doc video about trees and treehouses, as well as help with written information. Sharing his knowledge on how to pick the right tree, how to keep it healthy, and other nature related facts, was very useful.

An interesting fact that I hadn't known before all of this, was that he is one of the few people in the world that can bring trees back to life. Olaf is often called upon throughout the world to help save trees of bygone ages; ancient trees that have been around for centuries. He takes the samples to his island laboratory...where he will figure out the right concoction needed to bring back the tree to its full potential. I had the good fortune of visiting this place and it was just as cool as you'd imagine.

While working with Dr Olaf, we ventured out to a few old growth areas where the trees were unbelievably massive. One of the areas was Mt. Rainier National Park, at an area called "The Grove of the Patriarchs." Filming and taking photos of these giants was no easy task. National Geographic has a great and complex behind the scenes video of one of their expeditions to the giant sequoias trees which involved several months of planning and a huge crew here.

Besides our expeditions, we also had a live demo of some of the ways he tests the trees health. It's always interesting to see an expert at work. Olaf shared how he often gathers soil and root samples to test in conjunction with the machine pictured below. The instrument has a tiny drill and reads very similar to a seismograph to give you an accurate assessment of the trees density.

Olaf is a real character and I can't wait to get another chance to work with him.

Olaf's Section out of Treehouses of the Pacific Northwest iPad App

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These are two medieval outfits I'm working on. The goal was to create an outfit that could help breathe life into a character for a future film; get the actor or actress a little more into their role. One thing I've noticed from creating various outfits, is to imagine the real life application. Seldom did warriors wear items for no apparent reason. Giving storyline and practical reasons for their wardrobe and accessories helps keep it all the more authentic.

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Desert Storm was an idea to pay respect to one of dear friends and mentors. He passed away from cancer caused by chemical weapons used in the Gulf War. The short film's ambitions ended up being too high for the time-being, so I opted to not take any shortcuts and try a solid practice shoot. The location was in Arizona, found by a friend and location scout. I found that with a nice grade, it looked very similar to something you'd see in Iraq. It probably also helped that the outfits, weapons, and props I created were fully authentic to the time period. The project was a good refresh for my VFX skills. You can see below how we mixed real life smoke and explosions with CG ones. If you are looking to see the footage, parts are in my 2014 reel. I think the few scenes we tested, turned out very well...until next time, when we complete the film.

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Fire Dog - this project came to be from a fire (started by propane malfunction on a BBQ) engulfing an entire home leaving the dog and his owner separated. Alerting the fireman of the situation, they by either chance or by grace found the puppy hiding under the mattress. A Tempur-pedic one. Link

When Tempur-pedic heard the story they wanted to share it along with helping out.... via giving back to both the family who lost their house and the fireman who saved the day.

Tempur-pedic provided a new dog mattress for the dog and via the family provided new mattress's to all the fire dept in surrounding area to say thanks.

For this project I was a shooter along with my buddy Kent for the creative agency in LA. It was fun working with their creative team that included Tracy Chapman, who had surprisingly been one of the main producer behind 15 yrs of MTV's Real World...he had plenty of wild stories!

Sometimes you just need a stand

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I love the mountains. Typically if I'm not working on a project, you'll find me in the mountains near a river.

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The Horizon Lines of Monterey's Pacific Ocean, The Palouse, Grand Canyon, Waimea Canyon, Southern Oregon, and The San Juan's.

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Cameras: Red Weapon, A7sII, 5d7d

Recently I've been messing around with 360 3D VR & Lightfield cameras. Really loving the applications of the medium for google cardboard, oculus, vive, and gearVR.

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McAfee's marketing and video department needed content for a national security conference, as well as for internal distribution. The series of videos my team and I made ended up being so successful that the CEO ended up having us package them up for a company- wide shared keynote video.

The idea for one of the videos was created by a couple of McAfee VP's. They had written an entire script and setting for a video. We made the story come to life with the help of two great actors, Tony Doupe and Jason Adkins... and the help of craft services haha.

This was not the final version, but my directors cut of "The Situation." I added a new song and cut a few lines of dialog.

This animation video was created to be used with an IMAX sized anamorphic screen at their Las Vegas presentation.

Another animation video in a completely different style with many thanks to Drew Christie.

We also traveled to the Bay area for another video, and to film the seniors in command at McAfee. In this video, called Security 2016, we were to highlight what the coming threat landscape is, and how their company is prepared for it. We filmed at their headquarters and at a company retreat in Monterey. The sun and ocean breeze in Monterey... perfect for the hurry up and wait part of production.

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I've done a lot of work with various Microsoft departments. Here are a couple selects of video and web advertisements I've worked on.

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I was a video editor on this web series. The show went on to win one of the top places in the Webby's, an international award honoring excellence across the Internet for websites, mobile, social, advertising and online film and video.

Johnson and Johnson - McNeil Consumer - Tylenol, Zyrtec, Benadryl, Sudafed, Motrin

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Airlines having financial problems isn't always a bad thing. My buddy and I grabbed an extremely cheap flight to our first destination, Germany. We were visiting our dear friend and pen pal.

Next stop was Rome

The flight going home was delayed in London, so I had a quite literal mad dash through the streets of London.

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