News & Updates
News & Updates
Check out the latest and greatest show I DPed, White Collar Brawlers.
Who doesn’t want to see co-workers beat the crap out of each other?
Premieres tonight, Tues Nov 19th 10/9c
Hello digital world. I just wrapped a German documentary in San Francisco that was all about “The Share Economy”. If you don’t know this term, listen up. It’s big and it’s only growing. It’s happening around us everyday and more and more start-ups are being born by adopting this simple idea. The Share Economy is the idea of peer-to-peer sharing by transactions of goods, talents and services. So If I make a mean apple pie there are plenty of websites/companies out there that offer outlets for me to start my own business to start selling my goods to others in a safe, stress-free and fun manner…aka not Craigslist. Popular examples of a The Share Economy are Lyft, Zaarly, Airbnb, and the list goes on…
So we spent a week in San Francisco interviewing some of the brains behind these operations and it made me realize a few things…
ONE social media is not the devil. Yes, we sometimes isolate ourselves via FB instead of human interaction. But these new companies are connecting the globe in a whole new way. We’ve heard stories of friendships being built, businesses being formed and a true connectivity happening internationally because people, regular ordinary people, are recognizing that they have things (possessions, talents, homes, cars, etc…) to offer at a fair price to others.
TWO: The environment. More sharing means less resources needed. Less cars on the road, less pollution, more resources to go around for everyone. There’s a reason why sharing was big in the 20′s. Well, after 2008, why can’t we go back to this trait called sharing that we all have wired in our brain? Does everyone ALWAYS need their own car? Do we need cabs too? Car rentals? Why can’t we just drive or rent each others’ cars a la Relay Rides? Sounds crazy but it’s not. It’s ancient.
THREE: Economics. More and more people are finding new careers thanks to these companies or outlets. Struggling artists can survive because on their free time, they can drive others around their city. You can quit your 9-5er and take on your dream via Zaarly. There are opportunities again to start your dream job and follow your passion. The American Dream reinvented. The best part…people are spending money again and it’s going into the right hands this time…people. Not corporations. (Although these teeny tiny companies take a percentage of each transaction.)
Do your research, get involved and make a change. It’s happening and it’s a fad that is not going away for a good reason! Rethink how you use your “things” and how you spend your money.
And for the record, no I cannot make a mean apple pie. But I bet I can find some one to teach me for a fair price.
ps The Prius and my apartment are going on Relay Rides and Airbnb very soon.
Well, this is a little late. I’ve been in NYC (mostly Brooklyn to be specific) for 2 weeks shooting White Collar Brawler. A new series for Esquire Network (formerly G4). It’s been a ride thus far but we’re gearing up for our big event next week…the bouts. Every episode features 2 coworkers…2 white collar 9-5ers who want to break out of the regiment of corporate life. So, they challenge each other to a boxing match. Some have beef to settle, others just want to kick the crap out of their coworker and good friend for fun. But we document the two brawlers as they endure an intense 6 week transformation of training, bloody noses and frustration. All leading up to that big night where they get to step into the ring, under the lights and either shine in front of many, or get embarrassed by their co-worker.
As I prepare to light and cover this big event, I’ve been using Shot Designer. A little glitchy at times, but this program works seamlessly with your iPad, iPhone and computer. It’s a simple software that lets you lay out your set, design your lighting scene and block your cameras. Seeing as we have 500 Amps of power and 9 cameras, it’s been kind of a blessing. Check it out! It only costs $15.
Stay tuned for photos and updates on our fights. It’s going to be fun, painful to watch and epic all at the same time.
I am proud to announce 3.5 minutes of my latest and greatest for your eyeballs’ pleasure. I want to thank everyone involved in these projects, new and old but especially the new. I’ve been fortunate enough to collaborate on some fun and interesting projects these past few years and I look forward to what lies ahead!
Please enjoy my Demo Reel 2013 and if any question, comments or suggestions feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out this spot I shot with the lovely Joan Rivers. She is turning 80!
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- Alex Simon
- Alison Kelly
- Amanda Holmes
- Andrew Karlsruher
- Cheryl Amati Martin
- Chris Burkard
- Gabi Kashani
- David Brandvik
- Grant Smith
- Gaston Carrizo
- Jas Shelton
- Jonas Sacks
- Josh Polon
- Joshua Miller
- Kid Moxie/Elena Charbila
- Kristina Duff
- Laura Locke
- Lennie DiFino
- Matt Smith
- Mark LaFleur
- Neha Kent
- Peter Sestina
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