I spend my time not just working aurally but also optically as well. Here are few projects that I've lent my visual expertise to over the years and sketched in my books. Really, you know, so as not to waste all that time I spent ignoring my instructors' advice at art school.
Electra "Way To Roll" Promotional Video.
Faced with the challenge of Electra Bicycles deciding that it would be great if we had a promotional video after the shoot for the 2009 Electra Bicycle campaign was already over, we came up with an inventive solution. We had reams of fantastic still images captured by the lens of Art Brewer during our three day shoot and a small amount of video shot of the San Diego portion of the shoot. Most of it would have normally gone unused because we just had so much great imagery to choose from. So we decided to build the video from those outtake stills using musical tempo and hard random cuts to capture the action and energy of those three fantastic days shooting onsite in Joshua Tree, CA and back down in San Diego. We licensed the music track that had inspired us performed by Mr. Tube & The Flying Objects and there we had it. A great promotional video which played around the world in retail locations, trade shows, on the web and in the company's own headquarters in the US and Europe. Photography by Art Brewer. Edited by Jeff Wiant. Produced by Nena Anderson. Directed by Patrick Dennis. Music Mr Tube & The Flying Objects. (2009).
"A Country Emergency With The Wrong Steve Poltz"
Our old tour manager for the Poltz & The Cycnics tours called me and asked if I could send a short video birthday message that he could surprise Steve with during his 3rd annual 50th Birthday gig at The Belly Up in San Diego and play on screen for the crowd. Well, I had just finished the project for Brazilbilly and discovered Jesse Lee's fabulous car collection. I decided to impersonate Poltz, enlisting Jesse Lee as a police officer, guitar slinger Kenny Vaughn as the doctor and writer/model and daughter of country royalty Payton Kemp as the nurse. It was freezing 20 degree weather and windy as all get out that morning. We had a blast though, and I hear that it made Poltz laugh out loud. I only got a few bruises from being thrown into Jesse Lee's Country emergency vehicle several takes in a row. To top it off I managed to convince country pop legend, TG Sheppard to do the final voice over, who was very gracious and obliging even though when he watched the final film he decided that I had a few marbles missing. He's probably right. Featuring the frozen talents (shot in 20 degree weather) of Kenny Vaughan, Payton Kemp, Jesse Lee Jones and TG Sheppard. Cinematographer & Editor Stacie Huckeba. Directed by Patrick Dennis. (2012).