Fashion Film Director Greg McDonald at La Jolla Fashion Film Festival

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We just came across this clip of fashion film director Greg McDonald, founder and Producer at Gate5 and cinematographer Roberto Correa introducing the film, The Selfie That Changed The World at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival in 2017. The film was nominated for Best Creative Direction and Best Narration. Watch the clip on...

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Top Beauty Videographer

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At Gate5, we have vast experience producing and directing beauty videos for makeup and cosmetics, hair and skin care clients which is why we’re a top beauty videographer in Los Angeles! Tutorial videos are one of the most watched types of videos online and are a fantastic trust builder with customers and driver of sales....

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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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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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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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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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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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