This is a new video we just made for KA-BAR Knives, which has been making badass hunting, survival and sporting knives since the late 1800s in Olean, New York. Most famously, during WWII, KA-BAR made the Fighting Utility knife that was issued to all the Marines shipping out to the South Pacific. Today, they make […]
When the Miami Design District asked Common Machine to provide video services again this year during the weeklong festiganza of Art Basel week, we suggested that instead of the usual hose-everything-down and make a few videos set to music (that wouldn’t do much more than play on repeat in their tastefully minimalist conference room) we make a series of short, documentary films profiling artists, designers and curators and create a microsite for the films that was, well, tastefully minimalist.
Brooklyn-band Hypernova’s new music video was shot and directed by Common Machine’s Director of Photography, Richard Patterson, on Profoto’s spanking new, lighting packs, enabling the video to be shot on a stills camera. There are actually more than 16,000 stills that make up the video, the first time it’s ever been done like this.
Common Machine is a hot new media collective of artists, editors, filmmakers, photographers and producers. Based in Miami, with key collaborators in New York, the studio is headed by Brett O’Bourke, an award-winning journalist turned documentary producer who has since focused on producing web-based niche entertainment for corporate clients. Several Common Machine projects will be hitting the internets in the coming months, including […]