Illustrations: I Draw
I've been drawing all my life. some of my earliest memories are drawing. I remember being very young drawing super heroes on computer paper in my doctor's waiting room. In grade school I thought comic book artists was definitely the job for me. As I grew into my teens the graffiti style of hip hop had great influence on me. The lines got fatter and the style more cartoonish. In my twenties I developed an interest in a more realistic illustration style and began drawing pictures from fashion magazines that i referenced for my film making work. Eventually drawing another person's picture felt like artistic cheating and unsatisfying. I began to draw live models in life drawing sessions. Although not as polished and finished as earlier work they are artistically pure. As I grow my styles and interests grow with me. drawing is my first love and never far from my heart.
My Roots in graphic design have given me a strong visual style. A large part of that is my production design.I conceptualise my sets then work closely with my art director to step up each idea and design.
Music video performance videos give a platform for set driven work like no other. The genre has given me lots of room to be creative and push the boundaries.
Movie Magic: Special Effects
Hip Hop and R&B videos are not the place where you find a lot of abstract video concepts. Rock and roll bands on the other hand are more open to ideas that push limits or sound down right strange when described in words. When I submitted my concept to Korn for "Coming Undone" they got it right away. As much as i love the cool and slick work I'd done in the R&B, hop hop world the chance to flex another creative muscle was very exciting to me and a lot of fun.
the video places Korn in a desert where the day time sky cracks and eventually fails to reveal the night sky behind it. That night sky cracks and falls along with the ground below their feet leaving the band in a glowing white void. There the band themselves unravel and blow away.
Post production happened over two weeks. Effects done by money shots. Video produced by HSI Productions.