1. I shot this in LA last September. This guy is amazing.

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  2. A short montage of Raphael Angeles from San Francisco Sign Spinning. Shot/Edited/Directed by Ken Lauguico of hiandbyep.com


    Tech Specs
    - Canon 7D
    - 24-105 L F4, 55-250 EF-S
    - Glidetrack
    - Color Graded in Premiere

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  3. SIGNS of LIFE

    I won’t ever forget the first time I saw Justin Brown.

    Heather and I had moved to Los Angeles in February of 2011. I was trying to make ends meet working as a freelance production assistant on various commercial sets. My work brought me to Hollywood quite often, and multiple times a day I’d find myself crossing through the La Brea-Melrose intersection.

    That’s where he was.

    I had never seen anyone spin a sign like this. His movements were wild but based in method. This wasn’t just sign spinning, it was art in the middle of one of the busiest intersections in Hollywood. He looked like a maniac, and I was captivated. At that time in my life, I felt shackled to my responsibilities, and a rush of envy swelled inside me when I saw him. This guy is alive, I thought. For me, an East Coast boy, he represented everything I imagined about the Wild West—a sun-soaked, hardworking renegade living his dream.

    I remember thinking, “I want to tell this guy’s story.”

    But life got the best of me. I moved onto more exciting work in film and Heather and I were able to establish a more comfortable life here in Los Angeles. The sign spinner fell off my radar. Every now then I’d make a detour on my way home with a pizza or bring houseguests to the corner to show them “the real weird side of Hollywood.” (No one on the East Coast has seen a sign spinner like Justin.)

    In hindsight, it feels like fate. On the week of Christmas in 2012, Heather and I were walking home from the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Santa Monica might as well be Egypt in terms of Los Angeles geography, but there, on the corner of Wilshire and 4th St, was my renegade sign spinner. I stopped immediately and turned to Heather. She gave me an approving nod. On far too many occasions, she’d heard me pitch my grand sign-spinning documentary idea. And then there we were. Delivered almost to my front door was Justin Brown from North Carolina, the self-proclaimed Godfather of the Sign Spinning Trick-tionary.

    That’s how the adventure began. The next year or so would be an eye-opening experience for me, in terms of filmmaking and life in general. Justin taught me a lot about loving what you do and inspiring others. And I want to thank him for that. I found many things in Justin, but I’m most proud to say that I found a friend.

    Director :: Shooter :: Editor :: Danny Corey

    Press for SIGNS of LIFE ::

    KCET Television :: kcet.org/shows/socal_connected/stories/culture/signs-of-life.html

    KCET Television :: kcet.org/shows/socal_connected/stories/culture/signs-of-life.html

    LA, I'm Yours :: laimyours.com/64734/the-life-of-a-los-angeles-sign-spinner/

    ONE 4 LA :: one4la.com/signs-of-life/

    The World's Best Ever :: theworldsbestever.com/2014/04/04/sign-spinners-world-unite/

    Bangers & Nash :: bangersandnash.com/hey-fool/professional-sign-spinner-justin-brown/

    Bright :: brighttradeshow.com/news/2936/Signs_Of_Life.html

    Aarrow Sign Spinners :: aarrowsignspinners.com/signs-of-life/

    Film Courage :: filmcourage.com/content/%E2%80%9Ci-remember-thinking%E2%80%9D-says-filmmaker-dannycorey-%E2%80%9Ci-want-to-tell-this-guy%E2%80%99s-story%E2%80%9D-on-signspi

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  4. Concept: Paul C Barranco

    Director: Paul C Barranco
    Producers: Paul C Barranco - Celina Meites
    Director of Photography: Jason Hafer
    1st AC: Corey Bringas
    2nd AC: Jessica Wimbley
    Jib Operator - Kevin Nolan
    Jib Tech - Angel Pagourtzis
    Grip: Orlin Ivanof
    Grip: Jeff Speed
    Camera Car Mounts: Keith Beuregard
    Sound: Erik Clabeaux
    Red Technician - Nate Tieman
    Wardrobe: Celina Meites - Marissa Velez
    Art Dept - Production Assistance: Matthew Williamson - Tamara Gajic
    Make-Up / Hair Artist: Stephanie Lizabeth
    On Set Photographer: Eddie Blanck

    Storyboard Artist: Scott Turner

    Editor: Dave Gallegos
    Colorist: Henry Santos
    Graphics: Jess Chavez
    Composer:Jonathan Levi Shanes
    Sound Mix: Bhav Patel

    Justin Brown _ Sign Spinner
    Ray Fletcher _ Dad
    Jennifer Lambertus _ Mom
    Christine Galyean _ Daughter
    Tom Phelan _ Son
    Stella Barranco _ Grandma
    Roy Allen _ Grandpa

    Special Thanks: Leslie & Oktay Ortabasi - Trevor Fernando - Ron Najor - The City of OC - Gary Wyatt - Lynnae Guzman - Darren Johnson - Cris Gaiennie - Kevin Alpuche - Caiti Goossen - Cherokee Meade - Craig "Burnie" Burns - Julie Acosta - Scott Acosta - Pam Phelan and Family - Vince Barranco - Nano Nobrega - Brian Galyean

    Copyright 2011 Fluid Films Productions Inc.

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  5. Thanks to Ray Rivera, an AArrow Sign Spinner Manager, over at AArrow Advertising. http://www.aarrowads.com

    Shot on location in Baltimore, MD on the Canon Mark II 5D. Still working out the kinks in the workflow...

    Director/Editor: Rubin Whitmore II
    DP: Alex Winter

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