Role: Live-Action Director + Designer
Production Company: Gretel
Each year Spike hosts a glamorous, black tie, One Night Only event that honors and roasts a living comedic legend. This year, Jerry Seinfled, Jon Stewart, Robert De Niro, Tina Fey, Martin Scorsese and Johnny Depp all came up to Harlem to honor a comic giant: Don Rickles. In beautiful black and white, I had the opportunity to document the entire live event at the historic Apollo theater.
With a multi-camera, 3-unit team we captured all the comings, goings, preparations and backstage interactions of the A-list crowd.The end result is a sophisticated, cinematic title sequence that gives the viewer a personal, and intimate perspective on a very exclusive event.
Client: Spike TV
Gretel ECD: Greg Hahn
1st Unit DP: Igor Martinovic
2nd Unit DP: Josh Kraszewski
3rd Unit DP: Chris Walters
Editor: Moss Levenson
Compositing /Animation: Irene Park