Excited to be able to share some of my recent Directing work. As Director and Director of Photography, I helped to launch the 2015 Subaru WRX in the most Hoon-tastic way possible: by having 5 hardcore Subaru owners drive the crap out of it.
The ring master for the 5 Chosen One’s adventure was skateboard legend and Subaru Rally driver Bucky Lasek. Bucky was awesome to work with on the job – he provided the comic relief, helped refine my autocross course, and ripped some really nice e-brake turns for b-roll.
It’s rare to have an opportunity to really push the limit in cars like the WRX as an enthusiast. Especially when the cars belong to Subaru.
See the full video in my portfolio:
The Chosen Ones
GT Academy 2013 – November 11th
The Season 3 debut on Spike TV
Excited now that this teaser for GT Academy has been released – I have worked on GT Academy US since season 1. Always interesting to see if my camera operating work made the final edits of the tv show!
Be sure to tune in on Spike TV, November 11, 2013 at 10:30pm for the first episode.
6 Generations of Mazda – 1 shoot day
Being able to work at the speed of the cars you shoot – helps make jobs like this one possible! An ambitious single day production with 6 hero cars, 100 camera setups, and 4 pages of dialogue.
Thanks to my awesome crew and agency who pushed to make this project a reality. Even with limited resources – there is no reason to have inferior results. Happy to add this project to my portfolio.
Self produced by Will Roegge + Company.
asked me to direct the new Arlen Ness by Magnaflow launch video.
Shot in Oakland, California at Arlen Ness I’m happy with how the finished product turned out and so is the client.Director/Director of Photography: Will Roegge Editors: Joshua Herron & Will Roegge Sound Recordist: Justin Gay
Recently found this Buick spot playing as an advertisement before a video on YouTube – glad to see a spot that is made entirely of my operating footage! Very cool. As produced and directed by The Work.
Recent Work – Pursuit Systems Camera Operator for 2014 Buick Regal GS
Excited to see some of my recent work is being released by Buick. For this job I was the camera operator for the Pursuit Systems – car to car work in this spot. The team from The Work, Detroit was hired to do the 2014 Buick Lacrosse, Regal, and Regal GS commercials. They brought me on as the Pursuit Systems Camera Operator. I’m lucky to be able to Camera Operate regularly on non-union jobs and then operate when I direct my own work as well.
Stay tuned for more Buick work as it is released.
Rhys Millen Racing and Hyundai at Pikes Peak 2013
My production company, Will Roegge + Company, was hired to create a series of 12 videos for Hyundai North America documenting Rhys Millen Racing’s 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb campaign.
We started in February, 2013 with the design inspiration and planning of the build and concluded in June, 2013 with the run up Pikes Peak. For 2013, Rhys Millen Racing had a two car program – Rhys in the unlimited class and Paul Dallenbach in the time attack class. It was exciting to watch both drivers battle it out within their respective classes. Rhys ended up with 2nd place overall and setting the fastest 2 wheel drive car time ever at Pikes Peak. While Paul ended up first in class and set a new record for the time attack class.
After the success of the 2013 Pikes Peak film this year with Jeff Zwart – I was asked to do a sixty second version of the film for Luminox watches. Here is the :60 spot which will be used at trade shows and on social networks.
For a third year, I’ve worked with Jeff Zwart to capture his race up Pikes Peak.
I feel like the third time is the charm. In the years past we’ve told stories of the mountain and getting to the mountain – this year its about the experience of racing it. The first year I directed a Pikes Peak film with Jeff Zwart was 2010. Pikes Peak was still mixed gravel and pavement and the 10 minute barrier still stood. Thinking about my personal experience at Pikes Peak I’m lucky to have been there to witness the road with dirt. It was a different road, driver’s could pick their line through a wider section of road and the rally style being pitched sideways through one of the mountain’s corners is one of the coolest things to see and film.
Skipping 2012 due to work conflicts, Jeff and I both made our return to Pikes this year and found a different road. The competition has changed and the road is so fast. Driving the highway as a tourist its hard to imagine drivers hitting triple digit speeds while my rental car gasps for air at 45mph. Hopefully this film captures the essence of Jeff’s Porsche GT3 Cup Hill Climb Special. It is an incredible machine, a skilled driver, all on a challenging road in a race to the clouds.