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Washington State Lottery

One of the more unique jobs Matthew has taken on. Little pitch, little uniforms, little shoes and lots and lots of details went into making the magic in this one. Matthew Directed and shot these pieces for Cole & Webber and the Washington State Lottery over two days. A little VFX went into making these…

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Portraiture

People fascinate me.  All kinds of shapes, colors and sizes intrigue me.  It is what I like shooting best.  Getting to know someone, understanding their personality and slipping into their world all are apart of capturing them, their mood and their style.  This set is a more informal look at portraiture, as I see it.

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Schilling Hard Cider

MBAs – methodical, organized, lovers of spreadsheets and process, entrepreneurial minded and driven.  But, who knew that they can make good hard cider and laugh at themselves a little bit?  We took the owners of Schilling Hard Cider, Mark and Colin, and turned them into, well, we didn’t turn them into anything, we just let…

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SLGFF 2013

There’s nothing more beautiful than bold, confident people.  We took that idea and turned it into a visual intrepretation of this year’s theme for the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival “Bold Is Beautiful.”  We shot over 50 people in a simple way to let their personality shine through. Director:  Matthew J. Clark DP: Ronnie…

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Photography Book #2

Sometime, it’d be nice to not have a camera to get in the way of shooting.  It becomes this thing that can come between two people in the wrong way.  If people forget that the camera is even there, I’ve done my job and stories usually role right out of ‘em.

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Photography Book #3

It has been said that the most beautiful sport is none other than cycling.  That it embodies the human spirit, the pastoral grandeur of diverse geography and the approachable sensibility that only those that have stood on the roads, tracks and parcours can explain.  Bike racing is the proletariat sport of a hard scrabble people.  …

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The Moffitt Homage

Peggy Moffit was an icon of her time.  Google her and you’ll see why.  She laid the ground work form some of the big names in fashion.  She was a muse and a trend setter.  Her long, on going working relationship with the likes of Vidal Sassoon and Rudi Gernreich help put her on the…

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Windows 8 “Explore”

The launch of the new Windows 8 operating system was a big moment, bringing the promise of a whole new way of interacting with your computer. We were tasked with showing the world the varied devices that shipped with Windows 8. Director/DP/Creative Direction:  Matthew J. Clark Lead Design/Creative Direction:  Caleb Van Winkle Editor:  Mike Southworth…

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Windows 7 “College Life”

Collage life mixed up, cut up, blended, photographed and crafted into College Life. These spots were created by different teams of designers to encourage the unique sensibilities of each scenario. We extend the idea of sharing, creating and succeeding in school all with cloud based apps from Microsoft. Creative Director/Writer/Photographer: Matthew J. Clark Live Action…

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Xbox “Lips – I Love the 80s”

Neon, sounds of Bowie ringing in your ears and those synthesizers… All cool.  All 80′s.  This new edition of LIPS is all about loving the 80′s.  How can you not with such great songs to sing along with? Creative Director/Lead Designer:  Caleb Van Winkle Director:  Matthew J. Clark DP:  Doug Hostetter Editor:  Duncan Sharp Production…

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Xbox 360 “No Strangers”

What better way to hook up with people at a party but start singing with them?!   I dare you to give it a go.  Fun even if you’re off pitch.  This short film launched the Lips franchise, a karaoke style game on Xbox 360. Director:  Matthew J. Clark DP:  Doug Hostetter Editor:  Duncan Sharp Color…

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Maiden of Death

This trailer for the fictional film, Maiden of Death, was made to promote the then new film, Grindhouse, coming out from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.  We were crazy enough to mak a trailer – we had about 2 weeks to do it.  My part was easy: Shoot some cool stuff.  Dan and Thai had…

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SCCA “Little Things”

The small things in life are the things that really matter.  This is a Director’s cut. Director: Matthew J. Clark DP:  Doug Hostetter Editor:  Mike Southworth Composer:  Matt Huchinson Agency:  Frank Agency Writer: Forrest Healy Agency Art Director: Zach Hitner Production Company:  Loaded Pictures

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Montana State Fund “Work Hard”

Scratching out a living in Montana isn’t easy. We captured that hard life through a cross section of real people working in the woods, ranches, hospitals and offices of the Big Sky State. Director/DP: Matthew J. Clark Producer:  Chris Borden Editor:  Reeve Bailey Color Correction:  Jeff Tillotson Agency:  Partners Creative Agency Writer: Sean Benton Agency…

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Beads “Evil”

The open road beckons providing the opportunity to find old memories and make new ones. Things don’t seem to always be like we remember them, though. Is it progress or destruction or just the way it is? We shot this video over three days in Central and Western Washington, Santa Monica and just outside of…

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The Makers “Matter of Degrees”

Full on rock ‘n roll from Seattle glam rockers, The Makers. We shot on Super35 and Super8, oh and some Super16 too. All the same stock, just different formats. They cut together surprisingly well to create a sense of evolution. Director: Matthew J. Clark DP: Doug Hostetter Design and Animation: Bobby Hougham/ The New Blank…

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SLGFF 2011 “Mix”

What are the different genres of film you might encounter at a film festival?  It’s a mix, like a box of chocolates… We explored the many of those facets in this trailer for the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Shooting with people frozen, we moved the camera rapidly around the actors capturing a moment…

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Space Cowgirl

Guns and a Cowgirl in the depths of outer space, all the fixings for something interesting.  We did extensive testing to truly understand the ballistics of galactic gunfire…ok, we didn’t, but how cool would that have been? Director:  Matthew J. Clark Director/Lead Designer:  Cameron Pierron DP:  Doug Hostetter Production Company:  Loaded Pictures

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Microsoft “Arcade”

Old school games on the go. They call the past time “casual gaming,” but something that absorbs this much of people’s time must be something bigger than just casual. This project was a collaborative creation between StraightEIGHT Films and thenewBlank’s Bobby Hougham. Creative Director/Designer: Bobby Hougham Live Action Director/DP: Matthew J. Clark Editor: Tony Fulgham…

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Emerge

Pinhole photography is brought to life in this animated short film.  Shooting bursts of shots on a DSLR with a whole lot of light, I created this short to explore making moving imagery with the oldest of non-lens, photographic technology.  Read more about it on my blog posting.  Director/DP:  Matthew J. Clark Gaffer/Support/On set comic: …