I edited this short documentary focusing on the lives of Syrian women living in refugee camps in Turkey for director Aliya Naumoff, which was featured in the New York Times and Huffington Post.
"The number of Syrian refugees is currently approaching 4 million, with UN data showing women and children make up over three-quarters of that total. Hundreds of thousands from this diaspora are living in sprawling refugee camps along Turkey's southern border. In a new short documentary by filmmaker Aliya Naumoff, a few women are sharing a look into life in those compounds." - The Huffington Post
Syrian Women Find Refuge
"Despite all of the destruction they have been through, in the camps the women are learning to work and continuing their education which is giving them strength, resilience, and a new sense of self identity. The Syrian war has been going on for more than 4 years and nothing has changed, but the women have. I spent a week in Turkey working on this project, and three days in Şanlıurfa Province visiting the two camps, Harran and Akçakale." - Director Aliya Naumoff
NOLA: LIFE, DEATH & HEAVY BLUES FROM THE BAYOU
I edited the documentary series NOLA: LIFE, DEATH & HEAVY BLUES FROM THE BAYOU for Noisey. NOLA is a seven-part, feature length series examining the people and the culture of New Orleans’ metal scene from the 1980s through the present day. NOLA features appearances by a horde of the living legends who helped create the New Orleans sound, including Philip H. Anselmo, Mike “IX” Williams, Jimmy Bowe, Kirk Windstein, Pepper Keenan, and Sammy Duet. In addition to the music, NOLA investigates a variety of social issues which inarguably contributed to the city’s singular sound: Hurricane Katrina, drugs, suicide, murder, and all that fun stuff.
New Orleans native Phil Anselmo exports his style to Dallas band Pantera, thereby changing the landscape for metal in the 90s. Meanwhile, a visit from the Melvins to the New Orleans area would change the landscape for metal as we know it, with Kirk Windstein of the band Shell Shock was discovering that slower was, for him, heavier.
Mike Williams discusses finding kindred spirits in Jimmy Bower and Joey LaCaze, creating a band “that’s like Sabbath, but a punk band” with Eyehategod. Enduring hardships like drugs and Hurricane Katrina, Eyehategod persevered into 2013, only to have tragedy strike yet again.
On a fishing trip with the Noisey team, Jimmy Bower discusses his come up with Shell Shock, the origin of Eyehategod and his place in the sound of New Orleans, including where he thinks the roots of the music lie.
From the shrimp boats to zydeco to the cocaine tray, Sammy Duet and Kirk Windstein talk about influence from the crescent city starting in their childhood until now. Acid Bath breaks into the New Orleans scene with a killer work ethic, but Sammy’s discovery of Darkthrone leads to an entirely different path.
New Orleans native and Graveyard Rodeo member Pepper Keenan leaves his hometown for Corrosion of Conformity, which would become one of the most sought after bands of the 90s by mixing southern-influences with classic heavy metal.
Despite tragedy surrounding the band and their native city in the wake of Katrina, Down rises again to new heights with a new album and tour.
Phil Anselmo opens up his home for a crawfish boil with the Noisey crew. Meanwhile despite tragedy and significant loss, the natives of New Orleans will not falter in their fight to write the best riff in the history of their city.
NOISEY: CHIRAQ is an 8-part documentary on the music, culture, politics and young people behind Chicago’s current rap music scene. An access-all-areas pass to some of the city’s most notorious streets, the series examines the personalities, controversies and social forces behind one of the most gang-related, criminally convicted music scenes in recent history.
EPISODE 1: WELCOME TO CHIRAQ
In the first part of Noisey’s 8-part documentary CHIRAQ, we head to Englewood, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city of Chicago, to meet Chief Keef, the most famous rapper in the drill scene. Unfortunately at the time, Chief was facing legal trouble, so we instead found Young Chop, a producer credited with shaping drill music, and he gives us an overview of the scene. Later, fellow 3Hunna members Lil Durk and Lil Reese expand on Chop’s thoughts, and we learn extensively about the violence surrounding the area, and the social and cultural challenges the city faces.
EPISODE 2: KEEF IN NYC / CHIRAQ’S NEW KIDS
In the second episode of Noisey’s Chiraq, Chief Keef and his crew head to New York while we catch up with MGS and Global Gangstas Entertainment, two other rap collectives in Chicago. They, along with the Chicago Police Department, speak extensively on the social and cultural challenges faced by the community. Near the end, we’re introduced to Yung Trell, a 14-year-old rapper from Englewood who’s looking for his break.
EPISODE 3: CHIEF KEEF vs. ALIEN vs. PREDATOR
In the third episode of Noisey’s Chiraq, we pick up where we left off in Englewood, and get a taste of the new music coming from the area. Then we jump back across the country and join Chief Keef, Fredo Santana, and others wandering around Times Square. They say what’s up to Alien and Predator before heading backstage for some free styling as they prepare for a show.
