Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The .gif of the Magi

After my last .gif post, I decided that posting them all at once like that might have been a little much, so I'll take it slow from now on starting with this:

This came from a conversation my friend Alex and I had while walking home late one night. For some reason we started talking about The Beatles, and that got us talking about Paul McCartney's second band, Wings. We then started wondering: What if Sir Paul McCartney was knighted not for his work with The Beatles, but specifically for his work with Wings? That lead the conversation in a strange direction that ultimately ended up with that image up there. I completely understand if you wanna leave.

Monday, January 24, 2011

$2 Drawings and Things To Come

I've got a lot on my plate all of the sudden, so it's time to get down to work. Last week Edgar Wright (director of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) saw my Scott Pilgrim Criterion mock-up and honored me by posting a link to this very blog:

Thanks to him, I've gotten some more $2 Drawing requests. As of now, they're all (3) finished and on their way to their new homes. Here's the first of the new batch:

Hayden asked for a picture of He-Man. I just assumed he meant "He-Man fantasizing about the junk food that he'll never be able to eat if he wants to keep that ridiculous physique."

I'll post the other 2 in a couple days. I want them to get to the people who paid for them before I put them up here.

There's some new and exciting Math the Band projects going on, so expect to see some artwork for that and a few other things in the future.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Scott Pilgrim vs. World Criterion Collection

Every year that I attend art school is punctuated with a Christmas full of hand-made gifts. As much as I'd like to say that I think they're just more personal; the real reason for the hand-made gifts is that I'm broke. It's just that simple. This Christmas I gave all my like minded friends some (faux) Criterion Collection blu-ray box art for one of my (and their) favorite movies: "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World."

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Here's the cover image without the Criterion Collection markings:

Feel free to download and print the image. You have my blessing. Merry Christmas?

Monday, January 10, 2011

"Clean" Music Video

Here it is! The music video I directed for Hello the Mind Control's song, "Clean."

The video is an homage to the music video for Eddie Murphy's 1985 number 1 jam, "Party all the Time." Like Eddie Murphy in the original video, Tyler Broderick is on his way to the studio to record his hit single with none other than the "super freak" himself, Rick James. (played by Matt Kimball) After joining up with the rest of Hello the Mind Control, the band and Rick create something better than music. They create magic!

The video was a ton of fun to shoot, and I'm really happy with how it turned out. Thank you everyone who came out partied all the time.

Hello the Mind Control is: Tyler Broderick, Quinn Scribner, Brianna Johnson, Alex Cardwell, and Mitchell Keaney.

Tyler Broderick - Himself
Hello The Mind Control - Themselves
Rick James-like Producer - Matt Kimball
Jal, The Audio Engineer - Jalipaz Nelson

Party Animals!:
-Alex Benson
-Patrick Sexton
-Edgerton Lunt
-Lauren Kohl
-Kyle Daniels
-Alyssa McAlister
-Connor Gadek
-Megan Kimball
-Allen Harsted

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Party All The Time!

Last week my friends Tyler and Brianna asked me to direct the music video for their band Hello the Mind Control's song, "Clean." The video was an idea that Tyler and my friend/bandmate Matt had a while ago. We've talked about making it in the past, but never really got around to shooting it. That changed today, because we finally got everyone together for a couple hours to make their absurd idea a reality. Now, there's still a lot of work left to be done on it, but I had so much fun today that I just had to post this cast photo here. The video should be done in a couple weeks!

Thanks to everyone for coming out and dancing!!