Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen

This fall, I had the opportunity to work with the group Barnaby Bright. We made a series of videos while they recorded their new releases at Weights & Measures Sound Lab. We ended up with 6 full videos of the band performing live.

The group just moved home from Brooklyn, New York and are making great music here in the heartland. Keep an eye out for them. They can put an ear worm into a tune that will be stuck in your mind for days.

Barnaby Bright

Barnaby Bright

This fall, I had the opportunity to work with the group Barnaby Bright. We made a series of videos while they recorded their new releases at Weights & Measures Sound Lab. We ended up with 6 full videos of the band performing live.

The group just moved home from Brooklyn, New York and are making great music here in the heartland. Keep an eye out for them. They can put an ear worm into a tune that will be stuck in your mind for days.

Missouri Lottery

Missouri Lottery

In the winter of 2015, Barkley was asked to produce a line of online spots to promote their Holiday Scratchers. This campaign was to run online only, but the client fell in love; air time was purchased and these ran on broadcast. Merry Christmas to me!

The campaign was conceived at Barkley and produced by the internal team. I directed all of these spots while enlisting Northpass Media to help with production. I was able to help shape the voice-over in the booth with the talent based on some old Miller Lite spots, I'm sure we all remember. The project allowed me to work with animal talent, prop-masters, site scouts, and some really great gaff work. It was a tight schedule, but we made it happen. I was even able to design some motion for the end tag.

Fuel Team

Fuel Team

Directing motion design is a lot like directing video. It all tells a story. With my skill set, I am able to move between full motion designs to narrative video seamlessly. My only concern is telling the story. Well, that and making the whole world a better designed place.  Hopefully, this video does a little of both.

The graphics/assets were produced by a nimble team of creators. This team works with clients and the video is intended to showcase their talents. The goal was to attract new clients and impress during a pitch.

Take5 - GovWall

Every year the Governor's Ball in New York is flooded with tons of young people attending the three day music festival. We were on the ground, documenting Take5's installation of some street art on location. The activation gave everyone a change to have a killer Instagram shot and this video tells that story.

Credits:

Director/Editor: Michael Martin
Camera: Joh Dubois
Agency: Barkley
Client: Hershey

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Add/Good Manifesto

A manifesto for Barkley. A way of life. A good way to look at the world. This video was fun, handmade, light and enjoyable. I was able to team up with the very talented Casey Ligon to create all of these text-inspired visuals. Slap on some fun music composed by the fellas at Primary Color Music and you have a beautiful little piece.

 

Credits:

Director/Editor: Michael Martin
Director of Photography: Jason Cantu
Assistant Camera/Edit: Andrew White
Agency: Barkley
Art Director: Casey Ligon

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Unruh Furniture

I met Sam Unruh in the winter of 2012. Back then, he was building furniture in his detached garage. Now he has dozens of employees and occupies a building space in a renovated church. Sam has made a name for himself and his furniture.

Sam and I made several videos together from 2013 to 2014. A few of those videos were featured on his primary social media advertising campaigns. I still get an email every now-and-again asking me about those videos.

In all, we created 7 videos. 5 were part of a series that showcased specific aspects of Unruh Furniture. The other videos were short vignettes that told a story about Sam and his furniture. All of those videos can be found on this page.

Credits:

Director/Editor: Michael Martin
Director of Photography/Color: Justin Roberts

 

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Planet Fitness

Working at an agency comes with making many, many prototype spots for pitches and meetings. This set, however, I felt was a little more than just a prototype. We built a set, constructed props, wrote scripts, lit, filmed, edited, colored and finished these spots for an unsuccessful pitch of Planet Fitness. I'm proud of how they turned out, and I think they are fun work.

Bonus fact: I was the gaffer on this, and I'm pretty proud of it.

Credits:

Director/Editor: Michael Martin
Agency: Barkley

 

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