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  1. Ben Boyer and the Phenomenology of Automobile Branding


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    Made this waaaay back in 2001 for Slamdance's "$99 Special" program, where they gave you 99 bucks to make a short about anything you wanted. My uncle Starck did the narration. Apologies…

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    • Wild Sage by The Mountain Goats - unfinished music video


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      Back in 2006 when we shot the Woke Up New music video for the Mountain Goats, I wanted to also make something for my favorite song on the album, "Wild Sage." So I shot John Darnielle singing…

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      • Looper clip-o-matic trailer


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        This is a strange curiosity I thought might be interesting - just after I finished the script for Looper but before we began preproduction I asked Joe to record some voice-over, and with help from…

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        • midnight at the arclight


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          At the first midnight screening of Looper at the Arclight in Hollywood, I got to live the dream.

        • Brick original teaser


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          A teaser for our film Brick that I cut together just before we went to Sundance. Very rough, using our one-light dailies straight off of Final Cut Pro. Focus ended up cutting a terrific final trailer…

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          • Brothers Bloom Childhood Sequence Animatic


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            This is a very crude animatic of the opening childhood sequence from The Brothers Bloom (COUGH now available for rental on DVD and BluRay COUGH) that I created early in the pre-production process.…

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            • Page 439


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              A visual adaptation of page 439 of Joyce's Finnegans Wake. Created in one week, as challenged, with the collaboration of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ronen V.

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              • Bloom at the Arclight, 5/16/09


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                CHUD.com's Devin Faraci introducing the Brothers Bloom q&a at the Arclight in Los Angeles, opening weekend.

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                • The Brothers Bloom trailer


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                  Our final, official trailer for this oddball globe-trotting con-man caper we made called The Brothers Bloom. We're opening up in NY and LA on 5/15, then will be in select cities over the next…

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                  • The Psychology of Dream Analysis


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                    A short that Steve Yedlin and I made about six years ago. Pardon the poor quality, it was shot on DV and all that survived was a DVD copy, which this is ripped from. Directed by Rian Johnson.…

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                    • Mountain Goats - Woke Up New (Directed by Rian Johnson)


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                      A music video I directed for one of my favorite bands, The Mountain Goats. We shot this in an apartment I had in New York in the middle of a heat wave, summer of 2006. My AC broke on the first day…

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