September 30, 2013

Fetch!

Another fun little experiment, this one a little bit more kinetic…

September 16, 2013

An Experiment: Triptych 1

Triptych 1: Acadia National Park is an exploration of sunlight and shadow in the Maine woods. For some reason, I find the subtle motion of the light and stillness of the camera oddly compelling. I’m taken by the complexity of the natural world, on scales large and small.

This was filmed on a C100 with a 24-105 f/4L lens, stopped down to maximize focus and sharpness. I used a polarizer to eliminate reflections and and gain latitude in the highlights.

September 5, 2013

Kid Founders

Here’s a new piece we made for Boston startup Rest Devices! It’s in support of their crowdfunding campaign for the Mimo baby monitor.

Directors: Ben Pender-Cudlip, Michelle Mizner
Producers: Ben Pender-Cudlip, Michelle Mizner
Editor: Michelle Mizner
Writer: Michelle Mizner
Director of Photography: Casey Preston
Sound: Casey Preston
Sound Mix & Engineering: Audrey Knuth

Casting, props, and expert kid-wrangling by the most excellent folks at Rest. Stay tuned for the behind-the-scenes!

June 13, 2013

Public Cinema Dance Party

I belong to a collective called the Non-Fiction Cartel and we’re having a dance party on June 29 in Union Square, Somerville. I put together this little trailer, because at the party we’ll be editing, mashing up, and VJ-ing your awesome footage.

Come! Dance! And send us your footage! (Any format is fine; just Vimeo, YouSendIt, or whatever to thenonfictioncartel@gmail.com and we’ll take care of the rest.)

May 29, 2013

Behind the Scenes of “Love Hurts”

A 48 Hour Film Project

Here’s a silly little piece Michelle Mizner and I made for this year’s 48 Hour Film Project. The conceit: it’s a film about a film also being made for the 48HFP (Love Hurts by Malarkey Films). While the director, choreographer, and one actor were in on the joke, until the very end we let the rest of the Love Hurts cast and crew think I was just filming behind-the-scenes video. Shooting in vérité style, I didn’t script or plan anything (with one notable exception).

After an all-night edit, Michelle and I finished this “behind the scenes” film and handed it in as an official entry in the 48HFP, making sure to include the required elements (a net, an inventor named Bonnie Higgins, the line “believe me, it’s worth it”) and to tell a story in our required genre, horror.

A surprising insight...

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