EPISODE 4: LIL DURK TERRIFIES THE CITY
In the fourth episode of Noisey’s Chiraq, we catch up extensively with Lil Durk, the next superstar of the Drill scene and go to a show with fellow 300 / OTF member Lil Reese. It’s the night of Lollapalooza, but that doesn’t matter because inside and outside the venue, the crowd is packed to the walls. Afterwards, we roll through the South Side of Chicago with Durk and meet his family, learning about the life from which he came, and why he “terrifies the city.”
EPISODE 5: VIC MENSA BUSTS JOEY PURP OUTTA JAIL
In the fifth episode of Chiraq, we step outside of drill music and catch up with Chicago rapper Vic Mensa and the rest of his SAVEMONEY crew. They spend the day gathering cash to bail fellow rapper Joey Purp out of jail, and on the way we chat about the city’s scene. Vic doesn’t associate himself with the Chiraq lifestyle because he feels it’s too negative, but understands the struggles of those who come from that part of the city. He’s also, surprisingly, a really big fan of Rage Against the Machine.
EPISODE 6: CHOP'S MOM DRIVES HIM AROUND THE NATION'S MURDER CAPITAL
In Episode Six of Noisey Chiraq, we tag along with rising super-producer Young Chop, who despite being the most successful beatmaker to emerge from the Chicago rap scene, still doesn’t have his drivers license (his mom drives him around). Song-maker for artists like Chief Keef, French Montana, Juicy J, Big Sean and Pusha T, Chop visits Chicago’s Bean for the first time ever and we find out the extent of racial segregation in the city.
EPISODE 7: HOW TO MAKE IT OUT OF CHIRAQ
In Episode Seven of Noisey Chiraq, we continue exploring the Sosa phenomena, the segregation of Chicago, and the societal forces behind the violent lives of the young people on the South Side. Later, we catch up with Young Chop, who explains what he’s done to succeed, and he introduces us to fellow drill producer Paris Bueller, creator of Lil Durk’s “L’s Anthem.”
EPISODE 8: CHIEF KEEF TAKES THE SUBURBS
In our final episode of Chiraq, we discover what the Nation Of Islam thinks about the Chiraq phenomena then finally get an audience in the court of Almighty Sosa, a.k.a. Chief Keef, a.k.a. young Keith Cozart. Filmed at his house in the suburbs of Chicago, Keef spends his time whipping donuts around the backyard on an ATV.
Coming attractions for feature films and web series.
REINCARNATED (ft. Snoop Dogg): Official Theatrical Trailer
Official Theatrical Trailer for REINCARNATED, for VICE Films. Legendary hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg changes his name to Snoop Lion, travels to Jamaica, immerses himself in Rastafarian culture and produces his first reggae record.
CHIRAQ: Chief Keef & Chicago's Rap Underground
Official Trailer for CHIRAQ, a series I edited for Noisey and Vice Media. CHIRAQ shines a light on the drill music of Chicago's South Side, as well as the violence surrounding the area, and takes a hard look at the social and cultural challenges the city faces.
NOLA: Life, Death, & Heavy Blues from the Bayou
Official Trailer NOLA: Life, Death & Heavy Blues from The Bayou, a series I edited for Noisey and Vice Media. NOLA is a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped foster New Orleans’ metal scene from the 1980s through the present day. In addition to the music, NOLA investigates a variety of social issues which inarguably contributed to the city’s singular sound: Hurricane Katrina, drugs, suicide, murder, and all that fun stuff.
I edit (and occasionally direct) music videos for major labels, local noise musicians and everyone in between.
Speedy Ortiz "The Graduates"
I directed the video for "The Graduates" by Speedy Ortiz. This is my second video for Speedy Ortiz. I love collaborating with these guys a lot.
"The video for Speedy Ortiz’s new song, “The Graduates,” was inspired by a trip to an arts and crafts store. The band had conceived of a loose idea for a video centered on a crime spree and heist, but changed the concept slightly after Dupuis spotted the shop’s assortment of plastic glue-on eyes. The result is a psychedelic romp in which “Speedy Ortiz is a group of merry pranksters trying to liberate our peers into the truth of love and freedom,” Dupuis explains, “through googly eyes.” - The New York Times' T Magazine
Marc Dwinell "Drive"
I made this music video for “Drive” by Mark Dwinell of Forma using hundreds of photographs taken around Woodstock NY and Portland OR in autumn of 2014.
Televisions commercials produced for Dick Hannah Dealerships, the most trusted automobile dealers in the Northwest since 1949.
So, you're looking for a used car.
I co-wrote, produced and edited this humorous spot for Dick Hannah Dealerships, which runs on Comcast in Portland, Oregon and Clark County, Washington through the end of the 2015.
Trade In Anything
I co-wrote, produced and edited this spot for Dick Hannah Dealerships, which aired on Comcast in Portland, Oregon and Clark County, Washington. A man from Idaho attempted to trade twenty pygmy goats toward a Volkswagen as direct result of this campaign.
Dick Hannah Dealerships: Damian Lillard and the Big Book of Nice
Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard shares a few lessons in the importance of being Nice. This commercial airs on television and inside the Moda Center during Blazers games.
