“Maybe there is a beast… maybe it's only us.”
― William Golding, Lord of the Flies
Here is the first episode of a five part series I recently shot with award-winning boxing writer Lance Pugmire for The Los Angeles Times. Canelo Alvarez is the young superstar and pride of Mexican boxing, versus Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, the unified middleweight world champion who hails from Kazakhstan.
It was an exciting fight, expected to end with a K.O. but it turned out to be a draw. Fortunately for me that was the bet I had placed at the sports book and it paid 25 to 1…
You can watch the rest of the episodes here:
One more time around
Might do it
One more time around
Might make it
Netflix / Awesomeness Films / Dreamworks
Starring Bella Thorne / Taylor John Smith / Halston Sage / Nash Grier
Directed by Brent Bonacorso
Cinematography by Magdalena Gorka
I was B-camera operator and also shot all the drone footage.
Here is another short video piece I shot for Tom Ford and Vogue China.
Production by Herzog & Company
Creative Director: Andrew Wright
An epic adventure South of the Border.
“L’estasi dell’oro” by Ennio Morricone, for the Sergio Leone film “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” 1966.
Here is a little video I shot with award-winning director and fashion designer Tom Ford for his Spring/Summer 2017 Campaign.
Here is a funny new show that I worked on…
Premieres Thursday, February 9 at 10 p.m. ET on CNN.
I served as second unit director of photography and camera operator for the majority of production for this CNN documentary series following the crucial events of the 1980’s decade. It’s now available streaming on Netflix if you are interested in watching.
my girlfriend Jen climbing Mt. Everest to raise money for her disabled nephew Nathaniel. I gave her my GoPro and a brief lesson on how to use it. I finally found the time to edit it together and I think it turned out really good.
Here is a new promo for Car Matchmakers that I shot with DP Jason Valdez for the Esquire Network.
Here’s a dusty post for my dusty blog.
LA-B-to-V is the most famous and longest two-day dual sport ride in the world. This was the 32nd year for the best 400 mile-plus dual sport ride.
Music: Old Man Gloom – The Ape of God (I) “Eden’s Gates”
I ride a motorcycle. Don’t tell my mother, she’ll worry.
This was last weekend on a 600 mile ride with some friends.
Two Harley Davidsons, one Triumph Bonneville, and a 1986 Honda XL600R set out on an epic journey from Los Angeles to Mexico and back.
Music: JFA – “Baja” from Valley of the Yakes 12″ – 1983
Filmed on a GoPro 4 Black and a Sony A7s with a Zeiss 50mm f/1.4
This is a new TV show I’ve been camera operating on. It’s very different from the documentary style of work I usually do but it’s been fun. I’m one of the handheld cameras near the ring, you can see me a few times in the edit. The wrestlers rarely stay in the ring, they come flying out and fight on the floor a lot, barely missing me. They move fast and the moves they do are pretty impressive.
The camera they give me is a Sony HDC1500 which has no internal recording mechanism and a tiny black and white view finder. It’s a 2/3″ CCD but keeping my focus sharp is the hardest part of the job even with peaking cranked up. We are shooting in an old warehouse in downtown LA and it gets really hot when they turn on the show lights. I invested in sweat bands after the first day and they help. Eight cameras are tethered to the control room and we are all on PL headsets with our director calling the shots.
From Executive Producer Mark Burnett and Robert Rodriguez, This is Lucha Underground. Premieres Wed 10/29 at 8pm ET/PT, on El Rey Network.
Almost 1 year ago I traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico to cover pre-production of Pete Berg’s latest film “Lone Survivor” for Herzog & Company. I got to work with some of my crew from “On Freddie Roach” again too, Brandon Carroll was our producer, Sean McElwee was camera operating, and Travis Franklin was running sound. Here is a description of the film:
Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish.
Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell, the author of the first-person memoir “Lone Survivor,” whose book has become a motivational resource for its lessons on how the power of the human spirit is tested when we are pushed beyond our mental and physical limits. Starring alongside Wahlberg as the other members of the SEAL team are Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster.
Tobias A. Schliessler was the cinematographer for the film, we shot the interviews and behind the scenes shots in this featurette below. Lone Survivor will be in theaters January 10.
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