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Pedicab Sennheiser commercial



Pedicab Sennheiser promotional commercial made at SXSW in 2013.


Shot with a Sony VX2100 video camera and edited in Final Cut Pro 7.


Music by the Nematoads.








The Nematoads, Surf Rock Band.

RUBEN, a great independent film

To many young ” filmmakers ” starting out today, they cant remember a time before digital. I bet many can’t remember a time before video TAPE ( of any kind).

To folks like me, I can clearly remember at time when making a film was a nightmarish, overwhelming undertaking. True “film” cost a LOT, and so much as ONE retake could cost you a LOT. You had to write and storyboard so meticulously, and shooting was SO stressful because no student/independent filmmaker could ” fix it in post”.

So if you got a film finished AT ALL it was a major accomplishment. And if you got an independent film finished and it was actually worth watching… well THAT was a rare feat!

And thats why almost EVERY independent film before the late 1990s was Black and White, color was way too expensive and WAYY to easy to get it wrong.

This film, RUBEN, blew me away when I saw it onscreen at the old DOBIE theater at SXSW in the 90s…..

This inspired the still not finished “Fred Movie”. I saw “RUBEN” and said ” I could make something like that”

Ruben (1995)
Director: Urs Baur
Writer: Urs Bauer

Bitter Lacrosse Video

I was hired to shoot the games at the Bitter LaCrosse ” LAX” tournament in Lockhart, Texas ( right outside of Austin, Texas). Shot on a variety of cameras and edited in Premiere and some After Effects.

lax still

Cool 80s animation, “Warriors of the Wasteland”

Is there a more definitive 80s band than “Frankie goes to Hollywood”?

This video combines traditional hand drawn animation with photo collage motion graphics that could easily be done today with photoshop / after effects but back then surely had to be done the old/ much harder way of really cutting and filming the pictures.



Rage in the Cage


I co produced this. Did some of the shooting, some of the graphics and all of the editing.

We used Betacam SP cameras, AVID editing, Photoshop and After Effects.


Ted Horrocks did the 3D at 1.29




Chad Nell. Actor / Producer. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0625032/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1