Friday, December 25, 2020

"FOOTLOOSE" (Holiday Music Video 2020)

In our follow-up to last Holiday Season's The Greatest Show music video, we bring you FOOTLOOSE!  Similar to last year, this one features all of our (My Wife & I's) siblings and their significant others - the shoots spanned over the course of the last 2 months in California (Sherman Oaks and Van Nuys), Illinois (Metamora, Germantown Hills, Peoria Heights, and Chicago), and Oregon (Portland).  It seems like a good way to socially distance shoot a project but honestly we used the exact same process last year.

Overall we ended up with more footage this year (2 hours more!), clocking in at over 7 hours of raw material for a song that is slightly over 5 minutes.  So the editing process was a little bit more time consuming.  Post-Production was carried out in Los Angeles and took over most of my December.  We finally locked and completed it at the break of dusk on Christmas Eve.  It premiered around 4pm that day.  No traveling home for the holidays this year.  So this video will have to spread all of our holiday cheer this season, with a punch!  Check it out HERE!

Saturday, October 31, 2020

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2020: "The Mailbox"

This years Halloween clip comes in the form of a short that we shot in 1999, called The Mailbox.  Check it out HERE!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

BEFORE THE STORM: 15th Anniversary

The movie that I co-directed with Levi Obery back in 2005, Before the Storm, is celebrating it's 15 Year Anniversary today!  If you are interested, it is still available for purchase on DVD, featuring a handful of Bonus Material.  Some of which, can currently been viewed on its official Facebook page.  You can also stream a new version of the movie, which was recently remastered HERE!

Saturday, July 4, 2020

ID4-2: INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 Trailer (1996)

While logging some old footage I came across material from this fake trailer a few months back (which we shot in 1996 - most likely after seeing Independence Day in the theater). So I decided to chop something together.  A few of the city damage clips were pulled from a few of our other movies (since this was never going to be a full movie), The Battle of Yorktown and Kid Rangers - to fully flesh out the teaser.   So this is a teaser trailer for a sequel to Independence Day (years and years before a real sequel was ever actualized)!  Check it out HERE!

Monday, May 11, 2020

NOS4A2: Season 2 Premiere!

The second season of NOS4A2 premieres June 21, 2020 on AMC!  Check out the trailer for the new season HERE!  Plus check out a featurette about the upcoming season HERE!  Also the first season is currently available to stream on Hulu.  So if you haven't seen it already, its time to get caught up!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

ONE OF THE GOOD ONES: Bluray, DVD, and Digital Release!

ONE OF THE GOOD ONES has arrived on Bluray, DVD, and Digital!  You can stream it and/or order a hard copy on Amazon or Target!

Monday, March 23, 2020

THE GREATEST SHOW: Behind-the-Magic

When we chopped together "THE GREATEST SHOW" in December we had the task of paring down almost 5 hours of total content into a 5 minute music video (within a few short weeks).  We were all very happy with the final product but it still left us with a lot of fun, strange, and interesting outtakes on the cutting room floor.  So we have compiled a reel of a bunch of this material, and also included some behind-the-scenes content.  Check it out HERE!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

THE GREATEST SHOW: Holiday Music Video 2019!

My wife and I have made a few music video's for various holidays as gifts for people over the years.  So as we neared the 2019 Winter Holiday Season - she began to write a treatment for a new Christmas themed one.  In the past most of the videos that we have done have been either for her side of the family or for mine.  For this one she was pushing to be more ambitious.  This one would be for both, which means that we would invite all of our siblings to get involved.  On paper this sounds great but aside from her brother, none of our other siblings live close enough to come and shoot here with us.  So everything would have to be shot at their respective locations and then sent to us.  So that is what we did.  The shoots spanned over the course of the next 2 months in California (Glendale and Sherman Oaks), Illinois (Metamora, Germantown Hills, and Peoria Heights), and Oregon (Portland).  Overall we ended up with around 5 hours of raw material for a song that is slightly over 5 minutes.  Which means a lot of things ended up on the cutting room floor.  So I hope to pull together some sort of behind-the-scenes/deleted material montage at some point.  Stay tuned for more on that, if all goes well.  Post-Production took place in Los Angeles and the final music video was locked 2 days before we traveled to Illinois for the Holidays.  Just in time!

