Tuesday, October 27, 2009
A really great shoot and humbling experience working with artist Fabolous. There were so many obstacles to overcome and I think we got some awesome footage. Fab was really great to work with and so was the crew who really put forth a lot of effort to see this thing through. I would love to throw up some photos but will hold off pending the release of the video. A few people gave me some good directing opportunities Gordon Franklin, Roy Lamanna, and now Def Jam, Nige, Georgina, and the powers that be.
I really want to thank Fab for trusting the vision, Def Jam for endorsing it, Nige & Georgina for seeing it through, my crew DP Karl Kim who is a machine, Tony, Charlie, Laura Little, Tracy Utley, Marvin, John, Adonis, Drew, Aric, and the Mayor's Office of Film Theater and Broadcasting. Stay tuned for the edit and upcoming projects.
Just got a couple of photos back from the 50 Cent shoot courtesy of Diana Levine (also a camera operator 5D) on the shoot for 50. This was an FX day involving some gun and squib stuff that was used within the video for Crime Wave which is an awesome track. We shot at J&M effects in Brooklyn. The rest of the video used different people with predominately the 5D as the main camera. I wish I could have written a treatment for this video that was non-stop action with safe doors getting blown open, pillows to the head and straight crime, maybe soon who knows. Stay tuned more to come.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Great Commercial shoot for iWrapz and iphone accessory that will soon be making a big impact on the fashion phone accessory scene. This was a long but fun day with Director Roberto Lopez. Also a far cry from the bullet ridden chicken shack we worked on for his last film Lost Brother shot in Newark NJ. The iWrapz shoot had four locations yes four company moves. We actually did five as we grabbed another West Side Highway jogging sequence. We started out in the meatpacking district working with a Boxer, moved to Wall St., for a shot of an executive with a flashy Lamborghini, moved up to Pearl St, to Brooklyn Banks where we shot some BMX riding, and then back to the meatpacking district for a night model shoot. All permitted and well organized thanks to yours truly. I really have to say the crew was exceptional and everyone worked really well together.
Thanks to Roberto Lopez, Karl Kim, Clayton Coombe, Tony Segreto, Marcin Tyszka, Laura Little, Brandy McDonald, Joe Pickard, Adonis Williams, Marv, John, Justin, Graeme and all the talent. Also want to thank the Mayors Office and Parks Department for all their consideration. Looking forward to some big league stuff coming up. Stay tuned.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Awesome video with Redman featuring Ready Roc by Director Clifton Bell. Reunited with DP Bruce Cole who is always fun to work with. This was a joint GhettoNerd Inconspicuous Production with some real production value thanks to yours truly. Shot on anamorphics with two Red's. Not only did I produce this - but I was in it as well. Got to drive a Lamborghini and tell Redman to go park it after I tipped him a dollar -then he stole it and the dollar too. Lot of fun. I'm a big Redman fan so this was definitely an enjoyable project. The company and myself are growing to the point where we are in contention for some pretty big projects which I am excited about. Stay tuned -more to come and some better set photos next week. Big thanks to everyone who made this happen. Clifton Bell, Bruce Cole, Karl Kim.Tony Segreto, Brian Chamberlain, Sergei Franklin, Charlie Zwick, Lesley Morphy, Pete, Marvin, the guys at Mobile Innovations, Solaia Restaurant and the people of Englewood New Jersey as well as Redman and Ready Roc. Thanks to James Ellis and the guy with white Audi.