Best of Both Media
Best of Both Media is a New York City based independent film development and production company that was founded in 2010. The company has overseen the production of short films, music videos, documentaries, and various advertising campaigns.
Our focus and mission is to inspire and empower young artists in the field of film production in the hopes of fostering new talent and provide a springboard for new ideas. We are committed to creating the sorts of projects we enjoy watching, and look to new media in an effort to inform the future of the industry and the way movies are created. It is our understanding that a good story, told well, can be both thought provoking and entertaining, and we do not subscribe to the idea that any work has to be one or the other to satisfy an audience. Our advice to the visionary directors and spellbinding writers waiting to be discovered is simple: Find collaborators who share your values and have a strong desire to present your ideas to the world, because together we have the opportunity to accomplish what we could not achieve alone. That's why we're here, and we hope to have the chance to work together in the near future.
Mission: A New York City Based Production Company Offering MoVi Pro Gimbal Services
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We had the wonderful opportunity to end 2019 and ring in 2020 on set in Puerto Rico, eating a ton of rice and beans and traveling all around the island with director Quinn Matthews and producer Taylor Shung. Unfortunately the project were shooting was geared more towards the poverty and hurricane damage than sightseeing so we didn't have time to play tourist, but in Naranjito we had the chance to take in this gorgeous vista. I joked that the only thing that could make this village more picturesque would be Vin Diesel running across the rooftops... and it turns out someone else had the same idea because THEY SHOT FAST FIVE HERE as a double for the favelas in Rio de Janiero, so if you squint really hard you might just see Dominic Toretto and Brian O'Connor getting chased by Dwayne The Rock Johnson in the distance. #FujiFramez #OnSet #PuertoRico
A quick snap on the fly of Rahil Ashruff doing his best music producer impression in an awesome new recording space. Can't wait to share the video we shot here for Tunji Ige and the folks at Spotify #FujiFramez #OnSet
In a year chock full of music videos and commercials, it's always nice to work on a project that is truly making a difference. Getting to work with DP @kmegstacey and Director @laurensick on this awesome spot for the nonprofit organization @girlswhocode definitely fit the bill, working to inspire girls around the world to take the plunge into computer sciences and give them the resources to make those career paths possible. Really proud of how hour work was used in the final edit. #marchforsisterhood #PoweredByFreefly #MōViMethod
MoVi Gimbal Operator: @ryanhamelin
MoVi Remote Operator: @erin.trout
Prod: @kvanskiver / Greenpoint Pictures
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Playing around with an impromptu POV test with my @moment lenses on the New York City subway. Surprised by how smooth and natural it looked, even without any fancy apps or post processing. Might be tempted to build a creative around this setup in the near future. Also laughing about the cameo by my new set of @allbirds. Am I an influencer now? Do I need to wash my mouth out after using that term? Who can say? Too many questions? #shotonmoment #momentgear #momentfisheye
Peeking behind the curtain as we highlight the many brands of Trade starting with our personal favorite Stumptown Coffee Roasters for the fine folks at Agency Within. 10 coffee bags, Litepanels Geminis instead of seamlessness, and a rotating cast of characters all led to an exciting shoot day in the studio. The finished spots should be popping up in your feeds as we speak. #Tabletop #r3d #Coffee
When you have a great year, it helps to re-invest in yourself and help pave the way for even prettier Instagram posts the following year. All joking aside, we jumped at the opportunity to give this 7 lens set of vintage ZEISS Camera Lenses glass a new home. Things have been so busy, I never had the chance to properly intro the set, but thanks to 📸: Peter Pascucci, here's a great look at our Zeiss Standard Speed kit (16mm, 24mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm) which, though the little brother of the super speeds in terms of aperture (all T 2.1) optically match in terms of color and coating and are often used to supplement the scarcity of focal lengths with most super speed sets. If Roger Deakins thought they were good enough for Fargo, they're good enough for me. The set is available to rent alongside our RED Helium package, and I hope to get a lot of mileage out of them in 2019. #Zeiss #Gear #Lenses
Hardest working pupper in the biz, Target's mascot Bullseye on set of the latest
Improv Everywhere Christmas spectacular with DP Justin Ayers and the talented team from Deverge. Two frigid night exteriors at Pier 17 (South Street Seaport) with 200 extras, snow machines, drones, and a Sia track blasting out of a giant oversized boombox greeted some surprised holiday shoppers with an impromptu dance party and whole lot of cheer. If you squint really hard, you can see one of our hidden camera positions inside the cassette tape in the middle of the boombox itself. A truly crazy couple of nights. #Target #Boombox #MerryChristmas
