Visual storyteller specializing in music and dance media. Based in Seattle, serving the world.
- Timelapse for Buzzfeed
- “Sharper Tool; Bigger Weapon” – The RA Scion redux
- Garrett Gibbons Demo Reel 2013
- Ayron Jones & The Way – Feedin’ From the Devil’s Hands
- You don’t know what the word “Storyboard” means, do you?
- Dance choreography films for Katie Baillie
- How to film and edit dance
- Walking through Machu Picchu
- Theoretics – “Lights On” (Official Music Video)
- Copy seeks to become the new Dropbox
- Zipline TV Ad
- Commercial Time-Lapse Photography in Gibraltar
- Garrett Gibbons – Director, Editor, Photographer – Demo Reel 2013
- Apple is abandoning pros. Who will replace Apple?
- The Moral Responsibility of a Media Creator
Category Archives: Photo
I was fortunate enough to visit Machu Picchu with my wife last September, where we took photos and filmed video footage for Destination Peru a travel agency and tour service based in nearby Cusco, Peru. You can view some of the photos from Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in this gallery.
I filmed a ton of steadicam footage while I was there, walking through the ruins and trails, and I thought that the nearly-raw footage might be useful to future travelers who are trying to get an idea of what the terrain is like and what they can expect. I have already also cut a cinematic ad for Destination Peru based on some of this footage, but it won’t be ready for a while (composer Richard Williams is writing the music based on my edit, and will be recording the music with an orchestra early in 2014).
In the meantime, here’s the walkthrough of Machu Picchu:
Here’s a walkthrough of the hike from Machu Picchu to the top of Huayna Picchu (the peak that we see so prominently behind the ruins):
During November and December of 2012, I had the pleasure to film several weeks of construction time-lapse in Gibraltar for SoEnergy International (formerly Energy International). The time-lapse footage was included in the following piece, produced by Roar Media in Miami, FL.
Here’s a version with an added voiceover and project overview:
When a casual viewer sees something like this, they may assume that there was a large crew involved with the production, and that they were able to operate in sterile, controlled environments. In reality, the story behind the time-lapse is far more interesting.
Garrett’s favorite photos from 2012, taken by either Garrett or Jill Gibbons for Aderyn Productions.
When the phone rings at 9pm in the middle of a snowstorm, you start thinking fast: is someone hurt? do I need to bundle up and go fight the snow? Is it Puget Sound Energy calling to ask me to go into the storm to take photos?
Thankfully, it wasn’t anyone in distress. Off I went into the snow to earn my daily bread. When brides, families and models are their most camera-shy, these guys were at their best.
Images owned by Puget Sound Energy, taken by Garrett Wesley Gibbons.
The idea for this came in a flash one morning, so I drew the design and some rough sketches out on the back of a receipt. I had been doing design work for the water polo team and everything I had thrown at them had been well-received. Thankfully, the decision-makers were into this idea as well, so I arranged the shoot during the following week, got the frames I needed in about 20 minutes (plus a handful of “safety” frames, just in case one of them didn’t fit the design well when put together), and had the poster finished within an hour of importing the RAW files from the CF card.
The main design goal was to have something high-impact, readable and attention-grabbing that could be photocopied on B&W.
Love it or hate it, it was gratifying to see the initial concept become a reality without having to cut any corners or mitigate details.