1. Arlandria

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    from Peter Frisa / Added

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    One day I found a link for a video contest entitled, "This Video Sucks", held by the Foo Fighters. I told some friends about it and a close buddy of mine (Nicholas J Spaventa) sent his reel in and was eventually chosen as a finalist to direct a video for one off their songs off their last album, "Wasting Light". There would be eleven winners total. When he told me that his reel was accepted -I didn't believe him- I was shocked, excited and in disbelief. He asked for my help and if I would like to co-produce this video with him. I graciously jumped all over the opportunity. So Jasmine, Nick and I all started brainstorming ideas for a music video and this is what we came up with. We found inspiration in the narrative from Martin Scorsese's 1985 film, "After Hours", and liked the idea of adding DIY superheroes and Wall Street villains to the plot. Between all the phone calls and emails, organizing the crew; prop masters, wardrobe, makeup and catering, along with doing casting -preproduction was insane to say the least- thankfully, the shoot went very well. You can also view this video from the Foo Fighters' official youtube page along with all the other finalists. Enjoy the video, Peter

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    • Foo Fighters "Arlandria"

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      from Nicholas J Spaventa / Added

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      I was given the opportunity to direct an official Foo Fighters music video as part of the "This Video Sucks" contest: http://bcove.me/l1i2plo1 With a small budget and a very short time frame the cast, crew and I produced this video. Shot on the 5D and 7D, under the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn, NY and at Parlay Studios (www.parlaystudios.com) in Jersey City, NJ. The story begins with a man leaving a bar at 3am. A crazy adventure ensues as the man tries to make his way home that night. Video premiered on Fuse on April 15, 2011 during the Foo Fighters music video takeover: http://youtu.be/JP8yvLWttk0 It premiered online May 10, 2011 on foofighters.com: http://www.foofighters.com/us/videos/arlandria-video-sucks-contest-directed-nicholas-spaventa As well as the Fuse website: http://fuse.tv/music/artists/foo-fighters/arlandria.html CREW: DIRECTOR Nicholas Spaventa ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Jasmine Insignares PRODUCTION MANAGER Peter Frisa DP John Welsh III AC Bill Bishop GAFFER David Mattson GRIP Brian Patierno EDITOR Shar Adrias VFX Get-Kinetic VFX PRODUCER Kathryn Lahr VFX ARTIST Daniel Gauthier PRODUCTION DESIGNER Amy Bishop ART DIRECTOR Chelsea Michaels ART PA Mark Weinheimer ART PA Ali Marx MAKE-UP ARTIST Mia Bauman MAKE-UP ASSISTANT Arnee Dodd HAIR STYLIST Clara Cole HAIR ASSISTANT Melissa Garner PA Janice Liu CRAFT SERVICES Jacqueline Jones-Gross CAST: LEAD Bill Dawes VIRGINIA Mandy May BURGLAR James Blankenfeld PIZZA AVENGER Tyler Ham Pong KABUKI GIRL Noriko Sato THE MYSTIC Erin O'Brien CYBERTRONIC Brian Walters KEY MASTER Luke Mulder WATCHMEN #1 Patrick Shane Whitehead WATCHMEN #2 Russell West WATCHMEN #3 Richard Wisneski WATCHMEN #4 Joshua Johnson WATCHMEN #5 Jesse Murphy WALL STREET #1 Michael Robert Young WALL STREET #2 Frank Marabeti WALL STREET #3 Robert Stone WALL STREET #4 Nicholas L Spaventa WALL STREET #5 Bill Mac Foo Fighters "Arlandria" Wasting Light Sony / RCA 2011

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      • Nicholas Spaventa Music Video Reel 2011

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        from Nicholas J Spaventa / Added

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        Dinosaur Feathers "Teenage Whore" (2010) Foo Fighters "Arlandria" (2011) Xylos "Darling Dearest" (2011) Jesse Blaze Snider "Juggernaut" (2008) Sleepwalkas "Insomnia" (2008) Incomparable Shakespeare "Skinny Jeans" (2009) Music: "Fantasy Memorial" from Dinosaur Feathers

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        • Dinosaur Feathers - Teenage Whore

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          from The Moonmen / Added

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          ***Official Selection of the Los Angeles Music Video Festival*** http://lamvf.com/2011/06/dinosaur-feathers-teenage-whore-dir-the-moonmen/ Dinosaur Feathers music video for "Teenage Whore" off their debut album Fantasy Memorial (2010) Being the co-winners of the 1st NYC Music Video Festival and Battle of the Bands we won the opportunity to direct a music video for the winning band. This is the result. Shot on the Red One camera and created with After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Cinema 4D, and Final Cut Pro. Created by The Moonmen Produced by Erica Harsch and Cory Choy Cinematography by Doug Emmett And with the help of a fantastic cast and crew www.dinosaurfeathers.com www.themoonmen.com www.silversound.us www.parlaystudios.com

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          • Tiger Sex Roleplay

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            from Nicholas J Spaventa / Added

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            Bill Dawes comedy sketch series. Filmed in June 2008.

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            • Sleepwalkas - Insomnia

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              from The Moonmen / Added

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              *Update* Co-Winner of Silver Sound's 1st NYC Battle of the Bands + Music Video Festival Everybody wake up! Sleepwalkas "Insomnia" Directed by The Moonmen Sleepwalkas are Ciph and Kassa Gaines, featuring Vexed Lo and DJ Ease The Moonmen are David Sainte and Nicholas Spaventa

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              • How to Spoon

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                from launa / Added

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                an oldtimey movie idolized by whipper-snappers and hooligans alike. narrated by Michael C. Hall - starring Bill Dawes and Lauren Schacher.

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                • Juggernaut

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                  from Nicholas J Spaventa / Added

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                  Juggernaut is the first music video by the Long Island based band, Baptized by Fire, or BXF for short. The video was shot by Nicholas Spaventa and David Sainte, along with their crew. It stars Cody Snider and Mark Doran, with a special apperance by Dee Snider. The video's original concept was by Jesse Blaze. The video was shot at 3MB Studios in Eastern Long Island, who also helped produce the video. Extras filled the studio for two days as the video was shot over one weekend. MTV was there from California filming interviews and behind-the-scenes for the upcoming MTV show, Rock the Cradle. BXF is Jesse Blaze Snider (Vocals), Danny Wacker (Guitar), Dan Carlisle (Bass), and Benjamin Clapp (Drums). This is Nicholas Spaventa's and David Sainte's music video directing debut.

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