So still playing catch up. At the end of the “I Am That Man” project, I was getting ready to fly back to the east coast from Director Wesley “Wuz Good” Armstrong asking if I wanted to AD a short. I was like “when is it because I fly out on Thursday”. Wes was like cool, “we shoot on Wednesday.
So a little bit of history between Wuz Good and I. We went to Full Sail together and between the photo shoots, music videos and commercials, we worked on at least 50 projects together. After that run of projects, I set my eyes on feature films and Good turned his eye on the internet. While Wuz Good was killing the game on Vine and Instagram he always said the goal was to make movies and the opportunity presented itself to do a short and here is what we did.
The short is called “Ding Dong Ditch” Staring Sunny Mabrey, Brandi Marie King, Joey Diggs Jr. & Wes “Wuz Good” Armstrong produced by Off The Dock. The digital studio of Lakeshore Entertainment.
Shout out to the cast and crew of this project. We knocked this out in 1 day and it turned out amazing!!
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What’s up everyone!?!? Here we are with another update. This is 1 video of 6 I did with the Mazerati Music team. beemac Films brought me on for this week-long project and I worked with 2 directors Wuz Good and Akil Kurji. We were on a small island right outside Sarasota, FL and let me tell that place was beautiful besides the bugs that came out exactly at 8:00 pm and feasted on me everyday! LOL
So a little while back I had the pleasure of working with Marquis Daniels of the Boston Celtics and his crew the 10/90 Blokk Boyz for the first single “Kome Here Nikki” featuring Dee Boi! The video concept was a very ambitious from the director Wuz Good but giving his track record with these music videos, we always know that the video is gonna come out hot!!!
The concept was a Grand Theft Auto concept except for stealing cars they guys were playing the Grand Theft Nikki video game collecting Nikki’s!!
Be sure to check out the behind the scenes of the music video which I edited and of course the music video!!! Shout out to beemac Films for producing this project and always hiring me for gigs!!
Have a look at the Alexandra Amor music video “Superstar” directed by Wuz Good. We shot this in the lovely city of Miami. We had a few complications with the shoot and we ended up shooting the video twice but it turned out well both times. Have a look and enjoy!!!
So I just got from Miami a couple of days ago from another epic adventure with Director Wuz Good. This time we are doing a music video for a company called Zoosk (a dating service I believe) and the music video featured Flo Rida and T Pain. It was a pretty cool concept but the hard part was getting everything that Wuz Good wanted in 1 day. We originally started off with an 18-hour schedule, then it got knocked down to a 14-hour shoot, then eventually got knocked down to a 10-hour shoot because we were in a mansion that gets used a lot for productions and the neighbors really hate the lady that owns the place. The production almost got shut down 3 different times but we managed to get a lot of shots off anyway.
After telling some of my friends who the video was actually for, they were like “Damn Doug, you in the big leagues now”. And my response to that is when I start working with artist of that caliber on a weekly basis then I might consider “making it” once I knock out some more of this damn student loan! Until then, I look at these projects as another one on my way to making it!
The concept of the video is pretty cool. I’m not gonna spoil the video for you. I’m just gonna wait till the video comes out and you will enjoy it. I promise! Until then, enjoy a couple of cell phone pics I took during the shoot!
Shout out to Eddie B of BeeMac Films for always hiring me when they have a shoot, AK (Director of Photography) and all the Full Sail students who came down to help out on the project. They were some hard working souls on this project and everything that we got done couldn’t of been done without their help.
Hey check out a teaser for a video that we shot this weekend!! Once we drop all the videos I’ve been working on my blog is gonna be like a music video countdown!! I have been working on some projects with some awesome music!!
Whenever each label decides to drop the videos, I will post them. Until then, check this out!!
Yo! Long time, no blog! But I’ve been crazy busy getting ready for my first feature that I am AD’ing but anyway to stay on subject. We shot this video in Miami towards the end of last year.
This video was Directed by Wuz Good. I haven’t worked with him in a while, so it was pretty cool to work with him again. We actually have a couple more videos that we have coming up. Also, this was my first time working with AK. He was the DP on this project. I like working with him, he’s made chill and makes the day much easier. Of course my brother Marcus was on the edit. That’s what he does! LOL
Anyway, let me stop speaking. Check out the video and I will blog to you guys later!
Produced By: BeeMac Films
Director: Wuz Good
Director of Photography: AK
AD/Colorist: Legendary Big Body
Editor: Marcus “M Kutta” Smaill
Shout out to Andrew Machol, Rob Vickers and Victor as well!
So I got the phone call from another Director that I work with sometimes Wuz Good and he was telling me that he wanted to shoot a small video with a local underground group from Orlando called “Not Them”. I was like whatever, let’s do it. Like I said, it was a small shoot so the crew consisted of the Lution crew and a couple of PA’s on the shoot, the two guys in the group and Glendi as the lead girl.
A couple of cool things that the guys did with the shoot was actually shoot all of the b roll and the bathroom scene in the video with the new 5D Mark ii Cannon and shooting the performance shots with the HVX 200 with the letus 35mm adaptor. Hopefully everything will come out cool with the video. Production went smooth, we were on time with everything and when we were shooting outside we just beat the rain. So that was cool.
So where do I start. Oh yeah. Pre production! This is the first video that I have done with the core crew and we didn’t have 17 pre-production meetings and I didn’t mid at all! LOL But it was a little scary at the same time because we had NO meetings. But hey, let’s move forward.
Day 1: We shot the master green screen performance at F.I.R.S.T. school in Orlando. The second location we were suppose to shoot was a downtown penthouse but we ended up losing that location so we just shot the green screen for day 1. That’s where we start the somewhat downward spiral of stuff not going right.
Day 2 comes around we have this kick a** location downtown Orlando. I believe we were shooting in this building next to old Club Paris. But something was different. Something happen to the lead singer and the band and he got replaced in the middle of the shoot but I didn’t figure that out till about 3 or 4 hours in. But MurrayMile the director for this project had everything figured out. And on top of that, we went hard (no homo) for 18 hours on the shoot for the 2nd day. Damn that was a long day but it was like my fourth time doing 18 hour days after 12 hour shoots.
I’m not going to ruin the surprise but the final video is going to be tight. We couldn’t really call ourselves filmmakers if everything turned out perfect each project. So he came up with this interesting way to tell the story in the video. So that’s enough talking for now. Check it out!!
This was an interesting shoot to say the least. A couple of key’s I didn’t really get along with cause they were spazzing the f*ck out all the time and adding stress. Everybody that knows me now of days knows that I am anti-stress. I used to let people piss me off then I snap. But I’m better now. LOL
This was a 2-day shoot and we shot it at a local high-school in Orlando. Wuz Good (the Director) for this project wanted to make this a sports theme and they had the idea to shoot at a school because it would be easier to move around there then moving to different locations around the city, which was a great idea. It made my job easier cause when I did the schedule, I put in padded time so when we went over in one location we saved time cause we didn’t have to do a company move anyway. We just changed locations that were 5 minutes away from each other.
The art department did their thing on this video as well. Roger also got sponsors from Hip Kat clothing and the Orlando Magic. And of course Marcus and Corday did their thing on the post end of things. Other than the rain and certain people acting a bit reckless at times, this project really came out good.
Special shout out to the Lution Crew for doing work!!