New project! I went to document the Chicago Cross Cup series finale a few weeks ago and had an absolute blast at my first race. If you don't know what cyclocross is, you could say it's a road bike race that goes off-road, with a healthy dose of steeplechase thrown in.
Add to that the pure, vomit-inducing torture of slogging up and down a muddy/sandy course with the crowds playfully heckling you to ride faster, you can kind of get an idea of the craziness that is cyclocross.
There's also a healthy dose of drinking done by the riders in the slower, slightly less competitive races. And thankfully, the crowds take care of all your "hydration" needs!
You can view the full gallery here: http://matttreager.com/cyclocross/
Just finished up a music video project for Chicago punk band, The Coldies. A big thank you to all that participated in making it happen, and for the wonderful acting from the talented Matt O'Shea.
Below first is the opening sequence with the audio we captured.
Hostage: Matt O’Shea
Director/Green Henchman: Dave Rentauskas
Producers: Grey House Productions (Hannah Fehrman & Sarah Derer)
DP/Editor: Matt Treager
1st AC: Beking Joassaint
Sound/Talent stand-in: Neal Bullock
Hair & Makeup: Karen Brody
PA/Blue Henchman: Brad Danner
Red Henchman: Nick Myers
Black Henchman: W.I. Rose
This past Sunday, I had a wonderfully exhausting opportunity to DP a narrative music video for local Chicago punk band, The Coldies. I'll be posting the video & some BTS soon (when I return from a much needed vacation), but in the meantime, enjoy these frames from the opening scene!
Been busy lately with a lot of video work, so I put together a quick reel showing off my corporate video chops. Enjoy!