Frontpage About Video and Indiegogo Campaign is a web site for musicians, artists, and filmmakers with 3 main goals: To maximize the revenue media creators receive from online services, to provide viewers one affordable, complete, and interactive online service, and to protect the users’ privacy and the content creators’ IP rights.

Mello Ajello Media was asked to create an “About Video” and the Indiegogo Campaign pitch video to convey these values, as well as help define the image of the company. Purify Media and Mello Ajello Media both believe in empowering artists as well as access to independent media, so the collaboration is a good fit […]

By |February 7th, 2014|Animation, Film, Frontpage|0 Comments

Using GoalZero to power our bicycle trip through Asia

When traveling in a foreign country by bicycle with lights, cameras, and cell phones….you need power.

And getting power can be tricky.  In many countries its just not readily available; and when it is, it could be any number of different voltage outputs.  If you’re not careful, those various voltage outputs could fry your precious gadgets into piles of melted goo and metal.

On this trip we traveled through India, Nepal, and Bhutan on folding bikes, and decided to try Goal Zero’s charging system.  They have various sized solar arrays designed for adventure travel, which are fantastic.

Here I am riding with my […]

By |December 10th, 2013|Frontpage, Vahana|0 Comments

Vahana Screening at the Lafayette Library

We got to screen our latest short film “Vahana” at the Lafayette Library last week, thanks to my old friend Patrick Brogan, who is currently working there. From this screening we were able to raise $100 for the Wahoe Commune School we visited in Nautanwa on our trip. Previously he had invited us to screen “Spinning Southward” there almost one year ago to the day (Nov 8th, 2012), and it was very nice to be back.  Thanks Patrick!

Vahana: 1,300+ miles by bicycle, bus and train from melloajello on Vimeo.

By |November 20th, 2013|Film, Frontpage, Vahana|0 Comments

Vahana Released

Short Film About 1,300 miles by (folding) bike, bus and train
“Vahana: (Sanskrit: “mount,” or “vehicle”), denotes the being, typically an animal or mythical entity, a particular Hindu god is said to use as a vehicle. The vahana and deity to which they support are in a reciprocal relationship. Vahana serve and are served in turn by those who engage them.  It is said that the Vahana can “make even malevolent events bring hope.”

We rode, bused, and trained for one month, and now after working on the video for three months intermittently, Vahana is complete.  It’s about 27 minutes in length, […]

By |October 7th, 2013|Film, Frontpage, Vahana|0 Comments

Mixamo’s First Short Film “Unplugged” Released Last Week at Unite 2013

“Running in real time in the Unity 3D game engine, Unplugged is an interactive animated short created by the Mixamo team to showcase its Face Plus technology. Taking viewers through the story of a boy breaking free from a meaningless and dreary life, Unplugged demonstrates the kind of quality that anyone can now achieve with Unity, Face Plus, and a creative concept.”

Last week we got to enjoy the fruits of our labor as “UnPlugged,” a short film we had been working on for the past 3 months, debuted at Unity’s premier event Unite in Vancouver.  Directed by James Zachary, previously […]

By |September 5th, 2013|Animation, Frontpage, Mocap|0 Comments

Spinning Southward Streaming through

“Spinning Southward is a documentary film following three bicyclists who traveled from the far northern shores of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska through 13 countries to Ushuaia, Argentina in support of the National Brain Tumor Society.”

The DVD has been out for almost 3 years now, and now “Spinning Southward” is available to watch online thanks to’s new streaming services.  You can rent it for $5.00 for 48 hours, and just as before a portion of the proceeds will go to the National Brain Tumor Society.

“Spinning Southward,” 16,000 miles by bike from Alaska to Argentina for the National Brain Tumor Society from […]

By |May 17th, 2013|Frontpage, Spinning Southward|0 Comments