Journal

Record New York Highlights Reel

I made a highlights reel for my little “Record New York” series. Read more →

New #RecNY video with Cameron Orr

Released a new music film with Brooklyn’s Cameron Orr for “Record New YorkRead more →

With W.I.R.E. at the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY

I was commissioned by the Swiss Think Tank W.I.R.E. to make a short film documenting their workshop at the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY 2015 event in the Lower East Side. Had a great time watching and listening to the Parson’s students and visitors of the festival, developing ideas for the future city. Watch a trailer of the film below. The full film will be released in the upcoming days.
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“Quiet Fall” by Ryan Gibeau

I was the director of photography on a live session video of “Quiet Fall” by Ryan Gibeau. Presented by Rock*it Films in Brooklyn.
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Interview with Marcelo Gomes for Plus81

Shot another video for Japanese magazine Plus81 about Brazilian / NY photographer Marcelo Gomes. He most recently shot the Apple campaign ‘Start Something New’. Read more →

Kimono and Rap

Wrote a short article in German for Asienspiegel.ch (News from Japan, Taiwan and China) about my latest two films for my Record New York series about Japanese kimono maker and rapper Shinya Yamada. Read the article here

Plus81.Digital Interview with Tomokazu Matsuyama

I had the pleasure of shooting an editorial for Plus81.Digital with Japanese artist Tomokazu Matsuyama. Read more →

“AirBare” Mini-Doc for Urban Matter Inc.

"AirBare" by Urban Matter Inc. from Thom Pictures on Vimeo.

Momo Vilaitanarak and I were again commissioned to document another design project for wonderful design company Urban Matter Inc (urbanmatterinc.com) in Brooklyn. This time it lead us to Louisville in Kentucky, to cover their latest installation “AirBare”, a data art project that visualizes data collected from air quality sensors deployed throughout the city of Louisville.
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Independent Spirits – Released on YouTube

LAUNCHED OUR NEW DOCUMENTARY ON YOUTUBE!

“Independent Spirits” made by my brother and myself, is a project close to our hearts. This will be of interest to you if you have attended one of our events and we are also hoping to inspire and share our experience with fellow filmmakers, who are having trouble getting their personal documentaries financed, let alone distributed, just like ourselves with our documentary “Negative: Nothing”.
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Sheena Trivedi Fashion S/S 2015 Show

Sheena Trivedi Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion Show from sheena trivedi on Vimeo.

Shot and edited a runway show for fashion designer Sheena Trivedi.

Production: Wild/Factory
Producer: Yura Liamin

My Involvement: Camera & Editing
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A Zurich Snow Trilogy

I went back home to Switzerland over the holidays when it started to snow for three consecutive days, leaving my home town Zurich covered in a beautiful layer of snow. My brother and I were supposed to work on the DVD for “Negative: Nothing”, but we got distracted by the snow… The result is a three part mini video series we launched on youtube. The series got picked up by Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger.
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L3D Cube Kickstarter

“Get A Cube. Become Popular!” – Momo and I made another crazy Kickstarter video for inventors Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein’s new brainchild L3D CUBE. This time for a change we’re also in it. Japanese DJ MaeChang also makes a quick appearance.
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“Negative: Nothing” is coming to New York (Union Docs Nov 3 & 17, 2014)

It’s been a long journey for all of us. “Negative: Nothing” has been screening in theaters in Japan and Switzerland since October 2012 until today. The first half of this year you could even see the film on all long distance SWISS Airline flights. This November we are coming to New York City for our first screening. Read more →

The Nobodies

I was the Director of Photography on this really wonderful sad/funny short film by my friends Greg Bratman and Dusty Brown. As “The Nobodies” they are surrounded by an amazing cast you will recognize from comedy shows like Arrested Development, 30 Rock and The Office. Oh yeah and comedian Jim Gaffigan is opening the show! Read more →

Kingdom Come

Teamed up with filmmaker Justin Sindone and musician Johnnie Lee Jordan to record one of his sets at FAT BABY in the Lower East Side. The result is 15 minutes of raw performance by Johnnie intimately captured. Love the way this one turned out. Take a look… Read more →

Looking Glass on Kickstarter

Shawn and Chrisina Frayne from Looking Glass Factory are back! This time on Kickstarter! It is the first time I directed a kickstarter video (in collaboration with Momo Vilaitanarak through Thom Pictures Inc.), and I have to say it was quite a lot of fun.

Please check out the video on their kickstarter page:
Looking Glass Kickstarter

Articles:
Geeky Gadgets (June 3, 2014)
3D Printer World (June 5, 2014)
Il Sole 24 ORE

Looking Glass Factory commercial at SXSW 2014

Congratulations to our inventor friend Shawn Frayne! His latest creation Looking Glass Factory is presented at SXSW!

“Looking Glass” are physical prints of photographic (or computer generated) 3D scenes in color. The scenes are printed WITH INK and enclosed in lucite cubes. You can hold the scene in your hands, turn it upside down and look at it from every angle.
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“Silent Lights” Mini Documentary

Happy to announce the mini-documentary “Silent Lights” I made with Momo last month. It is about the wonderful interactive public art installation “Silent Lights” created by our friends Shagun Singh, Richard Lin and Valeria Bianco. The installation is a collaboration between design firm Urban Matter Inc and the Department of Transportation.
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The Nobodies

Finished shooting (DP) a comedy written and directed by Greg Bratman and Dusty Brown, featuring themselves as “The Nobodies”, alongside Jack McBrayer from “30 Rock”, Tony Hale from “Arrested Development” and Ellie Kemper from “The Office”. Really excited to be a part of this project. Read more →

Watch Negative: Nothing in the air!

IT’S OFFICIAL:

Starting December 2013, “Negative: Nothing” will be playing on all long distance flights of SWISS Int. Airlines!
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