I was asked to make an absolutely terrible orientation video for the feature “Good Grief Suicide Hotline” starring George Faughnan. The film is set in the mid 90’s but we decided to take the commercial back to V/H/S quality to make it exceptional bad. It’s actually very difficult to edit poorly.
E-Motion Studies is the baby of the first collaboration between Psychopia Pictures and itaki design studio. We shot the whole thing with a Photron super high speed camera. Each shot was taken at 1000 frames per second. We assembled everything in After Effects. The music was done by a band called Twittering Machine. Each musician was shown the video and played alone while watching the video. Mike Wright then blended the audio together into the crazy jazz that backs the movie.
A day In The Life is itaki design studio and Psychopia Pictures second collaboration. This was created for a Dailies project in 2006 called “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Dailies”. It was a show created by Brent Dey that featured short films based on the songs on the Beatles album of the same name. Dan Bush and Michael McReynolds chose the last song, “A Day In The Life”. It’s nature is both cheery and dark, and the song, as well as the movie, takes a wild turn halfway through.
I edited, did the visual effects, color and sound design for the movie.
We did all the visual effects including creating helicopters, birds, lightning and compositing everything together. The most interesting shot was the shot where they were in the split city with the curb separating the two different band set ups.
The visual effects (VFX) breakdown of Ghost of Old Highways by itaki design studio. The short film was inspired by Lovett’s Ghost of Old Highways off of the Highway Collection album. It was written and directed by Dan Bush of Psychopia Pictures. The visual effects were all done at Studio Outpost by itaki design studio. Michael McReynolds lead the VFX department.
It’s won 9 awards and appeared at countless film festivals.
Watch the full movie here ghostofoldhighways.com/ghost.html
Playing around with 3D and running it through some custom VHS filters. This is the header on the front of all the movies I’ve helped produce. Sound design by Aaron Barnes.
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