New Year’s Greetings!
Wishing you a prosperous, creative and healthy 2011.
2010 started with H.M. being well received by the critics and patrons at the Whitney Biennial 2010 while We Live In Public had its theatrical release at the Egyptian, after joining DIG! into the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
MTV decided to re-launch their logo after 35 years. Two shoots for director Evan Silver in the East and West Coast became the canvas for the new logo across the broadcast as well as before the world, presented at the UN during Mashable & 92Y Social Good Summit.
Some work for Walmart this year was eclectic. In Mexico to direct/dp for Artur Spiegel’s 7ate9 to tell the ‘Secret life of Spinach‘ a Walmart project, and later joined producer Jessica Jimenez of Lunchbox, shooting for Rik Reinholsen some projects like Nelly Furtado, and directing in Puerto Rico for Juanes.
This fall was mostly dedicated to Oren Moverman’s Rampart, working for DP Bobby Bukowski operating the B camera for this double Arri Alexa feature. The cast and crew assembled by producers Lila Yacoub, Ben Foster, Mike DeFranco, Lawrence Ingle, Ken Kao and Clark Peterson was incredibly kind and versatile.
Documentary form continues to manifest itself in collaborative efforts, this time executive producing and shooting with CLP‘s Tom Cappello, Alana Goldstein, and Michael Lucker on a documentary series for a news outlet, it has a green light for the pilot but just now getting going. Other narrative and documentary projects dot the horizon.
The best news of the year, beyond Joaquim’s wonderful 7 years on earth, was that Portugal was able to recover some face after the world cup by shutting out Spain 4-0 (some might say 5-0) recently. It is nice to be the first to give the world champs a little dose of humility after their spectacular showing at the Cup in South Africa. I just hope that both countries won’t need a EU bailout.
HAPPY NEW 2011!