Archive for January, 2014

Glass & Marker Filmmaker – the next chapter!

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
My cousin Antonio and I celebrating with Jesse at the original G&M launch!

My cousin Antonio and I celebrating with Jesse at the original G&M launch!

After many years of freelancing, I’ve decided it’s time to progress my career by committing to a team. And I’m happy to announce that starting tomorrow, I will be joining Team Glass & Marker as a full-time employee!

woooo!  they already put me on the Team page =)

woooo! they already put me on the Team page =)

Though there are many perks to working for yourself, I knew it was time to be a part of a young, hungry, and passionate company such as this. I feel lucky to have met Jesse, one of the co-founders and creative directors, back at a wedding filmmaking convention called Re:Frame back in 2009. We connected quickly and stayed in touch through the years. Jesse went on to create a boutique wedding film company, Sandbox Love, then eventually partnered with Nick Markham and created Glass & Marker, a creative video agency based in Oakland, CA. I continued my freelancing with various companies. In the midst of it all, we managed to stay in touch and I was able to contract for them a handful of times.

When they expressed interest in me as a full-time employee, I didn’t take it lightly. I knew it would be a big change of pace from my freelance life. But what I’ve really been praying hard for was an opportunity to grow and build strong career relationships. And judging by the way they described the position, and my prior experience contracting for them, it was perfect for me.

I will continue to blog about some of my experiences here. I know there will be many challenges ahead, but I can’t wait to dive in. Praise God for the blessing of a job in a creative field where I can collaborate and grow with talented and passionate people.

Check out some of the cool work they’ve already done:

Glass & Marker Reel from Glass & Marker on Vimeo.

Crash the Superbowl – Bags for Bullseyes

Monday, January 13th, 2014

the cast and crew after the successful shoot!

Our last entry into the Crash the Superbowl contest had been two years ago, so I was excited to be able to collaborate again with my buddy Mike.

He approached me with a great idea of two buddies dueling for Doritos. We had a very short time frame in which to shoot and edit the video, but we got it done. We were able to lock down a location, our props, cast and crew within just a few days time. Our friends Tyler and Theo tackled their roles with total dedication! It was a long but fun day of shooting. I love these projects because it reminds me of the fun projects I would be able to shoot when I was first learning about filmmaking. It was a chance to just play again and create together with good friends.

Here is the final result, including a few outtakes. Please enjoy!

Two sure-sighted sharpshooters go toe-to-toe with escalating risk for the ultimate prize: Doritos.

We didn’t make it to the finals, but we already have ideas brewing for next year’s contest. Stay tuned!