I’m so happy to have been part of this Milli Agency Bar None campaign which just won a Telly Award! It was a great experience filming bartender, Jason Yu, and creating an award-winning video on a relaxing weekday afternoon. The team at Milli are a smart, talented, and driven group that have put together some amazing campaigns. You can find the case study here and the award page here.
A commercial I helped shoot, direct, and edit for All33 that involved some green screen. The idea came from my friend Chris from TrueFormArts who also put a talented team together to produce this. Learned a lot about green screen production and post-produciton for this one.
I’d like to think of myself as a versatile filmmaker and videographer. Creating this video for Grabease was a challenge because it was my first time working with babies. They’re tough to work with and don’t follow directions as often as you like, though their cuteness makes up for the temper tantrums and frustrated takes. I enjoyed working with Grabease and making content outside of my usual genres, and learned a lot from the process. I feel that it’s important to explore other industries and communities when using your craft as it creates a challenge that forces you to adapt and gain new skills. These baby products are also very useful and I’m sure that one of these days when I’m a parents, I’ll be using my own.
I love boxing and martial arts so it’s a pleasure to be able to create this video with my friend, Tiffany Toney. We met at the Youtube Space and connected on our passion for boxing, fitness, and content. I first got interested in filmmaking because of Martial Arts films so it seems only fitting that I now am creating more action content. My goal is to create boxing and fight documentaries for HBO, UFC, DAZN, and other companies because I feel that as a fighter, I can produce visual pieces that would interest fight enthusiasts and video buffs. I’m currently working on a martial arts short film that I’m excited to develop and direct, while continuing to contact fighters to capture their stories. I feel that it’s important to work on projects with subjects that you connect with and the sweet science is in my blood.
My roots in digital content started on Strife TV. When I felt my creativity being hindered at my 9-5 job, I took the initiative to create a Youtube channel with my friends that would document the Breakdancing and Hip Hop culture. Today, it has over 156k subscribers and a global following, and has allowed me to work with top brands, travel the world, and teach for Google. I’m grateful for the community that’s been built around Strife over the past 11 years. I’ve seen children grow up watching our videos to now become world renowned competitors, and dancers I admire become close friends. Strife allowed me to fully express myself through video without the limitations of brands, companies, or outside authorities. That freedom has given me opportunities to explore innovative camera and editing techniques, and access to the best camera and lighting equipment on the market today. I always go back to Strife whenever I feel I need a creative fix and freedom to create what’s on my mind, while being able to fully engross myself into the Hip Hop culture.
I love creating videos for brands and products that I actually can use in my daily life. Bentgo offers a series of lunchboxes with several compartments to make footage storage and meal prep easy. It was fun creating these videos and having a solid team around me, it always helps when you have a food stylist on set.
Traveling to Vermont during the winter was a cold yet delightful excursion. I had a chance to create a series of videos that highlighted the many MFA programs that the Vermont College of Fine Arts has to offer and connect with teachers within those fields. It was fascinating to hear about the low residency programs and the different format that they have for their graduate degrees. Visiting campus only twice a year and studying remotely to earn your Masters in Fine Arts. I learned a lot and made a few friends, it was a pleasure being able to surround myself with intelligent people and passionate artists that are motivated to share their knowledge.
Video I shot and edited for Sysco Foodie with Chef Marcus Means in Atlanta.
I love working with the Camilla La Vie team and bringing their dresses and ideas to life. They created a cool live action comic book / fashion shoot and coincided with this video. We shot at the Oheka Castle and I was fascinated by it’s rich history and magnificent design. It’s always a joy to film projects at picturesque locations because it makes the shot that much better, plus I have a decent place to take selfies :P
I’m pleased to announce a new webseries and project that I’m directing, producing, and developing the content strategy on that has a new twist on the idea of purgatory. THE ASYLUM is a story about an organization between heaven and hell that decides whether souls go to heaven or hell. Written by my friend David O’Neil, the story follows a lost soul named Hannah Donovan and her search for her late fiance while taking on the role of soul bounty hunter for the Warden of the Asylum, Maggie.
I’m so happy that I was able to work with a talented crew to create a variety of content on a single shoot day to build a world on Social Media through photos, videos, gifs, and blogs. I’ve always wanted to create a property that transcends traditional media and utilizes the full extent of today’s storytelling platforms that includes digital. I directed and edited this teaser and will be releasing 2 more narrative videos soon so please visity TheAsylumNow.com for more info and stay tuned for more content!
Every year, I have the pleasure of working with Seth (the founder of the all natural infusion company Infuse Spirits) on creating videos for his company to tell his story and feature his new products. This is our updated video with new bottle designs and his new line of bitters. I’m always impressed with how much he grows every year and how we both help each other expand in our crafts. Support him at infusespirits.com !
I had the pleasure of working with Milli Agency to create a cool video with Jason Yu and Scrappy's Bitters. I love working with other creative artists in different fields along with progressive brands that believe in the power of social content and video. It was fun creating this piece with Jason since we had to make his apartment look like a mini-bar while still capturing his personality in his surroundings. He's a talented mixologist that was very humble despite his big following on Instagram, which made the experience smooth and fun.
I used the Panasonic GH5s, Beholder Gimbal, and a few lenses to create the video and feel that we were able to create something awesome for the amount of time we had. Hope you enjoy this piece and please support my friends at Milli Agency, Jason Yu, and Scrappy's Bitters!
Here is a Top Down Recipe video I directed, shot, and edited for Bundaberg Beer!
I recently re-shot and edited the Infuse Spirits Founders video to update it with new branding and shots. I had a blast with the founder, Seth, while we shot this in Las Vegas and also spent a few nights getting the voice over right. Always a pleasure helping other people and their brands through my video work and love how new shots came out!
Next up is their "How It's Made" video which will go through all the steps of how Infuse Spirits are made through their unique process.
This past weekend, I had the honor of teaching a workshop on Influencer Marketing for CreatorUp at USASBE - the biggest global organization for Entrepreneurship Educators.
A video I shot, edited, and directed with Dancer Jess2sick and clothing brand, KOI: Kids Of Immigrants, for my channel Strife TV :)
Last week, I had the pleasure of mentoring and teaching content creators for Youtube's NextUp program, which helps channels with 10k subscribers and up get to the next level. This was all possible through CreatorUp, and I'm happy that I now have the experience and knowledge to help content creators grow on Youtube and other social media platforms, to create long lasting brands and businesses to sustain their passions :)
Now I plan to apply this experience to companies, brands, and individuals who are looking for ways to improve their branding, content creation, social media presence, and digital marketing strategies.
The new Stella Rosa Cocktail Series I directed and edited. Watch more on Youtube.com/stellarosatv :)
I had a blast teaching and mentoring at the Youtube Space LA for Creator Up and their Business Building Workshop. I was able to help Youtubers with 100k+ subscribers alongside some very talented and experienced professionals and consultants. It was an honor to be amongst such successful and talented people, can't wait for the next workshop!