The Septembeard Project
Over three months of the summer of 2012, I teamed up with director Lauren Loehr, animator Erik Mickelson, and illustrator Vanessa Palacio to make this epic time-lapse photography video for the charity Septembeard, raising money for prostate cancer research. The song is called “With a Beard,” and it features 30 manly Chicago men growing beards all summer long. It also features Sandman, the rappin’ cowboy (pictured above, and filmed in Montana by John D. Niles), as well as crack animation coordination by Christopher Jones and additional animation by Mithun Shah, Rob Santella, and Benjamin McClure.
If you like it, please join Septembeard, grow your own beard, and punch cancer in the face.
- September 4, 2012