Fleurie Wildwood Music Video

Lauren Strahm (AKA: Fleurie) and I are pleased to officially release her newest music video "Wildwood". I shot the video in my living room with a $70 green screen off Amazon and I created all the VFX on my wife's pewny MacBook Air (my MacBook Pro was out of commission).  Check out the feature on Buzznet here. 

Below are some behind the scenes shots: 

Sean and Andrea Magical Proposal 3 Year Anniversary

Three years ago, my friend Sean Emory proposed to his girlfriend Andrea as I hid in the bushes and captured it all. Then, days later...the video went viral! We got a call from Good Morning America and in only 24 hours, we were on national television gaining 2,000 views a minute! It was a pleasure to be able to create the video for them and it was a blast experiencing all the chaos that day! If you haven't seen the video before, check it out below! 

Kris Allen - Gnome Studio Sessions

I had the opportunity to direct and shoot with American Idol winner Kris Allen on his live recording sessions. It was amazing to watch him and his amazing band perform. What you hear in the videos is what you'd hear if you were there. He is truly incredible. My friend Jeffrey Holland (http://jeffreyholland.tv) and I shot the sessions with 5 cameras total. Two Blackmagic Pocket Cameras, a RED Scarlet, and two GoPro Hero 4s. Check out the videos below and bask in the Kris Allen glory. 

 

Leica Love

About two years ago, my Great Uncle Bobby (as seen in my film PORCELAINIA) gave me one of the greatest gifts I have ever received. A mint condition Leica M3 with Leica Summicron 50mm f2 lens. The shutter was jammed so I had to send it in to be repaired. $280 later, I have a perfectly working M3 with what's considered the greatest 50mm lens Leica has ever made. 

My Great Uncle Bobby. Photo taken by Rory White.

My Great Uncle Bobby. Photo taken by Rory White.

A little background on my Great Uncle Bobby. Growing up, he was always my "crazy great Uncle" who was super artistic and eccentric and lived in Santa Barbara, California. t wasn't until I started getting into the arts that I began to really appreciate the wisdom and artistic genius that he was. If you watch my film PORCELAINIA you will get a great taste of who Bobby is and what he does. To put it in a nutshell, Bobby is a scientist, artist, and teacher. He comes from the golden generation of America and is inspiring to see even as he gets older. Bobby is now 80 years old and the other day he was showing me how he was experimenting with multiple layers in After Effects CC. Ya. This guy is nuts. 

n 1964, Bobby bought the Leica m3 with Summicron lens brand new for $649. He has the receipt to prove it. He used it for well over 30 years capturing his life and the life of my father growing up. Bobby transitioned to digital in the 90s and he has said that he hasn't used the Leica since. 

visited him two years ago, and as a gift, he gave me his entire Leica kit, which included an old Leica SLR as well. He said I was the only person in the family that would actually put the camera to good use. It was an exciting moment to say the least.  I wasn't familiar with the Leica world and the Leica community before then and after doing some research, I realized what a jewel I had on my hands. 

The Leica M3 and 50mm Summicron DR in all its glory. 

The Leica M3 and 50mm Summicron DR in all its glory. 

 

The Leica M3 has been considered the best camera not that just Leica or that any other camera manufacturer has made, but one of the best made products of all time. Hand made in Germany. The M3 feels like a solid piece of handmade perfection. The experience of clicking the shutter and advancing the film is something you never get from taking a photo with a DSLR. It's magic.  

I recently sent in the M3 to a Leica repair shop in Boston and just got it back. It is in perfect working order now and I have loved shooting with it. It's such a pure form of photography. 

I love shooting on film and the experience it gives you. Here are a few shots from my first roll of film using the camera:

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