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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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VCU Medical Center

We ponder the origins of the human spirit and where it can take us in this new project Matthew directed and shot for VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Over three days, Matt shot surgeries, physical therapy, radiology, neurology, neonatal ICU, bikes, bikes and more bikes (no surprise). VCU Medical is the exclusive medical sponsor…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…