Monday, November 29, 2010

Eyes of a Blue Dog Dance Promo Director Brendan Cochrane Producer and Creative Director Elspeth Brown

A great shoot for Eye's of a Blue Dog Dance Company. Shot on location at my residence on Red MX this was a dual dance and narrative piece geared for promotional use by the dance company. Getting full coverage was challenging with a set of primes and one camera and having the short light days we are now having but we got it done and everyone worked really well. The dancers were awesome and so was the crew. Big thanks to Elspeth Brown, Eyes of a Blue Dog, all the dancers, Tony Segreto, Charlie Zwick and the rest of the crew. Stay tuned more to come.

Johnny & Marcos Director Frank Blanco DP Marshall Coles

Another good shoot with Director Frank Blanco and Johnny & Marcos. Shot in Sandy Hook NJ NYLAHD provided camera support to Florencio Films. This gave me a chance to test out my new camera cart with back up battery and Mitchell Mount and Monitor stud.
The cart has now been officially upgraded to have a 27" iMac for dailies which is popular in the photo world. I feel confident that with budgets coming back and people demanding the latest and greatest technical support having large scale dailies and the addition of two 17" Mac Books on set color and editing will be a popular resource. Good shoot overall - first time working with Marshall Coles who is very talented.

SuperBlox Commercial Director Noah Posnick Producer Brendan Cochrane

A terrific action packed shoot with The Thrill Mill and Director Noah Posnick for Cra-Z-Art's Super Blox. We shot in Mendham NJ on a large estate with about twelve mini set ups involving Marines, Firefighters, Police, and an Astronaut all descending on a house and making their way to a kids room where they need more Super Blox. Going into the project I was concerned about the daylight and the amount of coverage we needed as well as the transitions and whether the crew could work cohesively to pull this off. Being an effective producer means being able to keep the crew and client happy and get the job done to the T.
The crew I put together did an awesome job - they were flawless. I have to say this was probably the most efficient crew I have worked with to date. Big thanks to Director Noah Posnick, Thrill Mill, Posnick Advertising, All the actors, Cra-Z-Art, Matt Workman, Diana, AD James Fitzgerald, AC Rob Lau, 2nd Dan Brosnan, Karl Kim Gaffer, Jeremy Rodriguez Key Grip, Tony Segreto 2nd 2nd, Elspeth Brown Wardrobe, Chavvah Stuart Production Coordinator and Tara Singleton catering. Awesome job everyone looking forward to more commercials.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Redman "Def Jamable" Director Clifton Bell Producer Brendan Cochrane DP Karl Kim

Redman busting out with another diabolical classic directed by Clifton Bell. This video relied heavily on Art Department and I have to say that Lesley Morphy of LAM studios really came through with some pretty awesome set ups especially given the parameters she was working with. Don't want to give away too much about the video so you will have to check it out but its definitely got some stand out moments. Got a chance to put NYLAHD's new camera cart to the test. Its definitely a production asset and now I have back up battery location power for DIT work. Listening to other producers talk about the budgets of yester year was pretty deflating given the current state of things but with good work comes good projects, people, and opportunities -and that is my motto if you do good work the phone will ring which it is. So again more to come or on to the next one - which I can't post till its out - but I have a bunch of new projects and content coming out so stay tuned.

Ginuwine "What Could Have Been" Director Clifton Bell Producer Brendan Cochrane DP Karl Kim

You know what time it is working with Director Clifton Bell and Ghettonerd LLC. Ever since Bruce Cole introduced me to Cliff we have been on a roll and looking forward to bigger endeavors as the new year draws close. Ginuwine was a relaxed shoot even though we had multiple locations, a driving sequence, two performances and two company moves. The day worked really well thanks to a tight knit crew and AD Knia Bond. Ginuwine was very cool to work with as was all the Church people who comprised the wedding scene. This one will surely bring back some Ginuwine moments. More to come.