Thursday, July 19, 2012

La Muff: Gold Lamé

It's not lame, it's lamé!

Amongst the fun animated projects I've gotten to be a part of lately, I directed this live action music video for my friend Monica Howe, a.k.a. LaMuff. It was a lot of fun to get back into directing live action again and stretch those muscles!

The all-star crew of this video helped create an ornate world for LaMuff through golden art direction/wardrobe/makeup, rad choreography, fun performances, not to mention her catchy tune that inspired it all.
Check out LaMuff's other songs, too. They're all really clever and will make you want to rock out in front of your computer.

Here's the video:
Director: Pete Levin
Producer: Andrew Ahn
Director of Photography: Aaron Meister
Art Director: Julianna "JP" Parr
Choreographer: Gregory Barnett
Editor: Ishai Setton

Cast: Monica Howe, Alex Barbatsis, Les Borsay, Sheila Carrasco, Alex Kenefick, Michael Loomis, Daniel Safarik, Jean Spinosa, Roger K. Stewart, J. Ryan Stradal

Flygirls: Natalya Oliver & Allison Karman
Dancers: Cricket Amy Russell, Rosalind Helfand, Erin Parks
B-boys: HiB, K-SK, Kyle, Miggz

Wardrobe: Charon Nogues
Face Painter: Justine Serebrin
Art Department: Shannon Dedman, Veronica LeBron, and Alex Kenefick
Hair Stylist: Hazel Hartman
Make-Up/Hair Stylist: Kourtney Kuroki

1st AD: Andrew Ahn
2nd AD: Marta da Costa
Key Grip: Armin Balg
GlideCam: Mac Fisken
Swing Grip: Alex Ojeda
Swing Grip: John J. Miller

Lead Post Production FX: Robbie Harrison
Additional Post Production FX: Nick Woythaler
Additional Post Production FX: Pete Levin
Titles: Patrick McGinley

Production Assistants: Kelly Martin, Kerri Fernsworth, Alex Kenefick, Meredith Curek

Music Produced by: Joshua Fielstra

Caterers: Fiesta Catering
Filmed on location at the 1642 Wine Bar and The Akbar in Los Angeles, CA.

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