Here is a promo I recently shot for the show “Dates From Hell” on Investigation Discovery. All shot in one day on a RED EPIC in 5K HD with Cooke S4i primes and a fantastic crew.
Been having technical difficulties with blog posts lately, so I apologize for the lack of them. Anyway, check out a clip from a project I shot about Eco Power motor oil. It is 100% recycled oil and something people should be aware of. Hopefully this video will help get the word out.
Check out a documentary I shot tomorrow night January 14, 2013 on PBS’s Independent Lens called “Soul Food Junkies” Check you local listings for exact airtime. 10pm in NYC
I had a down day on December 12, 2012 so I decided to participate in One Day on Earth. It is a cool project in which people from around the world share videos all shot on 12/12/12. You can then navigate an interactive world map and watch videos from specific locations. Some of the footage will be selected by the One Day on Earth producers and put into a feature film. I watched the last film they produced on Netflix and it was really cool. I didn’t have a specific story or project so I just shot some random stock footage around my home town including sunrise over the New York City skyline, The Hudson River, children playing in a playground, American flags, veteran’s graves in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and my wife making raw almond milk. This is intended to be a “watchable archive” of footage rather than a complete story with a beginning, middle, and end. Thanks to Edwin Kuo and Lana Pattinson for taking time out of their day to bring their children, Alex and Cammie, to the playground, Aleksandra Winters for making amazing raw organic food, and my cats Sushi and Kizia-Mizia for being so loveable and awesome. Enjoy!
I just uploaded 60 photos from my recent trip to Morocco. Back in Sept./Oct. 2012 Aleksandra and I went there to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. It was the trip of a lifetime that included camel rides, deserts, camping, mountains, old women in caves, shopping, villages, goats in trees, mosques, cities, oceans, wild monkeys, markets, palaces, wizards, and warlocks. Well, OK, no wizards or warlocks, but who needs them when there are goats in trees and old women living in caves who balance buckets of water on their heads for your entertainment. Big shout out to Alain Bennouna of Cynab Voyages for organizing the incredible trip for us. 60 photos barely scratch the surface of this trip, so I’ll probably be adding more over time so keep checking back. Enjoy!
I am very fortunate to work on so many great productions. There is nothing better than collaborating with great people and contributing my vision to the project. However, sometimes I need to work on my own personal projects in order to keep the creative juices flowing.
My good friend and local pro downhiller, Elinor Wesner, needed a promotional video to show potential sponsors. My passion outside of cinematography is mountain biking so this was a perfect fit. The video production was completely “do it yourself” with me running around like a madman with a small Canon 5D DSLR camera and Elinor hitting trail features several times so we could get multiple angles. After 2 days of shooting I took the footage home and edited it on my laptop.
What was only supposed to be a little demo piece for Elinor to send to sponsors has grown into a video that has been extremely well received by the general public. It has been published in some of the biggest mountain bike magazines including DIRT Magazine and Decline Magazine as well as blogged by Sicklines.com, OnlyMTB, BikesOnly, and featured in the prestigious Pinkbike.com “Movies for Your Monday”
The World of Heineken magazine just published a cool article about the making of “The Magic of Heineken” feature documentary I shot last year. Special thanks to Rosien Zuiderwijk for sending me the article. Check it out:
Totally psyched for tonight’s premiere of Byron Hurt’s new film I shot called “Soul Food Junkies” at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater. In addition to the screening, there will be a live performance by dead prez, and a post-screening Q&A with: Sonia Sanchez, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Dr. Aletha Maybank, and Byron Hurt.
Here is more info:
August 30, 2012 at 7:00pm
General Admission: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Members of ImageNation and/or the Film Society of Lincoln Center: $20 advance/$25 door
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Three Ways to Get Your Tickets:
1. In Person: At the Lincoln Center Box Office
2. Phone: 212.875.5600
Through candid interviews with soul food historians, doctors, family members, and everyday people, “Soul Food Junkies” blends history and humor to place this rich culinary tradition under the microscope while exploring the health advantages and disadvantages of soul food, a quintessential American cuisine.
Check out my latest video – a montage of images I cut together from the feature film “The Magic of Heineken” that show the creation, washing, filling and packing of Heineken bottles, as well as the brewing process. Special high speed photography up to 2,000 frames per second was used to capture the fine details.
Great article about the show I shot for Jerry Seinfeld “Comedians in Cars With Coffee” in Saturday’s New York Times. They gave me and my buddy Pete Holmes, the most excellent editor, a very nice complement. I am flattered! Check it: Comedians in Cars With Coffee New York Times Article
Checkout the newest episode of the show I shot for Jerry Seinfeld, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, with special guest Ricky Gervais. In this episode titled “Mad Man in a Death Machine” Jerry takes Ricky to a coffe shop on City Island in a 1967 Austin Healey 3000 that Ricky wasn’t exactly psyched to be in.
Entertainment Weekly put the show I shot for Jerry Seinfeld at #1 on this weeks MUST list! Check it out here: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Check out this new web series I shot for Jerry Seinfeld called, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” In the show Jerry drives classic cars, gets coffee with other famous comedians (Larry David, Alec Baldwin, Ricky Gervais, Michael Richards, etc…) and talks about – nothing. You can catch the show on comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com as well as Crackle.com. Be sure to check for new episodes – there will be many of them. This show was a really unique and fun shooting experience. Jerry’s goal was to keep the cameras and production as far away from him and the talent as possible creating a completely natural setting. Jerry and the guest did everything in real time with no second takes, no camera operators in their faces, and no lights. We had to capture every moment without interrupting them AT ALL. It was like doing spy cam or voyeur shooting. I had my doubts about this technique at first, but I think it turned out great and am really happy to be a part of a show that broke the mold of traditional film and TV production. Kudos to Jerry for taking such a big risk and director JoJo Pennebaker for doing an amazing job of running the production like a well oiled machine and not missing a beat of the real time action. Enjoy!
Check out this awesome AD for Vantage Cigarettes I found in the December 1984 Issue of Playboy magazine. Life on the dolly must have been great back then!