Monday, December 13, 2010

W Hotel Austin: Construction Time Lapse Video

Since March of 2009, I have been photographing the construction of the W Hotel, the new Austin City Limits Studio, and the residential condos currently under construction on 2nd Street in downtown Austin, Texas. After 22 months and thousands of photographs, this project is finally complete so I now present to you my W Hotel construction time lapse video! Music is "Bonnie" by my friend's band Morris Orchids.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dan & Angharad's Wedding

Back on October 30th, I photographed a wedding for some good friends of mine who met and lived with me at the 21st Street Co-op back in 2005. It was one of the most fun weddings I've shot this year, attended by a mix of beautiful Brits and merry Minnesotans, a Texas-sytle Saltlick BBQ dinner, and a Halloween costume photobooth to wrap up the wonderful evening. Check out Dan and Angharad's wedding photo slideshow below and congrats again to the amazing couple!

Dan and Angharad's Wedding
Dan and Angharad's Wedding
Dan and Angharad's Wedding
Dan and Angharad's Wedding
Dan and Angharad's Wedding

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Chris Maddin & Chuck Kerr present Radiohead's OK Computer: Live Cover

Several friends of mine from various bands in San Antonio, Texas have been performing live album covers every month and I'm super excited to share the most recent one with everyone. With Chris Maddin and Chuck Kerr at the helm once again, this time around the two recruited Jared Stephens, Chris Guerra, Jaime Rader, and Matt Thomas to perform Radiohead's "OK Computer." In addition, my good friend Matt Daly provided live visuals for the show and yours truly did the filming. Hope you enjoy the video!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Krupa Troopa: Stop-Motion Painting of American Jazz Drummer Gene Krupa

I love making art for people to hang on their walls. The hardest part though is giving the work of art away after spending so much time on it. This time around, I decided to document the progress of my work to put together this short video time lapse. I painted this image of Gene Krupa, an influential jazz drummer from the 1930s to the 1960s, for my girlfriend as a birthday gift to her. Music is "Little Room" by the White Stripes off their album White Blood Cells.

Here is a photo of the final product. Happy Birthday Lauren!
Krupa Troopa: Stop-Motion Painting of Jazz Drummer Gene Krupa

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bill FitzGibbons KMA Light Installation

Last week, I flew to Knoxville, Tennessee to film and document a light installation by Bill FitzGibbons on the exterior of the Knoxville Museum of Art. FitzGibbons is a San Antonio based artist and sculptor who received his BFA from the University of Tennessee. He has become internationally known for his large-scale public art work. Currently, his installation Knoxville Colorline is on display outside the KMA through this year, so if you're in the area, I highly recommend checking it out.

Knoxville Colorline: Bill FitzGibbons KMA Light Installation

I've never been to Knoxville before, so it was great getting to visit the city during such a beautiful time of the year when the leaves were changing colors. We stayed on campus at the University of Tennessee in an old cottage, so it was interesting getting to see the other UT. I also liked how their airport had rocking chairs all over the place, as you can see in a few photos below:

Knoxville, Tennessee
Knoxville Airport Rockers
Knoxville, Tennessee

Monday, November 1, 2010

One Hundred Flowers: Live & Unplugged @ Uncommon Objects in Austin, Texas

Earlier this summer, I had the pleasure of working with local Austin band One Hundred Flowers on a music video shoot at Uncommon Objects. We had the evening to shoot this 3 act structure of songs from their upcoming album Mechanical Bride which is being released tomorrow. The Austinist has a great review of the album here as well as another post premiering the video today. I'm very excited to finally share this with you!

Dan & Angharad's Wedding

I photographed a wedding for some friends of mine this weekend and just wanted to share one of my favorite shots so far. More photos from the wedding to come soon, including a costume photo booth! Congrats again to Dan and Angharad :)

Dan and Angharad's Wedding

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Arcade Fire Funeral Album Cover

Several friends of mine from multiple bands in San Antonio, TX have been covering entire albums live and recently performed Funeral by the Arcade Fire at Broadway 5050 on September 29, 2010. This was their third album cover since the series began in July. Here is a video of the entire show performed by Chris Maddin, Chuck Kerr, Libby Wardlaw, Marcus Rubio, Chris Guerra, Matt Thomas, and Meg Lobasso.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Re-Releases in High Definition

So lately, I have been working on re-releasing a lot of my stop motion photography time lapse work in high definition... not only do they look better, but did I mention, THEY LOOK SOOOO MUCH BETTER!?!? Over the next few weeks, I'll be releasing some old and new videos so check back often for new additions.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Second Hand News cover Fleetwood Mac

If you're a Fleetwood Mac fan, I recommend watching the following video... this is a performance I shot and edited of Second Hand News covering the album Rumours in it's entirety at Beauty Bar in Austin.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Birth America!

