I would like to dedicate this video to Cory Berg. He was the man who made it all happen. Sadly, he passed away in early 2015. He truly was a wonderful human being and i wish i had got the chance to hang out with him more.. RIP x
I was brought on board by Strawberry Frog, a creative agency based in NY, and LG to make a music video for Pretty Lights. I worked closely with Derek (Pretty Lights) on the idea and aesthetic. We both wanted to revisit some of my well versed camera techniques as well as try out some new ones. It was a real pleasure spending time with him, cruising around Brooklyn, shooting elements and meeting people involved in the making of the record. We both liked the fact that our creative processes had certain analogue parallels and i feel like this video shows the success of that shared outlook. I hope you enjoy!
This already exists on Vimeo but i wanted to post it myself because it is such an important piece of work for me. I was commissioned, along with another director Dan Lowe, to make a series of short documentary films following the work of the French street artist JR. This was the final piece we made and arguably the most important. The people we met became such an integral part of how this was made. They welcomed us into their homes and lives for a month, became our camera assistants and taught us how to play football with flare... I will never forget them.
This film encompasses alot of the camera language i had been developing in the early 2000's and over the time spent shooting JR's work. The main technique, now called hyperlapse, was utilised in each of the short documentary films and was born out of a series of early experiments which tried to make time-lapse more engaging and less boring for me to shoot....
Are you ready to fly? This film is a HDR hyperlapse postcard that will take you to a journey through Georgia - probably the most friendly country in the world. Feel free to share this video and send this postcard to your friends :)