A few weeks ago I got a text message from Chase Jarvis. Yeah, Chase Jarvis. I was about to hop into the shower and the text read (from an unknown number) "Hey Mike - It's Chase, let me know when you have a minute to chat." I thought to myself "Who the hell is Chase?" "Chase Jarvis?" So I hit him back and said "Chase who?" It turned out it was the man himself and I had wiggled my way onto his radar with the help of T.A. McCann and several others.Read More
This past year has been extremely successful for me. I quit my day job to run my production company full time and I've been lucky enough to have a very supportive client base who spreads the word like wild fire. I haven't had to do any marketing of any kind besides posting my strange life events on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram. I could go on betting that work is going to continue to find me but I feel like that's such a passive way to run a business. What happens when it doesn't? Do I just close the doors? Do I ask for help? Do I whine about how there's no work anymore? That the industry is changing and in the shitter?Read More
A while back my buddy Scribes asked me to shoot some behind the scenes footage for a music video being directed by Jon Jon. They were working on several different concepts and ended up really featuring Scribes' unknown skills in the boxing gym. I had the opportunity to help shoot some of the music video as well and I'm really happy with how the shots look. Jon did a great job editing the whole project and making Scribes look like a young Balboa. We had a great boxing gym to work out of which had tons of character and all the tools necessary for a great video. I still need to get Scribes to teach me how to do the crossover with the jumprope. He's got it down!
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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?
What goes into a music video? Is there a story? Where do you shoot it? What does it need to look like? How many people will be involved? Is the song completely done? These are some of the first questions I ask during my first meeting with a musician client looking for a video. Find out the whole story of how I shot my most recent music video on the blog now.Read More