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! What is an eco-fashion film? The film is an eco-fashion film. Say what? That’s right, I said it. It’s an eco-fashion film. The subject matter is about the environment and its degradation and what...

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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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Alien Makeup

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Behind the scenes timelapse footage of special effects alien makeup, prosthetics and body paint being applied by Makeup Artist Thirati K on actress Kaitlyn Clare for the film, Nowhere In The Universe. The film was produced, directed and written by Greg McDonald of Gate5, a video production company in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, we weren’t able...

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Nowhere In The Universe

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Nowhere in the Universe is a sci-fi fashion comedy film directed by Greg McDonald about desperation – no matter how desperate you become, some lines can never be crossed. Update: it won Best Comedy Film and Audience Choice Award at the LA Underground Film Forum! It’s also a semi-finalist in Cinefest LA. The location We...

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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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