This collection of videos was shot for Dodge highlighting their presence during this year's Dream Cruise @ the M1 Concourse in Pontiac MI. We spent 4 days in production shooting with Car Guru Steve Magnante as he took us on a trip down Woodward Ave exploring the history of racing culture here in Detroit and how it has impacted the greater American Culture since the advent of the Muscle Car.
Dodge: Dragstrip Domination Event
LANDGRAB: An exploration of land use in the city of Detroit
LandGrab is a feature length Documentary that explores the controversy of land use in the impoverished neighborhoods of Detroit's eastside. Filmed in 2015 and premiered in 2016 at the Free Press Film Festival to a sold out audience. This film will make you think long and hard about who is buying all the unwanted land in this city and why they want it.
Portraits of Proud - "Drive Proud Campaign"
CHRYSLER: Portraits of Proud Campaign
Every moment of pride must be earned. And every success story has a beginning. In the first episode of the Chrysler Portraits of Proud series, we explore the roots of the entrepreneurial spirit and celebrate the hard work behind every great success. Drive Proud. The Portraits of Proud series is a digital execution of the “Drive Proud” broadcast campaign.
Broadcast spot by: Wieden + Kennedy
Narrator: Peter Dinklage
Social agency: Mediabrands Publishing
Editorial: Detroit Lives!
Critical Years - "Just Breathe"
As an underclassman Beth struggled with mental health challenges while balancing school and competitive sports. She has since emerged stronger than ever, as the admired captain of the women's water polo team. Shot in 2015 for the Mental Health Channel
Over the past 2 years I have had the pleasure of shooting several events for the Hantz Foundation. This is a selection of some of these various projects relating to their community outreach programs.
The Hyper Interactive Hip Hop Carnival - A Detroit Collaboration
An unlikely mashup of three organizations takes center stage at Detroit's festival of lights- D'LECTRICITY.
Steven Oliver - 1st Camera, Editor
Philip Lauri - Graphics, Camera, Producer
2014 Theater Bizarre
Theatre Bizarre presented DAVID J, artist and seminal member of Bauhaus & Love and Rockets, at this years 'The Illusionists’ Ball'. David J & Planet D Nonet performed a very special version of Bela Lugosi’s Dead for the masqueraders at our Preview Gala on Friday, October 17th.
Produced by: John Dunivant
Music Director: Joshua James for Planet D Nonet
Arranger: Joshua James for David J
Gimbal Operator: Logan Siegel
Camera Operators: Kevin Knecht, Leland Stein IV, David Broad, Sara Rector, RSSR
Edited by: RSSR
Color Lab: hawkhaus
Title Graphics: John Dunivant
Music: Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus
Performed by: David J and Planet D Nonet
Live Audio Recording and Mixing: Jim Diamond
Setting Up Shop: Batch Brewing Co.
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.
Inner Sunlight Music Video
This is the first video for artist "B. Aware" who produced, mixed and arraigned this piece with lyrical help from Audiological and Deuces July. Shot w/ just a $600 Budget in 2013 this video explores the artists' darker sides. Download the song here http://lostscience.bandcamp.com/track/inner-sunlight
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!
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.
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.
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 .
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.