I photographed and directed a video promo for Keegan-Michael Key’s Audible Original, “The History of Sketch Comedy.” Shot at Pier 59 under some very tight COVID safety rules, Keegan was just as funny and lively as you have seen him on TV in his sketch comedy pieces and Late Night Show appearances. We shot cover trys, chapter headings, portraits, and of course, video; he was ON the whole time. It made it a lot of fun with zero attitude. As always, I shoot with continuous light so we can simultaneously create stills and videos. We had the full crew on board, masked and distanced, thanks to my expert producing and video team at Atlantic Television.
Got a chance to shoot stills and direct videos of Hunky Guys and adorable Pups for a fun project for Muddy Paws Rescue here in NYC. All sponsored by Crook and Marker Hard Seltzer. C and M created a website to feature the guys and puppies for Valentine’s day with a tongue in cheek name, Onlycans.dog. Visitors can share their favorite guy triggering a donation to the charity.
Featured in Adweek, it was a blast to shoot this promotion. As with almost all my shoots these days, I have my DP over my shoulder to catch the B-Roll as I do the stills, then we jump to directing their line deliveries. Donna Grossman did the casting and found some guys who had the disposition not to be upstaged the dogs.
Very excited to meet and photograph Molly Burke for her new audiobook. If you are not familiar with Molly: She is a young, wonderful motivational speaker, disability rights advocate, and a prolific YouTuber with almost two million followers. Molly was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a rare retinal disease causing loss of vision when she was just 4 years old and lost the majority of her vision by age 14. She speaks all over North America to large groups about overcoming adversity and promoting diversity.
We shot in a studio in Los Angeles. It was my team with her team devising many looks with a variety of clothes and chairs. Molly has a lot of energy and we ended up with some great images for her Audible book cover.
Special thanks to her guide dog, Gallop, for being so patient with us.
This is my director’s cut of the lifestyle videos I created with some actors for Aaptiv. Aaptiv is an audio fitness app that contains trainer guidance (and great music) to keep you going regardless of your workout: running, eliptical, strength, etc. Shot in Soho here in New York as well as a great West Side studio near Hudson Yards.