We went for a hike, did a little camping, and enjoyed friends and rain!

Kids in the woods.

The allure of exploring and the fun of camaraderie had these kids excited for a night in the woods. On a cold, damp night, a group of children from Seattle hunkered down in the woods to learn more about themselves and their surroundings. I caught these moments in between hikes, dinner and cloud bursts. Their…

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Finger Job.

Yeah. Finger job. Weird, isn’t it? But, the weirdness pays off in these new spots Matthew Directed and Shot for the Washington State Lottery. The new scratch tickets are out and the Sounders take center stage. The good peeps at Cole & Weber came up with these hilarious concepts. Now, casting for people with some…

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Veterans Choice.

Just this past fall, Matthew directed this piece for Ascension Healthcare. He was tapped by the folks at Digital Kitchen to help win and execute the work with Austin based agency GSD&M. Shooting in both Seattle and Austin, the crew spent about a month and a half shaping this piece into shape. Production Company: Digital…

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Learning Something New.

When was the last time you tried something utterly different and new? Even scared you a little bit and pulled you out of your comfort zone? Something that taxed you mentally and physically? Just imagine trying that new thing, something that most people learned to do as a kid. That’s just what Kalpana Kanal, a…

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The Smartest Generation.

Back in February, Matthew along with Producer Craig Stevens, lit out into the vast mountain-scape of Western Montana to capture a new campaign for Montana State Fund.  MSF is Montana’s proprietary workers’ compensation fund and is celebrating 100 years of the workmen’s comp act.  Getting this act off the ground was no small feat considering…

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#BeWatching

Who’s Watching the Watcher? In a slightly creepy paradigm that turns to kookyness, we pull back the curtain on the watcher and reveal him to the audience. We were super thrilled to work with ad agency WongDoody and the great people at the Seattle International Film Festival to celebrate the 2015 festival. StraightEIGHT Films, helmed…

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Reclaim The Kitchen.

Food, stop motion animation, more food, Swedes, big fish, chocolate, edible apps, and food, lots of food…and yes it was all good. What a fun project. Matthew partnered up with the folks at The Academy and Brikk to realize the kitchen dream for Wolf. Shooting over three days, all kinds of good food was served…

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Better By Half

This last fall, Matt worked on a project with Digital Kitchen for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Our goal:  Establish Melinda as a unique and credible leader of the Women & Girls’ 
movement and reinvigorate the conversation around gender equality.  Matt lead the production team creating two videos that would bookend a series of…

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Making of Xbox One

A little while back, Matt worked with Eric Anderson from Logan to shoot a project about the making of the new Xbox One.  It was a fascinating look into the bowels of innovation and development at Microsoft.  Such cool stuff going on that few people, outside of some of the employees, ever get to see….

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Human Spirit

We ponder the origins of the human spirit and where it can take us in this new project Matt directed and shot for Digital Kitchen and their client VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.  Over three days, Matt shot surgeries, physical therapy, radiology, neurology, neonatal ICU, bikes, bikes and more medical stuff in labs and…

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BTS – “Arrows”

Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes of the Fences “Arrows” shoot. We were in a top secret location in South Seattle for most of the shoot. The old warehouse, dirty and grimy from years of use for metal fabrication, was our home for about three weeks. Production Designer Adi Goodrich and Art Director John Lavin…

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ARROWS.

We went on a wild ride just a few weeks ago.  Producer Craig Stevens and Matthew J. Clark jumped on board a music video for the band Fences featuring Macklemore with Ryan Lewis producing the track.  The new song, ARROWS, dropped a few days ago.  We shot for seven days in a ware house in…

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Angus speaks.

Well, if you frequent dive bars and fishermans’ haunts in places like Unalaska or Dutch Harbor or even down in Seattle, at a place like the Sloop, you’ve probably seen these posters when you saddle up to the urinal or take time to read the paper in a stall.   If you haven’t been so lucky,…

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#ChangeTheGame

The one great thing about our business is the chance to make a difference.  Matt jumped at the chance to work with the Mariners to make a spot for a new AntiBullying initiative with the chance to reach out to people, change their thinking about bullying and make a difference. This was a unique challenge…

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The Big Payback

Romaro Franceswa is one tough kid.  He’s takin’ a crack at the big names in the rap game.  Scrappy, confident and very personable… he’s gonna make it.  Matt shot this video for local director Johan Liedgren with help from Producer Paul Breslin.  What a crazy weekend of shooting.  Now, we’re getting the props from a…

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Premera combo

Every now and then, Matt gets asked to shoot for friends, folks he’s worked with for years.  This project for Premera was one of those.  Director Bobby Hougham and TheNewBLANK hit up Matt to shoot this campaign for Copacino+Fujikado back in the fall.  This was a combo deal since Matt would be shooting both the…

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Thief

I bet you didn’t know that crabs can be thieves.  They’re sneaky.  Lucky, this one was under our control in a 3D world.  I shot the piece for the good folks at Straightface.  We got lucky with the weather.  The script called for sunny, warm climes.  We had cold and rainy – typical Seattle, until…

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Bold and Beautiful

Just finished up shooting for the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. They needed a new trailer for this year’s festival. So, we made them two. We had a great cast to work with that were all beautiful. It is a ton of fun working with everyone at the festival and happy to have worked…

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‘Cross time

It is a weird sport where you ride your bike, then you’re forced to get off and run (with the bike) and remount and keep going…and it is usually in the mud and rain and snow of fall and winter. It is more fun than you think.

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Puget Sound Starts Here

Back in the Spring, I sat down with the creative team from EnviroMedia along with my friends at Loaded Pictures and we hashed out a plan to make a series of short films for the launch of a new website for the Puget Sound Partnership – Puget Sound Starts Here.  Not your typical educational web…

Angus sets us straight on wearing a PFD and living to be salty.

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Fishing boats, salty captains, The Wizard and the smell of salt air permeated a shoot we did recently for the Center for Disease Control and their safety arm NIOSH. This one we cast here in Seattle and shot around Fishermen’s Terminal and Pacific Fishermen Shipyard. This was fun and when your character gets to say…

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Some Place Close

Just finished this project up about the making of Tony Fulgham’s short film Box Walk.  The music is from Tony’s band Jackrabbit.  I was commissioned by the good folks over at Art Zone to tell the story. Chris White at Comrade Studios did the mix and Jeff Tillotson over at Lightpress finessed the final color.

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Pinhole exploration

I’ve been fascinated with pinhole photography for some time now.  I love shooting stills with a pinhole.  Things unfold in front of the camera in a whole different way when you are shooting exposures that are sometimes minutes or hours long.  To get decent resolution and acuity in pinhole photography, you need a small aperture…

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Hampsten 7-Eleven Tribute

Cycle Exif picked up some of my shots of the new Hampsten track bike.  This bicycle was built in homage to the 7-Eleven machine Andy Hampsten rode to win the 1988 Giro d’Italia.  The first American to do so.  With a serious eye on racing, this bike was made for the “boards” at the new…

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Piano Pat in Missoula

Can’t believe it has been almost a year!  We were lucky enough to be welcomed at the Big Sky International Documentary Film Festival in Missoula last February.  I talked Pat into joining us.  It was perfect having her there.  She was warmly welcomed by a huge crowd at the screening.  She got the most questions…

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Noir

The other night, we quickly shot some footage for a project we are doing for the Seattle International Film Festival and Naked City, a local brew pub. This is a still image I snagged before we started shooting the motion content. Check out the making of here on Vimeo. Naked City from Matthew J. Clark…

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Max

  I’m working on a short film about my friend Max.  He’s one of the best titanium builders in the US and lives right here in Seattle.  He’s worked for the likes of Seven and Merlin.  These days, he welds for Hampsten and Davidson, but builds his style of bikes – fast, efficient race machines,…

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Pink?!

I never thought I’d shoot with so much pink, but a recent collaboration with my friend Chandra Auge proved that 1) I can do it 2) it can be cool & 3) I might even do it again.  Chandra and I embarked on a plan, earlier this year, to collaborate on a few different test…