Last week I orchestrated the “Green Gobblin” Video Release Party at Club Play on Miami Beach. The event was a huge success… Blackwatch Studio edited an awesome video loop that played on the club’s screens throughout the night, including a HUGE panoramic, 3-D screen. Video Director Antwan “Shake” Smith showed up in support along with the video’s makeup artist, stylist and video girls…yours truly (producer) was hanging out too!! YMCMB Mack Maine showed out to support, along with Short Dawg…also spotted were Trey Songz and lots of SEXY Miamians. A BIG Thanks you to our partners for the event Headliner Market Group, Music Matrix and 305 Movement! Below check some flicks from the shin dig and video highlights too!
The Official music video for Jae Millz ft. Chris Brown is (finally) here!! One of the many hats I wear is as a manager to Young Money artist Jae Millz, so I shifted into PRODUCER mode to get this video done. It’s a really fun video, that I think is so refreshing in the music/rap/hIp hop game… The “Dead Presidents” (face-paint) theme is taken from thE movie and also Millz’ same name mixtape released over the summer where the Green Gobblin track first appeared. The song will now be the first single off his forth-coming debut album, “Nothing Is Promised,” slated to release next summer. Everything was pretty much shot on green screen with the exception of the opening (alley) scene. There are lots of fun visuals and it’s definitely a song you want to move to and this pairing works well with CB doing his dance thing and RAPPING, while Millz adds his Harlem-bred talent! Check it out, let me know what you think… Next stop is a red carpet awards show! 😉 FOREVERMILLZ.COM
Directed by Antwan Smith of Vigorous Films
Edited by Lution Media
Produced by Sway Mendez, Aubrey Aquino and Remy Pierre
Make-up – Kimberly Keppard
Stylist – Abriel Bolton
***ALSO for you novice and aspiring video directors/editors/producers, we teamed up with MusicMatrix.com for a video editing contest and you can go in and remix the video with unused scenes, etc… AND THERE ARE PRIZES!!!***
A video project I have been heavily involved in is the “Green Gobblin” music video by my artist, Jae Millz featuring Chris Brown. The video was shot recently in Miami, while I was in Mexico…so there was a lot of careful pre-production that went into it, to minimize my phone time in Mexico! lol BTW, it’s GOBBLIN with two “b’s” because as Jae said….there’s 2 “Goblins” in the video…him and CB! Oh isn’t he SOOO creative!?!?
At any rate, now the video is in post, being edited, and I’m overseeing/supervising all the cuts, effects, etc… This is my first hands-on experience with a “music” video, but I’m finding that my editing know-how as well as (news) writing, reporting, producing background is actually helping a lot. And — I just know what I want, how I want it and definitely what I don’t like!! So, along with a few other key opinions (director, Jae, other producers and editor) this is going to be ONE HELLUVA MUSIC VIDEO!! CB is rapping, we’ve got the Dead Pres theme, Mack Maine makes a cameo and we linked up with Music Matrix for a video remix contest!! The Official GREEN GOBBLIN music video is set to premiere on http://musicmatrix.com on Dec 15, and we’ve also got a South Beach launch party in the works! Be on the lookout, you’ll be sure to see this vid popping up everywhere and getting a strong buzz! Red Carpet..here I come!! 🙂 In the meantime, here’s some behind the scenes videos and photos.
Thank you’s to everyone on Team Millzy: Director Antwan Smith, Producers Sway Mendez & Remy Pierre, Makeup Artist Kimi, Stylist Brie, my models Jovana and Carin and everyone else who’s supported and helped make this video a reality. And I can’t forget our sponsors – Fever, Nuvo, Ciroc and Music Matrix! Green Gobblin…December 15!!!!
My artist Jae Millz released his latest mixtape yesterday, “The Flood Never Ended.” It’s the 4th installment in “The Flood ” series and this one plays more like a street album with no freestyles! Music on this “DJ Ill Will and DJ Rockstar present” CD release, also features VADO, Yo Gotti, Show Tufli, Meek Mill and Tity Biy.
Happy Birthday to Jae Millz! The Young Money artist is celebrating his born day today (9.11) and I wanted to send him my well wishes… It actually seems like it’s been his birthday forever (going on a month now) because he’s had several celebrations and been all about “VIRGO” season for weeks now! It’s about to be all about LIBRA!!!!! Ha… At any rate, I took him out to Prime 112 for dinner, as my gift to him…although we work together, we are still friends too…going way back. The first birthday I knew him was, well a LONG time ago, he was in SF doing promo and we got him a slice of cheescake from Cheescake Factory in Union Square! Ah, the memories. Anyhoo, we took this self-portrait post-meal and as you can see, I couldn’t get it centered!!
AND — if you want to hear some of his music, listen to a few of his more recent, favorite tracks below. You can also visit his official website http://forevermillz.com
Here’s a quick Labor Day Weekend 2010 recap. I kept it pretty low key…it started out with a trip to Chi-town for work, then I stayed an extra day to hang out in the windy city and catch up with my good friend Jess.
First up was a pink bus..that was the location for my story shoot…cute, right? What child would not want a part of this??
Then, I took the Metra to Union Station in Chicago to get up with Jess. It was her sister’s bday, so we grubbed on some Filipino food before going to the opening of her nephew’s new restaurant, Chikazawa.
The next day we went shopping in downtown, well actually it was just walking around and then we went by Akira and they were having a buy 2 pairs, get THREE pairs free sale! Serious?? So, that was too good to pass up…needless to say, I walked out with 3, she got 2! 🙂 We both got this pair below..funky, right? **note – even though the photo would make more sense rotated, that is my foot hanging off the armrest of a chair!**
It was a nice and relaxing in the Chi…we finished the night by heading out to the Icon movie theater where we had “VIP” seating and treatment when we went to see “The American.” Shouts to Mike over there for really taking care of us and hooking it up…drinks, food, dessert, strawberries…AND post-movie he gave us a bottle of champagne! Remember — this is at a movie theater! Wow.
I came back to rain in Miami, but that’s just how it is this time of year… and I did something I really don’t do anymore…go out in Miami Beach! I stepped out to DREAM Saturday night for Jae Millz (Miami) Birthday celebration…and it was a lot of fun!
My latest accomplishment has been getting forevermillz.com designed, up and running and it’s here! YAY!! Thanks to RJ – http://romuloaguliar.com and Christian – http://christiannicolas.com/ for their technical and design help. The site is the official home of Young Money rapper Jae Millz…it’s still a work in progress, as I’ll be building out the pages and adding posts as we go along, but you get the jist of my newest creation!