This is my latest project! My friend Eve created this new project called the Tri-City 2011 MVP Cyphers and asked me to jump on as the video editor! Basically this project contains people from West Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties that came together and freestyle about anything and everything. This project definitely shows the lyrically creativity of these guys and I’m glad I had the opportunity to worked on this project. Check it out!
Local South Florida rapper “Webbz” from Miramar, Florida has a lot of buzz surrounding him. His lyrics and beats flow together so perfectly to create amazing music. I’ve had the chance to work with Webbz for the first time two years ago when I directed the “Check Me Out” Music Video for Nove featuring Brisco and Webbz. Right away I knew Webbz had the potential to be something huge. I’ve been wanting to work on another music video with Webbz for awhile now. Luckily he called me to direct the music video for his latest freestyle song “I’m A Star!” We shot the entire video in just a few hours. Everything was shot in Miramar because he really wants to represent his city to separate himself from all of the other Miami-Dade rappers! The entire music video was shot on a Canon EOS Rebel T2i HDSLR and will be released all over the internet sometime next week! Stay Tuned to http://www.GaryDunkel.com!! Webbz has just released a brand new mixtape called “The Pursuit of Happiness” and you can follow him on twitter @WebbzCX and me @GaryDunkel!!
This is my first official time-lapse of the Miami skyline! I was shooting the skyline across the bay by the MacArthur Causeway. This time lapse was created by using 5 second intervals on the Shoot Timer Remote. All together it took 598 photos to complete this time-lapse and almost 2 hours!
I have always admired time lapse videos! I think it is one of the coolest effects you can do and I really love watching them. I wanna start doing my own time lapse videos so I looked at random videos on youtube to kinda get an idea of what to do and I came across the video above! That video is incredible. It is very well put together with the editing and music! I plan on doing a lot of my own time lapse videos soon. I’m going to Vegas next month and I will definitely be doing one while I’m there as well as other photos! The way I used to do time lapse videos never looked right. I used to lock down my Panasonic DVX 100B video camera on a tripod, press record and let it run for a while and then take it into Final Cut and speed it up. That way kinda works but it definitely doesn’t work if you’re trying to do a sunrise/sunset or an extended period of time! With a DSLR it’s so much easier and it actually works! I’ll post up my own time lapse videos when they’re created!
Hollywood, CA is the entertainment capital of the world! It has the biggest market for film, television, and music! It is also home to the worlds largest film studios! This is where I need to move to! Don’t get me wrong, I love living in Miami! All of my friends are down here and we’re all like a huge family, I love the lifestyle down here, I love partying down here, and I love the different cultures and art that miami has to offer. However, I feel like my career is going absolutely nowhere down here! As a filmmaker I don’t get enough work whether it be freelance or working as crew on a set. I’ll do a music video and then nothing else will come along for a few months or a year and then another one will come up. I’m constantly looking on mandy.com and craigslist.com for film jobs and there’s just not enough going on down here. On mandy.com currently there is 2 film jobs in the entire state of Florida and 86 film jobs in the LA area! It’s definitely time for a change! I need to jump start my career and I feel like the only way to do this is to move out to Los Angeles where there are tons of crew positions available all of the time. I know it’s not going to be easy out there either but at least it will be a little more accessible! I’m already kinda planning my move. I decided that I am going to move out there in 1 1/2 – 2 years! That should give me enough time to save up some money and eliminate some bills! I’ve already started looking at apartments online and I’m currently trying to pick which area I wanna live in. So far it’s looking like Van Nuys is a safe bet. Supposedly it’s only about 15mins outside of LA and it’s nearby to all of the major studios! I’m extremely excited for this! I’ve worked so hard over the years and haven’t really gotten too far in my career yet! I truly believe LA is where its at for me and it will definitely do wonders for my career! For the next 2 years I really gotta stop going out as much and save a lot of money! I really need to eliminate and some of my bills because living in LA is not cheap! Although, I did find some decent prices, just not sure what the area they are located in is like! I plan on making a trip out to LA sometime by the end of this year to go neighborhood and apartment hunting! I’m really happy I finally decided to start planning this out because now I have something to work towards! I’m really excited to get my career off of the ground! “Entourage” is about to become my reality in the next few years!
I was walking around Fort Lauderdale beach today location scouting for the “Like Me” Music Video. I went into Beach Place to see if there would be any ideal locations to shoot in there and I see a crowd of people and hear loud techno music so of course I get curious and go check out what’s going on. I see this guy spray painting a canvas and lighting it on fire, putting out the fire and re-spraying it. It was pretty amazing to watch so I stood around even though my parking meter was running and I still needed to swing by 2 other locations! This guy put on an amazing show! The best part was that he would spray all of these colors, and then spray black and blue all over it and cover it up so everyone was wondering what was going on. Then he would take a razor knife and a spackel knife and reveal those colors behind it! The end result was a beautiful painting of the World Trade Center! The artists name is Enrique Morales and you can reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org … Art is life!
So it’s 12:30am and my friends and I are driving down Miramar Parkway. We get to the corner of Miramar Parkway and University Drive and we stop at the red light. All of the sudden we see this Miramar Police car drive right through the red light with no lights on. We’re like “Ahhh what the fuck, cops always do that!” But then the cop stopped right in front of ihop. Next thing we know one more cop does the same thing and they both get out of the car with their guns drawn. Then out of no where 8 more cops show up! So naturally curiosity caught up with me and we decided to make a u-turn to check it out. That’s when we started filming it. We saw one guy on the ground and all of the cops had their guns drawn. So later on in the night we went back to that ihop for breakfast! Right away we asked the guy that worked there what had happened and he told us everything! Apparently this guy came into ihop with his gun drawn and told them to call the police! I thought this was incredibly weird, why would you walk into a place to rob it and tell them to call the cops? I mean, I’m not a robber or anything here but I don’t think you’re supposed to do that lol! Some people are just dumb! Anyways, somehow the cook and a customer got outside while the robber was still inside. The cops ran inside and got the guy, obviously!
So here’s my message to all of these criminals out there that think they can go commit crimes and not get away with it …. You’re stupid!!!! Cops these days are on their A-game! If you rob a store, you’re gonna get caught! If you murder someone, you’re gonna get caught! If it doesn’t happen when you do it, it will happen eventually! So stop committing crimes and just enjoy your life!