Have gear, will travel - 2

My job has allowed me to go to some incredible places and meet some wild people. Here I am shooting on the unfinished 65th floor of a tower on 42nd Street in Manhattan, with Bob Sapp in Tokyo, in Jingdezhen China and in Key West.

Halloween promo

This fun little promo combines two of my favorite things: Halloween and drag. Shot in Storyland in New Orleans’ City Park.

Have gear, will travel

Work has taken me all over the country, even the world, and some of the most fun shoots are at the huge sporting and music events I’d never have access to otherwise like College Football Playoff and NHL All Stars, Essence Festival and Voodoo Festival. I try to grab a selfie at each of them.

Jones County Road: Lighting - a maker video

Los Angeles based lamp maker, Ryan Rogers, creates beautiful brass lighting fixtures.  The aim of this short piece is to show a bit of the process, tools and techniques that he uses when crafting a lamp, to get a glimpse of his studio in DTLA and his dog, Wylie, and to highlight the fact that all of the lamps are hand built by Ryan, himself-- and to do it in a fun, stylized manner.

Jones County Road sizzle

Our goal with this brand identity piece for Jones County Road, a grooming products company in Southern California, was to create an atmospheric piece that would evoke the smells of the various soaps, oils and lotions they offer.   With names like "Woodsman", "Alpine", "Campfire", "Pacific" and "Wild" we decided a 24 hour road trip from the desert to the mountains to the beach would provide us with the visuals we needed to tell this story and conjure the mood and tone associated with the brand.  Here's the 2 minute version:

Director/editor: John Lavin
Narration: Ross Pirelli
Music: Ross Pirelli x 4th Floor
Words: Walt Whitman (from Song of the Open Road)

Fostermore campaign wins award

A spot we created with nightKAP Entertainment for Fostermore has won a social good award from Cynopsis, beating out some rather formidable competition:

Best Spot (Over 30 seconds)
Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club – “True To Atlanta” Spot
Discovery Communications – American Heroes Channel – 2016 Red Bandanna Hero Award
Fostermore – The Story of My Life
FOX SPORTS – “Rebuild” MVP & FOX Sports Supports
MTV – Elect This Campaign
SapientNitro – The Extraordinary Life and Times of Strawberry
Viacom – Viacom’s Listen Campaign

GoNola.com - Behind the Scenes of the #AlwaysOpen ad campaign

New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) and members of the New Orleans community gathered together during Mardi Gras 2017 to create a tourism video letting potential visitors know that New Orleans welcomes everyone.

We put together this short piece to tell a few of the real stories of the participants in the GoNola.com #AlwaysOpen ad campaign.