2013 Reel

The bulk of this work is for the University of Michigan 2011-2013, but this clip also includes some shots for a Swarovski sponsored artist portrait, scenes from video performance backdrops, and some corporate shots from a few years back.

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The Koelz Collection

This project was shot in the Kipke off sight storage facility, which is a mysterious basement that houses artifacts owned by the U of M Museum of Anthropology. I arranged to shoot this conversation between collections manager Karen O’Brien and painter Rob Davis for the “Museums…” theme semester.

Language of Mudra

This video is a collaboration with Sreyashi Dey. We created it as part of an event called ‘language of mudra’. The event took place in the Keene Auditorium in the residential college, and featured performance, narration and video.

I directed the movie, which was shot in the U of M video studio at the Duderstadt. We used 5 cameras and a fantastic lighting setup. I did the After Effects titles and editing, Sreyashi directed the choreography.

Tap Water is Awesome

I directed this three camera shoot for the “Water” LSA Theme Semester campaign. Our goal for the campaign was to enrich our student’s education by engaging them with the examination of a series of relevant water issues. We decided to do a video addressing single use bottled water on campus. The spoof commercial format we chose delivers the message in a way that we felt would be accessible to a wider audience. Sony Music artists Passion Pit let us use the song “The Reeling” to accompany the skating of Olympic Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Meryl and Charlie really got the irony we were trying to achieve, and delivered nuanced funny performances by working our printed stainless steel ‘Tap Water’ bottles into the choreography.

The video was viewed over 4,000 times in the first week it appeared on YouTube. It was featured on the U of M gateway page, and numerous comments have been posted on it by students as well as alumni.

Christina Burch / Swarovski

Christina was commissioned by Swarovski to make a piece using their crystals; she made this amazing skull mounted on a dibond aluminum finish panel. I made a short video document about it with her, which was posted on the Swarovski website.