ShortFilms/Cinematography


Oregon Road - ZFest X Competition 2019 - Coming Soon

PLOT: The trail is difficult and deadly. Not many people make it to Oregon. Here are the stories of the rare few survivors that make it to the end.

DESCRIPTION: A short film that was produced by Why Create Films for the 2019 ZFest X competition.  Two days of shooting and about two months of VFX work. Created by a group of 15 people.

REQUIRED ELEMENTS: Fire and Ice

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  Director of Cinematography, Some Visual Effects, few story additions

SOFTWARE:  After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop

AWARDS:


The Dick-Tator - ZFest X Competition 2019 - Coming Soon

PLOT: A small time director has a reputation for being a dictator of sorts on his film sets.

DESCRIPTION: A short film that was produced by Colliding Pictures for the 2019 ZFest X competition.  Created by a group of 22 people.

REQUIRED ELEMENTS: Fire and Ice

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  Opening Credits, End Credits

SOFTWARE:  After Effects, Premiere

AWARDS:


January - ZFest X Competition 2019 - Coming Soon

PLOT: A young man recalls a love he once had.

DESCRIPTION: A short film that was produced by Colliding Pictures for the 2019 ZFest X competition. 

REQUIRED ELEMENTS: Fire and Ice

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  VFX Text message treatment

SOFTWARE:  After Effects, Premiere

AWARDS:


A Time to Remember - ZFest IX Competition 2018 - Coming Soon

PLOT: Harry tries to give his girlfriend a surprise trip of a lifetime. Things don't go according to Harry's plans.

DESCRIPTION: A short film that was produced by Why Create Films for the 2018 ZFest IX competition.  Two days of shooting and about four months of VFX work. Created by a group of 5 people.

REQUIRED ELEMENTS: Time Travel

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  Director of Cinematography, 3D Tracking, Some Visual Effects, Some Editing, Some Animation

SOFTWARE:  After Effects, Premiere, Maya, Zbrush, Photoshop

AWARDS: 2nd Place for Best Picture, Best Genre (Sci-Fi), Best Kiss,   Best Hero, Best Audio/Sound Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Editing


P.L.R Session 5 - ZFest IX Competition 2018 - Coming Soon

PLOT: Adelyn sees a past life regression (PLR) therapist to explore an irrational fear she has but uncovers more than what she expected.

DESCRIPTION: A short film that was produced by Corvus Productions for the 2018 ZFest IX competition. 

REQUIRED ELEMENTS: Time Travel

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  Some Visual Effects

SOFTWARE:  After Effects

AWARDS: 8th Place for Best Picture, Best Genre (Suspense/Horror/Adventure)


Distortion - ZFest IX Competition 2018

PLOT: A corporation's illegal activities have been hacked and a murder has occurred on their property. Now a board meeting must reconcile the risk at hand.

DESCRIPTION: A short film that was produced by Colliding Pictures for the 2018 ZFest IX competition. A continuation of the film Details.  Created by a group of 22 people.

REQUIRED ELEMENTS: Time Travel

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  End Credits

SOFTWARE:  After Effects


Stuck in Limbo - ZFest VIII Competition 2017

PLOT: Eva is hunted by demons and must face them in order to protect and save Megan.

DESCRIPTION: A short film that was produced by Why Create Films for the 2017 ZFest VIII competition.  Two and a half days of shooting and about three months of VFX work.  Produced by a smaller group of 13 people. "Eva is hunted by demons, and must face them in order to protect and save Megan."

REQUIRED ELEMENTS: Astrological/Zodiac Sign

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  Director of Cinematography, Some Visual Effects, End Credits.

SOFTWARE:  After Effects


Details - ZFest VIII Competition 2017

PLOT: A small group of vigilante hackers are investigating a corporate conspiracy when one of their own goes missing. The path to uncover the truth could cost them their lives.

DESCRIPTION: A short film that was produced by Colliding Pictures for the 2017 ZFest VIII competition.  I had a small part in this film handling the end credits.  "A small group of vigilante hackers are investigating a corporate conspiracy when one of their own goes missing.  The path to uncover the truth could cost them their lives"

REQUIRED ELEMENTS: Astrological/Zodiac Sign

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  End Credits.

SOFTWARE:  After Effects


We Didn't Blow Up Today - 48 Hour Film Project 2015

 

PLOT: Regan, a quirky inventor with the utmost of good intentions, shares in her revelation with her best friend, Kevin; but when their plans backfire the do-o must lean on each others strengths to fix their mistakes.

DESCRIPTION:  A short film that was produced by Mindwasp in 48 hours for the Spring 2015, 48 hour film competition.   Produced by a smaller group of 13 people. Our genre was SciFi.  "Regan, a quirky inventor with the utmost of good intentions, shares in her revelation with her best friend, Kevin; but when their plans backfire the do-o must lean on each others strengths to fix their mistakes."

