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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…

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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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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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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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Maglia Rosa

The Hampsten name is synonymous with legendary bike racing. In 1988, a kid from North Dakota stunned the international cycling community with a gutsy ride that won him the Giro d’Italia – one of only three Grand Tours on the cycling calender including the Tour de France (a race Hampsten was highly successful in as…

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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….

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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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#ChangeTheGame

Teaming up with Copacino+Fujicado and the Seattle Mariners, we made this spot to kick off a campaign to bring awareness and change to the Antibullying conversation.  Macklemore and King Felix were more than willing to lend their voice to help #ChangeTheGame.  We were excited at the prospects, as well, lending a hand to affect some…

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If Not For This

We took on the challenge of telling the visual story of the new book from acclaimed writer Pete Fromm. In our eyes, the book trailer gives a hint at what the book is about while not creating too much of a voice or picture of the story. We’d prefer the reader creates her own ideas…

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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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Tableau “Vizable”

How do you see your data? What would it tell you if you could? The new mobile app from Tableau gives you the vision to quickly look at your data simply and easily on your tablet. Matthew partnered with Digital Kitchen to tell the story of Vizable and its new users. Production Company: Digital Kitchen…

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Seattle Children’s

For over 100 years, Seattle Children’s Hospital has provided skilled and compassionate medical care to young people. But the public is less aware of Seattle Children’s outstanding Research Institute and Foundation. StraightEIGHT Films was tapped by Copacino+Fujicado to communicate the bigger ideas of hospital, research and the foundation and how all three work together to…

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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…

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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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UNICEF “Tap Project”

Can you live in Seattle and still find the rain beautiful? We think so. We teamed up with Publicis In the West to create this PSA for the UNICEF World Water Week program. Also known as the Tap Project. It’s concept is simple: restaurants would ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the…

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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…