Monday, August 16, 2010

Justin Bieber "U Smile Producer: Roy LaManna - Production Coordinator: Brendan Kyle Cochrane - DP: Matt Workman

Just got back from a great shoot with Justin Bieber helmed and produced by Roy Lamanna of Trendsetter Media and Marketing. Roy reached out for some production assistance for a studio shoot for the song U Smile. The first day was at a white cyclorama studio in Indiana Matt Workman director of photography. The second day was at his concert in Ohio. First time operating Red Hand held at a concert going from front row to the balconies capturing b-roll and thousands of screaming and dedicated fans. It was amazing to see the efficiency and major production that goes into concert production. These guys live on the road and pack up and break down gear like a swiss clock as soon as one venue is wrapped its on to the next one with everything moving in a convoy. Looking forward to some bigger and better endeavors with Trendsetter. Thanks to Justin, Roy, Alfredo, Millie, Matt, Island Def Jam, Tony, and the rest of the crew who made this a great shoot.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ron Isley "No More" Director Clifton Bell Producer Brendan Kyle Cochrane

Another true player - Ron Isley! Classic shoot with Ron Isley and Clifton Bell. First day was at Avatar Recording studios in a very spacious and stylish recording studio. Matt Workman DP first time working with Cliff and he definitely brought a sparkle to the stylized jib shots. Second day was in DUMBO with a 1963 Rolls the same one used in American Gangster in the scene where Denzel is reminded of pay off's on his wedding day. Bruce Cole surprisingly showed up after shooting a pretty big concert.
The outdoor shots were definitely a nice compliment and I am looking forward to more shoots with these guys MX on the way!

NFCC Commercial 24DP Co-Directors Brian Christiano & Brendan Kyle Cochrane

A nice start to a summer stretch working with 24DP on a Latin Public Service announcement. Shot on Red in two days; first day was at C&C studios for a green screen set up which was the subject on TV. The second day was at Douglas House in Sparkill, New York.
Very well cast and organized. Would definitely like to work on more National spots with these guys.