The tax agent office “Steuerberater-Untermain” needed a couple portraits of their team to showcase on their new webpage. A quick trip to the office with a couple builder spotlights was the most convenient and budget friendly option for the client. No studio portraits but decent results for what we had. Great experience and good fun shooting.
Probably the easiest job I have ever had ;). Suzuki Germany was doing a roadshow advertizing their new Suzuki Swift Sport in multiple cities across the country. The promoters there recorded random visitors re-enacting one of several TVC done by Suzuki before for a chance to win a variety of prices. All I had to do is cut these together, add titles and upload them to an online voting portal. A few scripts and off I was working outta the hammok with my bluetooth keyboard and a cold one 😉
A local politician needed a micro site fro the coming elections. Not having on much else, I took an existing CI and incorporated it into a webpresentation … quick n easy
An old friend was in desperate need to brand his new Tattoo Shop shortly before opening the doors officially. He had a name and basic idea of looks for his business card so this was mainly pixelpushing and filling a facebook template I was given. Always glad to help out a mate!
Andy needed a fitting pic for his new record also to be used for his social media presence … had a hard time getting him to the beach that early in the morning … the grumpy looks suits him well though
Sam and I did a bunch of shots for what was meant to be a NationalGeographics Docu about the last leg of a bunch of expeditions to complete the 7 summits (reaching the highest point of each continent). This last peak is situated in Antarctica in the Elseworth Mountain range and areal footage is hard to come by or very very expensive. We ended up using NASA data to recreate a physically accurate representation of the area (down to a detail of 1m), chucked some ice and snow on there and created several shots flying a camera through the terrain to show the travel route of the expedition. Unfortunately upon completio NatGeo decided Antarctica expeditions were too cool now and went on producing vulcano docus instead … Still … learned a lot and had a good time.
Australian Surf Foundation and Bondi’s Sahnia’s (a host for a few good nights all through summer 08/09) threw a beneficial art exhibition and live music gig to help fight world’s killer number one – malaria.
Also on board: one of my two most favorite Bondi local bands – KINGTIDE.
So when they were asking if I could take some shots of the night I thought “Sure – always up for some voluntary work – especially for a good cause” … and “surfing” is one of ’em :P.
Awesome gig and a great crowd.
Making her way into running her own business as masseuse, Kobie was in need of a Logo, Business cards and so forth. She came to me with an idea for a logo that I then cleaned up, optimized and integrated into a CI. Knowing and appreciating her skills made it easy to come up with something representative. You should give her a call and get yourself a treat. She mostly operates in Bondi, Sydney.
Living in Australia pretty much left me without much desire to travel to tropical destinations, pristine beaches and so forth. However when I got a call to get flown out to Vanuatu for a couple of gigs including shooting for Island Time Magazine
Quick one for Sydney’s Ryan’s bar … Logo animation to be shown between other content running on several flat screens throughout the bar … nothing fancy and low budget, fun little project nonetheless
Wow, what a gig!!! No idea how Dewars managed to get us the permit to do this crazy gig in the center of Kuala Lumpur. For about a month we were running a 90min multimedia show twice a day including a 12mx3m interactive video projection achieved with a total of 6 projectors. Seamless moving images were created with a 25% overlay and interacted with a Scottish ambassador, who taught everything possible about Scotch Whisky.
Being happy with my other design a couple months earlier, Toyota came back for more when they needed another template for their launch of the brand new Land Cruiser 200. Again focus was set on a simple yet efficient design template to present a lot of data rather than the actual car design itsself.
On this one I only helped art direct and design some stage designs that were then manufactured elsewhere. Took only a couple hours but with a great team and actually getting designs made into real stage props rather than just existing in a digital world made it a lot of fun and memorable
For this years Franchize Awards we decided to go with a nature theme, with the panels for the projection areas spinning and leaving water movement behind. Fun gig.
Wow, what a gig!!! 8 workstations, as many monitors (plus one for live tv feeds), 20meters above the stage in an amazing theater – plus the VIP after-party of course. We had (I believe) 64 plasma screens coupled together in the shape of a cassette tape flying on and off stage and content displayed on my cue. Worked with a great team, what more can you ask for. I’ll never forget this gig! Below a couple videos showing what we did:
Before New Zealand’s national rugby team the mighty All Blacks headed to Paris for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, major sponsor Adidas threw a show including a life gig of OpShop (New Zealand Music Award Winners). Gear for the world cup in France was given away including two custom Adidas-AllBlacks guitars manufactured by Fender.
To promote both the All Blacks and Adidas we produced a video of said event to be shown in Adidas stores across the contry. My job was to take the raw footage, convert it, create a story out of it and cut it all together timed by the life performed song of OpShop. After that (being new to the country myself) I finally knew who they were. Good luck boys!!!
Whilst in NZ Porsche GT3 Racing knocked on the door asking for a concept and delivery to promote their racing circle in showrooms of their car dealers. We used available material and setup info stands with a video cut of races running in a loop. Back in the days all still standard def …
Speaking of jumping in at the deep end … first gig fresh outta uni … vaguest brief … using Watchout for the first time, BUT I DO love my challenges. Luckily I found out New Zealand’s Prime Minister Helen Clarke was to speak in front of my graphics only when I got to the event at the Auckland Hilton :P.
Toyota NZ summoned all of their national car dealers to their annual awards event and needed a presentation template for that. I ended up designing a New Zealand themed template that would not overwhelm the main focus – the content. Above only represents the empty template for obvious reasons. A job done in a couple hours including all meetings.
As Hannibal says, I like it when a plan comes together …
SAE / Middlesex needed a represntative guest invite for the final presentations of the year’s bachelor projects … they came to me asking if I could help. Not my best work, but I guess ok whilst trying to finalize my own final research and paper …
A work mate needed some help getting a flashmenue working in an otherwise plain html template … transperancy, animations and all … good and fun challenge in between surfs …
Shane lives, loves and breathes in Bondi. He is one of the most positive and fun to be around guys I know, also he is a plumber with his own company called rubber duck plumbing and was in need of an appropriately themed CMS … go check him out if ya need help – he’ll make ur day!!
Daniel Völker Photography wanted a web presentation to showcase his work. The brief was to have his work sit in a subtle 3 dimensional space where that didn’t overpower teh main content – his work. Also possibly disabling viewers to download his art without prior consense was a priority. The solution was a flash based template with mouse as well as keboard navigation. A glass frame with a lense reflection was to hover in a darkroom (referencing photography) that would spin to reveal each new art work. To emphasize on the actual artwork said space was to be minimal in color to contrast the colorfull atwork. Press play above for a preview.