Beauty and the Beach

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Beauty And The Beach will be screening in the F3: Frankly Film Festival in Ohio and in the Berlin Flash Film Festival! The film is an eco-fashion film you could say, about a woman takes a walk on the beach and discovers the new normal. It was pretty much improvised between the actress, Hayley Pendergrass, the...

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Best Comedy Film

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Best Comedy Film and Audience Choice Award winners at the Los Angeles Underground Film Forum for the film, Nowhere In The Universe, a sci-fi comedy about how some lines can never be crossed no matter how desperate you are. Keeping with the ‘underground’ theme, the festival was low-key but it was a lot of fun hanging out with Kaitlyn...

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Alien Makeup Timelapse

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Alien makeup timelapse of behind the scenes footage of some of the special effects alien makeup being applied by Makeup Artist Thirati K on Kaitlyn Clare for the film, Nowhere In The Universe. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get a timelapse of the whole application but this gives you a taste of it. Gate5 is...

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Nowhere In The Universe

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Nowhere in the Universe is a sci-fi fashion comedy film about desperation – no matter how desperate you become, some lines can never be crossed. We had a great time making this film with two wonderful actors, Kaitlyn Clare as the alien and Brandon Bernath. The only thing I’d do differently is I wouldn’t shoot...

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Polariod Fashion

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Polariod fashion fun! Nothing beats a real polariod and I’ve been thinking of getting one of the new insta film cameras but it’s still fun to mess around in Photoshop creating faux polariods. You can see the before frame taken from a fashion film and then after shot made up to be a fake polariod....

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Natural Beauty

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Natural beauty, a frame from the beauty makeup fashion film, “masque de l’art” directed and shot by Greg McDonald of Gate5 video production company in Los Angeles. Featuring three looks; natural, color and smoky eyes, the film was played on public kiosks by several LCD manufacturers to showcase their 7 foot 4k LCD screens. Gate5...

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Writing-Directing Site

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Writing-directing site for mostly my narrative work but also for fashion films and commercials. I’ve never had a personal site before that focuses on my writing and directing,  and I decided I needed one. So here it is, check it out at: gregorysmcdonald.com On the site, I’ll be posting newsworthy stuff about projects along with...

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Kids Carpool Karaoke

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Kids carpool karaoke, a video we shot for a client’s daughter’s bat mitzvah. The production included six karaoke songs, each scene has a fun, humorous story that leads up to the group getting in the car and singing with dad. The songs featured the daughter’s teenage friends, family, mentors, a cop and even a surprise...

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Love Breaks

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Love breaks, a frame from the fashion film c’est l’amour we produced. The film is based on the poem, Don’t Ever Break A Woman’s Heart by Lorraine DuRocher. It plays on kiosks of a manufacturer of large 90″ 4k monitors. Directed by Greg McDonald of Gate5 in Los Angeles, it was shot at 6k resolution...

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Product Videographer

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Product videographer and full service production company, Gate5 in Los Angeles is expert in making product demo videos, how to tutorials, how it works explainer videos and social media content focusing on promoting and selling products. This is a frame of a 3D animation we created for a promotional video we produced featuring the product...

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