Macklemore BomBom Music Video Contest!

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Good friend Kyle, my girlfriend Alexa and my daughter Paxton helped me conceive and shoot an entry to the Macklemore BomBom Music Video Contest!

BomBom – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Feat. The Teaching) (Contest Entry) from John Akin on Vimeo.

Contest entry to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis!
This track was an emotional roller coaster, and I wanted to accentuate every part. Shot over the course of 13 days, before & after work, including weekends! This is the greatest video I’ve ever had the opportunity to develop! This is my first short where I had the ability to create the entire story, no holding back, and without dialog! Really hope to see Macklemore at one of our states largest music festivals!

Shot/Cut by
John Akin

Kyle Curtis
Alexa Lancaster
Paxton Akin
Bob Curtis

Lumix GH2 – Canon 50mm f1.8 – Canon 28mm f2.8 – Lumix 14-140mm, Rokinon 7.5mm f3.5 – Fotodiox Macro Tube

Huge shout out to everyone that helped! Kyle, Lex, Pax, Bob, Garrett for letting us shoot the party scenes at his place, and everyone that came! Mike/Dan for all the feedback along the way! Helped shape the video more than you know!

****VIdeo Description*******
A glimpse into the eyes of a man who lost his family in a terrible accident leaving him the only one alive.

Additional Footage
Provided By
Charley Voorhis
Tim Cash

Color Grading

Blue Scholars – Cinemetropolis Music Video Contest

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Qutie sometime back my friend Johnny Berg and I decided to make an entry to the Blue Scholars Cinemetropolis Music Video Constest! We had a blast and I love how it turned out, even though we didn’t win!


Blue Scholars – Cinemetropolis Contest Entry – Marion Sunshine from John Akin on Vimeo.

This is my entry for the Blue Scholar Cinemetropolis Video Contest.
Shot and Edited by
John Akin

I used the song Marion Sunshine, and I loosely based the video off the lyrics. I storyboarded, shot, and edited this in under 2 weeks.

I wanna thank Johnny Berg & Carson Woolshlager for being a part of the movie.

Shot on:
Lumix Gh1
Canon 50mm F1.8
Canon 28mm F2.8
Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f3.5

Special thanks to Noname Skate Wax
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I stumbled upon a great band here where I currently live in Omak Washington, and instantly knew I had to capture their energy! We had a few great sessions and you can see everything on the channel at

GOOD4U – Drive from John Akin on Vimeo.

GOOD4U Playing Drive!
Located at the Good Studios in Okanogan Washington.
Shot & Cut : John Akin
Key Grip: Kyle Curtis