The summer of 2013 consisted mainly of eating, sleeping, and working on the music video for Hey Ocean’s “If I Were A Ship.” The video was directed by my wife, Katie Maren Nelson and it was just exclusively released on Video Static today along with a write up and a response from the band! Back in August I posted a little blurb about the piece along with some behind the scenes stills. The entire video was made by only four people. I was an animator, designer, and compositor on the film.
Directed by Katie Maren Nelson
Crew: Holly Thorstad, Emily Fritze and Mike P. Nelson3 months ago
For the past couple months I have been cutting for Minneapolis Director Daniel Cummings of Picture Machine Productions. It’s been a pretty awesome experience. I started out in the Fall of 2013 cutting the newest Wolfgang Gartner and Tommy Trash video for "Hounds of Hell." Right after finishing that, I started cutting the Hot Since 82 video for “Shadows.” Just today, RollingStone.com premiered the video.
Directed by Daniel Cummings
Shot By Andre Durand
Produced by Eric Pierson
Edited by Mike P. Nelson
Production Design by Aaron Schmoll
4 months ago
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…
7 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!
10 months ago
A new idea? Perhaps…
-mike p. nelson1 year ago