I’m once again traveling and shooting. Currently I’m in Singapore working on a fun project with the EPIC from Cut Rush and just was sent a link to a trailer for DEAR LUCAS a fun film I shot this past summer.
The trailer is slightly different being that it is the first scene of the movie but I think it is a good tease for the film, watch and enjoy.
Since last posting here I have been all over the Western World, Mexico City, New Orleans, Montreal, London, Athens, Rome, Hamburg, etc all for a huge campaign for Proctor and Gamble in association with Yahoo. We shot in total I believe 27 pieces. The job was demanding and tiring, but also exciting and interesting. I had the chance to meet people from all over the world from all walks of life and live in their shoes for a couple days. I am really proud of the work we did and the obstacles we overcame to complete them. The director was Damien Drake and I am quite sure you will hear about him again, he is a multi talented artist and super ambitious.
Enjoy my cinematography in one of my favorite and most grueling pieces, set on a Shrimp boat in New Orleans, Louisiana:
Since returning to NYC I also shot another SCI FI film with a very talented director Winnith Cheung. I have gotten to see some stringouts and on top of being very excited about my own work I am super excited about our actors and our art director, everyone on this job stepped up and I can’t wait to go in to color the job and take it to the next level, and hopefully be at some festivals this winter!!
check out the trailer here:
I have also been shooting Larry King Now on Hulu and we have finally changed cameras and I am really happy with how the show looks now Friday we will be shooting a very famous guest and hopefully she will give me a “BRAND NEW CAR” (thats a hint*)
check out our episode with JEFF BRIDGES:
& then watch others including the cast of Suits, Mark Wahlberg, & Denzel Washington, Rudy Giuliani, Jesse the Body Ventura, etc.
I also had a ton of fun shooting a little fun piece with the guys at Bleacher Report shooting the inaugural episode of VS NY a new series the puts Famous Athletes in NY competing against a variety of things, this episode put Pittsburgh Steeler Lamar Woodley again NY’s 5 boroughs trying to get to each of them.
I also have a couple jobs for Absolut X that I dp’d as well and I am very proud of but they are not up for release yet.
Hopefully next time i update here it is with a new and long deserved reel!?
Also a short film I starred in is actually online too so feel free to check that out and enjoy myself Caroline White (a super talented Photographer) and the ridiculously talented Taylor Negron who makes a great cameo.
Right before the new year I shot a piece to help promote a new tech startup.
The startup had a really cool device I believe it was called the EVADO FILIP. Anyways it is really neat and you should check out their website if I had a kid I would probably get it for them when it comes out.
I also think the technology is really cool and could be used to make for some interesting games for kids and adults with the GPS features.
Here is their website.
And here is a direct link to the video I shot.
Also if you haven’t seen C 299,792 km/s I obviously just met you but you should watch that here:
Usually this time of the year is slow, and I don’t mind it. Fresh air, dog walking, JuiJitsu, NYC, website updates, reel updates.
This year however there is lots of work coming in and potential for some really cool projects on the horizon, some that could bring me to Turkey, the Congo, or even South Africa. All in all it is really exciting and I love working with the people I get to work with and for the people I work for. So if I miss being here for a week or two that is why.
In other news a film I shot last summer just completed post, they missed many of the big festival submissions, but the first one they submitted to they were accepted in, so that it is exciting for them, and myself, I will fill people in on details as they come in.
Also C299,792 km/s should be released soon I will post a link, please watch, share, and enjoy.
PS I just got back from a job in San Francisco, Did you know the hills there are so steep the sidewalks eventually turn into stairs!? Crazy.
So a very talented director (bradonio.com) I worked with years past incidentally bumped into me at a film festival, and he mentioned a music video he wanted to shoot.
A week later he called me, and it was official, we started prepping, and the project went from the an idea he had, to two of us and an actor, to makeup, producers(awesome producers), actors, a RED EPIC, and just a lot of fun.
I am happy to have worked with everyone involved, and I hope you enjoy the video!
So every year it seems I shoot a lil video for a friends theatre company.
They are a super talented and ambitious group of people. I love helping them out and love supporting my friend(s).
This year we had planned to do a quite elaborate setup but due to time constrictions of myself and the company we decided to do something a little more low key and pay a tad homage to last years video I shot. I had a ring-light from a music video I just shot (coming soon) and my companies RED EPIC in the car from a commercial I shot, so we decided to have a little fun.
So I met up with them and we talked about what is important to them and how important their audience is in helping them acquire their dreams, I think the video ends up being funny, organic, cute, genuine, and simple. Maybe next year we can do something a little bigger but this year’s works.
I don’t often get around to updating this as much as I ‘d like, so here is a small update.
Earlier this week I wrapped on a Music Video for the band Zombie Nation it was produced by Scion, East Pleasant, EPVision, and Cut Rush Creative Labs helped out with the Camera (RED EPIC).
What started out as myself and the director talking about an a small shoot ended up with cargo vans, 15passes, dollies, a creative makeup crew from Philadelphia, numerous locations, and lots and lots of favors from friends. The director Brad Hasse (bradonio.com) had a great concept and executed it really well and at the end of the day I think we will all be really happy with the outcome, it will be funny, interesting, and enjoyable to watch. The project grew up a lot over the last month and really was one of those fun projects where people see us walking down the street and want to join in. Part of that is because the sillyness of the video but also because of the genuine fun that the crew and cast was having.
Projects like this are where we get to reconnect with why we do this, it was a great collaboration from all involved and I am really looking forward to the seeing it when it goes up early next year.
Life is short. Even if it is 90 years it is only 90 years, its like 30,000 days. So spend it wisely, love those you love and spend time with them, make friends/keep friends, work hard, and we will make mistakes but learn from them.
This week I had to leave NYC and head back home because my grandfather William Murphy passed away at the age of 87, 8 years to the day of the passing of his wife and my grandmother Esther Murphy, kind of romantic. I know my grandfather being part of the greatest generation was a romantic, along with being funny, smart, daring, sentimental, family-man, and courageous. I could probably give examples of all of those, like how he always would have a quick line at a holiday party, or how he was a human calculator, or how he gave up smoking when he learned of the risks of 2nd hand smoke to his grand kids, but the list would be too long.
It’s sad to know that I won’t share another bowl of ice cream, zebracake or some other sweet treat with him, to sit in his kitchen and feel the comfort of sitting in a room with him, but more sad that I didn’t get to hear all his stories, and learn as much as I could have from him.
That being said he taught me a lot. When interviewing him about war and his experience as a veteran he humbly said, “I’m not a wise man…” or “I don’t know that much…” I was 21 at the time and full of what I thought was knowledge but that day I learned how little I know. He taught me to be humble, keep learning, and be open minded in one evening. This is something I try to remind myself to always use when approaching my work, always learn.
Today, along with 32 of his descendants we buried our grandfather. It is a bittersweet day to bury him on the anniversary, I know for 8 years he missed my grandmother, as much as he loved life he loved his wife with a passion, and I know it hurt him to not be with her, to not share those lazy afternoons in the summer on his porch.
He was raised an Orphan, survived WW2, he is a perfect example of the American Dream and in the end had a huge beautiful family, he may not be here with me anymore but I am pretty confident he knew that I loved him and I do.