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New Era CFL

We headed to the New Era Headquarters in Buffalo, NY for a project with the Canadian Football League. A player was chosen from each of the 8 teams in the league to the spend the day making “player-inspired” hats that will be produced and sold in stores. We captured the entire process with a small […]

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Puma Soccer Sweden

Made the trek to Sweden for the first time to shoot a promo for PUMA’s TCC program. After landing in Stockholm, we caught a short flight to Umea where the professional club is based. The weather was misty much of the trip, which added an interesting dimension and we captured a lot of great footage. […]

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Silent scenes of Brian DePalma

DePalma gets busy with the dialogue free sequences and let’s the music do the talking. “Dressed to Kill” “Body Double”

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Hearts on Fire

I directed 4 spots for Hearts on Fire diamonds Fall’12 campaign featuring Tara Subkoff(designer Imitation of Christ) and Janie Bryant (costume designer Mad Men). “Being Original” “Add Sparkle” “Attention to Detail” “Timeless”

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Spinematic

A few films that capture the art of DJing. La Haine – directed by Mathieu Kassovitz Meticulously crafted scene that ends with a riveting crane shot.   Juice – directed by Ernest R. Dickerson Some may prefer the battle scene, but for me the shots of Q putting together a tape capture the joyous solitude […]

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The Last Angel of History

“The Last Angel of History” is 1995 experimental documentary directed by John Akomfrah, steeped in the connections between science and black culture. The film plays with time, space, and history in creating an unpredictable shorthand of AfroFuturism. It reminds me a lot of Chris Marker’s work, especially “Sans Soleil” with the carefully delivered narration, except […]

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Color Me Radd

A few favorites that kill it with the use of color in art direction and lighting. “Contempt” by Jean-Luc Godard     “The Conformist” by Bernardo Bertolucci “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover” by Peter Greenaway

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Viewpoints Mobile App Commercial

“Viewpoints” is a photography app based off the artwork of David Datuna. His use of eyeglasses allow different perspectives of the same image giving him a signature style. We worked  with Global Advertising Strategies on a spot to promote the launch of the app, that also maintained the concept of Datuna’s work. Check out the […]

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Spot The Reference: “The Friends of Eddie Coyle” vs “The Town”

“The Friends of Eddie Coyle” is one of those petty crime movies that only the 70’s could produce. During the opening scene of “The Town” they give a nice little homage to the film when they set the bank teller free in the same manner. “The Town”                 […]

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Film Art of Issac Julien

Issac Julien works that nerve between art and filmmaking. Many of his films require multi-screen installations for viewing, while his documentary “Baadasss Cinema” explored the 70’s blaxploitation genre. Julien’s more experimental stuff is hard to come by outside of the gallery, but take a look at some stills and a segment from the film “Baltimore”. […]

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