This ad examines all of the cards and ID’s we take around in our handbags and wallets to prove our identity. What if the advancements in CLEAR’s biometric technology is the first step to making these cumbersome things a relic of the past?
Most of this ad was shot in Williamsburg, Brooklyn just days after Hurricane Sandy hit New York. Manhattan was still without power, and every location we had originally booked was either closed or pitch black. It was thanks to all the understanding and supportive shop owners in the neighborhood that made shooting this spot possible.
Writer / Director: Michael Goldberg
Executive Producer: Greg Beauchamp
Producer: Andrew Rhymer
Cinematographer: Guy Godfree
Editor: Jeff Chan
Animator: Matt Campbell
VoiceOver: Michael Goldberg
A collection of some of my favorite sketches I've written for Sesame Street.
This isn’t just a real book, this is a real book series. Four books and counting based on the premise that there is a powder that can turn your farts into rocket fuel. Kids these days really don’t know how good they have it.
Fun Fact: This just might be the funniest thing I ever do.
Writer/Director/Animation/VO: Michael Goldberg
There's nothing quite like getting in front of a bunch of people and telling a humiliating story about yourself! Here are a couple of stories I've told at The Moth.
A collection of spots I directed and co-wrote for Qantas airlines about Alvie & Joey, two monsters going on vacation.
Each cautionary spot shows what can happen when you choose a tourist-y destination over an Australia-y destination.
Collaborating with people I admire is one of the most exciting and rewarding things I get to do. Naturally, making a music video for Jack’s Mannequin was nothing short of a dream come true for both me and Matt. Inspired by movies like The Truman Show and Groundhog Day, Andrew McMahon tiredly goes through the motions of a world stuck on repeat, until he finally discovers how to break free.
The coffee truck’s logo in the background says “Caffeine in the Bloodstream Coffee,” a reference to the Jack’s Mannequin’s song “I’m Ready.”
Inspired by vintage travel ads, and good-ol’ fifties nostalgia, we shot our first official music video for our buddy, Farrad, in the finest green screen studio zero dollars can buy! 6 months of animation later, and we had our finished product. We will never look at cartoons or Red Bull the same way again.
Fun Fact: All of the vehicles in this video are miniature scale models shot in a close up.
Directors / Animation: Michael Goldberg & Matt Campbell
The voice-over guy had no idea what he was in for when he got this gig.
Director / Writer / Animation / VO : Michael Goldberg
When you’re asked to make an introductory video for a corporate wellness program, your mind usually goes to a bunch of terrible-on-camera CEOs saying words like “synergy” and “vertical integration” while some royalty free music plays softly in the background…I don’t know about you, but I already want the last 4 minutes of my life back. Lucky for us, the scientists at OHSU wanted to do something different just as badly as us, and together we successfully bred a new species—a corporate video that’s actually fun to watch.
The two “smarty pants scientists” who make a cameo in this video are drawings of doctors Linn Goldberg and Diane Elliot, the actual creators of Healthy Team Healthy U.
"Boo" is my NYU Senior Thesis from 2008. I know I know, portfolio websites aren't supposed to have stuff like this, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't super proud of this short. I convinced my professor that this insane script was a good idea, spent a semester in New York NOT going out to eat to finance production, and somehow persuaded Eliza Skinner—someone far too talented to work on a student film—to be the lead actress in it. Yeah, there's some student-filmy stuff in it, but if you can get over it, you'll have some fun.
Smidgen has just one question: How many of his pigeon friends can fit on a wire with him? As our second commissioned animated film for Sesame Street, we really wanted to blow the doors off of what the number 9 is capable of.
This piece was inspired by the classic works of the great Bud Luckey, creator of such Sesame Street staples as The Lady Bug Picnic and The Alligator King. I actually got Bud on a call in hopes he’d voice Smidgen. While he was unable to do the project, he did give us his seal of approval…which is why Smidgen is doing a such a poor impersonation of Mr. Luckey.
The Mom Operating Manual (aka M.O.M.) bravely explores the depths of this unique species, and offers expert advice, cautionary tales, and useful tips for how to operate your mother at peak performance.
Director / Writer / Animation: Michael Goldberg