ESSENCE Magazine Red Carpet

ESSENCE Magazine Red Carpet

<< Portfolio ESSENCE “Black Women in Music” Red Carpet Recap Shot in Hollywood on a Sony NEX-EA50. I captured the HDMI output to 1080p ProRes on my Atomos Ninja 2 recorder to avoid the quality compromise caused by the AVCHD codec compression used by this camera. Backstory: Hosted by Tahira Wright, co-founder of The Cut Life, join African Pride on the red carpet as we chat with Jazmine Sullivan, Christina Milian and more about what it takes to make it to the top of your game!   Skills Directing, Editing, VFX   Stories connect. People respond. Let's tell your story. Contact...
Soul Train Awards Red Carpet

Soul Train Awards Red Carpet

<< Portfolio African Pride Style Recap: 2015 Soul Train Awards African Pride rocks the red carpet and chats with celebrities like Erica Campbell (Mary Mary), Chrisette Michele, Tisha Campbell, Vivian Green and more. Shot on location November 2015 in Las Vegas on a Panasonic GH4 with a Panasonic 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 lens. Edited in Final Cut X. Skills Videography, Editing   Stories connect. People respond. Let's tell your story. Contact...
Steven and Syreeta

Steven and Syreeta

<< Portfolio Steven and Syreeta – Wedding Highlight Film Song: The Piano Guys – A Thousand Years So happy for my good friend and brother in faith Steven finding his soulmate in Syreeta. Their wedding took place just outside of their hometown of Detroit, Michigan at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial. An early morning ceremony, the overcast broke just in time for their vows, but also allowed for capturing some beautiful moments overlooking Lake Michigan. This was my first time producing a wedding film. I shot everything in this highlight film with one camera, but also had a friend that shared video with me for the full length version for the couple. I used my Panasonic GH4, my Atomos Ninja 2 recorder, my Glidecam and tripod, and rented a zoom lens for the ceremony. The slow motion footage was shot at 48fps natively on my GH4. It was a spontaneous experiment that I think turned out beautifully. They really created an opportunity to express, experience and share the grand love being celebrated by Steven and Syreeta. I didn’t fly in to Michigan in time to attend the rehearsal the night before, which in hindsight was an insane decision. I filmed the wedding as a last minute favor for Steven when their original videographer dropped out. I had already planned on attending the wedding but would have performed with less anxiety if I had arrived the day before. I’m very excited about how this turned out, but also very interested to see what can be done with a team, and better planning. Skills Videography, Editing, VFX Stories connect. People respond....
Lynelle’s 30th Birthday Soirée

Lynelle’s 30th Birthday Soirée

<< Portfolio Lynelle’s 30th Birthday Soirée This was my gift to my sister for her 30th birthday. She had a really nice 30th soirée at a photographer’s home in DC back in September, and I brought my Panasonic GH4 and my glidecam to see what I could capture. A good event makes capturing the energy of the occasion really easy, and this one was truly great. The shots are a combination of glidecam and handheld shots. All that said, she loves the video! Mission accomplished.   Skills Videography, Editing Stories connect. People respond. Let's tell your story. Contact...