Beauty and the Beach

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Beauty And The Beach will be screening in the F3: Frankly Film Festival in Ohio in October! 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 makeup artist Thirati K and...

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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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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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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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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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Lifestyle Family Photographer

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Lifestyle family photographer and film director Greg McDonald shot natural light portraits for a family in Los Angeles. In addition to lifestyle photography, Greg shoots fashion and beauty and directs commercials. Contact Gate5 for booking and rate information. Gate5 is a creative video agency and full service video production company producing high quality sharable content...

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Street Style

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Street style photo shoot in downtown Los Angeles by fashion film director and photographer Greg McDonald of Gate5 with model Kimber. Gate5 is a creative video agency and full service video production company producing high quality sharable content for your social media outlets. We conceptualize, write scripts, direct, cast, film and edit viral videos, branded...

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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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CineFashion Film Awards

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CineFashion Film Awards by Cinémoi has nominated Brandon Bernath for Best Actor for his appearance in the humorous short fashion film, The Selfie That Changed The World written and directed by Greg McDonald of Gate5. Congrats Brandon! The awards show will be held at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on October 8, 2017 and...

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