Grammer police have no fear, I did mean "Reel" as in my demo reel baby! Last year around this time, I took a swan dive into the video world. It's been a weird yet smooth and super successful transition from stills to motion. You've heard this story before so I'll spare you this time around. At any rate, this last year has been amazing and to finally see the best shots all in one action packed video is so cool for me. I had an absolute blast making this and I couldn't have done it without all of your support. Without stories, I have no work. So I thank all of you for your amazing stories and allowing me to tell them in my own way.Read More
I'm sure you've all seen the movie The Hurt Locker. If not, what you're about to see may not make much sense. I'm also sure most of you have seen the promo videos I've put together for Ripynt over the last six months promoting his two Ep's "On Second Thought" Vol 1 and 2. If not, you can watch them here and here. This is Ripynt's third EP release which
raps wraps up his 3 EP plan for 2011. All really solid projects and all FREE! You can download them here.
It's always a pleasure working with this dude because he's super open to my creative direction. He juiced up the dialogue while I focused on making this as Hollywood as possible and I think this is my favorite of the three.
Think we missed anything? Do you love it? Let us know in the comment box below!
Oh and if you can name the two people who are on the radios in the beginning, I'll hook you up with a framed surprise photo and a disposable camera! Go! I'll give you a hint, they both rap.
A short video promoting Ripynt's "On Second Thought VOL. 2" music release.Read More
A short teaser video promoting Northwest rapper Ripynt, for his upcoming "On Second Thought Volume 1" release.Read More
To the Top music Video by Ripynt.Read More
The other day my buddy Griff J (photographer/film maker) asked me to help out with a scene in his latest project with Ripynt. Griff has been shooting a music video for Ripynt's song "Take it to the Top" off of his latest album "Re-Inventing Poetics." My part was to stand in as a photographer taking some snaps of Rip while he spits the line "and pose for some photos". Since I was there with all my gear set up, I figured I may as well snap away.
We had a good time and it was cool to be with these dudes for the last scene needed for the project. I could definitely feel some relief and relaxation after "that's a wrap" was said by Griff. The video is rumored to be debuted at a show on November 12th in which Ripynt is opening up for for Keith Murray at Haley's in Everett Wa. As soon as it's released I will post it up on this here blog.
For now, here are some of my favorite snaps from the shoot.
I got the chance to work with local emcee Ripynt this past week. I must say, he was probably the funnest musician I have worked with so far. You musicians need to step your social game up and have some fun on these photo shoots!
Ripynt just released his sophmore album Reinventing Poetics which has recieved some pretty solid reviews locally. I had the chance to listen to the album while editing the photos and it will spend some time on the ipod for sure.
Below is a slide show of the shoot. Click the 4 arrows at the bottom right to view in full screen.
You can check out Rypints tunes at www.myspace.com/ripynt
He's also looking for stalkers at twitter.com/ripynt