NYC Film and Music Video Director


Movie reviews, film making tips, and behind-the-scenes insight into various video productions.

OK Go Super Slow Motion Music Video – shot in 4.2 seconds

Sponsored by Morton Salt company, as part of their new marketing campaign “Walk Her Walk” (#walkherwalk). At first, the campaign seemed like it was something related to feminism or women’s rights (walkHERwalk), but after checking out the Morton website, it seems like it has something to do with walking = drive = moving forward + “The One Moment” = making a difference (one step/moment) at a time??? I don’t know… There’s no straightforward explanation Read More

Sia’s “The Greatest” Music Video hurts for all the right reasons

When an artist puts out a trailer for a music video, you know it’s going to be landmark. The first two times I watched “The Greatest” music video, I was captivated by the cinematography, color grading, and of course, the evolution of Ryan Heffington’s mesmerizing choreography. I wondered where they shot it (was this the same set as the “Chandelier” music video?) and wondered whether they had used a camera trick to accentuate the dancer’s Read More

Atlanta Premiere on Facebook | Authenticity is the New Currency

This month I’ll be sharing my birthday with Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino, AKA star of FX newest instant-hit offering, Atlanta. I had been seeing these odd posters pop up all over walls in the NYC subway system. But like many New Yorkers, I don’t own a TV, so even though I was curious by the unusually quirky poster image, the classy typography, and the hype about an all black writers’ room Read More

Spike Jonze New 2016 TV Commercial for Kenzo | Eye, Dance, & Perfume

Spike Jonze has returned to the TV commercial world with a BANG reminiscent of his famous music video for “Weapon of Choice” / Fatboy Slim. In this rendition, a young woman leaves a posh and boring gala to dance her way through the hallowed halls of a high-ceilinged corporate lobby. The video features an impressive mind trick with mirrors, and choreography by the now famous but little name-dropped Ryan Heffington, Read More

malcolm gladwell revisionist history

Revisionist History | Malcolm Gladwell gives a new voice to the past

If you haven’t heard of Malcolm Gladwell, then go look him up NOW. Not only is he a major contemporary influencer and icon of socio-political science issues, but he is a master storyteller. His highly anticipated free podcast consists of ten 30 minute segments that perfectly blend cold hard facts with compelling anecdotal drama to re-examine history as we know it. In historiography, the term historical revisionism identifies the re-interpretation of the Read More

Monsters in Music Videos

an·thro·po·mor·phism ˌanTHrəpəˈmôrfizəm/ noun the attribution of human characteristics or behavior to a god, animal, or object. New advances in computer graphics and special effects technology, mixed with hyper realistic costume designs has made it more possible than ever before to add a monster to film and video. Here’s a list of some of notable music videos that feature a characters that are out of this world. DJ Snake, AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like Read More