Here we go again. Radio silence. Dropped off the face of the earth. Static. Where the hell has Mike P. Nelson been for the past month(s). Here goes…
Back in July I took a little road trip with the guys at MAKE and DP Troy McCall to direct a Nebraska Lottery commercial for Pick 5 tickets. Fun shoot. Great talent. Stellar crew. I give immediate props to our Art Director Wes Clowers for just being A1 legit in every regard and our gaffer and grip team Craig Ladwig and Barry Joyce. Damn good. We closed down a gas station out in Ashland, NE and shot two spots in a day. The local paper even wrote a little article on the shoot. Shot on Epic with Zeiss Super Speed glass. All visual effects done in house at MAKE. I’ll post the commercials soon.
In other news, I have been a creative, animator and compositor on the most recent music video for the Canadian based band, Hey Ocean! for their new single “If Were A Ship" off of there "IS" album. The video is directed by my wife and partner in crime, Katie Maren Nelson. The video is almost all stop motion animation and visual effects and should be completed sometime this week. Look for that in the near future.
I also wrapped on the Hastings 3000 music video I was telling you all about a while back. Here is a sneak peak at the music video directed by Patrick Pierson. I was lead in the miniature VFX department and editor. Look for this in September!
And finally…just to keep you all in suspense, here is just a little teaser for the next official Mike P. Nelson project…
3 months ago
So last Tuesday I was at Studio 1414 in NE once again for a MAKE shoot. This time is was a PSA shoot for Kids Need To Read, a National organization committed to getting good books to kids who need them. It was the most kids I have ever worked with at one time. One would describe it as exhausting. I would agree, but it was also so much fun. And the talent was just amazing. I have yet to work with such an understanding and focused group of young people. A special thanks to, Kylie, Jayden, Ava, Luke, Zoe, Marty, McCall, Alaina, Marli, and Sean. You guys are awesome!
6 months ago
A new idea? Perhaps…
-mike p. nelson8 months ago
Busy weekend. Started with a book cover shoot for a local author self publishing her first novel. Set in 1962, the book is about a romantic relationship between a teacher and a student. Thanks to wonderful art direction from my wife Katie Maren Nelson and our stunning talent Maddy, the shoot went without a hitch. Also thanks to Jennifer Nielsen for producing the shoot and making it happen. I’ll post the cover once it’s finished. Below is a little glimpse of the space we created.
Sunday we started early with a miniature shoot for the one man band Hastings 3000. Again, another smooth shoot. Over the last couple weeks I had been working on carving a giant floating rock structure out of foam. Then we went “all out 70’s miniature shoot!” My wife and I were contacted by local director/DP Patrick Pierson to add the finishing effect touches to the video he directed for Hastings 3000. Click the link for a quick behind the scenes clip of the shoot. Special thanks to my wife for helping me plan this and making it so cool, my DP Nick Junkersfeld, Eric Pierson, Patrick Pierson, Chris Hadland and Token Media. And thanks to Joe of Hastings 3000 for the beers!
8 months ago