Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Flavor Savers - Roller Girls

This is a music video I directed and shot last summer for mustached electronic pop sensations The Flavor Savers. I am posting this piece unseen.

Ginger Beer

Reminded me of Dave.

Kilian Martin: Altered Route

I love the use of archive footage mixed with some seriously good editing and cinematography. Nice sound work as well. Lifts the "skateboard video" above its genre.

Fun Fact: I can't skate.

Kilian Martin: Altered Route (a Skate Film) from mb! by Mercedes-Benz on Vimeo.

Goal Celebrations FX

Found this pretty entertaining.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Walls Notebook

Fuel your inner Banksy with this notebook that wont get you beat up by the cops in a dark alley!

Ten Second Picnic Table

The pre fab picnic table I built over Memorial Day weekend... In real time of course.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Wedding of Joseph Koelsch & Emily Walker

Feel free to check out the video I made from this past weekend down in Memphis for my brother's wedding. Recorded the audio of Two Weeks Notis live on Beale Street.

The Search

Josh and I helped film a scene of The Search. A film my old film partner and tattoo artist Brian 'Monk' Taylor is working on. The scene was a serial killer kidnapping a homeless women, interrogation, drugging her, then examining her brain.

Friday, May 25, 2012

NOWhaus 2012

Inspired by The Institute of Design's history as the New Bauhaus, NOWhaus was an evening of unconventional six-minute presentations by current ID students in the company of alumni and friends in the design community held at Public Works in Chicago on April 5, 2012. The evening was designed, organized, and curated by current ID students. I spoke about the importance of emotionally engaging employees in strategy.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Techincolor CineStyle - Canon 7D

Trying out the CineStyle picture style from Technicolor for Canon EOS DSLRs. Both camera setting are identical, save for the picture style of course. I dig the dynamic range; the only thing I notice was the increase in noise... The music is a fun little diddy borrowed from an episode of Radiolab.

They employed a choir to audibly illustrate the rainbow and priase the mantis shrimp, an organism with nearly five times the color sensitive cones as that of humans... So I thought it was kind of apt... you know because of the whole color and dynamic range thing... maybe a little silly. Nevertheless, props to Radiolab.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Mad props to Justin Tiell for finding this little gem... Whatever the hell Schemer is it looks like fun.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Wish You Were Here - Colorado Springs

Continuing the video post card tradition, here is my 72-hour trip to Colorado Springs summed up in about 30 seconds. The music is by "Grass It Up" and was recorded live in Colorado Springs.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Oslo Airport "Expansion"

Eat your stop-motion heart out.
Re-posted from Motionographer.

Did You Know Sample

What the HWW Did You Know could have been :(


Here is the very first episode of CATOW. A show created by Ted Wahlberg, Chris Bailey, and myself. Chris Koelsch created all the backgrounds and animated absolutely everything. I headed up sound design. This episode is voiced by Josh Lightle and Aarón Alonso.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Jess P. shared this with me and had to pass it along!  It's a very neat and unique way to think about retail environments.

Whoa...using levitating objects as digital controller

ZeroN - Levitated Interaction Element from Jinha Lee on Vimeo.

What if materials could defy gravity, so that we could leave them suspended in mid-air? ZeroN is a physical and digital interaction element that floats and moves in space by computer-controlled magnetic levitation.
by Jinha Lee, in collaboration with Rehmi Post, and Hiroshi Ishii

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Donovan Lost

Greetings From Las Vegas

The Ridebook - The Prohibition Tour

Brain, you'll probably dig this. And Dave too I suppose; after all you're making that cover band. I was trying too hard not to post any staff picks from Vimeo but they're all so good. I kinda like the out-of-the-can-look of the video (going back to our dynamic range conversations lately.) Here is some more info too.

The Shins: The Rifle's Spiral

A stunning compositional masterpiece from Jamie Caliri and his team for The Shins new track, The Rifle's Spiral. They shot this with a Canon 7D, 5D, and 60D and used Dragonframe to help with the animation. For moving shots they used a rig called the Volo by ARC Motion Control.

Honda: Go Everywhere - Ned Wenlock

First is this Honda Ad. I saw a piece a while back that was probably from the same people that was just a personal project. It's pretty cool that they scored with Honda to bring it to life again.

Second, check out this dude who did the sound. Talk about sound design, and something we could probably play around with and work on here. I know at least 3 Root people who can sing.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Bridges Media

Not sure if you guys have ever heard of Bridges Media based in Chicago, but for some reason I was included on an email string that had their information.  It looks like Upshot (one of Tracey Moss's partners) works with them.  Here's their website if you want to check out some of their videos.

Below is one of their videos I found on Vimeo and below are a couple on their website that are worth checking out:

100 years - scary similar to Speed of Change but maybe its the Morgan Freeman VO
VIP - I like the dramatization of this. Without giving it away you'd never guess what product it's for.
Bacon - I love the fun and light-heartedness of this.

The Complete Animade Lernz

All the Animade Lernz in one piece! I honestly think these are great quick references for animation.

The Complete Animade Lernz from Animade on Vimeo.

Maryland Wedding

Shot, edited, uploaded, and posted using only my phone

Maryland Wedding from David Ayling on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

HPS in 60 Seconds

I thought this piece from Breakfast of Champions was a fun little way to show how much a company does in just 60 seconds. Guess it just popped out because of our current tackling of the dreaded Root video.