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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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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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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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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CMC “In This Life”

The simplicity of throwing rocks, swimming in the lake or just playing in the water is the perfect backdrop to the more serious tone of lessons learned in life. We shot these spots on the shores of Holland Lake and in Missoula, Montana. Director/DP: Matthew J. Clark Lead Designer:  Caleb Van Winkle Editor:  Duncan Sharp…

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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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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…

PSSH Shoot and interview with Laura James

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…

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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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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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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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,…