Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Dream ft. Kanye West - Walking on the Moon Video Shoot DAY 4

DAY 4 Allura
This is DAY 4 of shooting and I'm still good. I'm very pleased as to where this video is going. The graphics are tight, the models are giving me what I need, and the buzz is strong. I can't wait to see this video myself. I already know that when I post this, people will be very surprised with my skills as a video director and how I've grown with my art. 

I wanted to post the video that goes with these pictures but I think I've given you guys enough already because by the time I post the finished piece, you'll already have an idea as to what the video will look like, and we can't have that, now can we? Anyway, I'll see ya tomorrow. Peace. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Dream ft. Kanye West - Walking on the Moon Video Shoot DAY 3

DAY 3: The Editing Room
Here is just a taste of what's to come with the new video. These are stills from the intro of the video without the titles. Where did you get this footage from, you ask? I MADE THIS S--T MYSELF!!! This is not a game to me. I am really trying to be the next Hype Williams/Kanye West with this video director thing. MTV ain't ready for me.  MTV VMA AWARDS, here I come. HAHA. 

Notice how in the last frame that you can see the moon? Yeah, it's gonna be hot. I'm gonna have to go now because another model is on there way to shoot so I have to clean up my junky looking crib before they get here. Holla at ya tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Dream ft. Kanye West - Walking on the Moon Video Shoot DAY 2

Things are moving along. Today I shot with Chris "C. Diddy" Harris and Mia. I am so glad that I paired these two up because their chemistry was great. We shot like almost an hour and a half worth of material. I had already worked with C. Diddy before when we did the ICE video so he wasn't a problem at all. He came in, I gave him his direction, and the man just ran with it. Mia was more than eager to do her thing. She was like an energizer bunny. She is a professional dancer (I mean like Debbie Allen) so when it came time to moving, it was on. We shot for close to seven hours which included a lot of play time and joking but at the end of it, I was pleased with the end clips. Great job people. 

Note: Photos by Nubia at Nubia Creative Images

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Dream ft. Kanye West - Walking on the Moon Video Shoot

I have started shooting for my new fashion music video. The song that I am using is The Dream ft. Kanye West - "Walking on the Moon". I wanted to do something different with my photo skills so I decided to bring them to film. I've done something similar to this when I worked with Tarrice Love on the ICE videos. I wanted to have my own complete artistic control and add a little bit more "Arick" into it. In this video, there will be more graphics and effects and hot ass editing. None of the photographers that I know do or have tried to do anything like this and I want to stand out as much as possible in this game. 

Everyday I have a shoot, I will add a video clip or a photo from behind the scenes just to show you guys what I have to work with and what I do with it. It's gonna be cool as hell to see the finished product. I already see it in my head. I just can't wait for y'all to see it. It's gonna be a beautiful thing. 

I would also like to thank everybody ahead of time for supporting me with this project. Major thanks to my assistant director and camera girl, Nubia from Nudia Creative Images ( for her feedback and for taking care of the behind the scenes work for me. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I was hoping around on the internet for some ideas as to how I wanted to design my bedroom. I am really into the "Simple" look. I just wanted to share some of my vision.

I was looking at some old MTV crib photos from around the early 2000's and one the houses that stood out from the regular high priced, Bently parked, and 2 mile long swimming pool was Joseph Khan's house. Now granted when you look at the pics, it looks like he lives a very lonely life. I like it because of the design of the house, the space and how simple and clean it looks. 

I already got some of the look knocked out already. My editing room looks just like his except my screens are hella bigger and thinner. These other photos are just what moves me and an example of what I'm looking for for my place. 

I not only do art, I live it!