Phew! Life has been busy! I've been meaning to post this music video over a week ago but kept getting bogged down with other stuff. I had the pleasure of working with the doughnut chain wearing man himself, Billy the Fridge. Billy is known for his comical content and offensive wit.Read More
I had the pleasure of working with Feezable the Germ again on his new track "Wilson Fisk". Rappers should take note from this guy. He adds character, improvises and takes direction super well. It makes directing the video that much smoother and the finished product is that much better. Check out all of Germ's tunes here. This guy has a bunch of new music on the way so be on the lookout for that!Read More
Waddup world? It's been a while since I dropped a new video on you. Well today, I drop the biggest production in my career. This video took about 5 days to shoot and many more were spent planning and in the edit room. Working with JC Flow was a true pleasure. He took direction very well and had a great deal of support from his friends and family to make this all happen. This guy puts a ton of hard work into his music and it shows. I had to match that on my end and I knew it wouldn't be easy. We put a ton of work into this and I'm so happy with the way it turned out.Read More
Happy holidays ya'll! I can't believe we're so close to closing out 2011. It's been a helluva year and I'm super pumped for the next. Last year around this time, I started shooting video. I never knew what that would turn into. I've always thought of myself as a photographer but as time went on, I felt more and more comfortable in my video shoes (which are usually Vans). The video below is truly some of my best work. I put a lot of time into it. There was a lot of planning, shooting, editing and I really feel like I found the pace that I like to work at. The main goal here was to tell a story. The song tells a story and we wanted to make sure the video didn't fall short of that.Read More
Check out the latest music video I directed for my friend Kublakai. The song is titled "One of a Kind" and is off his sophomore album "The Basics 2" available for download here. Kublakai was behind the idea here and I was able to bring it to life. Originally we we're going to use tango dancers but we pulled a last minute switch to ballet which I think turned out really well. For me, this was a breath of fresh air. I love that Kubi wanted to take a new approach by using a dancer and go black and white.
Thanks to Captain Midnite, Jay Battle, Minta, Meg, and Steele for making this happen. Also note, Jay Battle learned to play that piano sample in a matter of minutes so I could film his part. Super impressive!
Enjoy the video! If you dig it, share it, like and spread the word!
I remember when I was like 16 and me and my buddy Andrew would head downtown every week for the local hip hop shows. Most of the places we went to are now closed but I remember the Eye Spy, The Paradox and The Noise Lab to name a few. Old Dominion was at every show.They opened up for every act that came through the town. These dudes we're like the Seattle Wu Tang Clan. Every time we'd see em' at a show they had grown in numbers. Some of my favorite spitters we're Sleep, JFK and Onry (Grayskul) and Bishop I. A lot of these guys are still making music and have had successful careers in the game. JFK hit me up after seeing the Kublakai music video I shot and asked if I'd be down to shoot one for his new group Th3rdz. To get a chance to work with rappers I looked up to over 10 years ago was awesome. I obliged.
This video was SUPER fun to shoot! We had a keg of beer and three cases of "Genessee" (which looked like Duff) to get the party started right (at 11am...). We basically clowned around, danced, put on a show, got drunk and rapped. It was awesome.
Here's what we came up with. Enjoy the show and please share it if you dig it. If you like what you hear, be sure to follow @Th3rdz on twitter to keep up to date as they'll be dropping an album in early 2012.
Mike Folden breaks down how to use Evernote to keep all things organized for your next music video shoot.Read More
That's right folks, we traveled back in time for this one. I've been working with OL' Small for over a year now and this marks our third project together. When we first met up he showed me this song and referred to it as "his baby". Well "his baby" is finally growing up! Here's a quick teaser of what's soon to come. Official Back the the Future music video dropping in October! How do you like these teasers? Are they too short? Too long? Just right?