Splunk Inc’s .conf18 Event - CODesign Motion Design for Splunk Inc’s Annual Conference
Caught a promo on TV by accident for "The Great Food Truck Race" Season 9. I designed the Truck art wraps for two of the trucks and the logo for a third. The work has been embargoed but I'll post more when I get the go-ahead by the producers. Figured it was OK to post this since it's been aired!
...You may have asked yourself.
Let me present myself as the answer. I didn't originally set out to design pitch decks, but over the years my clients have asked me to create many for their great projects. And most of them were successfully pitched! I was then decked!... er, when they were produced. Ok, I'll be serious....
Let me create a branded, individually crafted, and targeted design for your next pitch. And let me show you what I've done for my clients. However, in order to protect my clients' (and your!) I.P., my pitch deck page is password-protected. If you or your company needs a great pitch deck and you want to see what I've done for my clients, please contact me and I'll send you your own password (The following images have beed scrubbed of I.P. content).
Tom Guttry of ACE (Alchemic Creative Entertainment) asked me to help visualize just what an Array might have looked like. An Array was an underwater launch pad for a V2 missile that the 3rd Reich wanted to launch at New York City at the end of WWII. I had never heard of this particular Nazi secret weapon and was intrigued as to how it might look. I referenced a very crude plan view to create a scale 3D model and paired it with a WWII-era U-Boat that would have been utilized to tow the vessel to its launch site. A frightening scenario that thankfully never materialized. However, of the three Arrays that were known to have been built, only two destroyed Arrays were accounted for after the war. This image depicts the last surviving Array being transported to Argentina and filled with missing gold bullion to finance the fleeing Nazis' escape. The missing gold, estimated to be worth billions, has never been found.
I wasn't aware this had been finished and published until I stumbled upon it on YouTube yesterday. I think it came out nicely. I did the hieroglyphics, the "Dutch Masters" painting "reveal, the reflection in Mona Lisa's eye, and the red titles at the end.
Kazuo Ishiguro, the author of "The Remains of the Day" and "Never Let Me Go" was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature today.
I was privileged to have produced the Theatrical Trailer for the Mark Romanek’s film version of "Never Let Me Go" for Fox Searchlight at MAX-Q with Gene Gamache. Gene's sensitive and emotional trailer cut masterfully tells the deeply emotional story of a dystopian future where young adults are raised, groomed and "harvested" for the sole use of this society’s callous and humanistically disconnected privileged class.
Roger Ebert gave this film four out of four stars and wrote, “…a meditative, delicate film… a good movie, from a masterful novel”. This is a touching and deeply disturbing film that I would challenge anyone to watch and not shed at least one tear.
IMDB page for "Never Let Me Go"
After creating a Sales Poster for Ashley Park and Tim McGrath, they asked me to create this promo trailer for their independently-produced TV Pilot "Lucky's Clinic". They needed a quick, funny sales tool for marketing their project, and they were delighted with the result. In addition to producing the spot, I created the graphics, edited the piece itself, wrote the copy and voiced the narration.
NOTE: Please contact me if you would like to privately view the trailer since the client has requested that it not be released to the public at this time.
I designed this Sales Poster and main title design for the show for Ashley Park Productions for producer Ashley Park and Producer/Director Tim McGrath. The pilot episode is a "The Office" style sitcom concerning a oncologist (Justin Martindale) and his clinic director Lucky (Tim McGrath) that claim to have found the cure for cancer. This off-the-wall ensemble piece also includes the talents of Producer Ashley Park (Hawaii 5-0, Last Life, Miss Asia 2015) playing a just-recovered meth addict, Charlene Amoia (NCIS: New Orleans, Bones, Sleepy Hollow) as Roz, Lucky's on-again, on-again ex-girlfriend, and Tracey Birdsall (Loving, Hearts Are Wild) as Lucky's Mom, his boss. The project is currently hitting the film festival and sales circuit.
I was privileged to create this logo and poster design for my stepdaughter Gretchen Freihon's original musical "Mandates". The story follows a young Mike Pence (yes THAT Mike Pence) though his life as he struggles to come to grips with the realization that he is gay. Yep!
The play is extremely funny and the music is wonderful. There's even a happy ending; President Trump is impeached and Mike, now President Pence, comes out to the world and finds his true destiny. The play was slated to be performed at the Agoura High School's Black Box Theater, but the Principal of the school, Brian Mercer, banned the play from campus after discovering its inclusive, gay theme. This necessitated that the authors and their parents scramble to find a new venue in a week, this all while the authors were in their last week of High School before graduation.
The musical premiered last night at the Class Act Musical Theater in Woodland Hills to a sold-out crowd of 250 people. The play received not one, not two but three standing ovations for the cast and authors; Gretchen Freihon (creator and author), Jillian Heller (author and composer/performer) and Olivia Kepler (author and editor). Needless to say I am extremely proud of Gretchen, her co-authors, and the incredible cast and crew that wouldn't take no as an answer. Congratulations!