I RUN – Behind the scenes and Gag reel

by on Nov.04, 2015, under Creativity, Film making, Humor, Movies, Sony A6000

It just kinda “edited” itself.

We filmed this project almost over 8 months. You can see some of the BTS and Gag reel below.

You can find the finished film here:

I RUN video


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Scary Hands Poster

by on Oct.30, 2015, under Creativity, Movies, Photography

Scary_hands_g-sigWhile shooting my friend Morgan for her Harley Quinn costume, I also wanted to try shooting a composite. Basically taking lots of photos and then putting them together in Photoshop. Kinda like our past LEVITATION and VAMPIRE shoots.

I wanted to try this “Hands reaching from the Dark” type of image and used a snoot on my strobes. This basically shoots a small concentrated beam of light to one part of your subject. So I positioned Morgan and began shooting her in various “fright” positions. Then I got involved and shot parts of my hands as well.

It was a funny shoot because we were laughing so much and for awhile we couldn’t be serious because of how stupid we looked trying to look scared. But in the end, I got the shots I wanted and then did my composite. Use the sliders on the image to see the before and after. I tried to get as much as I could “right” in the camera to minimize a lot of Photoshop work.

Here is another photos with more of the hand images and some more of Morgan’s expressions. You can click on it for a larger view.


Thanks for letting me share.


PS – me trying to show Morgan how to look scared. LOL.







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I RUN – a film project

by on Oct.27, 2015, under Creativity, Film making, Movies, Sony A6000, Video

With the help of my buddy John, we began a film project a while back. Using all my tricks in my bag and some of his – we finally completed the film project of him running.

I’ve always been impressed with runners, how some just “lope” like deer when running. I remember when John started running about 4 years ago and I was so impressed with how he trained. Then he ran a marathon and another. I remember following his progress. So I thought,

“I’m gonna show him running…”

My goal was to produce a “Nike-ish Under Armor” kinda ad.

This was a collaborative effort between him and I along with the support of my other family and friends.

  • John Espinosa, you filmed yourself running countless times and never argued when I asked you to “run again…but slower.”
  • Michael Martinez who ran behind him holding my camera on a 3 axis stabilizer.
  • Joaquin (my son) piloting the drone to get those awesome over head shots.
    I even flew it and got a shot I imagined! 
  • And to Angel and Mike who drove the truck while I hung out of the back filming John.

I’m glad I got this done. I really had fun and happy with the final product.


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Using a Drone for my film project

by on Oct.17, 2015, under Creativity, Film making, Movies, Sony A6000

Well technically – Joaquin did.”

Drone_John_Joaquin_Setup Drone_John_Joaquin

I’m finishing up a project with my buddy John and he has a Quadcopter and I wanted to use it on a project I’m working on with him. Since he’s the subject, he can’t fly it so I drafted my son Joaquin to be the pilot since he’s got more experience in that area than me.

He flew one during High school and he’s much better with his hands (video games) than me!

Below is a very short clip of how he did. Stay tuned for the finished project!


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Fear the Walking Dead – my TV promos

by on Aug.23, 2015, under Creativity, Film making, Movies, Sony A6000

Tonight is the premiere of Fear the Walking Dead. Many of you know how big of a fan I am because of the art promos I’ve been done in the past.

Today is different, I love the short promos that depict people going about their busy lives, not even noticing that the world is coming to and end with “Walkers” popping up around them. So I decided to try my hand at my versions.

I talked my niece Angel and her neighbors, Daniel and Jacqui to participate. I took my Sony A6000 and my Beholder motorized gimbal and we shot it at 11am today. I then quickly edited both of them to post before the show premieres tonight. Below are my two videos. And below them  – two of the promos from the show.

Now what am I going to do when the The Walking Dead Season 6 premieres? Hmmmm…


Below are the original promos I mimicked.

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