This video is an experiment in light painting with time lapse photography. Teaming up with GRL, we explored various light painting techniques and developed cheap time slicing rig dubbed the Ghetto Matrix.
This video was started before all those light painting phone commercials which basically played the effect out completely…I was inspired by Pika Pika, PIPS lab, and of course GRL…
Also utilizes GRL laser tag technologies, and a shitload of timelapses in the rain all over nyc…
We put the instructions on how to build a Ghetto Matrix online and Won an award for it!
This video reached #1 on MTV2’s Sucker Free Sunday countdown.
Shot on location in Bed Stuy, Prospect Park, and Downtown Brooklyn. The club scene was shot in Manhattan at Rebel.
DanTheMan on the Steadicam, Hi Haters!
The first street single off his debut album “South Central State of Mind”.
This video is shot on Slauson and its surroundings in LA. Cameo appearances by Terry Kennedy and Snoop Dogg.
Thanks to: Epic Records, Big U, and Jonny Shipes.
HVX200/Ziess glass/Brevis/Steadicam Flyer/Jimmy Jib
Features Peter Green from Pulp Fiction playing a demon cop.
Shot in Long Island City and Upper East Side Manhattan. Utilities HVX200 night vision adapter, never before (or again) used in videos…I think!
This video was the first time I used my Steadicam. Shot on hvx200/Brevis 35mm adapter/Steadicam Flyer combo
UPDATE: The drive which stored the backups and master of this video failed, and left me with only the low resolution web file. In order to release the HD version, the look of the video was completely re-conceptualized. Utilizing Machine Learning software a painterly look was created which compliments our original vision for the video.
Shot on location in Memphis TN. This video hit #3 on MTV Sucker Free Countdown.
Cameo by UFC Champ and actor who played BA Baracus: Quinton Jackson.
Green Screen post production and animation by Fabian Tejada, and Luke Choi. Shot on 250 & 500 fuji film on an Ari SR3 Super 16 with the new Cannon Zoom (for all the film nerds out there lurking)
Boston Rapper Big Shug is letting the music play. Once again, another DJ Premier joint. I think that I’ve done more Primo tracks than any other director out there…
I like the old equipment in this one…and the location of the record store…I’m not telling…
Shot on HVX200/Adapter/Ziess Primes
Toronto rapper Belly…One of the biggest rappers out there…they got money! (as you see)
Featuring a black Jaguar (not the car) and a ravenous 700 pound Tiger.
I’m never doing a shoot with wild animals again…once was enough…he almost got attacked…that would have been a bad look…Nina Sky are nice girls…Shot on 35mm with Cooke Primes (for all you film nerds). Post production by Brian Sensebe.
This video shot to the top of the Much Music Charts.
Unfortunately the behind the scenes got erased from Youtube, here is Belly talking about the incident on SirusXM Shade 45 DJ Whookid radio show.