This video stands as a hallmark of my personal commitment to working as hard as I possibly can to create the best possible result regardless of circumstance. 40 hours into this project, I had to back-burn it to go on tour in Australia. Very aware how much time I needed for completion, I found out I had exactly 7 days to complete it from the moment I returned home. With no time for jet-lag… I clocked a 120 hour work week right off the plane from Australia, shattering my previous record of 109.
I am immensely proud of this video and every ounce I put into it… and beyond excited to be sharing it with the world!
One of the MANY things I love about my job is utilizing my entire creative skillset. This lyric video for Homegrown is a great example of many years of experience coming together in perfect harmony (pun intended). The look started out in-line with the single artwork, and evolved from there. I performed all the match-moves and hand-animated the type (except the Homegrown pieces). I tried to make it seem like the band was performing IN the forest of each scene by incorporating tour photographs from last year.
I am beyond proud how this turned out… and super excited to share it with the world!!!
Where do I even start?
This digital film is the greatest gift I have ever given. This was created to be screened at my Jamie and Grace’s wedding… as a vehicle to help people understand the love between them. In the end, it served as much more. The storyline of the cinematic portion is essentially a metaphor for Jamie and Grace running off together and beginning their journey down the “Highway of Life”. This film created a chance for me to spend more time with them as a couple, and with the wedding party as a whole, to really get a solid understanding just how special their love is. You might even look at this film as my “seal-of-approval” as Jamie’s older brother… a proper send-off as they begin their lives together.
This film is hands-down my greatest work to date. To me, it marks a paradigm-shift in my abilities as an artist. I am no longer just a kid with a skateboard shooting video (although I shot parts of this with a skateboard). I have reached a level with my creative skill-set where I am able to effectively realize my vision… and execute it on a scale like never before. I have never attempted something like the cinematic portion of this film. Quite frankly, I was not aware that I was capable. It is safe to say that all of that has changed. I assumed a plethora of the roles to create this: Producer, director, cinematographer, editor, post-production/visual-effects. I stepped way outside of my comfort-zone, and the results speak for themselves.
This film could not be any more heartfelt. I am immensely proud of it… and my brother.
I am beyond excited that I can finally share this with the world.
I sincerely hope you enjoy it.