I can help your brand tell a story.
KEEN Follow Your Feet
These explorers, artists, athletes, filmmakers and risk-takers are constantly reminding us that adventure is everywhere. They're following their feet all around the world, and you're invited along for the ride.
New York Fashion Week Starts With JAMBOX: PAMELA LOVE
In 2013, VICE and Ray-Ban collaborated on The Envision Series. We've created videos with everyone from Dan Deacon to Action Bronson and hosted events at Pitchfork Music Festival and Roberta's Bushwick Party. These projects happened for one reason: we were searching for an individual worthy enough to have his or her creative vision come to life (and of course, to also have tons of fun).
THE JANSPORT BONFIRE SESSIONS: TWO GALLANTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
We caught up with folk rock duo Two Gallants during our JanSport Bonfire Session in their hometown of San Francisco to talk the city's musical history, the Bay Area creative scene and the ~*~Cali vibes~*~.
VANS HOUSE PARTIES: LES SAVY FAV
Vans House Parties are a cornerstone of New York’s summer concert landscape, with every show last year selling out within hours of their announcement. In this episode, Tim Harrington and the rest of the dudes in Les Savy Fav share their pre-show rituals before a set at the House Of Vans. Y'know, normal stuff like getting pedicures and sharing celebrity gossip. It's all about relaxation and awesome feet.
THE JANSPORT BONFIRE SESSIONS: PARQUET COURTS IN NYC
The idea is simple: throw a party with the good vibes of a classic, friend-filled bonfire under the stars…right in your neighborhood. Parquet Courts were kind enough to take us around their version of New York City, which includes a game of pickup basketball that has been going on since the sport's inception.
THE JANSPORT BONFIRE SESSIONS: PARQUET COURTS LIVE IN CONCERT
Relive the excite of Parquet Courts performing at the Brooklyn installment of The Jansport Bonfire Sessions! Each JanSport Bonfire Sessions brings together locally loved bands for a unique and intimate concert experience with plenty of chances to score great JanSport swag.
THE JANSPORT BONFIRE SESSION: KING TUFF IN SEATTLE
King Tuff hangs out at the Jansport Bonfire Sessions in Seattle, tells us about his history with the city and why playing music is awesome.
THE JANSPORT BONFIRE SESSIONS: KING TUFF LIVE IN CONCERT
King Tuff performs "Stranger" at the 2013 Bonfire Sessions event in Seattle, WA. The JanSport Bonfire Sessions bring together locally loved bands for a unique and intimate concert experience with free beverages, fire side snacks (S'mores!) and plenty of chances to score great JanSport swag.
I direct and edit profiles of artists represented by Baang + Burne Contemporary, a gallery for the new elite of hackers, builders, tinkers and makers.
Sophia Wallace talks about her installation work, CLITERACY: 100 Natural Laws. Cliteracy is a new way to talk about citizenship, sexuality, bodies, democracy and more.
BOYS DON'T CRY
Boys Don’t Cry, presented Baang + Burne Contemporary is a three person show featuring the works of Joseph Cultice, Chris Jehly and Rich Tu. By utilizing personal demons stuck within, each artist unfolds the inner workings of their psyche earnestly, explosively, sarcastically, violently and with hope.
Rich Tu, Artist Profile
Rich Tu, winner of the Art Director's Club Young Guns Award for 2012, renders out the scream inside w/ bold lines and a deft hand.
ARTIST PROFILE: CHRIS JEHLY
Painter and reformed street artist Chris Jehly talks about his recent work and his process.
ARTIST PROFILE: JOSEPH CULTICE
Artist and photographer Joseph Cultice talks about The Garden, a series of images staged in and around his home in Los Angeles.
RICH TU: THERE WILL BE NO SURVIVORS
A video recap of Rich Tu's solo show There Will Be No Survivors, held at Norwood in New York City. Rich Tu is an award winning visual artist based in the New York area.
JOSHUA KING, HARPOON: NYC & DALLAS
Baang + Burne presents, Harpoon: Insular and Universal, a two city show by artist Joshua King.
Why should video be confined to a screen? It wants to be free. We can transform any space using video.
EAST VILLAGE RADIO
East Village Radio was an internet radio station based on East 1st Street and 1st Avenue in New York City's East Village. For six years I hosted a radio show called Bim Bam Boom and designed video projections for the studio, a mirrored storefront open to the street. The projections didn't just announce that we were East Village Radio, they were immersive as well, bathing every inch of the studio in shimmering, colored light that was great for video and photography. Check out this clip from one of East Village Radio's most popular program, Chances With Wolves to see what I mean.
Bruar Falls was a bar and music venue located on Grand Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I designed and projected a series of video loops over the course of Bruar's three year run between 2009 and 2011. These video projections became an integral feature of the venue's identity, and can be seen in virtually every photo and video taken at Bruar Falls. My personal favorite is a video of Sean Lennon covering Funkadelic's "Maggot Brain".