January 30, 2014
Chimaira “Wrapped in Violence” music Video

I was lucky enough to shoot the most recent video for the band CHIMAIRA. I have been a fan of theirs for 10 years now. Now I can considering them friends. I have been working with the new lineup for years now since they were first in the band DÅÅTH, which you should look up by the way, because they rule.

I shot this video in Cleveland in 5 days. It took 5 days to shoot because each of the band members arrived separately so it gave me time to shoot the nature B-roll and all of the performances.

On the way up to Cleveland, it started snowing, which changed the concept of the video all together.

Mark Hunter said that he wanted the video shot like Director Stanley Kubrick which also began as a photographer. He also requested a psychadelic edge.

My good friends and team Ben Woehler and AJ Whipkey edited the video while I directed the edit. We work really well together.

Chris Koyle assisted me in Cleveland.

Truly thankful for my amazing crew.

This is my Music Video DP and Directing debut.

The song is pretty heavy. ;)


Check out the record CROWN OF PHANTOMS in stores and iTunes and Spotify now.

Check the website here.