A while back I was drawn into a music video project for a trio of brothers from Central New York who call themselves Council. Todd Bellanca directed for Lux Content, and I served as Director of Photography while dPost put it all together. It was ambitious as usual but everyone involved worked hard to deliver something special.
BTS images: Sean Donovan
Here’s a nice little spot I made recently with director Eric Frick for The Martin Group. And no, that’s not Ice Cube but we got lucky with the casting, or just very skilled with the casting 😉 Coincidentally, the sun seemed to shine into our home set at exactly the right angle at exactly the right moment (luck or skill?)
Mr. Frick imparts the crucial essence upon our lead thespian.
Our little lady at the ready and creative force, Dave, dribbling an unseen basketball.
Yes, we still pay the grips even when I can’t help myself.
Long term collaborator and bestest agency friend ever, Frank, who penned this bite sized cinematic journey of hope.
Spent a lovely day yesterday with some of the Quinlan team, filming some social media work in support of a new line of cooling, lubricating, eye drops, called Jolt! I’m told this stuff wakes your eyes up, so until the Neuralink starts coming on line, hard core gamers should be dropping this stuff like energy drinks and hot pockets.
I got another chance to work with the man, director Todd Bellanca, last summer on his recent personal project featuring not only a cast of fine local actors but a dream location, CooCooU, which houses an endless ever changing ocean of super sweet mid century furnishings. dPost, Todd, and I collaborated on bringing Todd’s vision to light in this SAG New Media short film story involving a fictional mob boss using suspiciously familiar language more commonly heard in the political realm as of late.
This project was shot entirely on Panasonic GH5S.
Shoot in the rain? Sh’yeah!
Setting up shot number 1 with Todd and the A-team standing by.
Our main set.
Photos: Stephen Gabris
Giant posters featuring my photography are currently hanging in Lids stores all over the country and also, here’s a nice little piece featuring my footage brought to life by Cumbo, Inc.
Spent a number of days last summer roaming the grounds at the glorious Buffalo Botanical Gardens filming footage for their new video and THIS came out of it. My friends at Quinlan provided the creative direction as well as the amazing narration.
I shot and color graded this recent web series for my awesome advertising friends at Quinlan. It was SO much fun: