Trending Motorsports

Over the last couple of months we have been working with our new client, Trending Motorsports. They are a brand new business that unfortunately opened just before Covid19 shutdowns started.

Despite that, they have been doing a ton of business and are steadily growing! We started from scratch with the business, and provided them setup of various social media channels, PayPal, Yelp, Google Reviews and more. We also purchased their new domain and set up a website for them where customers can book appointments, leave reviews, ask questions and more.

Once the business was up and running we created a variety of print materials for them, including outdoor banners, business cards, flyers, and stickers.

Two different versions of outdoor 4’x6′ banners
3″ Sticker that we designed and printed for Trending Motorsports
4×6″ Flyers that we designed and printed

Livestreaming Yoga

I spent this past Monday & Tuesday at the studio of my long time friend and client, Marco at Be Here Now Yoga DC, to make his classes available via livestream, and then online for later use. The trial by fire rollout of these services are right up my alley, as I love to think on my feet and create solutions in real time.

The last few weeks have made the remarkably quick move into working from home that this country has needed for a long time. The hope is that once this whole thing is more contained and people are able to leave their homes, that companies will see the positive impact to everything that working from home brings.

I would love to help individuals and companies get set up to Livestream. Whether that means coming on site to set everything up for you, walking you through the setup process over the phone/FaceTime, or creating instructional videos for your team.

Join me in socially distancing, but not socially disconnecting!

Live Music!

It’s not everyday that I find myself in a club, even more rare is being there to film. I used to shoot a lot of music events back in the day, but quickly realized that making money in that side of the industry is not very guaranteed. All of that being said, a couple weeks ago my friend Justin Trawick reached out to see if I had any interest in filming his show at DC9 the following evening. So we packed our gear up and after a quick old man nap, headed out to the city, with my nine year old in tow to assist the process. The majority of the show was pretty straightforward, filming one static shot, with some b-roll stuff filmed on my iPhone 11 Pro Max. The last song was a bit different, Justin moved the band down off the stage and onto the floor, circled around a small table, a Tiny Desk, if you will. This recording would eventually become their entry video for the NPR Tiny Desk Concerts. Justin asked the crowd if they could all film the song on their iPhones, which they would then send to me for a edit using the footage from the crowd. Crowd Sourced content at its core!

The song, recording, and audience participation was wonderful! We ended up getting about seventeen people who sent in their footage, which was then cut into what was essentially a multi angle cut of the performance. The editing process was an interesting one, requiring some crazy processing power to keep the whole thing flowing. Justin and I spent about eight hours together laying the video out, and I spent close to another ten hours getting everything just right. Here is the final cut, which I will link from Justin’s YouTube, which you should subscribe to, HERE.

McLaren 720s Dyno Tune

We spent some time with this super tough McLaren 720s after the install of some Ryft Exhaust parts and a tune. Check out what we came up with for our newest client, Loudoun County Exotics. This thing absolutely screamed on the dyno and even filming from a good twenty feet back I could feel the heat on my face and my beard blowing. After tuning we took a quick ride, and good god did this thing pull. I have been in a LOT of very fast cars in my day, but I think this may take the cake.

We filmed this on a 5d3 with the exception of the close up side shot, which was filmed on an Apple iPhone 11pro Max on a mini tripod. Audio was handled with a Zoom H6, using the omni directional mic and a wired lav mic, which was clipped on the inside of the car.

Nissan Updates the 370z

You read the title correctly, Nissan is finally releasing long awaited details on the replacement for the 370z, which hasn’t been updated since 2009! Without even reading over the details it’s a safe bet that we will get a rear wheel drive, front engine coupe and convertible. The big question is what power plant Nissan will choose, with many armchair enthusiasts expecting the twin turbo V6 that can be found in the Infiniti Q50 and Q60, which is capable of producing a healthy 400hp.

So far, absent is a manual transmission option, with Nissan informing us that the only transmission available will be a seven speed automatic. While this will surely be a disappointment to many, we have to remember how far automatic transmissions have come in the last several years. Gone are the days of sluggish gear boxes that struggle to find the proper gears, replaced by dual clutch automatics that are far quicker at shifting than any traditional manual. Nissan did tease a six speed manual transmission in its SEMA car this year, but as of yet are staying pretty quiet on the possibilities in the future.

As per usual, the upcoming Nissan sports coupe will land as a direct competitor for the Ford Mustang, Toyota Supra, and Chevy Camaro, which means it will probably start at around $32k for a base model. Many have expressed a desire for an all-wheel drive option, however that doesnt seem to be something Nissan will offer, possibly because that would create an overlap between the 370z and the flagship GTR.

What do you guys think of the rendering below? It seems to share a striking resemblance to the Subaru BRZ/Frs and even the new Supra. Since the introduction of the Z car way back in 1969 there has been an ever growing cult following, creating generations of die hard fans across the world. That being said, we think Nissan will be selling plenty of whatever it is they decide to release.

Let us know what you think in the comments!

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EDDM Mailer Piece

Check out this USPS Every Door Direct Mail piece that we created for a client. We are handling everything for this campaign, from concept, content, design, print, and direct mail to their targeted customers! Direct Mail can be a very important part of marketing your company, and its cheaper than you would think!

Reach out if you are interested in something like this for your business!

Chapman Stables

Recently I got back to work shooting a group of buildings that Nova Glass did the windows on. The gorgeous building you see below is Chapman Stables, in NW DC. As I began to set up for the shoot a local gave me a nice history lesson, informing me that the building used to be the stable for the delivery horses that were used around DC. Super cool! Enjoy the photos below and stay tuned for their updated website soon!

D&V Autobody Masters – Porsche PACC

Last week I got a call from D&V Autobody Masters, looking to announce their status as a Porsche Authorized Collision Center, an authorization given to less than sixty shops in the country! Check out what I came up with and let me know what you think!

Crafty Bastards

Last weekend I had the opportunity to photograph the Crafty Bastards event which is curated by my good friend, Virginia. She owns a super rad store called Steadfast Supply, check them out!

The event was a real nice time, despite pouring rain and lots of mud. Check out a couple of my favorite photos below, and view the full set, here.