Tag: short

Commercials, Directing, Editing

Bacon Bits

May 17, 2013

I’m editing the comedy pieces I’ve shot last weekend with the help of a few good friends. As part of a Hormel-hosted contest, we shot three different comedy bits (see what I did there?) while featuring their Black Label Bacon. We smoothly integrated the product into our ideas, it’s been coming together rather nicely, and I can’t wait to submit our films.

Bacon Bits

I’m especially excited about the one I wrote because it is also techniqually challenging: it features three characters, only to be played by one actor. A lot of the ‘heavy lifting’ will be done during post-production and I cannot wait to get to it. It’s the last on my list.

It's a lifestyle

The contest offers some sweet prizes, which always makes things much more enticing. I’m doing my best to make these babies shine and at the end we’ll see who brings the bacon home…

Editing

Happy Hands

April 10, 2013

Just recently I finished editing a new documentary short film about the nail industry, titled Happy Hands. The film features personal accounts by legendary Hollywood actress, Tippi Hedren (The Birds, Marnie) along with Tam Nguyen, and Thuan Le.

Tippi Hedren Doc

Director Honey Lauren carefully reveals the events that came together in California that opened doors for Vietnamese immigrants during the 1970s. With the help of Tippi Hedren, twenty Vietnamese women established themselves as manicurists and unknowingly had set precedence for today’s multibillion dollar industry.

What’s interesting about this doc, besides its subject matter, is how we structured it into layers. When we peel all these layers back, we find not only different people, but also different stories set in different time periods all pointing back to its center: Tippi Hedren and the twenty Vietnamese women.

This was my first collaboration with Honey and I had fun working on the project. Happy Hands is now gearing up for the film festival circuit.

Editing

Tony Hawk’s Doctor

July 20, 2012

I’m editing a Yahoo comedy short that my buddy Jake wrote and directed. Luckily, he’s a comedic genius so there’s plenty of great stuff to work with. And that’s my biggest obstacle right now… deciding on what to keep and what to discard. As a ‘seasoned’ editor I feel that I can cut almost anything together, but content is king so we have to focus on making this film the best it can possibly be. Even if it means getting rid of hilarious lines and performances for the sake of the best overall experience.

Tony Hawk Comedy

Furthermore, the footage looks great (see above) and the sound is top quality. Everybody did an amazing job and the ball is in my corner now. I know, from what I already have, that I will not disappoint and I cannot wait to plug in the finished piece on its release date. It’ll be right here with a quick update. Very soon…

July 30, 2012 update: Tony Hawk’s Doctor

Editing

Breaking (In) The Mold

April 26, 2011

I recently finished editing, along with some visual FX work, a very funny and fresh short film titled The Break In. This comedic gem has all the elements that appeal to me: smart writing, great acting (Selma Blair and Jason Ritter), perfect use of a single location and a surprise-filled story line.

4 frames

And just when you think you’re on the right track, things get even more absurd. I really enjoyed working on this project and I have a feeling that people won’t be able to stop laughing once they get a chance to watch it.

2 more frames

Motion Graphics

Wax On Wax Off

September 5, 2010

Although it has nothing to do with The Karate Kid, and it’s really more like ‘Title On Title Off’, I still think the main idea clearly shines through.

So, what is it for? Deep down underground we’ve been quietly working on this LB short, titled ‘The Gran’ Scam of Things.’ We’re nearing completion at an astonishing pace, therefore I felt pretty comfortable releasing the first suspenseful 20 seconds (minus music). LB has released stills, snippets and out-takes but never this much relevant information, so please cherish it until the short hits the web ways.

Editing

Sex Text

April 18, 2010

…tells the story of three roommates, as they lose their senses in the world of digital relationships. It’s been a while since I worked on this short comedy and I was pleasantly surprised to find it as a digital download on Film Baby.

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