Thursday, July 8, 2010
Been so busy haven't updated the blog but the Dream video was shot right after the Rick Ross video. I have never been in a situation where a director is writing a treatment on a plane for a video the following day only to be told they sent him the wrong track. And guess what yes they want a video shot with a boat, Lamborghini, mansion and beatiful girls. Which producer makes that happen? Three is a charm Brendan Kyle Cochrane. Working with Parris and Bruce was a nice reprieve from the hood life of Little Haiti. We got to experience a little of the finer aspects of Miami life which I could definitely get used to. I think when you work with good people and have the tools I can be thrown into any environment with virtually any budget and deliver what the client wants. I definitely love working with Parris and Goreela Inc and hope he lands the kinds of jobs I know he's capable of. Props to Matt for the Fat Joe video looking forward to the next chapter on a lot of stuff that will surely turn some heads.
Rick Ross featuring P Diddy, Fabolous & Styles P "Blowing Money Fast" Director Parris Producer Brendan Kyle Cochrane
An eventful video for artist Rick Ross "Blowing Money Fast" shot in Little Haiti in Miami and also in New York this video will surely be an exciting one to remember. There are not too many crew members let alone DP's who can handle true hood life. Bruce Cole cuts his chops in the sewers of inner cities as well as the caviar laced tables of Beverly Hills. That's why I love working with Bruce - not taking anything away from any other DP. But when you know you are in for uncomfortable climate and conditions you need people who are prepared like the marines. That's why people call me. At the end of the day say what you want like me or not I plain straight up get the job done to spec on time on budget with the best quality possible. Having shot and worked with Jay-Z, 50, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Fat Joe the only one left is Eminem - who truthfully I would love to direct for. We'll wait and see. This video was awesome. Working with Parris and Island Def Jam I really saw and learned a few more things which all add to the craftsmanship at the end of the day. There are a lot of directors who forget about the people who work with them Parris is definitely not one of those. He knows what he wants and will give you a shot - you just better be able to deliver. Looking forward to more.