That’s a wrap on “The Executioners”

So to wrap up a pretty exciting 2016 why not fly down to Florida and film a crazy movie called “The Executioners”. Let me rewind a little bit. So I was in St. Louis and I received a phone call from my friend Allan. Allan is a producer who will help produce my very first short film called “No Charge.” We’ve always kept in contact ever since that first project and he always said if he has a project I’m gonna be the first one to call, so he called me. He told me he had this awesome script that he was trying to shoot it and he needed an AD and the rest was history.

img_7932Any way so I fly down to sunny Florida leaving freezing North Carolina and get picked up in a convertible to welcome me back to Florida. The production for this project was pretty interesting to say the least. I originally suggested that we shoot this project and 20 days. The final schedule ended being 14 days but we finished in 16 days. This project wasn’t the easiest to get through but I excepted the challenge and we got to the end of the project and finished the movie. This movie will probably be one of the best movies that I’ve ever been 1st Assistant Director for. It pushes the limits it makes you very uncomfortable but I think in making controversial films like this one will stand out and be really good at the end of the day.

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Happy New Year and New Music Video!!

Hey everyone!!! I just wanted to wish everyone a Productive Happy 2013!!!

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And what an awesome way to start the new year off then with a new music video from From The Ground Up Records artist Young Dirt. The record is called “Hello”. The Video was directed by Wuz Good and we shot this video in Orlando!

Check out the video and some pics below!

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Go Radio and more updates!!

Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates but I’ve been a little busy with work, traveling, life, family, etc. But I’m back with a couple of updates. This first one is from the band from Fearless Records called Go Radio!!!

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2011 Year in Review

What’s up world! I’m using this blog to wish and hope everyone had great and safe holidays. I have to say I actually had a great holiday with my family, friends and traveling! Good times!

As I look back on 2011, I am very proud of the progression I have taken in my career in the film industry. In 2010 I worked on over 30 music video and commercial projects. So my initial goal was to try to go over 50 music videos commercials for 2011.  I started out the year good…the first couple months (January/February) are traditionally slow, but in March things kicked off. I was kind of in a comfort zone with production companies that I had/have a working relationship with, but things changed, some people moved and the work flow was thrown off. Was I prepared for it? No. It took me a little bit to get back on my feet but I came back in the game more focused and kind of forced the progression in my career from music videos/commercials to film to move a lot faster. I kept telling myself, stop BS’ing and pursue longer form projects. So I buckled down and started sending my resume out to every independent movie shooting in the US and Canada.

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Naj “The Truth” Music Video

Me and Naj on set of "The Truth"

Hey world! Here is a an update with a music video I AD’d with an artist named Naj out of Paris, France. She came across the pond to work with the Director Wuz Good and Mizu Films. This was a very fun project. I think it was fun because the production was pretty fun and the crew rocked it but the night before was even more entertaining.

Wuz Good, AK (Director of Photographer) and myself had another video that day before and we wrapped at mid-night. Then we had to be on set with Naj at Club Play Orlando at 6 the next morning. We all, plus the producer (Tesha Burroughs) stayed at my house. You would think that we would go to the house and crash and try to get some rest for Naj’s video but we had the x-factor of Wuz Good and him insisting on making noise and putting on a show in the middle of the night so we got absolutely no rest at all. I tried to lock myself in my bedroom and get some sleep but when I woke up, AK is sleep on the floor in my room… We probably got 3 hours of sleep that night if we were lucky.

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Update on Me! Movies, Music Videos, Commercials, Life..

Hello World!! What’s been up?? I know it has been a while since I’ve updated the site but I’m back!!

In mid August I dove in deep in the feature world and was 2nd AD on my very first feature film “Two Headed Shark Attack” directed by Chris Olen Ray. To say it was an awesomely crazy adventure would be an understatement. I learned so much in those 3 weeks, at one point I kind of questioned why I really went to Film School. Then I remembered my resume and all of my work that I have been doing is because I went down to Orlando and started my music video/commercial career there.  Anyway, about the project. I was in the Florida Keys for 3 weeks and it was awesome! But it was a lot of hard work. To be honest, at times I felt very overwhelmed with the amount of work that needed to be done but with the help of guys like Zack Greene, Robert DeWeese & Donovan Nelson we got the job done. There is no way I could have made it through this project without them. It wasn’t a large crew on this project so everyone was wearing multiple hats. But we all got the job done and we all have stories to tell about it!

I would go on and on about the movie and the production but you guys don’t want to hear about my long days and nights on set! Just know the movie is coming out January 17 of next year (2012)! Be sure to check out the Asylum website for further updates about the project.

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Update on “No Charge”

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Hey guys I have a some news about the short film “No Charge” that I AD’d early this summer. The film got accepted to the Orlando Film Festival!! I don’t really know what that means but I’m excited to see the film!!! And I hope it gets the most exposure it can. It was really fun working on this project with the cast and crew. Everyone was great!

Also, the trailer is finally up on YouTube! Check it out and make sure you like the Fan Page on Facebook!

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Also if you missed my previous post on the short film with a lot of pictures, check it out here!

~Big Body 

2011 OCPS PSA’s pt. 1

On set with Wuz Good and AK (DP)

Hey everyone!! Here is a quick update for some commercials I AD’d early summer with Wuz Good and Domino Effect Productions. We did 4 commercials in 2 days in this first batch of commercials. They were pretty cool. We have been doing these videos for 3 years now I think and each year I think the crew and I take them up a notch each year.

Anyway, check out the videos below!

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Crystal Silva “Electronic Love”

DaBigBody(1st AD), WuzGood (Dir), Crystal Silva and Dancers on set

What’s up guys!! Here is another update for a music video I worked on a little while back. It is from new pop singer Crystal Silva. The song is called “Electronic Love” and the metaphors for the song speak for itself once you listen to the song! LOL

DaBigBody (1stAD) & Crystal Silva (artist)

The video was directed by Wuz Good and produced by Domino Effect Productions and we shot this on the campus of Full Sail University. I’m always apprehensive to shoot on that campus because I try to stay away from Full Sail but they had some really cool locations to shoot and they really fit song well. Also, this was my first time working with D.P. Michael Stine, who I later found out was a Full Sail graduate and a talented one! I really learned a lot from him on set about some technical stuff (behind the scenes I’m an aspiring D.P. but I will never do it, I just love the learning part),the RED Cam and some lighting.

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DJ Nasty Birthday Bash!!

DJ Nasty on the set of "Welcome To My Hood"

What’s up everyone!?!? So a little while back I was asked by beemac films to be apart of the camera team and shoot DJ Nasty of 102 Jamz Orlando birthday bash. Long story short, we ended up shooting a full fledge documentary of the event. To start out the night I was cam op’ing by myself at the 102 Jamz studios getting all the pre-bash footage. It was pretty fun, I was running from room to room cause Nasty was on the 1’s and 2’s in one room and DJ D Strong, Khaled, Ace Hood and T Pain were in the other room but I feel I did a great job getting everything that we needed to make the cut.

The second part of the video (the concert) was led by producer Aaron West with cam ops Darius Dancer, B and myself. We had my camera patched in the audio board for great sound and Darius and B were floating around on stage and in the crowd. And after a strong edit by the editor Brice Miller, we have the movie!!! LOL

I hope you enjoy it, I wish I had some production pictures but I couldn’t shoot them while I was shooting, too much going on.