These are a few of my favorite music videos I've directed & edited
SIA: Soon We'LL Be Found
American Sign Language, shadow puppetry, blacklight and dance all combine in this music video I directed for Sia.
This remains one of my favorites because of the amazingly talented team that contributed to it: ASL translation by coda comedian Keith wann, Shadow puppetry designed with puppeteer Ken Berman, choreography by alexandria Wailes, and a cast of hearing and deaf performers including Russell Harvard. And of course collaborating with Sia herself.
TITUS ANDRONICUs: A MORE PERFECT UNION
We shot this video in New Jersey near where the band was from. The Cast was a mix of their friends, my friends, and friends of friends. It was below freezing but we had a blast. Our second shoot day turned into a blizzard and after the shoot the producer, dp and I had to get the crew van out of an icy ditch.
Death Cab For Cutie: Stay Young, Go Dancing
one of the fun challenges of this shoot was casting three pairs of actors to play the same characters at four ages.
I have fond memories of this one, because we shot it at an old farmhouse that had been turned into a rustic yoga retreat center in upstate new york, and the whole cast and crew stayed in the farmhouse together overnight. Nothing like ending a long shoot day sharing pasta with everyone!