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Tri-City 2011 MVP Cyphers Video


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!

Azi Aishling “Cruisin” Music Video


I had the honor of working with Dublin, Ireland’s Pop Star Azi Aishling this past week! We shot a Music Video for her third single “Cruisin!” Not only is Azi an extremely talented singer/songwriter, she’s an all around amazing person to work with! She knows exactly what she wants in her videos and how she wants it to look. I really enjoyed working with Azi on this video and I look forward to working on a lot more projects with her! Major shout out to her manager Freddy of Stoop!d Genius Productions who arranged the shoot! I’m really excited for the world to see this video. We will be releasing it sometime next week! Check us out on twitter: @AziAishling, @FREDDYBz, & @GaryDunkel.

“Tech Support” – A Short Film by Director Gary Dunkel


***OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE 2010 FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL***

“Tech Support” is a short comedic film about a man who owns a home-based business and is forced to call one of those annoying tech support companies when his computer crashes!

The reason I wrote “Tech Support” was because I think it’s something everyone can relate to! We all at one point in our lives had to call a tech support company when our computer has crashed. We all know that when you call tech support companies a lot of the time it’s in a call center somehow in india where the person has no idea how to fix your computer. Instead they’re just reading troubleshooting tips on a computer screen. Anyone who has ever called a tech support company knows how frustrating it is to wait on hold for ever and than finally get that person who has no idea what they are talking about. This actually happened to me the day I decided to write this film. I had been on hold for about 2o minutes and finally got someone who didn’t know what he was talking about and my computer never got fixed. Basically I took my experience and exaggerated it just a bit to show the humor in it. I truly believe everyone can relate to this film and I hope you enjoy it!

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Miami Skyline Time Lapse


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!

Time Lapse Photography & Video


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!

Canon Rebel T2i


How crazy is it that DSLR’s can record full 1080p High Definition Video these days? The best part about it is that you have the option of using different lenses to create beautiful looking depth of field (background out of focus) which really makes your videos look like film! So once I found out about this technology I knew I had to get one. I’ve always liked photography but never thought I would end up doing it on a professional level. I was always all about video but these days I’m about both! I really love photography now. I have a Canon Rebel T2i HDSLR with an 18-55mm lens and a 55-250mm lens! If you’re just starting out in photography like myself the Canon Rebel T2i is a great camera. It’s fairly easy to use but you might wanna watch a few youtube videos on photography to understand the basics. I’m picking up on photography pretty quickly because of my background with video. I’ve photographed many random spots around South Beach and Downtown Miami and I just did my first photo shoot with a father and a son! I’m heading to New York City next week to capture some amazing photos which I’ll post up when I return! I will also be using this camera to shoot HD Music Videos that will look like they were shot on a $100,000 film camera! We used two HDSLR’s to shoot my last film “Tech Support” on and it came out amazing! It’s really hard to tell the difference between HDSLR footage and 35mm film footage when looking at the image! If you’re looking to have pictures taken or shoot a Music Video you can view examples of my work on my website @ http://www.GaryDunkel.com and contact me when you’re ready!

Young Nation = Next Big Thing!


Everyone needs to check out the next big thing in the hip-hop industry, Young Nation! These two brothers  Jay Hussle & Kwyit Kwest have come a long way! I’m proud to be their friends as well! I’ve known Jay Hussle for a few years now and I can tell you this, he is on his grind and won’t stop until he reaches success! They are a very unique group and have a lot of talent. Their music will get you hooked instantly! Kwyit Kwest is the master mind behind the beats, and he creates some crazy ones! They have attended many hip hop music conferences including the DJ Laz music conference. I had the privilege of Directing their first music video for the song “Say It Again Girl,” a remake of the Isley Brothers. They are currently featured on Slip-N-Slide Records website under the “On Da Grind” page! Please listen to their song “Like An O.G.”  on Slip-N-Slide’s website and vote “Sign this cat….NOW” These guys have major talent and with this little push, this could really be their big break!

To VOTE please visit:

Young Nation on Slip-N-Slide: http://slipnsliderecords.net/youngnation

Follow Young Nation on Twitter: @YOUNGNATION305

“The King of Cool” on South Beach!


Tonight was incredible! My friends and I went down to South Beach to see my favorite comedian, Louis CK at the Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater. The show was amazing of course because Louie is the man! So after the show we decided to swing by our favorite South Beach spot at Pizza Rustica on Washington and 9th Ave. We got our pizza and sat at tables outside on the sidewalk and we notice this random drunk guy sitting at the table next to us. So we’re eating and after a few minutes this guy gets up and comes over to us asking “can I talk to you guys for 10 seconds?” We say okay and he goes on a rant about how he’s the “King of Cool” & the “King of Bisexuals” …. as he hits on my friend Jordan, who is also my co-writer of “:Prefer Not To Say!” Watch the video, it’s hilarious I promise you won’t regret it!

 

:Prefer Not To Say


“:Prefer Not To Say” is a short comedic film about the trials and tribulations of online dating and how three roommates use it to their advantage. Tonight we have finally completed the first draft of the screenplay! My co-writer Jordan Wapner and I came up with the idea to write a film about online dating in June of 2010. We immediately began writing the script in July once we had perfected our basic idea. I must say so far I’m really happy with what we have written. I truly believe that this is genius comedy here. I’m super excited for this project and I really believe that this is going to be a hilarious film when it’s finished! It has taken us 6 months to write this script but I enjoyed every minute of it! It will only be more fun from here on! As always, I’ll keep everyone posted with the progress of this film!