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Deloitte “Greatest Time To Matter”

The pace of business, of technology and the future all coalesce in this anthemic piece for Deloitte. StraightEIGHT partnered with long time collaborators, Partners Creative, to bring this tribute to the advancements of ideas and technology to the screen while enticing potential new recruits to consider Deloitte as the next chapter in their career. Agency:…

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Fred Hutch “Gift of Time”

Working with Fred Hutch Cancer Research Institute, we embarked on a challenging project that had us exploring and telling the story of “The Gift of Time.” Time as it refers to a cancer patient is something so different to everyone else. The sense of time changes when you are staring at a diagnosis or wondering…

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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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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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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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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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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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Visit Seattle

What’s it like going on a road trip in your own town?  One word:  Amazing!  With over 40 locations and 12 days of shooting, we tackled Seattle, our town, with an eye to find new and unique ways to look at the Emerald City.  Partnering with Copacino+Fujikado and the gutsy folks at Visit Seattle, we…

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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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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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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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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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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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Palisade

A little of this, a little of that, mix it together and there you have it, a beautiful recollection of place and time full of texture and life. If we only had smell-a-vision, you’d get the whole entire experience of sweet smells of hickory smoke, fresh basil, garlic and the gentle wind off the Sound….

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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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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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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…

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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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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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Group Health “Luxury or Right”

Telling it like it is with honest, genuine responses only comes from doing your homework and knowing the people you are interviewing. Over three days, Matt interviewed 35 people for this campaign. He also pre-interviewed all of them in person to really get to know them and their story. Facing the hardships and dilemmas of…

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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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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 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

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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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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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BMGF “Reinventing the Toilet”

Four out of 10 people worldwide don’t have a safe way to poop. We partnered with with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to create this video to help spread the word and generate interest in their new initiative to expand affordable access to sanitation worldwide.  When this hit the fan, it went viral. Co-Creative…

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SLGFF “Relay”

A fast paced action filled chase is on – a small band of cinephiles and filmmakers come together to snub the conservative establishment.  We rallied the troops and partnered with the big guns of Frank Unlimited to make the trailer celebrating the 15th Annual Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Director/DP: Matthew J. Clark Lead…

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After All This

Helen’s life is coming to an untimely end, thanks to cancer. She and her husband face hard decisions about what to do next.  I was invited to make this film by the Seattle International Film Festival as apart of their 2011 Fly Filmmaking Challenge.  Written in less than a week, with writer Pete Fromm, and…

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Dry Rain

On a blazing afternoon in a heartland of wheat stubble and clouds that bring no rain, a father and son strike out on a road trip. Stil has taken his ten year-old son, Joey, from his ex-wife’s, crossing the Montana border into Canada. He insists it’s a vacation, but Joey, listening to ransom calls, pushes…

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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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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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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: …

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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,…