Since winter I’ve been obsessed with The Weeknd’s music! My favorite of his 2011 efforts (he had 3 mixtapes in 2011) was House of Balloons, so I was happy to see he just dropped a video for the sexy single Wicked Games, from that album! Check out the video above, I like how it was shot, the scene transitions are stellar, they already gave me ideas for an upcoming shoot. Also I’ve been shooting a lot of black and white videos lately, so I’m particularly feeling it for that reason. Lastly if you’ve checked out any of the single art, the video keeps with the aesthetic that The Weeknd has put out there from the beginning. I’ve posted it before, and I’ll say it again….I LOVE those pics!
Make sure to look out for The Weeknd’s upcoming debut album Trilogy in the next couple weeks.
I do have a question though, if I own all 3 mixtapes and the new album only has 3 new songs, and the rest are from the mixtapes…do I got to buy the album? lol
I will, I will…he’s that good. His music is sexy! The Weeknd is necessary in the current R&B scene.
Check out my long time peeps from DC, rapper Latymez who also doubles as writer and artist/painter/graphic designer. This is intro promotional video for his upcoming project. Keep your eyes open for him.
Great things come from all the people I know!
If you follow me on twitter (JaiNima), you may remember earlier this week I instagramed and tweeted a picture of me and the artist, Jamel Castro, beat after wrapping up his video shoot. I shot the majority of the video, serving as Director of Photography for his promo video. It’s was my 1st stint at the music video thing, and although it was kind of stressful because Jamel Castro is a film director in his own right, it was lots of fun and I look forward to doing more.
Check out the promo video from Castro’s upcoming project MDMA, coming out November 1st.
Recently I’ve had this burning desire to start shooting music videos, its something I wanted to do as a teenager, but the desire eventually went away. So it was perfect timing that one of my favorite photographers, Sarah McColgan recently shot a music video. The visuals are quite stunning, and it has inspired me to go out there and start shooting.
For me, the visuals are how I’d anticipate a photographer to shoot a video, more than how a DP trained in film would, and I think that’s why I like it. There are (to me) just a differences as to how someone who is used to shooting stills may frame and approach it; I think that really works in shorter formats, like a music video. Anyway, check out the video, the song ain’t too shabby either, it’s Pledge Allegiance by Ro James.
I know it’s the second The Dig (thedigmusic.com) post in a week, but they’re popping out the videos this month! Continue reading
I’m feeling this new song by Frank Ocean! Although it’s nearly 10 minutes, the time flies as Frank Ocean whisks us off in a kind of sexy, dreamy, new-school R&B vibe. Continue reading
After my good friends, The Dig (thedigmusic.com), showed me the cover of their then, upcoming new album, Midnight Flowers, I had an idea of them at night, in the forest, with a car light. That idea and 2 cold spring nights turned into the above promotional picture for my talented friends. Continue reading