Havoc is a character series of man dealing with his current life choices. Amar Havoc is one of the best in his given field. With his decisions comes circumstance and feelings that challenge his existence. This short was a script started out as a remake of a character piece I filmed early in my career called Remorse. After speaking with talking it thru with the main actor Anand Bhatt and the reaction to the film we are considering a web series.
As a cinematographer, I really wanted to create imagery that made it personal and intimate. Havoc should feel alone and abandoned by the locations chosen. I used the Black Magic Cinema 2.5k and the Canon 60D with an assortment of glass such at the Rokinon 35mm T1.5 and the 135mm T2.2
Amar Havoc —– Amar Havoc
Frank Meconi —- Jay Grinnell
Second Camera —– Michael Knaul
I had the opportunity to create images and promotional film for Kevin Onchuck aka The Goodfella. I worked with Kevin before, so he knew to expected something different and fresh. The concept for the new album named 11:11 is a life journey and self examination. My idea for the promo involved finding a isolated location and keep it very simplistic yet
tell the story of a journey.
I think we have reached an all time low where quality has become overrated. Sub par or below average is the standard.
The visual medium has become a major requirement for businesses who want to prosper. Yet, I still find myself trying to convince potential clients that the website, photographs or videos they have need a overhaul. Common rebuttal is “I cant afford it right now!”. Sadly, marketing is the last thing that most small businesses overlook or skimp. Maybe someone can help me understand why? Reinvest should be the key word, not vacation, shopping spree, new golf clubs, parties, etc. How much do you value your business? Don’t let your business become a statistic! Make sure your service or product is represented by high quality images.
I was given the opportunity to create images for a client in Los Angeles. I was contacted by Los Angeles Artist Jeanine Hattas Wilson to create images of her amazing mural work she completed for the Isle a La Cache Museum in Romeoville,IL. I used a combination of LED lighting and off camera flashes to fill in the shadows and insure the mural was well lit.
Here are some of the images
You can see more of Jeanine work at www.hattas.com
Before one of the last warmest days on a early fall morning, I was given the privilege of creating images for the Kassa Family. I was a bit worried at first, because during the consultation I was informed their oldest son was autistic. So I sought the advice of friend who also has an autistic son. He gave me some great advice, which helped me create some amazing images for this family. Going the extra mile to give my clients something special is always the goal!
My style is very classic and cinematic which lends itself in finding unique locations and using lighting and architecture to tell the story. This shoot feature international model Chrisie Gambal on an early summer morning on her break from the military academy. I have worked with Chrisie on several fashion shows, short films and other designer shots, she has become my muse for any new concepts I come up with. She was featured in the new Scales Off Media ad.
Check out few of the images from the shoot
No one cares about your headshot and that whole first impression thing is a myth. No one really makes a perception of you based on your profile picture, that can’t be true. Of course I am being sarcastic, however I need to ask what does your headshot say about you? With the explosion of professional social networks such as LinkedIn and the abundance of digital cameras you would think everyone would have a decent photograph. Well, this could not be farther from the truth. It will cost about the same as a night out on the town to have a professionally headshot session. Invest in yourself, get a quality headshot!
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“Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” – Orson Welles
I count on my tools to help me tell stories. For the budget conscience filmmaker, I bought this case from a local big box hardware store to help protect them for about $29 US. It comes with the foam for molding to each specific lenses. Everything fits pretty snug. I saved a spot for the 14mm.