Session Commercials / GoPro

Client . GoPro Camera
Role . Director / Color / Editor / Motion / Compositing
Date . 2016

I played a big role in the 2016 advertising of GoPro's smallest, most user friendly camera yet, the Hero Session. The task was 3 commercials (starting with a Superbowl spot made in 3 days) featuring the three key-features of the Session. Simplicity, durability, and versatility. 

For durability it was a team effort of many people in a small Oakland studio to put together this one-take assault on the camera in 30-seconds. The shot is mostly authentic with some light compositing to feature the camera in the best way, and to wipe it clean at the end. 

For Versatility, as Director, I traveled the United States with a number of custom made GoPro rigs to capture this center-weighted match cut spot. 

Final Bout II / KDF

Client . Keep Drifting Fun / Final Bout
Role . Motion
Date . 2015

Long time mentor / friend / overall rad guy Will Roegge and friend / beard god / video game partner Joshua Herron recently covered the grassroots drifting event Final Bout II, a carnival of beautiful cars getting silly on a racetrack. I was honored to be asked to design some titles for it. 

I was asked to do something short and sweet, but I had way too much coffee and the footage was way too fun not to do something really special motion-wise.

So with a dash of comic books, and a bit of King of Fighters, I present Final Bout II : 

Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast's Day 2015

Client . Nitto Tire / YAER Productions
Role . Motion
Date . 2015

The YAER team is starting to bring in some high flying drone shots for me to play with, graphically, and I'm loving it. Check out this 4K video from the diverse and exciting Nitto Tire Auto Enthusiast's Day in Anaheim, CA. 

All motion graphics and animation by Skylar Smith Media.

Formula Drift / Long Beach 2013

Client . Formula Drift / YAER Productions
Role . Motion
Date . 2013

Formula Drift is where I began my video career. I've been covering it since 2005 and have missed few events since then. 

I was asked, on behalf of YAER Productions, to spice up some Formula Drift videos in 2013 with motion graphics. Here is the first of those pieces.