This year, I celebrated the Fourth of July once again at Auditorium Shores in Austin, TX. My sister was in town visiting me, so we made the trip down for the fireworks show put on by the Austin Symphony, who played right before the fireworks began. My camera died pretty early so I didn't get too many shots, but managed to get some great ones as the sun was setting that can be seen below. The first photo was from last year and was featured on in honor of the holiday!

Fourth of July 2009
Fourth of July 2010: Austin, Texas
Fourth of July 2010: Austin, Texas

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mariel Mentink: Bike For Your Rights Benefit

This is a video I shot & edited at the Bike For Your Rights fundraiser, an event benefiting Mariel Mentink, an Austin cyclist who was hit while riding her bike on New Years Eve. Mariel sustained several life threatening injuries and the fundraiser was organized by several of her friends to help offset her medical bills.

I have personally never met Mariel, but couldn't turn down the opportunity to document this event in her absence. Several local businesses and talent, not to mention the hundreds of people in attendance, helped make the event a huge success and although Mariel could not be there in person, hopefully this video shows her how much love and support she has from her community. Get well soon Mariel!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Gabriel & Joanne's Wedding

I haven't had the chance to upload more photos from this wedding, but here are a few selects from a friend's wedding that I shot back in May. I just finished a photo slideshow from all their wedding photos, so I'll be uploading that soon. Congratulations again to Gabriel & Joanne!

Gabriel & Joanne's Wedding
Gabriel & Joanne's Wedding
Gabriel & Joanne's Wedding
Gabriel & Joanne's Wedding
Gabriel & Joanne's Wedding

Friday, June 4, 2010

Texas 4000 Documentary

During the summer of 2008, I cycled from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska with Texas 4000 for Cancer, an organization at the University of Texas dedicated to raising money for cancer research and awareness. I brought my video camera along the way to document this amazing journey and came home with over 30 hours of footage from the 70 day ride. For months, I've been working on putting all that video together, and have finally completed a 3 hour documentary-summer video from our ride, which I will be uploading this summer in weekly installments!

Over 40 cyclists biked in what was the 5th year of the ride, dedicated to raising money for cancer research and awareness while spreading hope, knowledge and charity along the way. Our team was split up into two routes to maximize the aforementioned three fold mission of the organization. I was on the Coastal route, traveling 4,569.2 miles across Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, into Canada, British Columbia, Yukon Territory and into Alaska. For more information or to donate please visit Texas 4000.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Burning Flipside

This past weekend, I attended Burning Flipside, a regional "Burner" event held in Central Texas every year during Memorial Day weekend. The 5 day campout is filled with art, themed camps, lots of costumes, and radical self-expression. As is custom in the Burner community, on the last night, a large effigy is set on fire, while thousands of people watch and celebrate. This year's effigy, designed by the DaFT team, was called Texas Tango and posted below are some photos of the effigy before and during the burn, including some other shots of Flipside happenings. Check out more photos here!

Burning Flipside 2010
Burning Flipside 2010
Burning Flipside 2010
Burning Flipside 2010
Burning Flipside 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Co-op Chronicles are HERE!

For months now, I have been finishing up work on a documentary film called Co-op Chronicles, which chronicles my time spent living at the 21st Street Co-op from 2003-2008. The film watches more like a video yearbook rather than a traditional documentary and covers all the co-op madness from parties to special events to down-right shenanigans. A limited number of DVDs were made so get in touch with me if you're interested in purchasing a copy.

