April 8, 2013

Hastings 3000 Music Video Miniature Shoot / Book Cover Photo Shoot

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!

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April 3, 2013

Don’t know how to tie a tie? Neither does Cornelius. Let Moustache Man show you how it’s done. Brought to you as a series on etiquette and manliness, Moustache Man takes you on his adventures of making guys, men. I present to you, Episode 1.

Directed by Mike P. Nelson

Written and Produced by Troy McCall and Eric Pierson

Shot by Nick Junkersfeld

Moustache Man: Troy McCall

Cornelius: Eric Pierson

Official Facebook Page

 
March 19, 2013

A trailer for my latest directorial effort. Moustache Man! Manliness is coming… Stay tuned for the final in April!

Directed by Mike P. Nelson

Written and Performed by Troy McCall and Eric Pierson

Shot by Nick Junkersfeld

Trailer cut by Troy McCall

 
March 8, 2013
 
March 5, 2013

Here is a the first trailer for Semper Fidelis, a new web series from Marty Doogin Arts. I was producer and DP along with “Joe Corduroy” DP Nick Junkersfeld! Psycho!

 
February 18, 2013

Watch Mike P. Nelson’s revenge flick “The Retirement of Joe Corduroy” right now!

 
January 9, 2013

A brief look at what “The Retirement of Joe Corduroy” is to the people who made it.

Watch the entire short film here.

 

Trailer for The Retirement of Joe Corduroy. The film will be screening at the Traildance Film Festival in Duncan, OK at 11:15pm. Click here for more info!

 
November 26, 2012

A Behind the Scenes look at how we made the Quitsmoking.com spots, “Kill the Habit” and “Drop the Habit.”

Edited by Mike P. Nelson and Josh Clos

 

Quitsmoking.com Spot #2 “Drop the Habit” featuring Lindsey Dumire as Lexi, Kevin Klein as The Interviewer and Aaron Quist as The Monkey.

Creative Director: Danny Robashkin
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor/Sound Design: Mike P. Nelson
DP: Nick Junkersfeld
Production Sound: Tom Colvin
Puppeteers: Justin Weber, Josh Clos, Chang Dai, Alec Mueller
Animators: Andrew Chesworth, Justin Weber, Aaron Quist, Chang Dai, Alec Mueller, Michelle Yoon, Josh Schneider
Assistant Animators: Jordan Hill, Niklas Norman
Compositing/Finishing: Daniel Broadway, Josh Clos

 

A while back in a post, I mentioned that I directed a couple spots for Quitsmoking.com at Make. Here is our first one entitled “Kill the Habit” featuring Charles Hubbell as Eric, Kevin Klein as The Interviewer and Aaron Quist as The Monkey.

Creative Director: Danny Robashkin
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor/Sound Design: Mike P. Nelson
DP: Nick Junkersfeld
Production Sound: Tom Colvin
Puppeteers: Justin Weber, Josh Clos, Chang Dai, Alec Mueller
Animators: Andrew Chesworth, Justin Weber, Aaron Quist, Chang Dai, Alec Mueller, Michelle Yoon, Josh Schneider
Assistant Animators: Jordan Hill, Niklas Norman
Compositing/Finishing: Daniel Broadway, Josh Clos
3D artist: Aaron Dabelow

 
October 28, 2012

The Retirement of Joe Corduroy - Online

It is my pleasure to invite you to Marty Doogin Arts to watch The Retirement of Joe Corduroy. This is my first personal film in several years. It was funded by the Minnesota State Arts board and is my homage to the gritty, violent revenge opera’s of the 70’s and 80’s. Enjoy!

Watch the film here:
https://vimeo.com/52200508

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Joe Corduroy: Best Short at the 2012 Twin Cities Film Fest!

Joe Corduroy: Best Short at the 2012 Twin Cities Film Fest!

 
October 22, 2012

So remember that Bullying awareness spot I was working on WAY WAY back? Well that PSA finally got snatched up by the folks at Not in Our Town. 4,000 hits later, the spot got the attention of CNN and they posted a little article about it. It wasn’t more than 2 days and 50,000 hits later I got a call for a live interview on HLN. Check the spot above and click the links below for the news stories and interviews.

Spot get’s a home on Not in Our Town

Not in Our Town Interviews Producer and Director Mike P. Nelson

CNN picks up the story

Mike P. Nelson is interviewed live on HLN

Production/Agency: MAKE

Creative: Danny Robashkin

Edited, Written, Produced, Directed by: Mike P. Nelson

Director of Photography: Nick Junkersfeld

Art Direction: Katie Maren Nelson

Production Manager: Eric Pierson

Gaffer: Doug Gander

Key Grip: Jonny Stuckmayer

Production Sound: Tom Colvin

DIT: Josh Clos

Makeup/Wardrobe: Samantha Tucker

Storyboards: Aaron Quist

 
October 8, 2012

The Retirement of Joe Corduroy is an Official Selection for the 2012 Twin Cities Film Fest! Above is my filmmaker interview for the fest. The film screens at 9:15 on October 18th at the ICON Theater in St. Louis Park, MN. Get your tickets here.