Check it out HERE!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2019: Total SCREAM Music Video!

With all of the other projects going on this year I wasn't sure if I would get around to digging into the archives for a Halloween clip.  Luckily, that did not end up being the case!  This years clip comes from the fake "Ad Campaign" for our incomplete Scream Fan Film - in the form of a music video.  If you look closely, a few flashes of old  material reveals our original title and the bare bones version of the costume as well.  It also features a lot of early scenes that were shot that probably never would have made it into the final movie.  Not because they were bad scenes.  Just because we improved in our film making and writing as production progressed.  They certainly gave us some fun highlight bites to use though!

This video was shot and partially edited early in production of the movie (sometime in early 1997) but finished sometime in 1999 as production was coming to a halt.  We actually ended up shooting another video altogether later on for this song - will have to track that down and post it as well if/when I find it.  This one features Heath Adams performing the song "What About Us" by the band Total with Brandon Zimmerman playing a very early incantation of our Ghostface costume.  I'm not sure where we found the song or why it became a "promotional track" but it mattered enough that we shot 2 versions of the music video.  Happy Halloween 2019!

Check it out HERE!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

10/8/16: DOCUMENTARY Bluray Details

After over 3 years of work on this project (4 if you count the PROLOGUE) it is finally coming to a close!  It features more content for a Wedding than I ever fathomed could/should exist.  This is a project that most likely will never be fully viewed by anyone but its creator (Myself, haha).  It has been lingering on my subconscious through 2 other Wedding Documentaries, countless TV shows, and several short music video projects.  While it may have stressed me out on more than one occasion, I still don't regret going all out with it.  I definitely went overboard with the Bonus Content.  We just had so much footage leading up to, on the day, and on our Honeymoon (2 Years Later).  I just wanted to give it the proper respect I felt it deserved.  See details and Specs below:



10/8/16: THE REEL 


A few early but complete cuts of Alternate Reels have also been included: "Our Wedding In Twin Peaks", "Death Wolf" (Alt. Rock Version), "Life Is A Song" (Our O.C. Homage that never was!), and also a short experimental version of the Honeymoon Reel to the tune of "Paper Planes!"


PROLOGUE: THE YEAR BEFORE (A First-Hand Account of the Making of the Wedding Via the Bride and Groom spanning from September 26, 2015 to October 7, 2016), VIRTUAL BRIDAL SHOWER (Co-Produced by JTZ Productions), A BACHELORETTE PARTY Glimpse, A BACHELOR PARTY Glimpse, THE FIRST DANCE: Behind-the-Scenes Montage, THE LAST ELEVEN DAYS: EXTENDED DOC, DESIGN & DECOR BUILDING VIGNETTES: Save the Dates/Bridal Party Requests, Welcome Sign, Gift Box, Table Numbers and Frames.  Art & Design Reel, “PICTURES OF PEOPLE TAKING PICTURES” Reel (A Montage of the Documentarian's), PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES: “David & Michelle: Grow Up” (Cocktail Hour Photo Montage), HALLOWEEN 5: The First Five Years (Standard & Instrumental Versions), Engagement Photo Montage, and HALLOWEEN X: The Next Fives Years, 23 DELETED/EXTENDED SCENES, A MINI-MOON: MINI-DOC, and THE EPILOGUE: RETURNING TO THE L.A.


Overall it clocks in at somewhere around 600 Minutes of total produced content spanning three 50gb Blu-ray Discs.  Similar to many of my "releases" it isn't really a release but more of "marking" of the projects finalization.  It was a lot to handle at times but I'm very happy with the end result!