Leoncarlo – “Still Forms”.

Carlo Canlas, AKA Leoncarlo, is an amazingly talented musician, and one of my closest friends. I’ve been a huge fan of his music since I first heard it, which was on a music video shoot for his song “Colossus”. When he told me he was looking for video content to coincide with the release of his debut album “Still Forms”, I jumped at the opportunity. He sent me an early mix of his album, and I listened through it carefully, jotting down notes about how each song made me feel and what I thought the story was. We met over …

“Strange” by Jena & Claire.

This all started when I ran into Jena Pyle at 35Denton right after she played Layer Cake’s reunion show and I asked to take her photo for People of Denton. Afterwards I listened to every Layer Cake song I could find, and everything from her current side project, Sundae Crush. I really dug her music, and messaged her on facebook about possibly collaborating. That’s when she told me that she was recording a cover of Patsy Cline’s song “Strange” with another of my favorite Denton musicians, Claire Morales. The inspiration for the music video came from Patsy Cline’s appearance on …

Melville (Behind The Scenes).

When I got an email from Red Productions asking me if I wanted to be a part of James Johnston’s latest short film, I jumped at the opportunity. Red Productions is my favorite local production company, James Johnston is one of the best Fort Worth filmmakers, and I am all about short films. They asked me to capture behind the scenes through photo & video (which is partly why I rushed to put together my fancy shoulder rig in time). It was an action packed weekend with some wonderful people making a great film, and I sincerely look forward to …

Front Porch (behind the scenes).

I’ve known of Red Productions since they first started years ago, because their office was down the street from my house in Fort Worth. Last semester I emailed them to see if someone from their team would be interested in being a guest speaker at Short Film Club. That’s when Chris Rodriguez emailed me back. As a UNT alumni, he was happy to come tell his story and offer some advice. I was amazed hearing him speak, because he essentially repeated everything I’d been telling the kids in the club all year. A few weeks later we grabbed lunch and …