Tuesday Afternoon

It feels good to make these short experimental films so quickly. I need to do more and stop sitting on all this footage. I shot this one on Tuesday and today is Friday. It was shot on a Canon 60D with Holga Lens Filter attachment. I definitely want to shoot more with it and try some photos as well. Enjoy!

Tuesday Crush – Elena Pavlovskaya

Today’s Tuesday Crush is Elena Pavlovskaya. We had no idea who she was until we accidentally found the video above on Vimeo.We did a quick Google search and found these fun facts about our new favourite Russian: She’s 23 years old, 5’4″ tall, from Moscow, works and has a degree in advertising, and is a 2 time champion in artistic gymnastics. Here at Panic Films, we first thought she was stunning and our research shows she’s so much more, and that makes us happy. Check out the photo gallery below and the bonus fun video!

The Midwestern Diner – Episode 1

After almost a week with the equivalent of a nasty cold thanks to allergies I’m back to posting what I missed this week. This is the first episode of a new web series I co-produced and shot with some friends. The series will feature Chicago chefs and we’re starting off with my good friend and an amazing chef, Michael Dean Reynolds. Check it out!

Tuesday Crush: Nazanin Mandi

I don’t remember how we stumbled upon Nazanin Mandi’s video here at Panic Films HQ but I’m glad we did. Aside from being the model girlfriend of musician Miguel, she’s Persian, Spanish, Mexican, Native American, and quite an accomplished model. Check out the video directed by Solmaz Saberi and enjoy the gallery we assembled below. Happy Tuesday!

Paralyzed Veterans of America Sports and Recreation video

I don’t often post my professional work on here but when I do, it means something for me. I spent a good part of June traveling the country shooting video of tournaments for Paralyzed Veterans of America to make the above promo video. It was both inspiring and fun. I’ve made some friends making this video and hopefully it will inspire more injured veterans to get involved and get into sports like wheelchair basketball or fun stuff like pool and bowling. If you don’t know about the PVA and their sports program, learn more here.

Side note: Look closely at the reflection on James’ sunglasses in the thumbnail and you’ll see me shooting the video!

Cape/Cowl/Create by VICE


VICE put together this awesome art exhibit for San Diego Comic Con to celebrate 75 years of Batman called Cape/Cowl/Create. In the video above, LA artist Mister Cartoon talks about the exhibit and we see him working on his piece. Check out the other work here on the VICE site. Watch the video after the jump.
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K.K. Barrett and Kid Koala’s Theatrical Graphic Novel “Nufonia Must Fall Live”

Kid Koala has always been doing new and innovative work with video and his DJ’ing. Now he’s made a graphic novel called Nufonia Must Fall and it’s been turned into a multimedia concert. He collaborated with K.K. Barrett, an Oscar-nominated production designer and the Afiara String Quartet. Check out the video by The Creators Project for a behind the scenes on the production.