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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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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Working with an Alien

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Working with an alien is tough! Ha! Not at all when the alien is played by Kaitlyn Clare and you’re working with Brandon Bernath, two excellent actors. In this behind the scenes photo we were hurrying up before the sun went down while filming the sci-fi fashion comedy film, Nowhere In The Universe. We managed...

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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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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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Roots Concealer Beauty Shoot

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Roots concealer beauty shoot for Salon in a Bottle. Behind the scenes shot with the owners. We shot material that will be edited into various clips used on their website and their social media outlets. Director Greg McDonald of video production company Gate5 in Los Angeles shot at 5k to 6k resolution for HD delivery....

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Training Video Production Company

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Training video production company Gate5 in Los Angeles produced an instructional video for an insurance company. The video features scenes of how the client’s sales agents should present their sales pitches at the door and in home with prospective customers. Gate5 is a creative video agency and full service video production company producing high quality...

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Fashion Film Awards

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Fashion film awards with the three amigos at the CinéFashion Film Awards last night at the El Capitan Theatre. Brandon Bernath (middle) was nominated for Best Actor in The Selfie That Changed The World shot by Roberto Correa (left), styled and produced by Lorraine DuRocher and written and directed by Greg McDonald (right). Gate5 is a...

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TV Comedy Director

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TV comedy director Greg McDonald of video production company Gate5 in Los Angeles, wrote and directed The Man Van, an episodic comedy web series that takes a behind the scenes look at his efforts in getting a production off the ground. In episode 21, he finds himself searching for a new cinematographer at Home Depot....

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