I showed some production stills earlier of this. Well, now I can show you the video! Shot for a pharmaceutical company and the agency was DDB New York. It was a very exciting 5 day LA based shoot with over 22 models. Very hectic but a whole lot of fun. This motion capture direction has given me many new things to be excited about these days. Though my still work is cinematic by nature and I work with actors, it has given me a new perspective to my work and I find it invigorating. To see all my videos, please visit my website.
This month Assouline has published a beautiful coffee table book of select images from Conde Nast Traveler’s Room with a View column. Room with a View appears in the back of every issue and has a hotel window’s view taken from the guest perspective. I had a couple of images chosen. One from the Four Seasons in New York taken from the Presidential suite at night. The other from a rustic hotel on a remote Indian Island.
We were shooting in Miami for a global ice cream campaign created by JWT, New York. Originally, we hoped to shoot in LA after the last shoot but with recent rains the lakes dropped to 52 degrees. We ended up re-locating to Miami to shoot in slightly warmer waters. You’ll notice the hot tub we brought in to keep the models warm. I kept thinking I should have cast Canadians (with a spray tan). They would have thought it was warm. This was a combination of stills and video, including some water video footage shot with a 5D in a housing.
Recently, I was in LA shooting and directing for 5 days, footage and stills for a Video Spot for a pharma client created by DDB, New York. I’ll have the spot posted shortly and I’m quite proud of it. Twenty two models were very brave to star in a piece involving the sensitive issue of a sexually transmitted disease. Personally, the shoot was fantastic. All the video was shot with the Canon 5d Mark II. We shot under mostly sunny skies with locations as varied as a Malibu house to a downtown theater. The stills below are from a snow scene we did. With all the snow going on the Northeast, we made it in LA to keep our production moving right along.