Did you hear about Audible for Dogs? Cesar Millan (The Dog Whisper) partnered with Audible to create “Audible for Dogs.” Now, you will finally know what your dog is doing while you are at work! It’s a series of books that have narration your dog will find soothing. It’s probably particularly good if your dog gets nervous when you leave. I photographed and directed the opening advertising campaign with Cesar in Los Angeles. Here’s some pics and the video opener. And, of course, dogs pics!
Martin Sheen completed a Podcast-type project for Audible called The Home Front. It’s about life at home while WWII was under way overseas. Martin is a history buff and really got deep into the material. A perfect gentleman on the set, he walked around to each crew member and asked their name. For me, having been a film student, his role in one of my favorite movies, Apocalypse Now, was enough reason to want to meet, photograph and direct him.
Another portrait session with the Audible team! This time with actor Richard Armitage who you might have seen in The Hobbit, Alice through the Looking Glass, or Captain America. Narrating Romeo and Juliet: A Novel, Armitage’s sophisticated tone and Shakespeare’s tragic and gloomy storytelling bring out a perfect modern spin on the classic tale.
I recently directed Chelsea Clinton and Piper Perabo for a Southern Poverty Law PSA!
SPLC partnered with prominent advocates, politicians, and community leaders in the U.S. to put together a video to get the message out about discrediting hate speech in all it’s forms.
Here’s i what they had to say,
“Our day-to-day mission is modest: production simplified. We’ve certainly come across all different types of messages, initiatives, stories, and folks from different walks of life, but one mission we’re especially proud to have been a part of is Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) 10 Ways to Fight Hate.
One year after the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia, SPLC is challenging everyone to act, join forces, speak up, and educate ourselves on how to navigate and stamp out hate speech, in all its forms, which has sadly become more and more prevalent in everyday life.”
Check out the final video here, and find out ways you can stand up to hate today.
I recently completed another series of images and videos for Aaptiv, the fitness app. This time it was working with the super-fit trainers who create these intense programs. (What you haven’t tried it yet?!). We shot in the studio for several days putting some very super-humans through the drills and moves that they make look so easy. A great quote from my assistant cameraman was “We are just mere mortals and they are here to save us.” We also had a DJ on set (the app is about the music, too.) and that was a blast.
Behind the Scenes
Not all the trainers could be there at the same. So we shot them in several sequences and retouched it together. See Below: