Kevmo's Cinematography Reel

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Kevmo's Cinematography Reel

Come with me on a :60 second trip around the world with my latest projects. We'll fly around a volcano in Nicaragua, go to the birthplace of the Tao in China then search for Orangutans in Borneo, meet farmers in Kenya, see the colors of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia and my favorite places around the Pacific Northwest. Let's go!

I owe many thanks to my dear friend, 2015 PDN winner and Luerzer’s Archive’s 200 Best Advertising Photographer’s 2014/15, Nick Hall, (nickhallphotography), for the opportunity to work these incredible international assignments. 

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Flor de Caña

After five generations, Flor de Caña continues to follow the same family tradition, with 125 years of history achieving and preserving perfection in their Rums.

Flor de Caña story started in 1890, when our founder dared to plant sugar can at the foot of San Cristobal Volcano, the most active in Nicaragua. He did so believing the enriched volcanic soil would have a hand in growing sugar cane with superior flavors; for a more unique and complex rum. 

Flor de Caña is aged naturally in American bourbon casks and sealed with banana leaves, giving our rum a refined finish with tropical flavor notes. Our ageing process is called Slow-aged, which means that Flor de Caña achieves its remarkable amber color and rich flavor without the aid of accelerants or unnatural additives. 

Today, we´ve maintained our commitment to Single Estate production, which means that every element is sown, distilled, aged and bottled under our dedicated watch – ensuring the quality and mastery of our legacy from field to bottle. 

Discover more about our legacy:
http://flordecana.com/
https://www.facebook.com/flordecana.usa
https://twitter.com/ron_flordecana
https://instagram.com/flordecanarum/
http://www.tourflordecana.com/


Director/Photographer: Nick Hall
Producer: Joanne Decarlo
Director of Photography: Kevin Philbin  
Production designer: Jordan Swan
Writer: Chris McKee
Music: MDV-Remember Me by Andrew Oye

Touratech

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Touratech

Matt and Paul from Touratech USA wanted to do a product video with a twist. Instead of the usual "white background talking head" piece they wanted to something that shows the product taking a beating. So Paul and Iain did some riding and local drummer Webb did some beating.  Thanks to Scott from www.elliottbayrecording.com.

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Production shots for new film "Eastern Hunter"

Jess Matney playing Neil "Skinny" Webb on the set of the "Eastern Hunter".

Jess Matney playing Neil "Skinny" Webb on the set of the "Eastern Hunter".

I had the pleasure last week to Assist Camera for Ray Flynn, (Ghost Dog, 30 Rock) and Nick Hall, (Decimation) shooting a teaser for an upcoming feature from Legacy Pictures called "Eastern Hunter" aboard an 85' fishing vessel of the same name anchored near Port Madison, Wa. The weather held all week and let loose a perfectly timed monsoon for the confrontation scene shown above. 

We shot scenes aboard the Eastern Hunter, a helicopter, the tender "Seacliff" and a chase boat using a Red Epic with Lomo anamorphic lens package. Flynn, being a New Yorker and a seasoned pro, was a straight-shooter and was great to learn from. He had a Yul Brynner/David Carradine quiet toughness. He always kept cool, yet never distant and was quick to share a quip or a story. Having worked with Hall before on long projects I knew Nick would be solidly focused but manage courtesy to everyone regardless of how little sleep he had. That always amazes me about him. That and the food his wife, Jenna provided for us. It was delightful.

I loved the collision of worlds for me on this project. I've spent a good deal of time in yachting and recreational scuba diving in my past, and my present and future are dedicated to production. I also consider Nick and his extended family good friends. It was hard work, but I loved it because being on-set with pros and on the water with friends felt like being home. 

Director Wade Jackson, (left) with cast members and crew.

Director Wade Jackson of Legacy Pictures with, (left to right), cast members Sam Quartin & Jess Matney, Camera Dept. Ray Flynn & Nick Hall and cast member Isaac Halderman, blocking and rehearsing for "Eastern Hunter".

Ray Flynn and Nick Hall aboard the Seacliff, the boat we used to tender to the "Eastern Hunter".

Ray Flynn and Nick Hall aboard the Seacliff, the boat we used to tender to the "Eastern Hunter".

The view from Scott Waters in the Sound Dept looking out to a constantly moving AD Marco Scaringi. Ray Flynn speaking with Bob Zipp, the Eastern Hunter's Chief Engineer. Nick and Wade discussing specifics.

The view from Scott Waters in the Sound Dept looking out to a constantly moving AD Marco Scaringi. Ray Flynn speaking with Bob Zipp, the Eastern Hunter's Chief Engineer. Nick and Wade discussing specifics.

Wade Jackson, Ray Flynn and Nick Hall. Captain, Engineer and First Mate.

Wade Jackson, Ray Flynn and Nick Hall. Captain, Engineer and First Mate.

Cinematographer Ray Flynn and Cinematographer/Producer Nick Hall

Cinematographer Ray Flynn and Cinematographer/Producer Nick Hall

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The Force is Strong

A dear mountain bike trail-builder friend of mine is about to start a brutal non-chemo cancer treatment. Over a bike ride and beers, he asked us friends to, "Bring, [to the treatment], any little buddies or implements of destruction that you think can help you tear into a mountain. I'm sticking with the basic chainsaw and Pulaski, but I think somebody has a line on some dynamite".

He'd be pissed I shared this, but god-damn that's some Hunter S. Thompson stones right there. His way of balancing humor into heaviness inspired me to attempt to express our friendship with  the levity and strong camaraderie in this shot.  Here's the team I assembled, the force is strong in them. 

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New web site up!

The Beta version is up and live. I'll be taking feedback and adding copy.

I'll also be sharpening the focus to communicate clearly to my target audience.

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