We went for a hike, did a little camping, and enjoyed friends and rain!

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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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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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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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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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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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…

Angus sets us straight on wearing a PFD and living to be salty.

Angus Iverson

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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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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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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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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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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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,…