Monday, December 13, 2010

"Ass On the Floor' Video

See... this is what I'm talking about. Dirty Money has the potential to be on some different stuff. Check out this new video "Ass On The Floor" directed by Colin Tilley... different & creative images. And speaking of videos, new "DREAM CHASER" music video coming soon. Yes, the project is still alive and moving forward, one step at a time!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Diddy Dirty Money

I really like the whole concept and vibe behind Diddy Dirty Money. It has potential, if they don't drop the ball...especially on live performances. Some people are frowning at it. But if you've heard some of the album and checked out the campaign for the album, it's actually kind of cool and creative...different sound, look, feel. Check out the trailer for their new video which is coming soon. Directed by Colin Tilley...a beast. Watch out for him.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Moving Forward

The Grind continues. I finished the music video for "Dream Chaser" by Delonda. It's the the theme song for the documentary...LOOKS GOOD...will premiere soon. Still editing the doc also.



Thursday, November 4, 2010

Things are changing...

I keep hearing about more and more projects being produced in Atlanta.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kanye West - Runaway Music Video

Super creative new video from West.

New LeBron Nike Commercial

GREAT Commercial.

I think we all ask similar questions in our lives. Answer is DO YOU...just do it man.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Busy! Updates

Singer/ Songwriter Delonda on the set of "Dream Chaser" music video

Haven't been on the blog lately...been busy working. On what you ask? Well, just finished shooting a music video for Singer/Songwriter Delonda. The video is for the song "Dream Chaser" which is the the theme song for my documentary "I Am A Dream Chaser" (shout out to producer IG who did the HOT track). The music video will be coming soon, as well as the doc's trailer. I'm still in post production on the doc too. Also, I've been working on some commercials for some!

The grind is serious. dapa Entertainment! Keep watching...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Jack as MJ

"Jack as MJ" is an entertaining short film that features impersonator Jack Perez performing as Michael Jackson to the song "Dangerous". I directed, shot, and edited the piece. Shout out to Quintessence who helped on the shoot...also Matthew Head who did a great job on the score which you hear at the beginning and end.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

JD - Living The Life

I always check out Jermaine Dupri's "Living The Life" on youtube. It gives a behind the scenes look of him...basically... living his life. It's interesting to me to see other creative minds do their thing. I respect all of the stuff that JD has accomplished...and he's still going hard, making things happen. He really understands how to use the new social media out there to his advantage too. I'm taking notes. Anyway, check out his latest video. He's got a new mix tape coming that might bring the HEAT.

Monday, August 30, 2010

"TAKERS" takes the win this weekend!

The final box office count is in. Takers is #1 in the country. Congrats to Rainforest Films and Grand Hustle...ATL! Check out the link below.

'Takers' pulls ahead of 'Last Exorcism' in final box-office count

Thursday, August 26, 2010

"I'm On My Way" Music Video

The new video that I Directed, Shot and Edited. "I'm On My Way" by Devon Golder

Sunday, August 22, 2010

dapa Ent Music Video!

I directed a music video yesterday. It's been a real long time since I've done a music video. I love the creativity that comes with doing these projects and I've been itching to jump back on the scene. This time I'm bringing more knowledge to the table and attacking the genre with a new approach. Feels like I'm back again for the first time. Shout out to the artist "D.Golder" The footage is HOT.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Magazine Cover

Black actresses on cover of Fearless Magazine. This is a good look! Nice to see the sistas getting the attention they deserve.

(L-R) Tia Mowry, Lauren London, Naturi Naughton, Monique Coleman, Jennifer Freeman, Kyla Pratt, Tiffany Hines and Chyna Layne

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Director Ray Kay Music Video

Check out this new music video from director Ray Kay, Alesha Dixon "Drummer Boy". NICE visuals and CRAZY energy. You really feel the energy pop off the screen. The pace and creativity of the editing is on point too. Good work...thats Art right there. Oh.. and I play the drums, so I might be alittle partial to it.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Have you heard of "psnob" and Rebecca Robinson? Well check out "I Am A Dream Chaser" documentary coming soon!

dapa Entertainment!

New Ryan Leslie Video

I've been busy in edit on the "I Am A Dream Chaser" my creative zone. Check out this new Ryan Leslie video of him doing what he does best...creating music. He's talented and his creative process and energy is contagious. If you check out his different videos, I'm sure his grind will inspire you to do your thing.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Stomp The Yard 2 Trailer

Here is "Stomp The Yard 2 : Homecoming" Trailer. Directed by Rob Hardy. Rob is one of the talented individuals featured in "I Am A Dream Chaser" documentary...coming soon!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Shout out to Pete Chatmon

The camp over at Double 7 FIlms is always doing great projects. Check out the latest from Director Pete Chatmon...a new original web series "The Bridge" that complements a 1 hour cable series they are developing.

TheBridge:VelvetRope "Girls Night Out" from C3 Stories on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

TAKERS - Extended Trailer

Shout out to Rainforest Films and Grand Hustle Films. Keep watching ATl filmmakers...things are starting to happen down south. New movie "Takers" coming in August.

"Takers" Music Video from Coldfinger Studios on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Another I AM A DREAM CHASER Interview!

We're wrapping up the filmming of the documentary, getting some last interviews and footage. We recently interviewed stylist and boutique owner. Another successful shoot!

Director Darrick Patterson putting mic on Adrene before interview

Here comes Diggy

Watch out... here comes Diggy. He's makin some moves and is coming with a nice flow. I think he's about to make a mark in the music game, following in his dad's footsteps. Check the New video "What They Been Waiting For". Shout out to PhilTheGod who directed it. He's got a good eye..another one to watch out for. I see ya man

Diggy- What They Been Waiting For from philthegod. on Vimeo.

Monday, May 3, 2010

I'm Beamin

Working hard on the documentary. Getting my edit on... "Nobody cares, but tomorrow they will" check out the video "I'm Beamin"

Lupe Fiasco - I'm Beamin from Hacomar Diepa Perdomo on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

For the Filmmakers

The Canon 7D. I've got my eye on this camera... might need to scoop one soon. Shoots stills and HD video.
Even Robert Rodriguez is using it...with some extra gear added on. Check the link for more info.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Erykah Badu "Window Seat" Video

Erykah's new video. Shot in one take. She's always on some other stuff...just doing what she feels. I like that artistic freedom and originality. What do you think of the video?

Diggy's music video

Like this video. It utilizes the basic elements of a music video. Nice shots, Nice Tints, Nice flow. The way it's shot and edited you really feel the energy of Diggy. It's captures the pure essence of making a music video, an art form that has kind of been lost due to some directors putting too much superficial crap in videos. Simple but effective with an old school flavor... and on top of that, Diggy has some skills.

I'm about to do a music video that's going to be incorporated in the DREAM CHASER doc. I got to make sure I capture that energy too.

Diggy - Made you look Freestyle (Flow Stoopid) from Diggy Simmons on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

CiCi Kelley

Have you heard of CiCi Kelley?

Well, check out I Am A Dream Chaser! Coming Soon

My new show...

I'm back on the blog...for anyone who reads these.

For those that don't know, HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA is a new series on HBO. I'm feel'in this show! It's about two guys in NY on their grind trying to make their dream a reality. I can relate to both of the main characters on so many's crazy. The show is all about their hustle. Not only does it remind me of myself, but their fictional story is similar to that of the real stories of the individuals in the I AM A DREAM CHASER documentary. The doc is on point! After a shoot we had recently, it really hit me hard that we have something special here. I've kept pushing to get it shot and now we're about to wrap soon!

So whatever your passion, go after it. And catch the show if you get a chance.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Video Blog #4

Video blog #4 for the documentary

Avatar...all the right movie elements

I know it's been out for awhile... but I'm feelin this movie. STRONG filmmaking. I came across this interview with James Cameron and just thought I'd post it.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sade- The Making of Her Album

I like when artists let you into their world and you see a glimpse of their reality. I think all artists can relate to each other on some level... a familiar connection. I feel what Sade's saying in regards to creating a new project. There are definitely some similarities between making music and making a film. I like raw behind the scenes video like this. Check it.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Even the BIG Directors too...

The Hollywood Reporter did an interview called "Roundtable: The Directors". It features some heavy hitters who are the ones to watch during this awards season. Check out this clip from the interview below. It's cool to hear that even the BIG directors can be apprehensive or uncertain about how to execute something. But they figure it out. I've experienced that on some levels with this documentary I'm working on now... but hey, I worked it out. It's just part of the game.

Oh... and VideoBlog #4 for Dream Chaser doc coming soon.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Rebel

Rebel : To feel or express strong unwillingness, To refuse allegiance to and oppose by force, To resist or rise against some authority, control, or tradition.

I'm feeling like this book cover now... (Great read for those filmmakers out there!) As I get closer to the end of filming this documentary, I feel like I'm doing several things myself. I'm determined to get the job done, whatever it takes, an unwillingness to waiver from my vision. I'm going to be entering post production soon (the edit) and things look really GOOD!

Recently, I even got a chance to talk with Jennifer Hudson and get footage of her during a Derek Blanks photo shoot.

So she'll have an appearance in the film. Good stuff!

The Rebel