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Live-Action Reel

This is a collection of some of my live-action work.

Cenex Hometown Pride

The Cenex Brand purpose is to power local communities. One of the ways we have helped them activate that purpose is through the Hometown Pride campaign.  Local Cenex businesses can submit stories about what makes their hometowns special.  Winning entries receive a $5000 grant to put towards a community project, and we have produced short […]

3M Pride

We partnered with 3M and PFLAG for an activation during the Pride Festival in Minneapolis. We wanted to highlight the importance of parents “coming out” in public support for their LGBTQ+ children. We made this video to document the activation, tell the stories of some of these parents, and spread the message beyond the event. […]

Story of Anglers

This video was created for Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation as part of a series that highlighted non-traditional anglers. We followed Nick Noorlind Rouner, a Brooklyn-based DJ to his favorite fishing spots along the East River. I served as director, cinematographer, editor, and colorist on the documentary-style piece. The rest of the team included: Becca […]

Associated Bank: Packers

This was a fun editing experiment.  This video wasn’t part of the initial concept for our shoot.  As part of our time in Lambeau, we shot an interview with Packer’s soon-to-be Hall of Famer, Jerry Kramer.  Jerry was a great story teller, and he rattled off a story about his last game in the NFL […]

Cub Cadet: Step Up

Cub Cadet was launching a new zero-turn lawn mower, and we were tasked with creating a series of social videos showcasing the premium features of the new machine. We found ways to infuse clever humor into each of the videos while still clearly communicating the features and benefits, making these social friendly and memorable, while […]

Explore Minnesota Tourism

Along with the team at Colle McVoy, I worked on the Explore Minnesota Tourism Account for five years.  I was on the team that created the pitch to  launch the #OnlyinMN campaign. I then went on to shoot and edit eleven TV spots for the campaign.  The spots ran as part of the largest media […]

Best Movies of 2015

I saw forty 2015 releases that I considered for this list.  Here are the top ten, or you can check out my top 25 on Letterboxd. 10. Magic Mike XXL A very good sequel and a very good film.  Magic Mike XXL brims with positivity, and has some of the most joyful moments of the year […]

Best Films of 2014

The Oscars are tonight, so now seems like as good a time as any to share my favorite films of 2014.  I saw 45 films that I considered 2014 releases.  The top ten are below; follow the link to see my top 25. 10. The Double Of the Terry Gilliam-inspired dystopias this year, I preferred […]

#93PhotosOfSummer

This summer I took on an Instagram project.  I decided I would post a photo a day for the entire summer.  I started on June 21st, the summer solstice and official first day of the season.  From there, I more or less stuck to the plan.  There where times I fell behind and times I […]