Construction Videography

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Construction videography of an offshore construction installation project took us to the shore of Santa Monica to film in the early morning in addition to the offshore filming we were doing in the Bay at the same time. We started filming this project in mid summer for the City of Los Angeles. The project is...

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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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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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Creepy location scouting at the old LA zoo in Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Writer-Director Greg McDonald was checking it out for a possible photo shoot. In the old caves where they used to keep the animals could be a great location for horror or for a dark scary apocalyptic place. Gate5 is a creative video...

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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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Root Concealer

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Root concealer for gray and thinning hair. We produced several product and promotional videos for Salon in a Bottle. The videos show how easy it is to use and cover up thinning and gray hair with a tutorial how-to, testimonials and before and after shots. The videos will be used on social media and the...

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Kids Carpool Karaoke

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Kids carpool karaoke, a video we shot for a client’s daughter’s bat mitzvah. The production included six karaoke songs, each scene has a fun, humorous story that leads up to the group getting in the car and singing with dad. The songs featured the daughter’s teenage friends, family, mentors, a cop and even a surprise...

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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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