One of our final projects of the year hit YouTube yesterday with a special performance of Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson's cover of John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" featuring Sean Ono Lennon on guitar. It was amazing getting back into the famed Electric Lady Studio (originally owned by Jimi Hendrix) which we had the pleasure of filming in for Mumford & Sons just a few months prior. This shoot marks almost a solid year of collaborating with DP Janssen Powers and director @micahbickham for the team at Vevo, and it's been a wonderfully wild ride. Shoutout to Jordy Wax, Cole Brian and the whole gang at Contrast Films for killing it as per usual, and my remote op Erin Trout and focus master Chevy Anderson for making beautiful frames like this one. Happy holidays everyone! #PoweredByFreefly #Vevo
Finally able to share our work for Director Bérénice Eveno and DP Cristina Dunlap on the new music video for Brandi Carlile's "Party of One" with the great Elisabeth Moss. There's nothing more rewarding than getting a chance to work with your friends as they grow and move forward in their careers, and after so many shoots with Berenice looking over my shoulder at the monitor, it was awesome to watch her take her spot in the director's chair. #WomenInFilm #PoweredByFreefly #ElisabethMoss
"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." — Henry Miller. #Latergram #Lobby #ShotOniPhone
Had the awesome chance to run the court in Miami with Victor Oladipo for Nike x Jordan with DP Frances Chen and Director Jihye Ku. One of the classic perks of gimbal operating, getting the workout in while on the clock. Now I just need to get a pair of those kicks. #PrepareToFly #Freeflyers #MōViMethod
DP Chase Smith and Director @micahbickham gameplan in the leadup to Billie Eilish taking the stage for the recent relaunch of the Vevo Lift Concert Series. Its been a great year working with the talented folks at Contrast Films, and they've been up to a bunch of cool stuff that you'll all see very soon. #Concert #Stage #PrePro
Had to keep this one on the DL for longer than most projects I've been a part of, but happy to announce that the videos we shot for Mumford and Sons new album "Delta" have hit Apple Music. Huge thanks to Director Sam Wrench for a wild weekend in Rhode Island that saw us filming everything from a house that was sitting on an island the same size as the house, to the stage at the Newport Folk Festival in front of a sea of screaming fans. Ever have a song stuck in your head, and then realize it won't even exist in the real world for a couple more months? That was a first time for me too. Thanks guys. #MumfordAndSons #r3d
Excited for the launch of a suite of Alessia Cara videos for director @micahbickham and DP Janssen Powers with the awesome team at Vevo. The video for "Trust My Lonely" in particular is a lot of fun, and involves a crazy one shot that jumps from cable cam to handheld and then travels from the balcony to the ground floor. You can check out all the videos on Alessia's YouTube channel, with more to come. #AlessiaCara #MōViMethod #Angenieux
When you need to get the camera just a *little* bit higher... Messing around in the bodega rafters for our friends at verytaste on an upcoming AXE commercial. Always fun putting our camera package to work in hard to reach spaces, and jumping back and forth between hard mounts and MoVi made for quite an exciting morning. #OverHead #r3d #SafetyFirst
Providing a crowd level view of DJ SNAKE and Halsey for Bindery's #BillboardHot100 concert shoot. Having done the pit shooting grind as a normal camera operator, it's almost nice having such a large and intimidating rig to wear while working your way through the crowd. Generally people stay out of your way (at least the less intoxicated ones) and even without a spotter you can get pretty fluid moves within all the chaos. #MoViPro #Concert #Billboard
Grounded tripod life for the purpose of operating this monster lens for our friends at Contrast Films and Vevo. Always great working with DP Chase Smith and Director Micah Bickham . Even more cool stuff on the horizon. Keep your eyes peeled to the Vevo YouTube page. #Concert #GearPorn
Had a ton of fun shooting the elements for J.balvin's tour graphics a few months back for BLINK TV. He's an incredibly nice guy, and game for all the bizarre scenarios in the opening film script. This moment was a reaction to another version of himself getting eaten by a giant CG dinosaur. You can check out our work if you see him in concert. #JBalvin #Tour #Music
Throwback to hitting the mat with Taylor Hill for Victoria Sport with the talented folks from HG Producers. Working on spots with an interview component is always interesting, because you learn so much about subjects you take for granted. In this case, it was all about the fitness, and having Taylor and her trainer run through her full daily routine was definitely eye opening. You can check out the full video on Taylor's IGTV page. #VictoriaSport #Commercial #MōViMethod
Enjoying some swag from our Nike x Jordan shoot for Director Jihye Ku. All that's missing is the soundtrack to the venerable classic "Space Jam", and an inspirational snippet of lyrics from one of the songs. "Everybody get up it's time to slam now. We got a real jam goin' down. Welcome to the Space Jam. Here's your chance, do your dance at the Space Jam. Alright...." #PrepareToFly #Freeflyers #MōViMethod
