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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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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Construction Videography

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Construction videography of an offshore construction installation project took us to the shore of Santa Monica to film in the early morning in addition to the offshore filming we were doing in the Bay at the same time. We started filming this project in mid summer for the City of Los Angeles. The project is...

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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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Social Media Video Production

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Social media video production Los Angeles by Gate5. Short and sweet is the key for videos destined for your social media sites like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and the others. Humor is always a good way to grab attention for your product, service or company in a short amount of time. This humorous seven...

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Fashion Advertising Photographer

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Fashion advertising photographer and film director Greg McDonald of video production company Gate5 in Los Angeles, directs c’est l’amour, shot in 6k resolution and mastered in 4k for use by a manufacturer of large screen LCD’s to demonstrate the detail and high quality of their 90″ 4k monitors. Gate5 is a full service, one-stop shop...

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October Summer

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October in Los Angeles always means a spell of hot dry late summer weather. The view of Zuma beach from the rocks at the far end that you climb over to get to Pirate’s Cove.  

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Van Gone – Comedy Web Series Episode

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Van Gone, episode 11 of the comedy web series The Man Van from writer-director Greg McDonald of Gate5.  The series features behind the scenes videos of his efforts in trying to get a series called The Man Van off the ground. Episode 11 finds Greg lost without the van which is in the shop for...

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Winter Sun Fashion

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Frame from the beauty and fashion shoot at Sunken City beach by photographer and fashion film director Greg McDonald.

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Greetings from Sunken City!

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Landscape photographer Greg McDonald of video production and photography company Gate5 in Los Angeles., shot fashion and beauty at Sunken City, a place where beach front houses on a cliff overlooking the ocean got destroyed in a landslide in the 1920’s. It’s now like an urban apocalypse with it’s ruins, decay and graffiti. I felt a...

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