The Missing Piece was created for a 48 Film Contest put on by Final Cut King (A Partner on Youtube). This contest had 3 requirements for the entries. We had to include a low angle shot, a pencil and a hat. To prove to the judges that we started/finished the video during the 48 hour period we went all in. We used over 150 pencils in our video. Daniel Kawka and myself wrote this concept together. The actor/actress did a magnificent job. This video is a little nutty, but it speaks for itself. Also, the puzzle was also put together inside that 48 hours. We chose one of the most time consuming tasks imaginable (assembling a 750 piece puzzle) during a timed competition. Here is a time lapse of the puzzle being put together (vimeo.com/33574480).
This is my 2nd entry into Doritos Crash The Superbowl contest. My first entry was not as well executed as this one. However, with each production I am becoming a better Director. This was by far the most professional of the shoots. We shot this ad on a Canon T3i. I think all things considered it turned out incredibly well. I wanted to learn as much as possible during this shoot so I took on many of the tasks myself. I had an amazing time. I will definitely be creating more Doritos ads in the future.
What do you do when you are in a long distance relationship, but you want to perform a big romantic gesture. I did not have the funds to visit her. So, after a talk with my friend Dan I came up with this video concept. The video was shot with the purpose of being reversed. At times this required some out of the box thinking. The final product turned out really well. She really loved the video. Only question is now what do I do for her birthday....