Getting the attention of industry heavyweight great Hal Riney was in a word: awesome. Bringing the Gallo wine campaign to life was an experience in and of itself. This particular spot was broadcast during the Royal wedding of Lady Diana/Prince Charles. It was Riney's concept that we followed. I handled cinematography and camera work. The spot was made on Eastman Kodak 5247 motion picture stock using an Arriflex 35BL along with Harrison D-1-D-2 and RF-1 filters. It was shot MOS and a shortened version of 1979's Hymme was made for this spot. Fun times in the old days of using real film....
This is a collection of commercials and logos I've done. Steve Burcham did the hand drawn graphics. I handled camera work, direction, writing, and editing. They were all made on 35mm motion picture film using an Arri BL 35mm camera. Featured here is the infamous AMC Midnight Movie Express trailer including the sequel.
Credit goes out to Lowe Pro for their camera packs, Brite White Light Conditioners for their diffuser/reflectors, O'Connor Engineering for their tripod/fluid head combo, and Hertz for their vehicles. Many, many thanks to you guys.
All told I have done work for over 300 advertising agencies and independent production companies.
This spot was made for Registry Resorts, the owner of the Don CeSar. It made on Eastman 16mm color negative film using an Eclair NPR reflex camera with an Angenieux zoom lens. All of the warm bodies appearing on camera were paid models except for the man cleaning the chandeliers. The entire video was shot MOS. The film print was transferred to 3/4" videotape for editing and final finishing. The aerial sequence was made by using a jet powered helicopter equipped with a special camera mount. I handled script writing, shooting, and editing. The narrator was hired from a local radio station. Credit goes out to Lowe Pro for their camera packs; Brite White Light Conditioners for their light modifiers (diffusers/reflectors); O'Connor Engineering for their Model 35 tripod and fluid head combo.
The resort has undergone many changes since this was made. The tennis courts are no longer there. The exterior has undergone renovations as has the interior. The owners wanted a video that would sell the resort to meeting planners and tour operators who would book business groups. They specifically requested that it be shot in classic cinematography style - to reflect the resort's heritage - with no hint of the harshness of video. To that end, here it is. Everyone was happy with it. Feel free to leave a comment. Thanks, Mad Dog