Here are some shots I selected from the short film "El Cuco" written & directed by Kayla Llanes. We shot on the Red Scarlet-X with the Canon Cinema EOS prime lens. This was my first project shooting in the horror genre and Kayla was very easy to work with in discussing the visual style and color palette. We had an amazing cast & crew and the shoot was very fun to work on!
I had a chance to collaborate with my old college buddies, the talented Ray Ricafort (Riggsyfort) and Mike Song. The polishing of the video is all due to the great work by our editor Mark Batstone. Amazing experience to have been able to work with everyone involved!
Last year, I was fortunate enough to be asked to shoot a project for Conde Nast Travler and Land Rover USA. This project took us out to various locations within Inner Mongolia, where we followed and documented members of the Expedition Club in their search for the tomb of Genghis Khan! The Land Rover vehicle was the perfect tool to travel through any type of terrain. We drove it through dirt & rocks, mountains, water, and sand. We had a small team and there were many challenges logistically but at the end, I think we were able to get some great footage. It was an amazing adventure and experience and I definitely fell in love with the food out there! I hope you enjoy the video above!
GMDGT stands for Great Men Do Great Things and these gentlemen featured in Riggsyfort's debut music video definitely made great things happen. With a shoe string budget and a very last minute change up, I think we were able to come up with something really great. Shot on the RED Scarlet-X camera and features the talented Mike Song and the badass crew (DMai, Kazu, John, Kota, Noel, Chris, and Mark) this project was a true collaboration and hell of a fun project to be a part of. I can't thank enough the people that helped out on this shoot and hope that we can all do it again! Check out the video here.
I'm very excited to be in pre-production for writer/director Jiyeon Song's short film "Bubble Girl." Please support her project! You can find out more about her project here:
I had the great pleasure of documenting the philosophy and spirit of 2 unique, motorcyclists in NY. The shoot was shot in a documentary style and was a spec for GEICO. One rider, one biker but both very passionate about motorcycles and shared with us many interesting stories.
I got to experiment some motorcycle rigs for my 5D and also bought a Kodak Zi8 for some b-roll 60fps shots. Some shots came out pretty well but in hindsight, I think I would approach it another way to get better results. We were blessed with the weather (snowed the next day!) and in the end, I just hope to be able to share these guys' stories in a great way! Another great shoot with the Rusty team.