Currently in post on my short film “The Pink Balloon” which stars Olympic athlete and world renown natural bodybuilder turned actor Moji Oluwa.
LOG LINE: A tough bodybuilder reluctantly develops a relationship with a balloon that floats by one day.
At the time of writing we are in sound post with music score being done by MP/TV composer Glenn Jordan.
“Autumn Sonata” is fashion video I directed for fashion design icon Sue Wong.
She held an amazing premiere Friday, March 16th as a climax to Los Angeles Fashion Week. It was wonderful fun!
"Autumn Sonata" Fall 2012 Collection
Frame grabs and production stills from the shoot.
Sue Wong has been a icon in the design world for ages. She is an exacting genius who always knows what she wants and always gets it. Just directed a fashion video for her “Lady or Vamp” collection.
LADY or VAMP:
This is a vertical version of the above video, slightly different, to be played in Sue’s New York and Los Angles Showrooms on large rotated HDTVs.
Maggie Barry is an exciting and bold fashion designer who makes amazing creations for celebrities and stars the likes of Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum, Billy Idol and Cher.
These are larger than life mega-artists with larger than life personalities and larger than life sex appeal..and Maggie’s looks have been central in creating that image.
The Nakeds is her new collection for 2011. It is shiny. It is glittery. And it is very sexy.
Frame grabs and production stills
CLOTHING Maggie Barry
HATS Baron Hats
ART HATS Hatmosphere by Drew Bird
HAIR Milan Daw
MAKEUP Victoria Rowe
MAKEUP Adamme Artistry
WARDROBE STYLIST Arturo Chavez
SET PHOTOGRAPHER Ken Mudge
PA Ben Baker
GAFFER Thomas Rowe
EDITED BY Steve Kahn
DP Steve Kahn
PRODUCED BY Maggie Barry
DIRECTED BY Steve Kahn
Much thanks to Gibson USA, Peter Leinheiser and Jennifer Feeney
Okay… I edited this little piece up quickly mostly for the cast and crew to laugh at themselves and to show as a little bonus video at the Premiere party for the Maggie Barry Fashion Video. So, saying that I’m not entirely proud of this but then again don’t hate it at the same time. I’m a perfectionist and as I said I cut it quickly and really didn’t have enough material to work with. But… here it is anyway. A little BONUS video I cut called “Shattered”
Kit Kraft Commercial; The Challenge: Make One Spot Work for Two Divergent Audiences. The Result: “Through the Eyes of a Child”
Kit Kraft is two things. It started out as a mom and pop hobby store almost sixty years ago in Southern California and it became one of the largest international distributors of hobby goods – while still remaining a local hobby shop for generations upon generations of faithful artisans, craftsmen, creators and model builders.
For me it was models. Specially Estes Rockets my friends and I took unending joy in building and lighting off at a local park (and sometimes at the end of our dead end street when our parents weren’t looking).
We bought them as kids and then proceeded to forget about them when girls became more interesting. I suppose there are just tons and tons of people like me who grew up and forgot the store. I’m sure there are generations of us.
So Kit Kraft has history. A lot of it. But, it also has become a huge distribution center which has many times saved the business from going under when walk in traffic didn’t pay the bills. In those times the internet hobby supply business kept the store in the black. International business over the years has gone on to far, far out-shadow sales in the quaint little mom and pop store.
So, these were the challenge: Produce a spot that would recapture the feeling one had as a child when first discovering the store while not detracting from international business.
And so was born the concept: “Through the Eyes of a Child”
score composed by Derek A. McKinney
It was a blatant steal when I shot it. It was intended to be a “viral” teaser for the web series “Killer Chihuahua” and now it is being licensed for a national commercial spot.
I just have to laugh.
Recently “The King’s Speech” was re-edited for a PG-13 rating and widely promoted as such to get additional audience share. This is done all the time in Hollywood; a film will have several trailers cut with each intended to target a specific audience.
In this vein when I shot footage for Noelle I told her that I wanted to cut two spots: one directed towards a male audience and one for a female. Noelle lit up, as she’s prone to do, and said: “a Shiva version and a Shakti version! I love it!”
I must have looked a bit lost but she quickly rescued me, as she’s prone to do, telling me that Shakti aside from being a Hindu Goddess is the personification of divine feminine power.
“Yes, yes” I said. “A Shakti version!”
I am so proud to present “The Shakti Edit”
Shiva and Shakti
Shot this a couple days ago. This is one of two rough tests. Spot #2 to follow
The Amazing Noelle