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USMC Production Photos

December 7th, 2011

Here’s a battery of images from the massive USMC “Toward The Sound Of Chaos” campaign.  Click to experience!

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Adron: Psychedelic Tropicália Folk Chanteuse Extraordinaire

November 14th, 2011

It’s a mouthful, but I honestly don’t know how else to describe this young lady!  Taking cues from the sun drenched sounds of the Brazilian pop form known as Tropicália, 70′s psychedelic folk and the recent revival of all such sounds (Akron/Family, Juana Molina, Arto Lindsay, Tom Zé, Os Mutantes, Fleet Foxes, Coco Rosie), Adron puts it all into a seamless blender and hits puree.  Her songs float along with strong acoustic melodies and those infectious tropical rhythms that just make you want to do nothing but relax. It’s all in service to a beautiful voice that effortlessly captures the feel of fading sunlight and awakening forests deep in the summer.  Wonderful.  Visit her Facebook HERE.

A few weeks back, Adron and her band came in with a head full of concepts for her new album Organismo‘s imagery and I was happy to help her see it through!  We’ll also be embarking on a music video soon, so look for that!  If you’re in town, come by the record release party this Friday @ Smith’s Olde Bar! Retouched by the velvet hand of Brad Kaye! Click to Experience!



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At Sea

September 30th, 2011

Here’s a picture from the archive newly retouched.  Click to experience.

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Robot Chicken Season 5 DVD & Blu Ray Spot… The Director’s Cut

September 27th, 2011

This is the ‘director’s cut’ of the Robot Chicken Season 5 DVD & Blu Ray spot featuring more footage of actor George Erdner selling his intended on the virtues of Robot Chicken.  The official spot, with actual footage from the program, should be airing on Adult Swim soon.  Thanks to director, writer and editor Nick Ingkatanuwat, producer Lear Bunda, our man Keith Roberts, wardrobe and stylist Morgan Lee Kestner and George Erdner; it was a blast, can’t wait for the next one!

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THE N.E.C. 2011

September 27th, 2011

The Natural Extension Concept (better known as The N.E.C.) are an Atlanta psychedelic rock band trading in classic song structures and freak-out guitars.  Photos by Jason Maris, retouching by Brad Kaye.  Click to experience.


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Travis Manion Foundation- 9/11 Heroes Run: Honor the Fallen

August 29th, 2011

Here’s the 30 second edit of the Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run that I shot for JWT.  I am very pleased with the results and with everyone involved.  It was a large undertaking – ten locations with multiple actors to be completed in two days! -  and I couldn’t be happier with how smoothly everything went and how wonderful everyone was to work with; seriously, a great experience!

30 second edit

Agency JWT: Rick Hill – Art Director, Matt Berger – Copywriter, Khia Banks and Brad Steinwede – Agency Producers and Tessa Rogers – Account Exec!

Director,DP and Producer was Jason Maris. Brad Kaye was AC. Keith Roberts was Camera Operator. Morgan Lee Kestner did Styling, Wardrobe and Make Up.

Editing by: Jeff Tober of the Bandito Brothers.

Actors in order of appearance:  Mickie Pollock, Raina Ferguson, V.C. Fuqua, Orlando Vargas, Stephanie Ray, Rosanna Chan.


Extended Edit

Actors in order of appearance:  Mickie Pollock, Raina Ferguson, V.C. Fuqua, Joseph Shepherd, Michael Williams, Owen Jones,  Raymond Hampton, Jarret Davis, Michael Goins, Chris Bain, Grant Foster, Gretchen Ingram, Justin P. Rutland, Brian Keith Smith, Michael Gardner, Stephen Miller, Donald Bertolo, Don Smith, Steve Kish, Eric Henderson, Anthony Rashad, Chris Cannon, Kenneth Martin, Brian Honea, David Auld, Brian Marshall, Orlando Vargas, Stephanie Ray, Rosanna Chan.

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Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 DVD promo commercials!

August 23rd, 2011

Directed by Adult Swim’s own Nicholas Ingkatanuwat, produced by Lear Bunda and shot by myself along with Brad Kaye and Keith Roberts. Styling by Abby Morris, wardrobe by Morgan Lee Kestner. Starring Andrea Young, Jessica Pack, Sarah Blackman, Bria Kaye and Beth Del Nero as the Five Footloose Female Carls. With a voice over by Carl himself (aka David Willis – the director of the Hayes Carll “Another Like You” video)!  We used two Canon 5D MKII’s to shoot it.

