225 - High in the Sky

Here's a pic that I took while riding a window washer type thingy up 35 stories or so while Gaffing a job recently in downtown St.Paul.


224 - Direction

A few weeks ago I shot and directed a spot, as well as lit and shot it. It was my first real directing job, and I think that it went well. The spot was for Prince and King Seafood and here are a few stills from that day. Hopefully I will get the opportunity to do more of it.

Mike Rylander

Amber Swenson

Simple lighting set-up. 5-6 lights total. Pic below of the finished shot.


223 - Target Ad

Here is the finished product from a composite shoot that shot about a month ago. Amazing work from Motion 504, as always!

222 - Bob on Board

Ok, let me explain the last posting and these new photos. I have been working on a child's TV Show called the Choo Choo Bob Show. It is the brainchild of Choo Choo Bob Medcraft, Joe Martin (of Splice Here!)
, and myself.
It all started with the spot that I shot for Bob's store back last November and has taken on a life of it's own with a lot of great people assisting us now.
It is a dream come true for Bob, and I am happy to be a part of it, acting as a low grade semi-producer, DP, Gaffer, and whatever else is needed.
If we are lucky enough to use the first few shows to secure some funding, then perhaps we can all wear a few less hats. As of now it will be shown locally on Channel 23.

Each show will consist of two 15 min segments. Each segment will start in the studio, go out to a location, and end up back in the studio. So the pictures in the last entry were taken a few weeks ago when we visited the St.Croix Railroad .

For the record, Darin Spring took the last 2 photos.

Bob himself, on set, making deals.

Rich Kronfeld and Sam Heyn fall thru the door.

Below: DP Dad and Daughter Day

Here is a time-lapse that I shot while the set was being built (designed and built by 3 Ring Scenic ) and then while we lit it.



220 - Lo-Fi Video

The first video was just finished as a commission for The Walker Art Center for a project they are connected to entitled, I Approve This Message. Carolyn and Mallman wrote the music, and I shot and edited it. They are taking video submissions, check it all out at The UnConvention.com.

The second video was a fun attempt at a contest for Lipton Ice Tea. They were giving away $25,000, which we didn't get. I understand, because all most all of the other videos were pretty simple. We had fun making it with the same crew as the first video.