Esquire's 1000th issue welcome video.
In the lead up to Esquire's 1000th issue in October 2015, I was tasked with creating an engaging video spot that used only assets from Esquire's magazine pages and digital library. The publishing team wanted to ensure a viewer would have not a moment to rest. The finished spot needed to scream "Esquire" from the top of it's lungs. The song I selected was Trainwreck 1979 from Death From Above 1979's album The Physical World.
I've also directed and edited videos for clients, like these which feature a day in the life of beauty blogger Sunnie Brook Jones, for Mary Kay. The goal was to compliment Ms. Jones' SOCAL lifestyle with a light-hearted, vintage quality that used bright colors and jump cuts.
These videos won the 2012 IAC Best General Online Video award.
This video for Oscar de la Renta's Espirit d'Oscar celebrated the launch of their new fragrance and gave a behind-the-scenes look of how the fragrance was created.
I've also written and directed a short or two, like this macabre title sequence for a spec film called "The Husband."
This recent 60-second ad spot is for The WallBreakers Unity t-shirt line. We shot the b-roll on the Staten Island Ferry on a rainy May afternoon. Afterwards, I composed the ad spot in Adobe Premiere Pro, and overlaid the audio track and sound effects.
As part of a WallBreakers website relaunch in February of 2015, I put out a call for entries for video submissions from community members. The only thing I asked them to say was "Welcome to the New WallBreakers." Silly me! In the era of portrait iPhone video selfies, many of the submissions were vertical. With less than a week leading up to the relaunch I still had no idea how I was going to use all of this footage. With no consistent lighting, camera angle, camera orientation, or volume level I decided to roll with the punches and have some fun with it. Hey, who doesn't love some can-can music amIright (Air high fives)?