Yet another collaboration with my good friend Melissa Cripe! This photobooth was set up in Denver's Adams County Fairgrounds for the Oath tech conference.
Build time - 24hrs.
Synopsis: In the early 1800's, a Native American (Gabrielino/Tongva) woman, Isadora, faces a battle to survive after escaping from the abusive California mission where she was raised. She's joined by a sympathetic Franciscan defector, Domingo, on their journey back to a village that's in revolt against the Spanish.
For this film I had the opportunity to fabricate deer leather props, colonial era weapons, and parts of the set used by the main actors. The film as of now has been in the official selections of The San Diego International Film Festival, The Denver Film Festival, and the American Indian Film Festival.
If we haven't met, welcome to my fascination with all things cardboard. It's much more than just recycled fibers, it's a lifestyle. I don't own a 3D printer or a CNC machine, but I do own some sharp blades and a steady set of hands.
DESERT DAZE 2016
Had the pleasure of collaborating with some of my good friends, Nevan Orr, Cambria Guevara, and Auberi Zwickel for an amazing weekend of art and music. Bands featured PRIMUS, POND, The Black Angels, Washed Out, Fever The Ghost and TEMPLES.
Objects built :
Multi-Colored Stage Viewer V.1
"Claw Of Life" Short Film
WRITER & DIRECTOR: MELISSA CRIPE
PRODUCER & EDITOR: DREW BARRETTO
SET DESIGNER/BUILDER: MATT ADAMS
SET PHOTOGRAPHY: RAYANA CHUMTHONG
"This short film is a visual metaphor of the frustrating struggle to reconnect with one's inner child. It’s a moment in time. A decision to pause and take a step outside oneself for a simple, honest connection. This roughly five minute story takes place in a mysterious, nearly empty room with one little girl and a vintage toy claw machine. The story relies less on plot based actions, than it does on the human experience; those fleeting moments that can last longer than what appears on the surface. "
- Melissa Cripe
For this film I was super excited to build as soon as I heard the concept. After a couple brainstorming sessions and a handful of storyboards later, I jumped into crafting a working claw machine out of cardboard. Cardboard is a material I enjoy using for multiple reasons, one of them being the ability to transform trash into art. It's quite satisfying to see what you can turn household items into...
Harvey's Website Photoshoot
Handbag website photo shoot. Built some simple decorations in the style of a young girls dream house.
"La Sirena" AFI Thesis Film
LA SIRENA is a psychosexual fairy tale about Mia, a woman in a small fishing village who is having an affair with a married fisherman. But when a mysterious woman gets washed up on shore, naked and with a hook lodged between her ribcage, Mia is forced to face not only her destructive relationship, but her own inner monster as well.
With a stroke of good faith from a friend on the production team, this was my first invitation to work on a professional film. Having come from a background in residential carpentry I though this would be a walk in the park, but satisfying a huge team of professionals is it's own challenge. Not to mention the lead construction coordinator walked off two days in leaving me with all the remaining responsibility. Luckily everything turned out great and I made some valuable contacts that allowed me to get more cool jobs. Pieces built: 17th Century rustic fishing hut, cabinets, tables, bed, harpoon, lantern fixtures, prop/hero knives.
DESERT DAZE 2015
Building doesn't have to be glamorous or unique. Sometimes doing something classic, simple, and functional can let the mind settle into a good groove. Here are some of the Gazebo's I worked on, both residential and commercial.
If you desire a gazebo such as this contact me or Mr. Damewood @ Gazebo One