Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lacuna Coil "Fire" Director Brendan Kyle Cochrane

Its been a whirlwind of activity since we opened the midtown offices and we are ramping up for a number of productions. I can only share snippets of this as its still in post and going through the rounds but we shot 2 videos for Lacuna Coil an Italian rock band that are truly awesome to work with. We shot on location at the same place where they filmed a scene from Martin Scorsese's "The Departed" I don't want to give too much about the location as its a gem and also I'm still in post but I am really excited about this video the new alliances that can come from opportunities like this and the crew who kicked ass. I wish I could share more about the production but stay tuned for the video and go out and buy their records so we can make more of these!!

Usher "Untitled Performance"

This was definitely something different and I was truly grateful and thrilled to have been a part of this. Usher performed as part of a show called 'Fuerza Bruta' we were called in by anonymous liaisons to document for Usher this awesome performance. The show which is basically an interactive performance piece meaning the audience stands and is surrounded by this strange and wondrous world was incredible to watch and film. Particularly watching dancers swim above you. The music was also killer and the Rick Ross track featuring Usher is a video that if I could make I would blow the doors off what they normally would expect. We are getting approached by bigger and bigger companies seeking everything from Red technical support to full creative and production. I am really happy with the steps we are taking the client base we are establishing and the building blocks we are laying. Peter Gatien the old owner of the Limelight used to mix up the crowd having a small percentage of different demographics, cultures, people and characters. That lead to some of the best parties in the history of New York. I wanted to do the same thing with production. Establishing a hub where huge commercial companies and clients can go and also the little independent filmmaker or artist who just has a whole lot of drive and heart. Both will feel just as welcome and both will recognize the balance and potential in each others respective roles. We are rebranding our imagery, becoming a solid production resource for practically anyone and most importantly we deliver when its crunch time. So if you are a company considering putting together a full production - know we are committed and we are in it for the long haul. Thanks to Usher - he is an awesome artist!

'Diggy' "2 Up" Director Clifton Bell - Producers Brendan Cochrane and Executive JeVonne Cortez

A fun shoot for artist 'Diggy' who has a catchy sound and who will probably be rising the ranks of mainstream media if they market him correctly and he continues to produce. I'm probably more familiar with his parents era having grown up in Queens and being a huge Run DMC & Beastie Boys fan but those days are slowly fading and its amazing that kids today aren't even familiar with a lot of the pioneering lineage. Definitely want to express my thanks to GhettoNerd always enjoy working with Cliff and family and a really big special thanks to Canoe Studios who were stellar in there accommodations. BBQ, tiramisu and awesome catering on a hip hop shoot is rare and even rarer done well. The Canoe family are really good people and if I get the big budgets I would definitely like to bring them more business. Thanks to everyone who came out.