Lost Frames

REDWOOD COMEDY FESTIVAL 30 SPOT

I don't get to do as many TV commercials as I would like to, so I was pretty stoked to do one for the first ever Redwood Comedy Festival that's held in Fortuna, CA. I had the pleasure of working with my good friend Simon Kriger AKA Stir Fry Willie, and I must say he played an excellent set of excited eyeballs and mouth, with great voice over to match. Here's to having good times and laughing it up for a good cause, oh yeah!

FICKLE HEART - HOUSE THAT BUILT ME

My first attempt at working in the country genre, this music video for Fickle Heart's cover of House That Built Me, with Rachel Beccaria on vocals, was edited using 3 takes at a recording studio in Eureka, CA. The video ended up entirely different that I expected, but nonetheless, I really like the end results.

GHOST SHRIMP COLONY

Because it's getting to be the most wonderful time of the year, Halloween time, I thought it would be appropriate to post up a short video of my spooky ghost shrimp colony. This video was shot around two weeks after my ghost shrimp had babies, so there is one shot of a young shrimp baby in the video. Unfortunately, none of the babies actually survived, and it's highly likely that they were eaten by their parents. Therefore, not only is it a ghost shrimp colony, but it could also be considered a cannibal holocaust. How's that for a gruesome Halloween story? Boo!

NAB, LAS VEGAS 2013

Back in April (of 2013) I went to Las Vegas to attend the NAB show, and had a pretty swell time. Here is my Vegas experience, all wrapped up in a 4 minute video. There were some things I wasn't able to capture on video, but I'll just leave that to your imaginations.

JOHN CARPENTER

It's a new year, and the first vlog entry of this cycle is a music video I made for one of the songs from my EP, This Is Grindhouse (see below). My latest entry stars Melissa Mafia and RE Gouldberg, who also did his own monster makeup. Heavily inspired by the work of John Carpenter (for obvious reasons), I shot and directed the visuals as well as produced the music. I had a great time making this project, and worked with some awesome people during it's production. I can only hope it lives up to a fraction of the excellence of the work it's inspired from. Mr. Carpenter, this one's for you, thanks for all the awesome cinema. Get creepy.

THIS IS GRINDHOUSE

Although this isn't really a video, it is on youtube, and I think you all should hear it, so I'm going to post it anyway. I recently put out an EP of music I've been working on. It is a mixture of horror and disco, inspired by John Carpenter scores and exploitation cinema. It primarily contains 4 on the floor beats, so I figured the perfect name for this style of music is Grindhouse. It's dark, and a little creepy, but most importantly, you can dance to it. If you would like to hear the rest of the EP, you can listen to it on my soundcloud here. And be sure to check out the remixes by DAT-1, OnHell, and Estkowski too. Happy Halloween!

KINETIC GLORY TRAILER

It's been a while since I've posted up a new vlog entry. Some of you may have gotten worried, maybe even a little upset about it. However, I've got a great excuse. For about 5 months I've been working on a documentary about the 2012 Kinetic Grand Championship. What you see here is just small portion of the 100+ hours of footage shot so far. Although there's still more footage being shot and gathered, I wanted to show everyone something now so they could have something to look forward to. I met a lot of awesome people while working on this project, and I wouldn't want to let them down. Edited by Mike Sargent, this is Kinetic Glory, coming soon...


SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS

This is a social anthropological look at cartoons from the past. For some reason this is the most popular youtube video on my channel. I believe it struck a chord with many nerds from my generation. However, I also put some nerds in an uproar, because technically, a few of the cartoons that I featured in this video were not ever played on a Saturday morning; they actually played on a weekday morning. But I really intended this video to be an observation on cartoons from a certain era, and their common motifs, regardless of which day of the week they aired. Nerds, please forgive me.


LAST LOVE ON EARTH

Valentine's Day is a made up holiday for lovers, and in my half-assed attempt at celebrating the holiday, I will post this video... two weeks after Valentine's Day. This is a movie I made back in 2008, while finishing up my degree at Humboldt State University. I screened it at a few film festivals, and I generally got a pretty good response from it. Some people got offended. Some people walked out. Some people laughed. Overall, I would call it a success. This one's for all the maniacs in love. I'm happy for you.


XL-401

This is a film I made while I was in college for my beginning cinematography class. This is the third film I shot on glorious and gritty Super 8 film. And also the third film I shot on my favorite Super 8 camera, the Minolta XL-401, hence the title of the movie, and main character. This movie went on to be nominated for best experimental film at the 2008 California State University Media Arts Festival. I didn't win, but that's to be expected.

NANCY SINATRA - BANG BANG (WRYE REMIX)

I DJ and VJ, occasionally at the same time. Recently I came across the term DVJ for someone that does this. I've been working on my live visuals set for a couple years, and I've created enough video loops that I'm sure I could put on a good show now. Last night I recorded this little live visuals video to my remix of Nancy Sinatra's Bang Bang. All video effects you see here are performed live; there is no post production. If you would like to hear and see more of my audio/visual mixing (or DVJing) visit WryeMix.com and stay tuned.


STIR FRY WILLIE BEATBOX #1 -IF YOU'RE FEELIN' ME

My friend DJ/MC/Artist Stir Fry Willie wanted to make a Reggie Watts inspired beatbox video, and asked me help him make it happen. So a couple weeks ago I went over to his garage and made some beatbox magic with him. What you see here is the first of 3 shot that day.

Also check out:
STIR FRY WILLIE BEATBOX #2- ROBOCOP
STIR FRY WILLIE BEATBOX #3- BUTTERFLIES IN SPACE


FUZZY CATERPILLAR

One day as I was frolicking, I came across a fuzzy caterpillar. He was a friendly chap, even let me do a video shoot of him. What you see here are the results. Let this video be an example of how hard it is to keep handheld focus on a moving creature that's only a few centimeters big.


BURNING MAN 2010 MAN BURNS

Black Rock City is probably the strangest place on Earth, and it only exists for one week a year. Unfortunately I did not go to Burning Man this year. So instead, in honor of BRC, I'll post up this video I shot last year of the Man burning. Because everyone loves explosions.


BABY WALRUSES COME UP FOR AIR

Yesterday my friend Stephen Godwin called me up. We chatted for a bit through my horrible phone reception, it was nice. From that conversation I was reminded about this video we made for one of his classes in college. It's a little poem he wrote, about baby walruses, with dedication to Greag Brown. Cheers.


SHADOWJAM, APRIL 2011

A few months ago my friend Megbeam Workman put together a shadow jam for Arts Alive in Eureka. She asked me to capture and document some of it. I agreed, and edited together this little video from the footage. Good fun was had.


DJ ROB SWIFT- THE GREAT CAPER

Although the Rob Swift show in Arcata was canceled, you can still enjoy this unofficial music video I made for one of his songs off the album Sound Event. This is one of the first videos I ever made, back in 2003. I worked on it off and on for about year, with a one-man crew in my bedroom. I didn't know much about editing video when I started this project, but by the end of it I felt like I knew Final Cut Pro inside and out. Shot on glorious analog Hi8 video, it's probably the first video I actually felt proud of. It's a little hard to watch today, but it's interesting to look back and see an early project. Here's to nostalgia.


WATERFALL TRIP 2010

For the past few years my Dad and I have been taking trips to Oregon to check out some waterfalls. This is some video I shot at Susan Creek Falls in May of 2010. When I shot this video, I had just bought my Canon T2i, and I was anxious to try it out with one of my Dad's macro lenses. I've been told many times photography runs in the family. Enjoy.