Construction Photo Documentation

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We had the honor to work on a fantastic job for the Los Angeles Dept of Water and Power and L3 Harris MariPro, the contractor. We provided construction photo documentation and video services including aerial drone footage and time-lapse for an offshore public works project in the Santa Monica Bay in Los Angeles. It was...

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How To Shoot Beauty At The Beach

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How to shoot beauty at the beach – get a great model-actress like Hayley Pendergrass and get a great makeup artist like Thirati K! Problem solved. Seriously, it’s hard to take a bad photo of Hayley. We went out to Long Beach with a vague idea for a short film and to shoot some beauty...

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Flash Fiction: A Sunny Desert Day

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A Flash Fiction Story “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...

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Construction Video Production

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Here are a couple of frames from an offshore construction video production we did for the LA DWP and L3 Harris MariPro, the contractor. It was an honor being involved in it and having the privilege of working with the incredibly talented teams and good people from LA DWP and L3 Harris. As construction videographers...

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Desert Location Scouting

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I went desert location scouting for an upcoming fashion film. This was my second scouting trip with a few more to go since I didn’t find what I was looking for here. Looking for nothing Seeking a completely desolate area to film in for a story about an alien that crashes her spacecraft and is...

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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, a video production company in Los Angeles. The film was shot in portrait mode, or vertically and features three looks; natural beauty, color and smoky eyes. It was shot at 5k resolution and mastered...

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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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It’s behind me… what the? Ahhhh!! Don’t worry. I’m okay. It was nothing. I just stepped on a discarded bag of potato chips. The noise scared me a bit. My little venture into some creepy location scouting at the old LA zoo in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. I was checking it out for a possible...

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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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