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Friday, May 18, 2007

Cinematoghrapher Mark Plummer (smiling) and first AC Bob Smathers, share a laugh on a recent AM/PM commercial shoot. Key Grip, Mike Millela (blue tank) monitors the crane.

Director Mark Pellington of Crossroads Films (seated) with cinematographer Ramsey Nickell (standing with meter) and First AC Dan Venti (on focus). On downtown L.A. location with English female vocalist Natasha for her upcoming music video.
A veritable bee-hive of bizzzzzness at the Monster Lighting HQ.
Monster Lighting saw action on:
  • Hilary Duff's new music video from director Fatima Robinson of Black Dog Films teamed with cinematographer Paskal Lebegue and gaffer Chris Conway.
  • Huggies Diapers commercial with cinematographer John Perez and gaffer Mazi Mitchell.
  • Kelloggs Cocoa Krispies with Director Melodie McDaniel, cinematographer Wyatt Troll and gaffer John Tanzer.
  • AM/PM markets with Tool of N.America director Erich Joiner, cinematographer Mark Plummer and gaffer Jim Young.
  • Natasha (English singing sensation) music video from director Mark Pellington of Crossroads Films joined forces with cinematographer Ramsey Nickell and gaffer Ken Allen.
  • Oreo Cookies (MMMmmmm!) Director Adam Stevens from 24:7 Productions with cinematographer Sacha Riviere and gaffer Lee Spencer.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Dateline May 2, 2007. Old Hollywood, the ghost of Lucy brushing by. Renmar Stage 4.

Has it been a month already?? Where did that month go? Monster Lighting very busy doing Commercials and Music Videos. We have been providing lights for Form productions doing a Wells Fargo commercial, Janusz Kaminski shooting a Blockbuster commercial and Michael Bernard doing a spot for Victoria's Secret. Our new Briese Lights played an important role for the Victoria's Secret shoot along with Monster Boxes and conventional lighting.

As mentioned, working at Renmar Studios on a Flyleaf music video being shot by DP Jim Hawkinson. Lots of flying paint. Should be fun.

High point of my day....seeing my old friend Mike Trim working here on the lot. He is the DP for the hit TV show, "Weeds".
We go way back and it was a stone cold gas to see him today. A great guy and a great DP.

If you're reading this you have already experienced the new Monster Lighting Web Site. Some great features and information. Sorry, no more videos of Kenny driving the truck!! Check out the Lighting Rentals page. You can download and print a pdf of the order form, fill it out and fax it in. OR, the new super stealth way, go to the online order button and fill out the various fields to order your lights online. When you submit, a copy is sent to you for your records as well as a copy sent to Monster Lighting so we can get busy in giving you the kind of service you have come to expect from the worlds best lighting company. Thats right...the best.

As my father in law says in his Italian accent, "Be careful, everyday is a good day when you wake up". See you on set.

Until then,