Archive for 2014

New screenplay work continues (in the Philippines)

December 23rd, 2014

After a hiatus of several months, as OMPHALOS post usurped all, I am back to work on the new screenplay, an ambitious multi-character drama with geopolitical themes. Writing from a bedroom in the Philippines. Here’s the view.

OMPHALOS score completed

December 19th, 2014

Just completed one of the most artistically fulfilling projects of my life, the OMPHALOS score: 43 cues, 82 minutes 21 seconds of music. It took me 660.75 hours of labor over the course of 20 months, and I learned the rudimentaries of three new instruments (cello, violin, and clarinet) along the way. Thank you to Daniel Jodocy and Miles Wick, my partners in crime in the Soho House band and featured prominently herein. Thank you to Gill Holland of sonaBLAST Records, who took the risk on this. Thank you Pilar Valdes for putting up with the donkey. And thank you to Scott Healy, who taught me many things, but most of all that music is a big place. Now, onward to finish the film itself.

Heineken/Alcohoot spot is live

December 14th, 2014

The spot I directed for Heineken and the mobile start-up Alcohoot is up on Heineken’s site. A cornucopia of locations and problem solving, this one.

Art Basel for IWC

December 2nd, 2014

En route to Miami for an insomniac’s delight of febrile shooting, editing, and composing (48 hours worth) as I cover the luxury Swiss watch company’s annual Art Basel fête.

New fashion documentary

November 14th, 2014

Shooting for the multi-talented Christian Bruun for a new documentary on a (yet-to-be-revealed) beloved icon of the fashion world.

Editing for Heineken/Alcohoot spot

November 14th, 2014

Quicksilver cutting, as well as scoring, to meet Emanate’s deadline. Grateful for the graphics help from The Glow.

Shooting Heineken/Alcohoot

October 27th, 2014

We commence shooting today on a dense, ambitious multi-location project for the agency Emanate. These are not days best described as ’12-hour turn-arounds.’

Innovative spot

October 2nd, 2014

Thrilled to be awarded a job directing/shooting/scoring an innovative spot for Heineken/Alcohoot. Shooting commences in late October.

Major coup for OMPHALOS

September 24th, 2014

We’re in the process of securing a deal with a lovely VFX house that will ensure OMPHALOS completes in 2014—that’s 300+ VFX shots in a film everyone told us couldn’t be made given our impecunious war chest. It’s been a five-year labor of love, and it’s been worth it.

Wild Geese

August 3rd, 2014

Shooting for two days as additional camera for my friend Tim Chaffee (also an OMPHALOS editor). Tim is embarked on a deeply stirring documentary about his mother Barbara Chaffee, a doctor who provided medical and social support to AIDS patients in Binghamton, NY in the 1980s and ’90s.

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