2017: A YEAR OF 1/2 HOUR SERIES.
(& the occasional sneaky commercial)
I shot 32 episodes of 1/2 hour TV in 2017 with an occasional commercial thrown in there. It was a busy damn year. I got to shoot some incredible stuff with incredible people. I think the main lesson/study of the year was: Coverage.
Figuring out interesting & efficient ways to cover scenes and enhance a particular story point, all while keeping an eye on the clock was an exciting challenge.
VISA & ÜBER COMMERCIAL
A commercial I shot for Visa & Über with director Charles Hood where I finally got to use Master Primes (lenses I've had a crush on for many years).
Rave reviews of Echo Lake, a feature I shot with director Jody McVeigh-Schultz.
Watch This Space Film Mag names Echo Lake one of its Top 10 indie films of 2015.
Battleship Pretension - "Very authentic...Stunningly shot. The magnificence of the scenery is used to its full effect."
OneFilmFan.com - "Gorgeous cinematography, fluidly leading the viewer from scene to scene, is seamless and the shots at the lake and surrounding areas are breathtakingly beautiful and serene."
Off to the Films - "A pleasurable redemption story... Echo Lake is beautifully shot, with scenery choices and cinematography that simply blow you away."
Watch This Space Film Magazine - "One of the strongest dramas of the year... Writer/director Jody McVeigh-Schultz’s film has a haunting edge and a narrative that... feels fresh and original... The landscapes of California play a large part in the film’s ability to contain a personal drama within an epic canvas, beautifully captured by cinematographer Andrew Rydzewski."
Seasons 2 & 3
You remember The Wonder Years? It's like that, but funnier, takes place in the 90's and people swear. We shot 2 seasons of this show on location in Iowa. Created by Kevin Jakubowski.
This show is extremely well written and adept at shifting from comedy to drama and back to comedy. It kept me on my toes.
Ben & Joe VISA spot
Always a pleasure shooting with Ben. This was our millionth collaboration... or something close to that.
I was on a podcast and it was delightful. Give it a listen if you want to hear about my history as a film nerd.
Take My Wife
Congrats to Season 1 of Take My Wife! The half-hour series I shot was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Comedy Series along with Modern Family, Transparent, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and more.
"With Take My Wife, Seeso adds yet another slam dunk to its already impressive roster of original programming... it's the heart and soul in Take My Wife that puts it a cut (or a side mullet) above the rest."