"Beyond the sundown is tomorrow's wisdom, today is going to be long, long ago." - Thomas Hornsby Ferril. #Latergram #ShotOniPhone
Throwback BTS shot of the whole cast and some of the crew on a fun project I DP’d for director Samantha Shannon and adidas. Shoutout to the great team at @refinery29 that made it all happen. #Commercial #MōViMethod #Sneakers
Had the awesome chance to run the court in Miami with Victor Oladipo for Nike x Jordan shoes with DP Frances Chen and Director Jihye Ku. As the story goes, after getting knocked out of their post-season last year in game 7 against Lebron, Oladipo texted his trainer "When do we start? I'm ready to take it to another level." 15 minutes after the most crushing loss of his young career, he wasn't sulking in the locker room or packing for his summer vacation, he was planning for what comes next. Seems safe to say the Pacers have a bright future ahead of them. #PrepareToFly #Freeflyers #MōViMethod
Getting ready for the ultimate gut check, taking to the air with a Dactylcam - Line Rig Camera Systems Pro for a cable cam to handheld handoff shot, devised by director and DP Janssen Powers. We made use of Freefly Systems's "Catch and Release" clamp for one side of the rig, but had to jerry-rig the other release with a hefty noga arm and a 30mm clamp. In the end, everything worked pretty seamlessly, and let us follow the artist from the upper level of the building all the way back down to the ground floor. Can't wait for you guys to see the finished shot! #MōViMethod #Angenieaux #MusicVideo
Providing a crowd level view of DJ SNAKE and Halsey for Bindery's #BillboardHot100 concert shoot. This photo was taken shortly before getting hit by a confetti and streamers cannon, leading to several minutes of tissue paper removal from every moving component of the rig. Got the shot though, so in the end, it's safe to say it was all worth it. 📸: @petriephotos #MoViPro #Concert #Billboard
Looking out across the sea of people at sunset with Mumford and Sons at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island. They closed out Day 2 as the secret act, and performed with Mavis Staples, Brandi Carlile, Maggie Rogers, and Phoebe Bridgers. Their new album "Delta" officially launches in November, and hopefully I'll have some fun things to share in a few weeks. Don't mind me, I'll be holding onto this roller-coaster for dear life, and praying I don't get thrown off anytime soon. #MoViPro #Concert #FolkFestival
Chilling backstage with Ed Sheeran and jamie lawson recording an acoustic version of the first single off Jamie’s newest album. Check out the full version on YouTube and thanks to our friends at Atlantic Records for pulling it all together. #EdSheeran #JamieLawson #BackStage #Directing #Acoustic #Live #Music
Taking a stroll through the flatiron district with the stunning Audrey Blondin for the badass duo of DP Bérénice Eveno and director Arie Posin. Unfortunately you won't see the final product on this side of the Atlantic ocean, but the spot was for the grocery store super chain SPAR based in the Netherlands. It's always fun when an out of town job winds up bringing us to an iconic New York landmark for the first time in an official capacity, and having permits to shoot in Madison Square Park was both a surprise and a treat. #MōViMethod #FlatIron #SPAR
When you're out in the middle of the woods and need juuust a little bit more counterweight. This moment is from our work on the ZHU music video "Exhale/Stardust" for director Elliot Sellers and Doomsday Entertainment. Up until then, we had never been asked to balance a large zoom lens with multiple follow focus gears, and it turned out that we were still a little front heavy when all was said and done. This is why you always do a camera checkout kids. Luckily David McCabe Jr carries baby pin to 1/4-20 adapters on him at all times, and we were able to mount a gobo head off the bottom to save the day. The final video is awesomely trippy, and available on YouTube. #MōViMethod #MusicVideo #Angenieux
We had a chance to collaborate on a lot of great shoots last year including this Sofia Carson music video for director Jean Michel and DP Hunter Robert Baker. You can’t really appreciate the vibrance of New York until you run all over the city in the dead of night, and the whole crew really busted their asses to get this one in the can. Flares courtesy of Hunter’s vintage lomo square front anamorphic lenses. #MusicVideo #Freeflyers #MōViMethod
Last year we had the chance to kick off #NYFW with a great shoot for Interview Magazine x Lexus and photographer Fabien Baron Thank you to Frank Sun and our friends at XY Content for letting us run all over the set. #LexusLC #HowFashionTravels #Freeflyers #MōViMethod
Ever feel like you're seeing triple? Here are just a handful of the 15 overlapping takes we shot for Cautious Clay's new music video "Crowned", DP'd by Alex Gallitano with the help of our Kessler Crane® Cinedrive system. Checkout the whole 360 degree camera move in the full video on YouTube. #Clones #CautiousClay #MusicVideo
"The world changes and we change with it. I am better off in this world. But the world is not better. And I don't want that." -Scorpius Malfoy.
If you have a chance, grab some tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. It's an all day affair, but it's one of the most magical shows I've ever seen.
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