Co-op Chronicles DVD Cover Insert

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

South By Southwest 2010

Last week was South By Southwest, which meant for almost two weeks, techies, film-buffs, and hipsters invaded Austin and made things just a little bit weirder! With thousands of bands performing from all over the world in the last few days, I made sure to take off from work to experience as much of the madness as I could. Without a doubt, the highlight of my SXSW was watching Andrew W.K. perform at my old house, the 21st Street Co-op... he didn't go on until after 4 in the morning, but I can assure you, he partied hard! Check out the video from the performance below as well as my SXSW photo set on Flickr for more photo fun.

Austin, Texas: Live Music Capital of the World Mural
General Elektriks @ SXSW
The Cartographers @ SXSW

Monday, March 15, 2010

Zilker Park Kite Festival

This weekend was the 82nd annual Zilker Park Kite Festival. I didn't have the whole day to spend it there, but made my way down to the park to meet up with some family and friends and enjoy the kite chaos. Here's a few pictures from the festival along with a stop-motion video I shot a few years ago at the festival.

Austin Kite Festival @ Zilker Park
Austin Kite Festival @ Zilker Park
Austin Kite Festival @ Zilker Park

Club Arthouse

Over the weekend, I was biking around downtown and came across a cool art project in the works at Arthouse, which is currently under rennovation. Local students from Austin area high schools participating in the Advanced Young Artists education program at Arthouse painted the panels along the construction walkways, bringing some color and life to the block.

Arthouse Student Murals
Arthouse Student Murals
Arthouse Student Murals

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Magic Spoon Productions Video Title Credit

A few days ago, I worked on the following art project in order to create both a new video title credit for Magic Spoon Productions for a movie I just finished working on, as well as a new business card for the company... mission accomplished. I photographed a 10 second stop motion animation with this old typewriter to spell out Magic Spoon Productions to the tune of typing keystrokes. Check out the video and some of the photos below:

Magic Spoon Productions Stop Motion Title Credit
Magic Spoon Productions Business Card

Monday, January 25, 2010

Collage Barrage

OH SHIT is a collage I recently created on a 16x20 canvas as a belated Christmas and birthday gift for a good friend of mine. As much as I love creating art for others, sometimes it's so hard to let go of it in the end! I also posted a few other collage gifts I've made for friends, so feel free to check'em out as well...

Birthday Gift
A Dream I Had....

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

W in Progress

Since March of 2009, I have been photographing the construction of the W Hotel, the new Austin City Limits Studio, and the residential condos currently under construction on 2nd Street in downtown Austin. Much like several of the other time lapse videos I have worked on in the past, I created this video by taking photographs from several vantage points and edited it all together into a time lapse video documenting the construction over time.

When it is finished in December of this year, the W Hotel and residential condos above it will come in at 36 stories high, making it one of Austin's tallest buildings. In 2011, the Austin City Limits Studio will move to it's new location, greatly increasing the seating capacity from 300 to 2,000 for live Austin City Limits music tapings and concerts.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy watching the video, and if you dig the music, check out Morris Orchids... they are great friends of mine from San Antonio and a band that you definitely must listen to!

Wedding, Wedding, Wedding!

The last couple of months of 2009 were wedding-bell busy for Magic Spoon Productions. I have spent the last few weeks playing catch up with a lot of the workload, so I've finally uploaded photos and video for your viewing pleasure. In no particular order, here's work from the weddings of Crystal & Bryon, Lisa & Mario, and last but not least, a dance-tastic video sample from Sean & Amber's wedding. Congratulations again to all the happy couples and thanks for going with MSP for your wedding day coverage!

Crystal & Bryon's Wedding
Crystal & Bryon's Wedding
Lisa & Mario's Wedding
Lisa & Mario's Wedding

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Janet and Steve's Wedding

Back in October of last year, I shot a wedding for Janet Kim and Steve Yi in Las Colinas, Texas at the Omni Mandalay Hotel. Unfortunately, the rain rolled in just before the ceremony, but that didn't stop them and their guests from having a great wedding! Check out their 10 minute wedding video short below. What a great couple, congratulations to them again!

As for my recent update-absence (if anyone even really noticed), the last two months of 2009 were also wedding-bell busy, so stay tuned for several more updates from several weddings I shot photos and video for in November and December. 2010 should be a very productive year for Magic Spoon Productions, with several new time lapse construction videos coming, some music videos currently under production, and some new artisitc endeavors that are slowly begining to take shape!