A Sunny Desert Day

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“Even though I couldn’t see them behind her mirrored aviators, I could feel the disgust shooting out of her baby blue eyes and tugging on every last rotten cell of my plaque-filled heart strings. I didn’t need to see her eyes to recognize the look. I’d seen it before after a bender at the docks...

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Construction Video Production

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Construction video production we did of an offshore installation for the City of Los Angeles. A frame of the barge in the Santa Monica Bay where the installation was taking place. The project is almost finished and as soon as we get the OK, we’ll post the highlight reel taken from the footage of approximately...

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Desert Location Scouting

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Desert location scouting for a fashion film with director Greg McDonald of Gate5 in Los Angeles. Seeking a completely desolate area to film in for his upcoming film, Greg came across this abandoned stone house ruins in the desert. It wasn’t what he was looking for but would make for a great location for something...

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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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Blue Summer Sun Fashion

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Blue Summer Sun Fashion. Even though I actually shot this in February, I’m still going to call it summer sun! To hell with being literal. After all, I color graded it in summer so it’s justified. I came across this photo from a previous shoot and I had disregarded it. I was looking for a...

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Creepy Location Scouting

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Creepy location scouting at the old LA zoo in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Writer-Director Greg McDonald was checking it out for a possible photo shoot. In the old caves where they used to keep the animals could be a great location for horror or for a dark scary apocalyptic place. Gate5 is a creative video...

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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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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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Winter Fashion

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Winter fashion in Los Angeles. You gotta love it. While the rest of the country is in a deep freeze, we’re breaking out the convertibles and going for a spin in the country. Frame from a fashion film directed and retouched by Greg McDonald of Gate5. Gate5 is a creative video agency and full service...

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