Best Comedy Film

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The film, Nowhere In the Universe, written and directed by Greg McDonald won Best Comedy Film and Audience Choice Award at the Los Angeles Underground Film Forum! The film is a sci-fi comedy about how some lines can never be crossed no matter how desperate you are. Keeping with the ‘underground’ theme, the festival was low-key, they didn’t...

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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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Alien Sighting

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Alien sighting! A behind the scenes video with Kaitlyn Clare as the alien on our film shoot of the fashion comedy short film, “Nowhere in the Universe”. I had a blast making this! It was a super small cast and crew with great chill people. Working with people you like and get along with makes...

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Construction Videographer

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Gate5 offers construction videographer services to document site progress with video and photography. We documented an offshore construction installation project for the Los Angeles Dept of Water and Power and L3 Harris MariPro,the contractor that took place in the Santa Monica Bay in Los Angeles. The morning the top frame was taken was one of...

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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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Polariod Fashion

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Polariod fashion fun! Nothing beats a real polariod and I’ve been thinking of getting one of the new insta film cameras but it’s still fun to mess around in Photoshop creating faux polariods. You can see the before frame taken from a fashion film and then after shot made up to be a fake polariod....

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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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Creepy Location Scouting

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It’s behind me… what the? Ahhhh!! Don’t worry. I’m okay. It was nothing. I just stepped on a discarded bag of potato chips. The noise scared me a bit. My little venture into some creepy location scouting at the old LA zoo in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. I was checking it out for a possible...

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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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How To Conceal Gray Hair

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How to conceal gray hair video we produced for root concealer Salon in a Bottle. This video is one of several we produced to be used on the client’s social media sites and website. The videos feature the ease of use and the effectiveness of their root concealer showing before and after shots and how...

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