Had the incredible pleasure of helping ABC Family rebrand their network as a fresh, vibrant, and authentic home for "becomers". I helmed 5 separate teams (2 photography, 3 A/V), shooting over two days, with a crew totaling nearly 220 people. It was an All-Star week-end, working with some of my favorite peeps in every category: DPs Andrew Turman & Rhet Bear, Producer Chris Stoerchle, AD Todd Lent, The Rhoads, Andrew Stanton, Dave Besdesky, Tim Shinkle, Cara McKenny, Susan Harris, my entire LK family, and a client who was actually excited to take a risk.
TNT was introducing their new 'Boom' campaign, and wanted honest emotional answers. I created an 'Inside the Actors Studio' setting in which I asked Talent personal questions about their lives (How did you feel when your son was born? What will be the last thing you say before you die? ) And the only answer the could respond with was the word...
loyalkaspar produced this fantastic teaser starring David Schwimmer & Jim Sturgess. A pleasure working with the AMC family and heavy hitters like NYC Producer Phil Erney, DP Andrew Turman, and Editor extraordinaire John Thompson.
In the wilds of Pittsburgh we shot this frenetic stand-off between two of the best actors working in TV today. We also had an incredible day Mad-Maxing some ATVs, dangling off a picture car, and working with tremendous Producer Christ Stoerchle, the illustrious Andrew Turman, and unstoppable AD James Heth.
Tru wanted to rebrand themselves from "the car crash network" to the fresh new home for comedy. I wrote and directed over 30 IDENTS for talent like the Lucas Brothers, Impractical Jokers, Friends of the People, Chili from TLC and many more. Backed by Phil Erney producer-extraordinaire we laughed our way through Atlanta, NYC, and LA.
Had the incredible good fortune to work with the creative creme de collaboration Veronica Cepero (aka Cardi V) and Andrea Struble on this beautiful noise-making adventure.
And special shout-out to all the Jr. Chefs for bringing the heat, singing like nobody was looking, and learning those rhythms in record time.
TNT wanted to tease the new season of Falling Skies and the imminent betrayal by the Skitter race. Shot at 160 FPS, the actual take lasted less than 5 seconds in realtime. (The rest of the time was spent waiting on the Skitter to come out of his space-trailer.)
Super-fun project working with the Food Network gang, PilotNYC visionaries, and superstar-to-be (and all around amazing human being) Hannah Hart.
I'm also including the Previz on this one, because when you're building a two-ton seven-piece breakaway transforming stage in the middle of a Brooklyn street -- this sort of prep comes in 'sorta' handy.
It's always good when you can work on a powerful project with a fantastic cause. Shining A Light features some of the biggest names in music, raising awareness about the problem of racism in America. Working with producers Phil Erney & Rayna Saslove, as well as DP David Kruta was an absolute pleasure. A good chance to do great work for an incredible cause.
The entire cast of Feed The Beast were professionals in every sense of the word, and working with Phil Erney is always a dream.
Working with the beautiful minds of LoyalKaspar, the amazingly talented Veronica Cepero, and the always incredible Rayna Saslove, we created a series of spots reminding Fans they can make their world a better place — every day.
What would you do if you had your favorite Marvel Hero’s power? I’d probably be Kitty Pryde’n my way through traffic jams and bank vault walls. (Splitting my take with charities tho.) Just being honest here.
Shot entirely during an Atlanta rainstorm, we still managed a bright and sunny shoot thanks to the talented CNN Creative Marketing Team, LoyalKaspar, and ring-leader Robin Meade who kept us all smiling through two great shoot days.
TNT came to us looking for a minimalist aesthetic that would allow their Procedurals programming to really stand out as the stars that they are. Thanks to Producer Chris Stoerchle, DP Andrew Turman, AD Todd Lent, Editor Zak Kissinger and many more - what we delivered was criminally good. (See what I did there? Yep. That creative.)