Friday, May 14, 2010

New Look. Shorter URL.

My blogspot is bursting at the seams. To accommodate my expanding portfolio, I'm moving everything over to // Thanks for visiting and enjoy the upgrade.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Gnip Gnop

Director, Editor

Monday, December 28, 2009

COP15 - Live from Copenhagen

Co-Producer, Shooter, Editor - Collaboration w/ Steven Greenstreet

COP15 Banner Ad

Thursday, December 10, 2009

For the Love of DC!

Producer, Shooter, Editor
In Association with ReadySetDC

The new is launching with a huge kick off party at Longview Gallery! To celebrate, here's the video I produced that lays out the creative mission of ReadysetDC...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

DC Tweed Ride

Producer, Shooter, Editor
In Association with ReadySetDC

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Solar Decathlon: Powered by the Sun

Co-Producer, Shooter, Editor - Collaboration w/ Steven Greenstreet

Monday, October 12, 2009

G20 Protest Portal

Co-Producer, Shooter - Collaboration w/ Steven Greenstreet

G20 and/or Bust

Thursday, October 1, 2009

PARK(ing) Day! User-Generated Urbanism

Producer, Shooter, Editor

It's called PARK(ing) Day! Citizen Activists around the globe turn parking spaces into mini-parks for a day to demonstrate the need for more urban green space. The annual event is organized online, but staged offline in dozens of cities on every continent around the world. It's a demonstration of the power of social media and international collaborative activism... and a great way to have fun and relax.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Empire State Re-Building

Producer, Director, Editor

If a building as old and tall as the Empire State Building can save 40% of its energy with a few simple upgrades then so can the rest of us. For this video, I traveled to Manhattan for a behind-the-scenes tour of our nation's most symbolic effort to answer the challenges of climate change.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Say Word.

Producer, Director, Editor

This latest project takes us on stage at Busboys & Poets, where owner Andy Shallal provides a space for free speech and open mic poetry. Andy was born in Iraq and immigrated to the U.S. to start a new life, open awesome restaurants, and remind us what our founding principles are all about.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

In West Philadelphia, Born and Raced...

Producer, Director, Editor

When I was in high school, I co-founded the Industrial Design Club. We worked on a lot of projects, including Chrysler's "Design Your Dream Car" competition. But all that pales in comparison to what these kids from West Philly are doing!

Check out the video I produced for, and you'll quickly realize that these kids are tapping their creativity and passion to run energy-efficient circles around the competition... and, by competition, I mean GM, Ford, Chrysler... and pretty much everyone else.

Read more about the amazing West Philly Hybrid X Team.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Strength Comes from Within

Director, Shooter, Editor, Motion Graphics

Done with AU classes! This was my final project for Motion Graphics II. It was a pretty involved process - from storyboard, to shooting, editing, graphic design, animation... a hard drive crash... taking a few steps back... finishing! whew! But it was worth it.

Got lots of help from lululemon employees - especially the very strong and very patient Kristen Neishi - and shot the video at the lululemon studio in Georgetown.

Collaborated on graphics with Kiril Tchangov -

And used a great track from the always-solid Aligning Minds -

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Reel 2009 (so far)

Director, Shooter, Editor, Motion Graphics

It feels like the year just started! But since we're already halfway through, I thought I'd present a reel of my work from the past few months... Also, it was an assignment for my motion graphics class (aka my last class EVER), so that also helped me get motivated.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Recharging Transportation

Producer, Shooter, Editor

My latest video - For

This was truly the best production experience I've ever had. Southern California. Electric Cars. Shooting HD. What's not to love?

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Anna U. Davis | "Bullseye"

Director, Shooter, Editor

Anna U. Davis is a super-talented and laid back DC artist. It's incredible how much effort and detail goes into each of her paintings (thousands of little magazine squares for each piece... and that's just the background!). Plus she's saying something with her work. This short profile I put together just barely scratches the surface... So try to stop by her show at Longview this month to see for yourself.

Opening on Saturday night (2/21) at Longview Gallery.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Scion Turns Five - Live Art Event

Director, Shooter, Editor

Scion celebrates its fifth year on the east coast with a live multimedia art event in Baltimore.

Another great event organized by the guys at X Culture and 88 DC. Also cool because it was my first production in my new favorite city, Baltimore (South Brooklyn)... and I just happen to drive a Scion tC myself. Sometimes worlds collide with pleasant results.

Oh! This was also the maiden voyage for my new toy: the pocket-sized Kodak Zi6. You can witness its power as the "DJ Booth Cam" and in the final shot from the hip: the BMore smokestack from the passenger seat of my car. That was all Kiril.

