Our salute to hand painted lettering and the first of our short videos on found typography. Got to our website: uglymugworld.com to enter for a chance to win a special prize if you are the first to guess the locations correctly!
All these examples where found in Portland, Oregon.
Here in Portland, the words Sustainable and Green are standard lexicon. However we decided to see just how much Portlanders actually grasped the concept and how they felt about them. So we went to the streets with our camera and asked. To our surpise, greenwashing has effectively co-opted these words and devalued them to pointlessness. For further research on the topic go to our site: uglymugworld.com
Mother Nature is really taking a beating what with all the oil spills, mountain top removals and the pollution from having far too many people on the planet. So we decided it was time to rebuild Mother Nature's brand so we made this commercial. Model: Sarah McFerran, Makeup: Debra Rapoport, Music: Crack For Hippies by Appetite is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. And yes, we aren't making a dime off of this. so the music use is legal. Find Appetite at http://freemusicarchive.org/
My wife and I decided to test our Canon 7D by twisting Vincent Laforet's "Reverie" 180 degrees. Although our budget was considerably less than Vincent's (we bought breakfast for the actors), we tried to follow his schedule as closely as possible. We shot over the course of two nights in Portland, OR and edited in about 24 hours. Most shots were captured using available light, after we burned out a cigarette adapter we had 1 Kino-Flo plugged into.
Special thanks to 3 Leg Torso who provided me such a great soundtrack to work from. I also pilfered a bit of their genius for the credits. Please check them out at 3legtorso.com. I promised them you would.