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you ever heard someone singing while listening to headphones? they’re all wrapped up in the music feelin the flow, and in their fantastical daydream they’re totally crushing it – but in reality they sound like a dog howling at the amberlamps. i see it all the time on the subway and it eventually inspired this spec commercial.
thanks to actor gerard renison for responding to my email, “i have a project i want you to be a part of – it’ll make you look awesome. and ridiculous. you interested?”
thanks to rachael, the subway passenger. she had a very, very long day of shooting before she met up with us and i’m pretty sure the pissed-off look was authentic. thanks for hangin in there.
andrew mager doesn’t try to bend the spoon. that’s impossible. instead, he realizes the truth: hackers bend the spoon. i shot this spot for andrew’s cameo in new relic’s nerd life video.
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i just recently shot and edited some brand videos and also some instructional videos for a renowned neckwear/accessories company (and america’s #1 bow tie seller), countess mara. the goal for the brand videos was to be very fast-paced, dark, and sexy. for the instructional videos, the goal was to be informative, yet keep the dark, sexy edge. i think we pulled it off and i’m happy with the way they turned out.
a video i shot and edited of designer joseph abboud, the creative director for lord and taylor’s black brown 1826.
while i was in miami i called katherine villari, one of my favorite models, and asked her if she’d be down to shoot a late night video. i had a vision of what i wanted: dark, contrasty black and white video of katherine in the pool set to operatic music. katherine has a certain air of mysterious elegance, and i knew she would be perfect for what i was after. when she was on her way over, i did a quick scout of the pool to brainstorm. by the time she showed up, i had a loose storyboard in my head and was ready to roll. of course, katherine nailed my vision and after a quick two hours of filming, i knew i had what i needed. i flew home the next morning, and by the time i landed in NY i had it all chopped up in final cut – and by the afternoon it was ready to show. it’s cool when a last-minute idea materializes so quickly.
a while back i made an acroyoga video with chelsey korus and matt giordano that turned out completely fantastic. check it out HERE. ever since that shoot i imagined making a dark, contrasty video showing tight shots of the body in motion. the movements of arms and legs, muscles tensing and relaxing, the rib cage moving from breathing… it’s all so graceful and beautiful – especially when done with the precision of a professional. after a few months of conflicting schedules the stars aligned and chelsey ended up back in front of my camera.
we also took some photos: