Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas. Really all holidays.
Thirst | 2:01 (2011)
Some things drink water. Other things are water. Most things need water.
The song is Mpls Rock and Roll by Dosh.
The Dishes, Again. | 2:27 (2011)
Making mundane seem pretty. This is quite possibly the cousin of Dull Objects. An excuse to test out my sweet new T2i and the first Miabi Film of 2011. The song is Absolute Beginners by Bowie.
Snow! | 1:31 (2010)
Timelapse video of the 2010 Christmas Blizzard. Out the front window of my apartment. Brooklyn, NY. Tough to take credit for this one as pretty much anything looks cool in timelapse. The song is Are You Satisfied? by Marina and The Diamonds.
A Very Inconsiderate Xmas | 0:13 (2010)
A companion piece. Some people completely disregard the holiday season. We on the other hand hope you had a wonderful holiday and got everything you wanted this year.
A Very Agreeable Xmas | 1:08 (2010)
Shaq makes a great holiday PSA for Toys For Tots. We make it greater.
Seasons Greetings… Miabi Films would like to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season, filled with good tidings and mirth. (Which I thought was a coal or metal-like material until I looked it up just now.) Please accept this little ditty as our 2010 holiday card. All in good fun. I’ve always been a Shaq fan and he’s representing a good cause here. Consider Toys For Tots as part of your end of the year philanthropy. They’re accepting donations up until Christmas Eve. Cheers.
Haunted | 2:00 (2010)
I had experienced several hauntings. Doors creaking closed. Strange vibrations. Chills. I began to lose sleep. Why do ghosts torment the weary? I’d leave the music playing and the kitchen lights on in order to fall asleep. Out of sick curiosity, I set up the video camera and aimed it at the kitchen. One night I captured this. The ghost did not waste much time. Of course I used the video to fool around with different visual styles in post. This was the result.
aka… A Hipster Haunting. aka… Paranormal Craptivity.
Brozillas | 2:27 (2010)
Two dudes forge a quick friendship in an otherwise dudeless work environment.
Meyer and I had to do a presentation for work that revolved around the necessary steps it takes to create a web series. We decided to have fun with it. This video is the very special sneak peek of our faux show. See if you can spot the sponsor integration! We judiciously went into work on a Saturday armed with an issue of Maxim and several changes of clothes. Cafaro helped out on camera. Fun Fact: We recorded the theme song on my iPhone.
I don’t know why I didn’t post this months ago. It’s just been sitting in my drafts folder. So I’m posting now.
Nearly a year ago now, I did two additional “color explorations” of the Dull Objects piece. These came out of some tests I was doing while trying to figure out what the final video was going to look like. I figured I’d share these with you in lieu of any new video content I have.
In the first one, I used a sweeping posterized color tint. I had originally wanted to do something with color, but ultimately landed on an over-saturated look. This was my first test.
This second one is my Wild Card! A contrasted, liquified, yellow. Think real life anime. Bearded fantasy. It only works well on some of the shots, and I was too lazy to make it look really great the whole way through.
Lastly, here’s a version using a technique for faking depth of field. It is subtly different that the main video, but out of the 4 versions, I think I prefer this one the best.