James Avery Mothers Day Charm Event ..... 2019

Last year we had the opportunity to create four :15 second spots for Texas based James Avery Artisan Jewelry, celebrating mothers day. We produced the spots using stop motion animation which featured their Necklaces, Bracelets and most importantly their Charms. This year they came back to us at ATKPLN to do four more mother’s day spots! So I am are excited to share this news now. Here are a couple of the spots along with a Behind the scenes look at how we did them. These are so much fun to put together and do, stop motion is a favorite medium I like to work in. It works really well for these spots, as it is hand crafted and singular, it speaks to the artisanal quality of their jewelry, which is hand crafted by their artists.

Enjoy !

1 of four :15 second stop motion spots I shot for ATKPLN for James Avery Artisan Jewelry, Mothers Day event 2019.
2 of 4 :15 second spots I shot for ATKPLN for James Avery Artisan Jewelry, Mothers Day event.

Here is the behind the scenes for this years ( 2019 ) shoot of the James Avery Mothers Day Charm event.

Behind the scenes for the James Avery Mothers Day Charm event for 2019.

Latest Short film " We're not old, just antiquated..."

Here is my latest short film, released just in time for “National Live Creative Day” written by Judy Caudle, shot and directed by me, audio voices and finished with the help of ATKPLN. Aging cameras find themselves confronted with new technology that may just hold their own fate in its hands, but can they resist it? Teaser is here from ATKPLN twitter feed.

Aging cameras find themselves confronted with new technology that may just hold their own fate in its hands, but can they resist it?

Another small update, we are an…

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Sacramento International Film Festival is happening April 27th - May 5th 2019

Update this film is now an Official Selection & Semi-finalist in the Austin Spotlight Film Festival! Happening November 14, 2018. at the Alamo Draft-house in Austin.

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HooYay! Whoop! Whoop! We just won an online bronze award from the International Independent Film Awards festival. Hope we can garner some more wins from the other festivals its in.

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The Smirl chapel relocation project

    I just finished a new video project. I was approached from a friend who got involved as a photographer on a special project, he was to photograph, document and archive, the teardown,  the moving and relocation, and restoration of a 120 year old chapel in Heath, Texas. Most of you will recognize Rockwall, Texas. Heath is just south of there. He was to be the still Photographer of note as it were. The people who he was working for however were on the very beginning of this whole project, which was going to be a bit expensive to undertake. So they hired me, at his recommendation, to produce a short film to promote the project and help to get the word out and raise money to accomplish this task. I interviewed, shot, edited and finished two cuts for them, a six minute piece with the backstory and history of this chapel, and what it meant to the people who had called it theirs for so long. I also did a one minute cutdown piece for social media. So....

So if you so inclined, go to The Smirl Chapel Relocation Project and find out more about this project.