REQUIRED ELEMENTS: PROP: a coat hanger. LINE OF DIALOGUE, "You choose, I can't decide." CHARACTER: Kevin or Kelly Whitefish, Club President

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  Director of Cinematography, Some Editing, Some Visual Effects and an extra.

SOFTWARE:  After Effects, Premiere


Out of Zen - Zfest VI Competition 2016

PLOT: A desperate cop tries to end the corruption of his city while looking for his kidnapped wife using his only clue, Zen.

DESCRIPTION:  A short film that was produced by Why Create Films for the 2015 ZFest competition.  We had three months to work so we choose to challenged ourselves by trying a Film Noir style film.  "A desperate cop tries to end the corruption of his city while looking for his kidnapped wife using his only clue, Zen."  Created by a group of 17 people.

REQUIRED ELEMENTS: Use of the letter "Z" and show ZFest sponsors product, 2 Gingers.

Our team won 9 out of 13 awards we were nominated for: Best Production Design, Best Credits, 2 Gingers Shout Out Award, Best Fight Scene, Best Original Score, Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography, Best Drama, and 3rd Runner up for Best of Show

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Director of Cinematography, Visual Effects, Actor

SOFTWARE:  Maya, After Effects, Premiere


Blood Shed - 48 Hour Film Project 2014

PLOT: A demented widower kills mercilessly with the hopes of resurrecting his wife.

DESCRIPTION:  A short film that was produced by Why Create Films in 48 hours for the Fall 2014, 48 hour horror film competition.   Produced by a group of 23 people. Our genre was Serial Killer.  "A demented widower kills mercilessly with the hopes of resurrecting his girlfriend." Created by a group of 22 people.

REQUIRED ELEMENTS: PROP: a broom. LINE OF DIALOGUE, "Never again." CHARACTER: Ethan or Ellen Diness Caterer

Our team made the top 10 and won best love story!

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  Cinematography, and Visual Effects.

SOFTWARE: After Effects, Premiere


Honeymoon Over - 48 Hour Film Project 2014

PLOT: A couple on the road to their honeymoon swerve to avoid hitting a chicken, causing a series of events to happen.

DESCRIPTION:  A short film that was produced by Why Create Films in 48 hours for the Spring 2014, 48 hour film competition.  Produced by a group of 18 people.  Our genre was Road movie.  "A couple on the road to their honeymoon swerve to avoid hitting a chicken, causing a series of events to happen." Created by a group of 17 people.

REQUIRED ELEMENTS: PROP: a bell.  LINE OF DIALOGUE, "I asked you not to do that." CHARACTER: Trey or Tricia Sneaderman, Government Employee

Our team won best special effects!

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Cinematography, Acting (Alien), and Visual Effects.

SOFTWARE: After Effects, Premiere


Portal: Terminal Velocity 2012

PLOT: A couple friends testing out their new portal gun, when all of a sudden something goes wrong.

DESCRIPTION:  My greatest feat!  This project was just for fun and as a test of my abilities to see if I could actually achieve it.  Based on the video game, Portal. This is my interpretation of what a real Portal gun would be like if one existed.  This went viral the summer of 2012 and appeared on such sites as: G4TV, IO9, Forbes, Itworld, Yahoo, MSNI.  This was the most challenging project I have ever undertaken, consisting of 3D tracking, seamless camera cuts and 3D camera projection.  Created by a group of 5 people.

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  Everything.

SOFTWARE:  Maya, Zbrush, PFTrack, After Effects, Photoshop


Reality TV

DESCRIPTION:  College project.  A visual effects short where a soldier crawls out of the TV.  Inspired by the movie, The Ring.  Created by a group of 5 people. 

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Everything.

SOFTWARE: Shake, Photoshop, After Effects


Surreal Film

DESCRIPTION:  A surreal short film produced for a college art project about a guy that experiences a few strange things while out for a walk. Inspired by the film EraserHead.  Created by a group of 5 people.

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  Everything.

SOFTWARE:  Final Cut Pro


Parallel Lives

DESCRIPTION:  College film project where the focus was to parallel edit two peoples actions, and weave them together into a seamless piece.  Created by a group of 5 people.

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  Acting, directing, editing, visual effects

SOFTWARE: Shake, Final Cut Pro


Unhoused within Minneapolis

DESCRIPTION:  College film project about homelessness in Minneapolis, MN. Created by a group of 5 people.

RESPONSIBLE FOR:  Filming and most of the editing.

SOFTWARE:  Final Cut Pro


War Sound Edit - College Project

Description:  The focus of this piece was to take a static 2 minute clip, remove all audio from it, and replace it with new audio.  Since the city is a busy place, I chose to transform it into a battlefield.

Responsible For:  Everything.

Software:  Final Cut Pro