Craig Snyder is a manager and producer at the Industry of Human Happiness. Craig manages and produces music and musicians and contracted me to produce a logo for their 2013 year.
Together Craig and I discussed various styles and settled on a 70's aesthetic. Craig had a grandfather who performed in the circus and as such the style of poster art present in that time period played an inspiration for the colors and fonts used in this design.
The elephant center piece symbolizes wisdom and the remembering of your past as you push forward into your future. Craig's love of New York city and Coney Island is represented in the imagery too.
Most importantly the design reflects the attitude of Craig's brand, the clients he seeks to attract, and the influences that make Craig who he is as a person. Like any good ring leader Craig and IOHH manage their client's well and we wanted their logo to reflect this.
This remains one of my most enjoyable projects and was a pleasure to make. Thanks Craig for the opportunity and the excellent recognition.
"Dan has a great eye, a professional mindset, and always delivers amazing results. I highly recommend Dan and Fake Disco Studios for any graphic or video work. He's designed a logo for my company and the results are top notch. He's sincere and wants you to be happy."
-Craig Snyder March 21, 2013 www.snydercraig.com
College art project. Collage made using charcoal, pen, ink, watercolor, and digitally added sketches.
Summer of 2012 was Fake Disco Threads first crack at a commercial style short film. The idea was to put together a set and production that tested some new equipment and to collaborate with friends and colleagues. We had Beamer Lighting create the light show in the dance sequence. I directed, story boarded, and shot the film using a Nikon D7000. Becca Silver did the set dressing, Alex Norwood did hair and makeup, and my Producer Lindsay Dubois managed all the infinite details. I edited it too and like so many of my ideas the concept came from a song I heard which was used in the film.
We shot it in our apartment and had a great time transforming the space into a bohemian bungalow.
A collection of illustrations. All hand drawn and then re-drawn digitally using Photoshop and Illustrator.
A mix of icons for Apps, visual effects, animations, and fun.
The Final Draft is a t-shirt design made for the company Fake Disco Threads. A company that I helped start and since 2008 have designed work for.
The artwork is a made up magic spell diagram. Inspired by the blackboard behind Professor McGonagall in HP movie #1.
Sold at Fakediscothreads.com in two lengths. Small and Medium = +1 and +2.
This footage was originally blended together to create a backdrop for a Redken fashion show I was apart of. That was over ten years ago. I have been sitting on this for awhile but now want to share it. The music was not used during the show.
When I was editing this together I added a great song to the video by the band Say Hi To Your Mom. The result was breathtaking. I understand that this contains video clips from public domain sources and from the movie Road to Perdition by Sam Mendes. One of the greatest films I have ever seen. As a fan of the song and the film I appreciate the inspiration it gave me. I simply want to share how nicely the imagery and the music compliment each other and how I chose to edit the movements of the footage to tell a story of my own.
Thanks go to each of the cinematographers who shot these scenes.
A snowboarding video filmed with Go Pros on custom camera rigs that we built. This is a test of the camera rigs. How they hold up on terrain. The results were spectacular. I made it into a video about the adventure of traveling as my girlfriend and I drove throughout Colorado.
I also utilized time lapse photography by Christian Johansen. His work is very good and I was excited to edit with it. Thanks C! cjohansenphotography.com
The shortest video I've ever made. Was intended to be a stinger between two action sports films but ended up here instead!
A copy of an old design I once saw.
A short showcase of action sports, commercial, and client video work I edited, filmed, and/or directed during 2011 & 2012.
Commissioned to design a T-shirt for the clothing company Numbers for the Cause. They partner with charity organizations to aid and support the fight against various social injustices and
life-threatening diseases by raising awareness. Their goal is to raise $1 million dollars by the sales of their shirts and donate $5 from each sale to the charity each shirt represents. This shirts proceeds go to Agape International Missions in an effort to end trafficking.
Happy to lend a hand and use the link below to donate.
Short edit that contains bouldering clips and various camp life shenanigans from Climb & Camp 2012. An annual bouldering road trip throughout the east coast.
Music - Goodbye Bread by Ty Segall
Fake Disco Threads clothing company Halloween commercial.
My studio colleague Dan O'Neill aka Pixelated Future had this idea when we re-painted the studio space.