Published on Jun 30, 2014
Mashable is documenting two small business owners' journeys as they're setting up shop in Detroit and San Francisco.
In episode 1, we meet Stephen Roginson, a former corporate marketer turned home brewer who's working to open Batch Brewing Company in Downtown Detroit. He's on a mission to help revitalize the city he loves, and there's a lot at stake: his life savings, a $50,000 grant, an Indiegogo campaign, his reputation and the hopes of a neighborhood.
Setting Up Shop: Batch Brewing Co.
Published on Jun 30, 2014
VICE on HBO - "American Scrap"
"American Scrap" is a short documentary produced by VICE for HBO chronicling the devastating causes, effects and lives effected by the underground economy of scrap metal theft & recycling. This piece was shot in the summer of 2013 and opened the second season of VICE's hit TV show on HBO. I was hired to both work as lead consultant for production while filming in Detroit as well as Director of Aerial Photography in conjunction with Steve Wasko (UAV Pilot) and his company Motor City Copters.
FULL EPISODE AVAILABLE ONLY ON HBO, sorry!
Work It Out!
This is a short film about who DKWIO is and what they do in the city of Detroit to teach students the practice of yoga. Shot in the Spring of 2014 this video gives an inside look into an organization that is changing the educational landscape. The difference in these kids after the program is truly eye opening.
VICE - Apocalypse, Man (featuring Michael C. Ruppert)
Shot in October of 2013 this documentary produced by VICE explores the life of Michael C. Ruppert in the years following his hit film "Collapse". We spent 8 amazing days in the desert filming with Mike and seeing how he is enjoying his new found spiritual freedoms.
You can see the entire 6 piece mini-series documentary on VICE or just simply click the video to go to youtube for viewing. http://www.vice.com/vice-special/apocalypse-man-part-1
CNN: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown - Detroit
Anthony Bourdain Visits Detroit in his Season 2 Finale and looks at the good, the bad and the parts unknown. I help produce, scout and shoot on this episode. My Motion Time-Lapses can be seen through out the episode as well as the promo. Read more about what Anthony had to say about his awesome tour of Detroit's local grub houses. http://www.cnn.com/video/shows/anthony-bourdain-parts-unknown/season-2/d...
Sick Puppies - Live On Tour 2013 Teaser
EPK package shot for EMI & Capital Music record label for the Sick Puppies new album (Connect) and summer tour 2013. Filmed Live in concert during 3 stops on the US tour in April 2013 @ Des Monies Iowa, Omaha Nebraska & St. Louis Missouri.
Whole Foods Market - Grand Opening Detroit
This is a piece I filmed and edited for the grand opening of the new Whole Foods Detroit store. This video was used as a marketing piece for the festivities and is being featured online @ the corporate website for Whole Foods.
Manufacturing Marvels - TV Cable
Shot for the cable broadcasting of "Manufacturing Marvels" in Michigan during 2013. This program highlights the efforts of American manufacturers to lead the industry in Hi-Tech manufacturing processes. Manufacturing Marvels airs on the FOX Business channel and is produced by 617 Productions located in Texas.
Jessica Hernandez Live in Concert
This release is the follow up to "Introducing Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas" shot in Detroit 2012. Shot in Multi-Cam this is a great look at the intimate atmosphere Jessica creates while preforming on stage. She sings, she plays a mean organ and the guitar and even cracks jokes to a buzzing audience of loyal listeners, industry insiders and newly found fans at the Magic Bag. Heavily influenced by Rock-&-Roll, Latin American music and Jessica's own multi-ethnic upbringing on the South West of Detroit her sound is distinct and her vocal textures gritty but yet polished like the voices of Motown legends; Aretha-Franklin & Diana Ross .
Jessica Hernandez - EPK Package & Behind the scenes
This is a "Behind the Scenes/ EPK package" shot in Detroit in the Summer of 2012. Jessica and the band prepare for their record release and concert gig. The shoot covered the three days leading up to the show at The Magic Bag in July. We visited some of Jessica's local favorites, including Rustbelt Studios in Royal Oak, and the group during rehearsal at their Mexican Town loft space.
BURN: One year on the frontline in the battle to save Detroit
This is the story of "BURN". Spanning the course of nearly three-years filming in Detroit, this is the tale of a big city fire department struggling under massive lay-offs, budget cuts, and a serious crime epidemic. These firemen & women work hard, long hours and our crew worked alongside them in 24-hour shifts to document their story in a way it has never been told before. Using a combination of DLSR cameras and Contour helmet-cams, the footage seen in "BURN" is some of the most compelling in the world of cinematography. Executive producers Dennis Leary and Jim Serpico helped bring this film to the finish line in April 2012 where it debuted in New York winning the "Audience Choice - Best Documentary Award" at the prestigious Tri-BeCa film festival. The film is currently screening at various cities around the country and raising money for both the Leary Firefighters foundations, the DFD and further distribution cost. If you'd like to donate money to this worthy film and support first responders across the US please visit the films web page: http://detroitfirefilm.org/
Un'altra America (Another America)
Produced for Swiss Public Television with an intended European audience this documentary tells the stories of eight people who have remained in Detroit trying to give a meaning to the chaos and uncertainty that comes with living in one of America's most distressed cities. Refusing to give up hope and the possibility of creating a better future, even when everything seems lost, this film produced by Patrick Soegel, is a reflection on the evolution of the post-industrial American society.
FULL FILM HERE: http://la1.rsi.ch/home/networks/la1/cultura/Storie/2012/10/09/altra-amer...
Nain Rouge - Short Film
"NAIN ROUGE" is the story of Jason, a young man visiting the city of Detroit for the first time. When he finds himself lost and unable to find a way home, Jason learns the true consequences of his actions and what it means to trespass in places he does not belong on Devil's Night. The title of the film refers to the legendary Nain Rouge, or Red Dwarf, of Detroit. This mythic figure has been a part of Michigan lore for more than 400 years and is said to be a harbinger of doom for the Motor City.
Eminem - Fast Lane (Behind the Scenes)
This was the official Shady Records behind-the-scenes look at the music video shoot for Fast Lane featuring "Bad meets Evil" ,the alter egos of both Royce Da 5'9 & Eminem. Shot in May 2011 this was for the first single off the Fast Lane EP. Marshall and Royce get dirty in an old warehouse in Detroit while animated words interact with the artist during their equally animated performances.
Eminem - Recovery Album Documentary
Produced in 2010 this EPK was shot to promote both Eminem's "Recovery" album & concert series in Detroit & New York. Speaking to "those in the know" about Detroit, its music scene, and the city's impact on the life and career of Marshall Mathers (aka Eminem), the film documents both Detroit and Marshall's ongoing recoveries. My responsibilities as 2nd Unit DP included shooting the Detroit B-roll footage, interviews with locals as well as Eminem himself, and live DSLR video of the two concerts at Comerica Park.
Requiem for Detroit?
Requiem for Detroit is a critically-acclaimed BBC Europe documentary. Shot by Julien Temple in 2008 (released in 2009), it is a work of artistic expression rarely seen in television documentary films. Temple's ability to capture the abstract as well as the real is beautifully mixed with a blend of actual news reel footage of some of Detroit's most important historical events, present day cinematography of Detroit's famous ruins and projected images of people and events that shaped the city.