I’ve been searching for an original way to say this, but the basic concept is this: I’m making a movie! ed note: Thanks to all our many backers for a successful campaign! The film is called 72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story? In it, over the course of one weekend, we see love, love […]
I recently worked on a short documentary about Rebuild By Design, an architecture competition created by a Presidential task force in response to Hurricane Sandy. Visually, we were tasked with making a film about hurricane season during the winter months. Though some warm weather shots did make it into the cut, it was a small […]
I’ve challenged myself to create a new poster or design for How to Steal every month. I’ve already put a couple over on the tumblr blog but this one is hot off the presses.
Over the course of a couple weeks the team at The Color Machine and I tromped all across New York gathering footage. The assignment from the Municipal Art Society was to create a “love letter” to the city, to visually interpret the theme livability. There were too many locations to count, and too much of […]
How to Steal is the feature I’ve been working on for the past couple years. It’s taken many forms including the above teaser but the core of the story of this: two guys who are best friends find themselves at odds when they must decide whether to break their one rule as criminals: never rob […]
It only took us five months since shooting… but we got it done. Here’s the video for Thaddeus Clark’s Downtown/Connect. The (banging) song is available for download at hellabasic.com. Special shots to my editor Jason Morales who slogged through many weekends and evenings to help bring this to the light of day.
Frame grabs from two recent projects.
Every now and then, the scout is the best part of the shoot.
I posted on Bradford Young’s big Sundance win over at Desedo. And a hearty congrats here! Process interview? Got that. And a couple pics from the archive.
A coming of age comedy about Del, a student on the eve of his graduation from Princeton University. At a crossroads in his life, he must decide between a career and his college love, Laura. A lighthearted take on the hook-up culture of campus life and the decisions that follow having beer bottles taped to […]
So these last couple months have been a wicked ride in film. I’ve been directing a little something: a short, some commercials. And editing some of that stuff too. More to come in a minute. And my screenplay was just accepted into a prestigious film market. In the meantime there have been meetings and camera […]
An interview with friend and cinematographer Bradford Young, who was recently invited to join the ASC, and has received nearly every other honor a cinematographer can receive in his short career. Brad was one of the first people I met when I arrived for grad school at Howard University in late 1999, and we shot […]
Black Rain is sourced from images collected by the twin satellite, solar mission, STEREO. Here we see the HI (Heliospheric Imager) visual data as it tracks interplanetary space for solar wind and CME’s (coronal mass ejections) heading towards Earth. Data courtesy of courtesy of the Heliospheric Imager on the NASA STEREO mission. More info here. […]
While doing set photography on a buddy’s shoot, I found an angle I liked and just started banging away. The actor would stand in that position between takes, but was hardly still. I must’ve taken 30 tries at this shot, but this was one of the first ones I got. Luck is as much a […]
Hours of fun can be had ranking, discussing, then re-ranking modern British crime films. Pictured in no particular order: Snatch, Sexy Beast, Layer Cake, The Bank Job. Not pictured, but part of any discussion on the topic: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, and RocknRolla. Have I missed any titles?