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Skida Lookbook V.2

10 Jan 2014 / 0 Comments / in design, photography, work

Skida flew me out to their HQ in Vermont to photograph their new line and to design the new catalog. It was truly an epic experience. Check out the back spread of the catalog to view the behind the scenes! Hope you enjoy the catalog.

Keep Idaho Secret

28 Feb 2013 / 0 Comments / in BLOG, design

My home state which I love dearly has been getting quite a bit of publicity recently. I had to chime in.

Skida Catalog

26 Aug 2012 / 0 Comments / in BLOG, design, photography, work

Skida founder & owner Corinne Prevot commissioned me to photograph and design this seasons catalog.
Photographer / Cinematographer Mark Oliver joined in on the photography and I am happy he did. One may think having two photographers on one shoot would be mayhem but it was actually the opposite. We split the five models between us and were constantly photographing.
We went for a clean and hip design for the catalog.
The process of the entire project was a fun challenge and I am excited to present the e-catalog.

Magic Lantern Pre – Show Ads

07 Jun 2012 / 0 Comments / in design, work

Today I finalized my first ad for the Pre – Show at the Magic Lantern theater.
More to come!

MMP Wedding DVD Packaging

08 Sep 2011 / 0 Comments / in design, work

The final step in my wedding cinematography service, packaging. Realizing that white house custom color helps me put together some clean DVD cases I figure I should share a sample.

GMC Cinemagraph


This is a little rough but I finally created a Cinemagraph. It was inspired by (click here). I aspire to create something that tight before debuting but I cant help it! How rad is this? An image wait, a video without a typical video interface…for example a play button. Yes, this is not a “video” like what I usually create…multiple clips…audio (which is 50% of the experience) and this has none of it. It does have motion in a single clip. Just a little bit though. Enough to make you say…”wait…is that photo moving?!?!” Is this a photo or a video? Thats what I love about it…I have been searching for something this simple to implement on the web specifically for photographers seeking video. Most photographers are overwhelmed with cinema and for a good reason..its complicated. But with new technology in photographers DSLRs video is easy to capture. And assembling these moving pictures is MUCH easier than a film – Especially for you master photoshop users.
These Cinemagraphs are all about old school tech meets new tech. The .gif file type has been around FOREVER. But, until now…wait..until CS5 and high speed internet, it hasnt been possible to this quality. Underneth it all these are basic animations. In my shown one there are 14 frames and all of them have been color corrected and assembled in to one file and uploaded just like a .jpeg.
Now, these animations capture a very short amount of time. After creating movies that cover an entire day, Cinemagraphs have focused my attention to small meaningful moments in time. Realizing this has heightened my attention to detail which I will bring in to my movies and beyond. I see this technique moving in to so many areas on the web.. especially relating to news and events. Be on the lookout!

Max Monahan Productions: Official Website

23 Aug 2011 / 0 Comments / in cinematography, design, work

A new site has been built for my wedding business. You may view all my engagement and wedding edits at www.maxmonahan.net/weddings

SVPN Launch Issue

10 Jul 2011 / 0 Comments / in design, work

Boy where do I start with this one?
Lets keep it simple.
I was hired to assemble 70+ pages of real estate listings in under 14 days. It was all done from scratch except the templates were pre built…kind of…thats another story……It was a wild ride and such a huge undertaking but I am SO STOKED its launched. I also brought on Conor Davis to help me with the massive amount of work. He was such a huge help and produced over four firms, about 40 pages of content. BOO YEAHHHH!!!
Our launch issue is out and I am very happy with the result. There are definitely some issues, and now that the majority of everything is built we will attack the few styling issues. Which is actually the fun creative stuff!!!


Conor and I are responsible for about 100 pages every month. They are split up in two areas of the mag. The prime listings sit near the front at about 24 pages and the back end has about 78.

This would be the longest post if I explained the massive lessons we learned but I am so thankful for my awesome colleague who taught us SO MUCH ABOUT PRINT!!!
Speaking of printing, I went to Denver, Colorado for press check at Publication Printers. Here are some images from the experience. Oh and here is a video.




I proofed on a few 11+ Million Dollar Machines like this GOSS

SV Ballet Spring Showcase Promo Photos & Poster Design

07 May 2011 / 0 Comments / in design, photography, work

Once again, HMaybery invited me to shoot some promo photos with her for an upcoming SV Ballet performance. I snapped some photos and designed a poster for the event.
Click the photo to see more of mine and Hillarys photos.

Here is the poster I designed.

Heather Minor Events

07 May 2011 / 0 Comments / in design, work

I re-designed Heather Minors’s brand. Here is a card.

Stay tuned for a new website.

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