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…

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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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Mutual of Enumclaw

There’s something about a farmer. It’s his no nonsense, straight talking demeanor that catches you every time. He tells it like it is and you can trust that it’ll be nothing but honesty. We spent quite awhile casting real people for a series of short films for insurance company Mutual of Enumclaw. Our main story…

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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,…