Overboard – Music Video for Les Vinyl

In the spring of 2012, a Director of Photography friend, Eythan Maidoff suggested to me to take advantage of his recently purchased Red EPIC.  Immediately I imagined a high wonderfully irresponsible video involving samurai swords and possibly a music video, but what band would I ask and more importantly where was I going to find samurai swords.  A quick posting on Facebook asking if any my friends had a samurai sword, quickly came with results from my long time friend and neighbor James Sorrenti. Little did I know that he would have a plethora of awesome sharp objects.  So, sharp objects were found, now to find some great music and a great fun band to be in this project.  I contacted long time friend Casey Jost, who I worked at Maries Gourmet together when we were struggling for work, but eventually started working together on the hit show “Impractical Jokers” on TruTV.  Casey has had a wonderful indie band named Les Vinyl who have opened for Ingrid Michaelson and played all over New York.  They’re energy was just so much fun and have been friends with Jenny and Pat for a while now. So we set forth in assembling a wonderful crew starting with a great producer and AD.  Keith Lambe saved my ass in the project as producer and Gena Mimoso , and my AD has been my logistical rock for years already. We rounded out the rest with these amazing people:

Associate Producer/Assistant Camera
Mike McWeeney

Director of Photography
Eythan Maidoff

2nd Assistant Camera
Miguel Gonzalez

Art Director
Gretchen Kittel

Hair/Makeup Design
Kristin Nawrocki

Assistant Hair/Makeup
Elizabeth Taillie

Production Assistant
Noel T. Jones

Jay Miller

Weapons Master
Kevin Devlin

Sam Rodriguez
Christina Carannante
Joan Moore
Gary Moore
Thomas Thomas
Leigh Janicki
Joe Imburgio
Joe Pecora
Chris Vertaramo
LeighAnn Sciara

Casey use to swim at Hillside Swim club in Staten Island and so graciously allowed us to film in their parking lot.  Anyways, using the EPIC i always wanted those great 180fps slo mo shots of destruction. And with this video, we were able to acomplish it.  Everyone worked so hard on this piece and it was a great pleasure for everyone bring a rather silly idea to fruition.