Friday, January 30, 2009

More NDAC Ref Calls

A whole website is now up to promote this Sunday's NDAC Superbowl Party. Check out the site and see you at the party!

Here is more of the photography I did for the tongue-in-cheek calls.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Set Build Time Lapse

My studio is in a constant state of flux. The studio evolves with every assignment. Here is a sneak peak of what a day and a half looks like at my Osage studio as we metamorph from the disaster of returning from a location job to the set up of a shoot in the studio.

I've been playing with time lapse videos shot with my old Nikon D2X. The "old" camera system was sitting around depreciating faster than I could put it on Ebay, so I decided to put it to use. Though I've created several videos, this is the first I can publish because the others have editorial content that I can't upload until they go to print. So, enjoy this one and I'll upload the others when I can.

NDAC Super Ad Suday

The New Denver Ad Club is hosting an event where Denver Creatives are invited to come judge the Super Bowl commercials. It's going to be a great party.

I had the pleasure of collaborating with some of Denver's best to create a series of humorous referee calls to illustrate calling "foul" on the commercials. Here is the first in the series with more to come. See the link above if you would like to join us at the event!

Copy: "You had to have it your way. The client was nervous. The director baffled. Your partner jumped ship. But hey, this is the Super Bowl baby. Screw compromise... right?

Wrong dimwit. Even David Lynch is scratching his head. You’re a true auteur. Too bad you’re in advertising. Or at least you were until you shot your career in the face with that big fat double-barrel ego."

This one is super dark... others will be more light hearted.

Art Direction:
Jeff Mason, Hero Design Studio
Greg Ryan, Juice Communications
Steve Miller, NetNewsdesk
Copywriter: Brian Wilkens, The Integer Group

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Studio "Progress"

A lot of friends and clients are asking how the new studio is coming along. I'll bring you up to date.

I don't know if you call it progress. Maybe I'm your average "I'm so frustrated my construction progress is taking so long" guy- but this seems ridiculous. Our timing really got beat around by the holidays and city red tape. I had hoped to be in the studio by now, but it just ain't so. To give you an example of the city stuff I'm dealing with... we have to have an approved drinking water fountain in the studio. (Did I tell you I have a phobia about water fountains?  I try to stay away from them.  And I have to spend $$$$ to install one in the studio.  Argh.)

Anyway, our last rough inspection passed today and we can now put on the drywall, which was delivered today. Things should really speed up from here.