Run

Brooks

We all run for different reasons. In this new piece for Brooks, Matthew tells three unique stories about why these folks get out and run. Their motivation is exceptional, but the simple act of running fires them up to do it day in and day out. Now we know what it means to be a…

sounders_streaker

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…

Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 4.31.56 PM

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…

Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 10.59.27 AM

SIFF

Who’s watching the Watcher? Creepy, a little voyeuristic, and kookie with an NSA vibe and that feeling you should be looking over your shoulder, but we pulled back the curtain to reveal what’s really going on. Thanks to the team at WongDoody for taking us on this wild ride to help tell the #BeWatching story….

MSF__STR8FILMS_MJC_2219 (1)

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…

IMG_3258

#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…

2014-09-17 12.03.55

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…

Fences_Splash

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…

Romero_Nuns_960

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…

Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 2.03.06 PM

Fences

StraightEIGHT Films got the call from Ryan Lewis in early May of 2014 to work with the guys to create the video.  We hit the ground running in early June getting things ready for the shoot.  With eight days of shooting with lions, tigers, underwater work, wire work, tons of green screen, huge sets and…

SLGFF_GlassesHat

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…

Tony_SomePlaceClose_Frame

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.

XBox_#1Hits_Frame

Xbox 360 “Lips – #1 Hits”

A real energy emerges from the party all thanks to LIPS.  Shooting in a practical location, we got the party really get rocking with over cranked speeds and lots of dancing. Director: John Hilton DP: Matthew J. Clark Editor:  Duncan Sharp Lead Designer/Color Correction:  Caleb Van Winkle Production Company:  Loaded Pictures

Xbox_80s_thumb_00

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…

HampCo_0214_0154

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…

MOD_Thumb

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…

Dave_thumb_00

Dave Matthews “ehhee”

This was a self-produced, self-released track that Dave Matthews did independently of the label. It was initially given away on iTunes. This was a fun project to shoot and a great team to work with here in Seattle. Working with Dave was a very collaborative endeavor. Director: Dave Matthews DP: Matthew J. Clark

TheMakers_thumb_00

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…

SLGFF_2011_thumb_00

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…

SpaceCG_thumb_00

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

Emerge_Frame

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: …