Nate Van Dyke stops by Threadless from on Vimeo.

This is a video I produced with my friend Collin Diederich. Nate is an incredible artist. He’s worked on many video games, and comics and does lots of amazing personal illustration in his spare time. I started talking to Nate via email when I sent him a photo of a tattoo I had done that was based on one of his designs. I expressed interest in doing a short piece on him, or giving him a tour of threadless if he ever came to Chicago. As luck would have it, he was coming in the next week and was totally into the idea of the video. I called up Collin and we got together 2 Canon 7D’s, a 5Dmkii, and some really awesome lenses. I rented a set of ari fresnels for extra lighting and Collin brought his new toy the Kessler crane. We set up shop the day before, I wrote some interview questions, and convinced my girlfriend Ninna to interview him so I could fee myself up to shoot on the 5Dmkii. 9 hours later, we had ourselves a lot of footage. I’m really happy with the way this turned out, and it was great to meet and hang out with Nate! This ended up being used for Threadless TV as well, and I’m glad lots of people got to see it.