Friday, December 12, 2008

D. Billy | Site Interventionist

Director, Shooter, Editor

Artist Profile: D. Billy

Collaboration with Josh Solomon

Music: YACHT "I Love a Computer"
Camera: Sony EX-1
Shot entirely on location in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York

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"Check out this video made by Brandon Bloch because it’s a fun, silent narrative and we dig the editing job." -- Juxtapoz, Dec. 2008
You know it! Thanks, Juxtapoz.

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Winner - Best Editing - 2009 Visions Award
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Official Selection - Bumbershoot/SIFF Film Festival 2009
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Official Selection - Flik Festival 2009 - Presented by Art Whino Gallery
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Official Selection - Brooklyn International Film Festival 2010
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Yes We Did!


What a difference 40 years makes! In 1968, the intersection of 14th and U in DC was the epicenter of race riots following MLK's assassination. 40 years later, 14th and U was ground zero for celebration as people of every race came together to mark a historic event: The U.S. electing our first black president!

I was fortunate enough to be working that night... helping shoot this video for the U.S. Dept. of State/ We hopped from bar to bar on U Street, interviewing a bunch of enthusiastic young people. And found ourselves in historic Ben's Chili Bowl when the results actually came in! Then it was out onto the streets for a night of partying. The common theme of the night was optimism as we all look toward reclaiming America's promise.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Reel 2008

Director, Shooter, Editor

Some highlights of my work from the past year or so.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Current TV Gallery

Curator, Shooter

I was commissioned by Current TV to curate and shoot a series on the DC area's emerging art scene. So far, 17 interviews have been shot on a great range of artists. They'll be shown on and on cable TV. Here are some highlights from the series:

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

X in DC - A Live Art Happening

Director, Shooter, Editor

June's edition of X in DC - A monthly live art happening put on by David Fogel and the crew at 88 Degrees. It's always a fun time, and doing the video this month was "a blast".


Friday, May 30, 2008

DC Artist Profile: Scott G. Brooks

Director, Shooter, Editor

"Scott G Brooks is an artist currently residing in Washington DC who’s shown all over the country. Brooks currently has a solo show, Under the Skin (on view thru June 7th) at Long View Gallery in DC, exhibiting his detailed paintings with complex narratives, seeped in eerie moods. Of course, we can’t get enough!
Filmmaker Brandon Bloch recently completed this film on Brooks discussing his work, process, and inspiration. Make sure to check out more of Brooks’ work at"
-- Juxtapoz, May 2008.

Shot in HD on a Canon HV30.
Premiered at Long View Gallery in DC.
Featured on Juxtapoz
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Ultimate Garage 30-Second Spot

Director, Co-Editor

A 30-second local ad for Fleming's Ultimate Garage in Rockville, Maryland.

Director - Brandon Bloch
Producer - Caleb Stewart
Dir. of Photography - Marc Alexander
Shot in HD on Panasonic HVX (P2)

DC Artist Profile: Billy Colbert

Director, Editor

These two shorts profile DC-based artist, Billy Colbert, as he works on two series of work from an abandoned warehouse studio at 14th and T streets, NW in Washington, DC. He has since had to vacate the space so the building can be developed into luxury condos. But these two pieces help preserve the history of this unique building, while also examining the process behind the artwork of Billy Colbert.

For more, visit

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Works in Progress

Co-Writer, Co-Director, Director of Photography

A short dramatic production by Brandon Bloch & Caleb Stewart

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Sketches "Sleeper" Music Video

Camera Operator, Motion Graphics

What did I do this summer? Among other things, I took a class on Music Video Production at AU. We worked with the amazing DC band The Sketches who commissioned us to make a video for their song "Sleeper".

My main contribution can be seen in the sunflower shots at the beginning and end (yup, those are my feet... and Kelly's lovely stems). I also animated of the growing flower. And I also shot the dolly shots of the band shedding their work clothes.

The video premiered at Jammin' Java on September 9. The band is touring up and down the east coast... and premiering three new videos along the way. Check out their myspace page for a schedule. I highly recommend checking them out!

Monday, July 23, 2007

My Photos - A Living Collection

Visit my Flickr Photo Portfolio at for a constantly updated look at where I'm going and what I'm shooting.

Photos are (mostly) taken with a Nikon D80.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Will Rogers Institute PSA

Writer, Co-Director, Motion Graphics, Editor

In my Production II class (Spring 2007), we were awarded the opportunity to produce a PSA on Teen Asthma for the Will Rogers Institute. I Wrote and Co-Directed the PSA. As Writer, I worked on the script and created the storyboards - as well as concept sketches. In Post-Production, I edited the piece, sound mixed, designed and animated the motion graphics.

Here is the animated version of the original storyboard.

This is the concept sketch of the Super-Villain, "Asthma Man"... and how he looked in real life.

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Here are some stills from the final version of the PSA.

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The PSA has been televised throughout the country.