Movie reviews, film making tips, and behind-the-scenes insight into various video productions.
Pleased to announce the release of “Footprints” a dance film featuring the beautiful original choreography of world renowned dancer, Mengchen Liu, and the magical music of Adam Maalouf featuring vocalist Hannah Sumner. I met Mengchen Liu at a dance compilation held at a small theater called “Dixon Place” in the LES, New York City, some years back. I was actually there to shoot a different dancer’s performance, but while I Read More
My latest music video for Cate Hamilton was recently part of the official selection for two tests! The Nitehawk film festival is a fest that’s local to NYC, and I’ve admired it for YEARS!! I was surprised and honored that Nitehawk included our music video in their music-themed block. The lineup included other music videos, short musical narratives and art films, and animated projects. It was really cool seeing our Read More
Recently we released into the world my latest music video project: Cate Hamilton “Traces” I’ve directed VFX music videos before, but not at this scale. For this production, we rented a greenscreen studio and shot super high quality material lit by our impeccable director of photography, Brendan Swift, and had an amazing international post production team consisting of a lead VFX artist / animator / designer from Colombia named Luis Read More
There’s nothing like the classic look of film, and recently the “film look” has gained a lot of popularity in the music video and commercial video world. Since shooting on real 32mm , 16mm, or super 8 film can be incredibly costly (the film costs $$$ plus you need a bigger crew and more equipment on set such as lighting to shoot film properly), I’ve developed special post production vfx Read More
“Crazy” by J-Key is now screening as part of the “Musical Block” at The Golden Door International (Virtual) Film Festival. Thank you so much to the judges for selecting our music video for screening! The team and I are really proud of this project and it’s so wonderful to see it get so much positive recognition. News like this helps me get through these tough socio-political times, and has me Read More
So in addition to being a film and music video director, I’m also a huge fan of online streaming personalities such as Jackscepticeye, Corpse Husband, Valkyrae, Sykkuno, Toast, and others. In the gloomy days of 2020 when I was isolated from my friends and colleagues, it was fun escaping into the virtual worlds of Among Us, Rust, and Raft with the “Amigops” and friends. For anyone who doesn’t know Corpse Read More