MACKLEMORE EAGLE MOTORCYCLE CHARIOT
I Art Directed the video for the new Macklemore and Ryan Lewis song, 'Downtown', which just dropped last week. In the video there is an awesome, fully functioning, four-motorcycle chariot, which was custom made by Keith Wong, from the Seattle Hot Rod Shop Zacky's. I made the chariot look like an Eagle. It is a silver metal eagle with a gold-leaf beak, and headlight eyes. In the video, it is driven by Eric Nally. The chariot really works, and it really steers with the leather reins that I had made by a saddle maker in Spokane.
Here are a few pictures of the making of the chariot:
Here's the original sketch for the Eagle Chariot.
Building the initial form for the beak, from foam.
My son Page, adding the last of the gold leaf to the beak.
Mounting the Eagle beak to the blank chariot
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Adding the feathers, and headlight eyes
The finished Eagle Chariot.
Me, with Keith and his crew.
With Ryan Lewis, Ben Haggerty, and Jason Koenig (director)
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