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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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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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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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Piano Pat “Montana Legend”

Piano Pat is one of those living legends. She’s been playing the same venue, the Sip ‘N Dip Lounge, in Great Falls, Montana since 1963.  You don’t see a character like this everyday.  And she’s still going! Director/DP:  Matthew J. Clark Editor:  Mike Southworth Location Sound/Sound Design/Mix:  Chris White Color Correction:  Caleb Van Winkle Titles: …

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Tea Cozies “Dead Man’s Sister”

Aliens land on a local venue and try to enjoy the show, but their enthusiasm goes awry when the laser guns start firing. Director/DP:  Matthew J. Clark Director/Lead Designer:  Cameron Pierron Editor:  Aaron Dunkel Line Producer:  Mark Campbell Color Correction:  Caleb Van Winkle Production Company:  Loaded Pictures

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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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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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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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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

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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…