Tuesday, November 25, 2008


...So much has changed since I last updated! New short films, new girlfriend, new projects, new film equipment, new perspective on life, new addiction to coffee! Once again, college is back in full swing... and life is just as stressful. I have a million and one things to do every second of the day. I'm taking three courses that all require a lot of assignments weekly (Photography, Intro to Film Production, and International Cinema from 1930-1960). I am also involved with FPC (Film Production Coalition) again for my second year and it has grown so much. Because I am Treasurer of the club, I was in charge of leading one of the groups in making a short film this quarter. We decided to make a music video/narrative using the song "Mad World" by Gary Jules... the song from Donnie Darko. Though the film is very dark and dramatic (aka EMO), it was a good opportunity to test out all my new film toys (35mm adapter, dolly, follow focus, mattebox, etc.). I'm really happy with the final product! All in all it was a great success that I credit to the hardworking members of my group.

Here's some stills from out production "Cellar Door" (Donnie Darko) reference).

Vishnu on cam

Setting up


Oh really...

"Cellar Door" Mad World Music Video from KMPer02 on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Summer is almost over...

...and what better way to celebrate then by making a final summer montage. This summer was a lot of fun. Traveled all over Los Angeles and San Diego to all kinds of spots. I met so many cool people and some truly amazing skaters. I'm also glad that this summer I filmed the majority of my stuff with my HVX200. I'm really trying hard to get a lot of clips together so that I can produce a demo reel to show companies hiring for work. This summer I also traded in my DVX for a mint VX1000 Mark1 setup. As nice as the VX is I'm still always going to miss my DVX.

I'm sad to say that another summer has come and went, but at least I came out with a lot of really great footage. Check out my 2008 Summer Montage!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Skating and filming nonstop...

... and I love it. Some times it feels like a job. Long hours, sore arms and legs, hot weather, driving for hours. It's definitely a struggle, but getting the perfect clip is an indescribable feeling. I'd be stoked to do this for the rest of my life as long as I could afford to get by. In the past few weeks I've met so many cool new people. I've been filming some truly amazing skaters. I wouldn't be surprised if I saw any of them gracing the pages of skateboard mags in the near future. Happy filming!

Here's some footy of Vince attempting nollie halfcab heel down Belmont 9

Sunday, July 20, 2008

London Trip...

...well about two weeks since I got back to La. I've been lagging hard with this blog. Not sure if anyone even reads it, but I like to update it for myself so I can look back on it.

Anyways, went to London and Pari with Elliott for three weeks. Went mainly for skating, but we did a lot of touristy stuff as well (eiffel tower, the eye, big ben, museums, art galleries, etc.). The only thing that sucked about the trip was carrying a heavy backpack with my camera gear everywhere. I guess after the fact, I'm pretty happy with a lot of the shots I got. So in the end definitely a worthwhile trip. Got a lot of clips for sure. Check the montage at the bottom.

for more pictures from my trip check MY FLICKr

London/Paris Montage

Monday, May 26, 2008

Went skating finally....

...with a few skaters from Santa Cruz. Got some sick throwaway footage. More footage to come of these guys in the near future.

Check the footage

Thursday, May 22, 2008


...Not what you're thinking!

Threesome is a romantic comedy about Jaime, the luckiest guy in the world, who is always sorrounded by three beautiful women, his EXs. The problem is, they are always on his mind following him everywhere he goes and affecting his love life. Could Jaime ever find real love this way?

Written by Michelle Dunn and Directed by Paloma Nafarrate. Produced by UCSC Film Production Club.

Here's some pictures from behind the scenes

And here's the teaser!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Took a day trip down to SF...

This weekend I went skating with Grant Quackenbush and Tim Hastie in lovely San Francisco. We hit up 3rd and Army as well as Golden Gate Park. All in all it was an awesome day, and I can't wait to go back!

Here's Jannik and Grant on the train coming up from Santa Cruz

Here's Jannik getting those double angles on that vx double

Here's Grant attempting blunt drop-in on the fountain ledge at Golden Gate Park

Here's a short montage documenting our day