Supergroup Filthy Friends’ second album, ‘Emerald Valley,’ required a bigger roll out than their debut, so I hopped in and made a few video assets for the album. This lyric video for “November Man” was one of the few that got published.
Kill Rock Stars pulled out all the stops to promote Filthy Friends‘ second album, ‘Emerald Valley,’ and I added to the effort where I could. For this piece, I took some of the album art components and made this video loop over the lead single, “Last Chance County.”
Using footage from the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, chosen by Greg Reynaud (aka Midway In Wake), I created this lyric video for the song “Your Majesty,” which follows the lyrical themes of the track, which is about a soldier who’s been dispatched to a catastrophe to provide information about what took place.
Using some footage that I shot in Portland’s Alameda neighborhood, on some Independence Day, many years ago, I put together this lyric video for Elliott Smith’s “Bottle Up And Explode! (Alternate Version),” which appears on the bonus disc of the recently released “Either/Or: Expanded Edition.”
Using the previously unreleased track “I Figured You Out” (debuted at The New York Times) and a handful of previously unseen photos of ‘Either/Or’ era Elliott Smith — taken from the personal archive of original publicist, Felice Ecker — I made a short trailer for the ‘Either/Or: Expanded Edition’ package.
Second Letter’s second single, “Ruins,” finds the band exploring new tempos and more upbeat melodies, but the lyrical content keeps the song grounded in the realities of the day.
Given “Take It On Faith”‘s heavy use of NASA samples, and the overall “conspiracy” theme to Art of Ballistics‘ ‘REX 84,’ it made sense to create a montage of vintage sci-fi and official state documentation that kinda blurs the lines between what’s real, what’s possible, and what has yet to be.
In addition to designing the cinema poster for ‘Breadcrumb Trail,’ Lance Bangs’ documentary film about the popular Louisville band ‘Slint,’ I also created this short 2.5D interpretation of the band’s hallmark album, “Spiderland.”
After securing the original layered files of the album art for Milagres’ ‘Violent Light,’ I was able to animate the component parts to the rhythm and dynamics of snippets from the three lead tracks.