Hmmm, how to explain Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1 to the uninitiated… it’s a crude, some might say ‘adult’ Saturday Morning Cartoon that airs really late on Sunday nights.  It’s a surreal, satirical, black comedy about a team of crime solving fast food items (follow me here…) that don’t actually solve – or even investigate- any crimes.  Rather, they just exist in a decrepit suburban house as the world outside goes to hell.  Carl – the character the dancers in the ad portray, is their long suffering, knuckle dragging, sweatpant rocking neighbor.  The show is simultaneously inventively brilliant and willfully stupid, has been on the air for over a decade under it’s original moniker, Aqua Teen Hunger Force,  and even had full length feature in theaters back in 2007!  For you boomers out there, AUPS1 and it’s ilk are this generations’ answer to underground comics and Fritz The Cat.

A great shoot and a lot of fun, particularly the segments when the ladies messed around in their solo spots with the product; some seriously warped behavior arose!


The 15 Second Version


The 30 Second version


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Air Chair video from Lake Powell, UT!

August 1st, 2011

Last month, Brad Kaye and I had the pleasure of spending a few days on Lake Powell in Utah with some of hydrofoiling’s greatest competitors.  It was a great experience and being out of the city and sleeping under the stars and actually being able to see the expanse of space above was something I’ll never forget.  If you haven’t heard of hydrofoiling, here’s the basic concept; it’s a contraption that combines water-skiing, wakeboarding and something unique all to itself – the hydrofoil.  Basically, the rider sits in a seat on a small board (similar to a wakeboard).  Affixed to the underside of the board is a long, thin, piece of stainless steel called a ‘T-bar’, and connected to the bottom of that is a pair of fin-like sheets of aluminum called the ‘foil’ or ‘front blade’.  What happens is, as the the rider is pulled along by a speedboat and rope, not unlike water-skiing / wakeboarding, the board will be raised out of the water – sometimes with only the ‘foil’ skimming across the top!  From here the rider, using their core abdominal strength, can do an assortment of tricks, from simple jumps to horizontal spins and multiple vertical flips.  It’s pretty wild.  In the following video you will see some of the sports finest Air Chair riders in Bryan Schumacher, Tyler Narans , Torey Narans, Ben Ferney, Al Lewin, Landon Hill, Jeff Lowe, Heinrich Hoerth and Adam Dietrich.  Enjoy!

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NPB / LBVD and Jason Maris Film & Photography Make It Into Communication Arts Photography Annual 2011!

July 21st, 2011

Great news for all involved – the National Peanut Board: Peanuts – Energy For The Good Life campaign that I shot for Lawler Ballard Van Durand made it into this year’s Communication Arts Photography Annual!  As I’ve said here before, we couldn’t have done it with the awesome staff at LBVD – Steve, April, Gene and Rachel; hope we can do it all again sooner than later!  And, of course, the models – Beth, Jessica, Landon, Mike, Wayne, Emma, Eli, Madeline, Maya, Trevor, Rosanna, Porchea, Nyleta and, of course, Pete.  Thank you so much.  Click to experience.



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Hayes Carll – Another Like You video

June 8th, 2011

Here’s the video for rising country star Hayes Carll that I did in conjunction with David Willis (of Adult Swim’s ‘Aqua Team Hunger Force’ infamy). It was a fast and woolly shoot and everyone had a great time. Big thanks go to Brett Gelman (Adult Swim’s Eagleheart, Funny Or Die) and Sarah Blackman, our liberal and conservative, respectively. During the filming we had them verbally fighting at the bar – the insults they were throwing at each other were no holds barred and hilarious. The live segments with Hayes Carll and Ann Hearst were filmed in North Carolina during a soundcheck and the end segment with James Carville and Mary Matalin – who graciously allowed us into their home for the afternoon – was filmed in New Orleans.


It debuted on Don Imus’s show of all places and just got a mention on Rolling Stone.com.  Click to experience.

Oh look, HUFFPO!


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