Been expanding the photography side of business, especially into portraits. I guess the best way to categorize them is creative business headshots. Not stuffy and stiff, but something that captures the personality of the subject during the session.
The incredible kids of St. Michael School in New Orleans
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.
This fun little promo combines two of my favorite things: Halloween and drag. Shot in Storyland in New Orleans’ City Park.
Shot on location in New Orleans, this moody music video for the band Early Day Miners features the talents of @tarah_cards and @bobbybonsey
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.
1 minute sizzle featuring: Kermit Ruffins, Irvin Mayfield, Jason Marsalis, Dr. Michael White, Davell Crawford and Bill Summers. We're having fun creating 4:5 versions of some of these recent sizzles that are optomized for viewing on mobile phones. Check out our Instagram, @bloodrushfilms, to see some samples.
1 minute sizzle for Wedding Guide New Orleans Spring 2017 bridal show at the Astor Crowne Plaza on Bourbon Street.
Stepping slightly outside of our wheelhouse to create this high energy performance music video for Pacific Skyline.
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.
A quick look back at some of the many, many fascinating people we've interviewed over the years in so many places.
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)
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
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.
Your social media videos can be as simple as this one. The important thing is that you're engaging your audience regularly with video. Get in touch and let's chat about all the options available.
If you love seeing old homes restored to their former glory, check out the show I created with Camille Hardman: Restored on the DIY Network. It airs every Wednesday night with all previous episodes playing before each new one. Hope you love it!