Fashion Film for Ace & Jig S/S '16. A short film about a day about nothing. We shot this in one day out in Joshua Tree, CA. We used only natural light and crafted individual color palettes per look, based on special colors found in Joshua Tree.
Nike - Studio Wrap
Short :90 introducing the Nike Studio Wrap
Nike World Series Huarache Cleat
a :15 for @nikebaseball's instagram during the 2014 World Series
a series of cinemagraphs / video loops for Nike x Pendleton 2014
Intel Seamless Life - Full Version
Writer, Director, Editor
Commissioned by Portland-based ID firm INDUSTRY PDX, I wrote and directed this short film for Intel.
I was briefed on 3 different prototype devices and asked to write a short film that explored the lifestyles of the people who might use them, all the while showcasing the distinct features of the products.
Lincoln Motor Company
The Perfect Place To Be
The Perfect Place To Be is a short film written by Josh Kang & Carissa Gallo. Josh, Carissa and I all collaborated on the directing, shooting and producing of the film. It was a new experiment in no titles or distinct roles, rather we all worked together, very hands on and collaboratively... often trading the camera back and forth, changing the script on set and sitting around a laptop together late into the night crafting the edit.
In the Summer of 2013, I set out to shoot a short film entirely in the state of Oregon. The concept was loose- "Home". "What is Home?", "How do we find home?", "Will we know home if we ever find it?".
Limited to a 5-seater station-wagon, we filled the car with crew and set out for Eastern Oregon. We shot during the day and camped at night. Shooting for 5 days straight and clearing well over a thousand miles within Oregon, we made Pilgrim.
I then worked with design-duo and good friends, Public-Library to craft a unique experience for the film, which turned into a website and an event in Portland, OR centered around the film's theme. More photos can be seen HERE.
Commissioned by leading independent lifestyle magazine, Kinfolk, I wrote and co-directed (with Carissa Gallo) a short film about the adventure and freedom of Summer for the 4th Volume of their magazine.
Aether Cone - Spin
Writer, Director, Editor
I worked with San Fransico tech startup, Aether Things on their first ever brand film to launch their flagship product, the Aether Cone.
Fred Water - Pockets
Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
:30 for Fred Water
Helios - Pearls
Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
"Keith Kenniff, who writes and records as Helios, says the video and song attempt to raise questions about identity and meaning in a digital age. "We collect hundreds of images on our phones," Kenniff tells us via email. We "check our social media accounts during any spare moments we may have to see if someone has 'liked' our posts so we can experience that rush of temporary endorphins. But in the end, the moments we are capturing/sharing leave us feeling disjointed and disconnected from our actual emotional goals, family structure and surroundings."
Kenniff says the restlessness that drives people to over-share could be their undoing. And as the video for "Pearls" ends, each moment is played again - the hiking, skateboarding, swimming - but there's only the one man with his phone, utterly alone. Perhaps he was alone all along and the friends were entirely imagined."
— excerpt taken from the NPR Post about the video.
Mama Shelter - Heather Broderick
Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
While on set in Rio de Janeiro, we met Rafael Perez Evans. He was a gaffer on a campaign we were shooting.
Throughout the day as we were shooting, as we do on most of our sets, we were playing music. As the music played throughout the day, we noticed how Rafael would occasionally dance from place to place. We'd ask him to adjust a light. Change a look. Set up for a new shot. And he would just glide over to his next task. His feet sliding every step . Taking every opportunity to dance. Even at times when there was no music. After shooting together for 3 days, we asked him if he would have us come to his home and film him dancing there. He said he would. We arranged a time. The day before we were to leave Rio.
When we arrived at his home in Santa Teresa, a little town outside of Rio. He showed us an abandoned hospital that was to be torn down so a new building could go up in its stead. The light was magical. The sounds. The textures. It was all perfect. So we decided to film his dance there. We asked that he not practice or rehearse his dance. Nor that he hear the song he was going to dance to ahead of time. Rather. We brought in a portable speaker and played the song and started recording all at once. The dance was shot in one long continuous take. However the camera had to cut a few times due to poor planning on our part to switch the frame rate. But Rafael just kept dancing. Never stopped until the very end. When we both knew it was over. And when we were both covered in a million Mosquito bites.
This is the first in an ongoing series we're shooting of non-dancers responding to music in the moment. unrehearsed. They've never heard the music before. We're interested in the connection between natural movement and our response to an arrangement of sounds we've never heard before. We believe our initial response is our most telling to how the music affects us deep within a place we can't get to any other way. We only have one shot. This moment only occurs once In a lifetime. And we want to capture that.