This is a music video I directed for the Vancouver-based band Teen Daze. Dre Davis is the dancer. The judges are Christina Dolamore and Heather Andersen. All of them instinctive, wildly imaginative actors. Cinematography by Saro Varjabedian. If I’m lucky I’ll shoot all my films with Saro. Every time he picks up a camera it’s the like the first time, raw, passionate, in love with the power and possibility of images. To work with so many extraordinary, talented people - how lucky can one guy get? -dg

0 notes, May 4, 2011

if the standard fashion video is about putting a pretty girl in a pretty picture to sell a product, here i tried the reverse, to limit the audience’s view to what the actor sees and experiences, to convey her thoughts, energy, emotions and personality through point of view imagery. dg

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"with every shot i need to feel something- otherwise i won’t want to edit the film. unless I get a take where I am constantly smiling, or saying "wow"- if i don’t get the chill down my spine- then i just have to keep shooting" -luc besson

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"with every shot i need to feel something- otherwise i won’t want to edit the film. unless I get a take where I am constantly smiling, or saying "wow"- if i don’t get the chill down my spine- then i just have to keep shooting" -luc besson

2 notes, April 23, 2011

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california sunrise repurposes old 60s found footage; invisible light is hyper cinematic imagery in a bunuel/de palma style; and need you now is high concept performance art created in a green screen room. 3 completely different animals and yet the values of the films are fundamentally the same. they’re not afraid to use images to create meaning. not afraid to be held accountable for naively trying to make me feel something intensely, with pictures. -dg

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california sunrise repurposes old 60s found footage; invisible light is hyper cinematic imagery in a bunuel/de palma style; and need you now is high concept performance art created in a green screen room. 3 completely different animals and yet the values of the films are fundamentally the same. they’re not afraid to use images to create meaning. not afraid to be held accountable for naively trying to make me feel something intensely, with pictures. -dg

0 notes, April 19, 2011

power of a simple visual idea. proves all you need to make a movie is a girl and a pair of sunglasses. dg

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story of my life

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a dream i had last night

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x-rated where the wild things are -dg

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1 note, April 19, 2011

Alex zhang hungtai is a romantic. a screaming taiwanese elvis howling love cries into the abyss. there’s a fine line between reference and reinvention, a rip off artist and an original. you draw a line in the sand and the difference boils down to smoke and mirrors - what happens when the smoke clears? it’s not a question of whether you got soul, but whether you’re willing to bear it. either you’re willing to be caught with your knickers down or you’re not. like morrissey and elvis before him, alex hungtai wears his heartache in his pompadour. he turns his pain into an aesthetic form, a form of beauty. -dg

0 notes, April 16, 2011

more is more is live. -dg

more is more is live. -dg

0 notes, April 13, 2011