Why liveBooks?

Award Winning Photographer Sean Alonzo Harris discusses his partnership with liveBooks in this short commissioned video.

Directed, shot, and edited by David Meiklejohn

2012, 1m, HD

Sarah Jane Photography

Meet Sarah, one of Maine’s premiere portrait & wedding photographers. Learn about what she loves about photography and why photographing people is one of her favorite things to do. Sarah also shares some of her own personal interests and shows her more playful approach to life and work.

Directed, shot, and edited by David Meiklejohn

2012, 2m, HD

Dress Rehearsal

Five people practice difficult conversations they plan to have with a loved one in the immediate future. Commissioned by apexart for the show Kick My Heart’s Ass, exhibited in New York City from February 11th to March 21st, 2009.

2009, 11m, SD

ArtSlant review: “In Dress Rehearsal, people practice their heartfelt breakup talks, a candid video of people planning the end of their relationships, their speeches are not condescending, rather they are brimming with all the good things about the other person and how much they love them. They might be breaking up but they are planning on holding onto the good memories and love.”

Broadsheet — Paper Clip

This immersive mini-doc explores the printing workshop where an unidentified pair of workers print the underground design history magazine Broadsheet. Focusing on two legendary printing machines — the Intertype typecasting machine and the Original Heidelberg platen press — machine porn never felt more brutal, thanks to intimate close-ups and a punishing soundtrack from Providence doom band Groke.

Directed, shot, and edited by David Meiklejohn

2012, 4.5m, HD

Distance Don’t Matter

In October 2009, NYC artist Swoon and five friends came to Portland, Maine, and transformed SPACE Gallery into a playful, dreamlike, earth-hued environment. This video shows the installation process and the opening reception of this breathtaking show, and gives a glimpse into the artists’ visions that inspired their work.

Directed, shot, and edited by David Meiklejohn and David Camlin
Featuring Swoon, Monica Canilao, Conrad Carlson, Ryan C Doyle, Greg Henderson, and Ben Wolf

2009, 10m, SD

Blythe’s Righteous Résumé

Created on spec and then purchased by Hasbro, this web video finds popular children’s fashion doll Blythe (from the Littlest Pet Shop franchise) interviewing for a pet-sitting job at the home of an eccentric billionaire. Made in association with Strongpaw Productions and Poptent.

Written, directed, shot, and edited by David Meiklejohn and Allen Baldwin
Starring Daniel Noel and the voice of Tavia Gilbert

2012, 2m, HD

Coaching Boys Into Men

The Coaching Boys Into Men program raises awareness in male athletes and offers them prevention strategies around the issues of domestic, dating, and sexual violence, as well as deepening athletes’ understanding of teamwork, personal accountability and sportsmanship, while magnifying the virtues of respect, integrity and non-violence — especially as they apply to interpersonal relationships. Made in cooperation with Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program and Futures Without Violence.

Directed, shot, and edited by David Meiklejohn
Written and produced by Carlin Whitehouse
Lighting by Andrea Nilosek
Sound by Matthew Fletcher
Starring the South Portland Red Riots basketball team

2014, 1m, HD

Featured on Upworthy: “What Exactly Is This Coach Trying To Turn These Boys Into? Men.

Tradition Works

Made on spec and then purchased by Hunter Fan, this spot uses humor, absurdity, and fear to illustrate the durability and trustfulness of Hunter Fan products.

Directed and shot by David Meiklejohn
Produced and edited by Allen Baldwin
Starring Ted Homer

2013, 30s, HD

25 Cheers to 25 Years

Maine-based advertising agency Garrand sent this holiday video card to their clients, associates, and friends, sharing a favorite drink from each of their 25 employees as a celebration of their twenty-fifth year in business.

Directed, shot, and edited by David Meiklejohn
Sound by Matthew Fletcher
Lighting by Andrea Nilosek
Bartending by Nathaniel Meiklejohn

2013, 1m, HD

Anne Taintor

The Maine Women’s Fund commissioned this video to honor Maine artist and entrepreneur Anne Taintor. This video originally screened during the MWF’s 2013 Leadership Luncheon, where Taintor received a Tribute to Women in Industry Award.

Directed, shot, and edited by David Meiklejohn
Interview by Susan Kimball
Produced by Sonya Tomlinson

2013, 4m, HD