For the past 7 years, I've been shooting and directing short form documentary portraits. A lot of them. The products, motivations and clients may differ greatly at times, but the process of engaging individuals has remained the same. As a director I've walked away enriched, touched, blessed and influenced by these remarkable individuals, visionaries and working class philosophers. Many have figured things out, but the majority of individuals, like myself, are still searching. Nothing is ever certain when embarking on such projects, but the bond that connects me with the individuals who give of themselves so graciously is tinged with timeless poignance.
health catalyst: Leadership vignettes
2016/2017 | USA
19 vignettes based on inspiring thought leaders, CEOs, doctors, surgeons and physicians were created for the Utah-based company Healthcatalyst. The campaign was cleverly rolled into the two documentaries we were creating for the 2016 Health Analytics Summit. Having completed four documentaries for Healthcatalyst we were also able to pull from a library of interviews.
CLINIQUE: STORY CHANGER CAMPAIGN
2013 | USA
GENERALI INSURANCE: MEnschen CAMPAIGN
2013-2014 | AUSTRIA
HOFER: HR CAMPAIGN | MITARBEITER
2015 | AUSTRIA
| Agency: Gull + Company GmbH | Production Company: Sabotage Films | Producer: Thomas Brunner, Fabian Grießhaber | Director: Ethan Vincent | Camera: Benjamin Paya | Additional Camera: Ethan Vincent | Sound: Franz Moritz| Gaffer: Florian Hrad | Still photographer: Dieter Steinbach | Editor: Manuel Lindinger | Shot on RED Dragon, Canon C300, Panasonic GH4 |
MORMON.ORG: I'M A MORMON CAMPAIGN
2010-2014 | USA
The "I'm a Mormon" campaign began with strong documentary intentions: to follow unique individuals who happen to be Mormon and lead interesting lives with vigor and intent. A group of A-List filmmakers were recruited to bring their voice, style and energy to the table. It was an exciting time, and with a few nominal instructions, the filmmakers were cut loose with an unusually long leash from this particular client, each pursuing their candidates with tour de force.
As a somewhat conventional documentary filmmaker, this campaign allowed me to loosen up, have fun, be spontaneous and messy in uncontrollable shooting environments as I continued to perfect my skills as an interviewer. In total, I produced, directed, shot and edited over 75 of these portraits across 10 countries. If Malcolm Gladwell's "Outliers" statement that "ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness" still holds, then I've surely crossed the mark through my work on this campaign.
Here are a few.
| Agency: Bonneville Communications | Production Company: Exile Productions | Producer: Adam Abel, Eric Morgan, Aaron Merrell | Director: Ethan Vincent | Camera: Ethan Vincent, Tim Irwin | Additional Camera: Ethan Vincent | Still photographer: Ethan Vincent | Editor: Christian Pulfer, Ethan Vincent | Shot on Canon 7D, 5D MrkIII, Panasonic AF100, GH4, GoPros |
POWER-2-WORK.ORG : LAUNCH CAMPAIGN
2014 | USA
| Produced by Dave Richards/Nathaniel Hansen | Directed by Ethan Vincent and Nathaniel Hansen | Cinematography: Tim Irwin, Ethan Vincent, Nathaniel Hansen | Edited by Nathaniel Hansen | Shot in Portland, OR - 2014