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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.

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

04/22/2019

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

04/20/2019

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 th...
01/24/2019

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 latestImprov Everywhere Christmas spectacular ...
01/23/2019

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 ...
01/22/2019

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 Ca...
01/21/2019

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
01/20/2019

"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...
01/19/2019

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 relaun...
01/18/2019

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 ...
01/17/2019

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 aweso...
01/16/2019

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 ve...
01/15/2019

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 sh...
01/14/2019

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 g...
01/13/2019

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 n...
01/12/2019

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 s...
01/11/2019

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 vener...
01/10/2019

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 #Sho...
01/09/2019

"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 ad...
01/08/2019

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 Di...
10/27/2018

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 c...
10/26/2018

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 s...
10/25/2018

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 ...
10/24/2018

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 newe...
10/23/2018

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...
10/22/2018

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...
10/21/2018

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 J...
10/07/2018

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 ...
10/02/2018

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...
09/24/2018

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 t...
09/22/2018

"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.

#KeepTheSecrets #Latergram #ShotOniPhone

Really loved this moment at the Up & Down with Misty Copeland for DP Bérénice Eveno and Director #KarenaEvans Drake mu...
09/15/2018

Really loved this moment at the Up & Down with Misty Copeland for DP Bérénice Eveno and Director #KarenaEvans Drake music video “Nice For What”. #MōViMethod #Anamorphic #HawkVLite

“My favorite journey is looking out the window.” - Edward Gorey #Latergram #ShotOniPhone
09/04/2018

“My favorite journey is looking out the window.” - Edward Gorey #Latergram #ShotOniPhone

A glimpse at a bit of the controlled chaos that is a Bindery #BillboardHot100 concert shoot. On the main stage with Chea...
09/03/2018

A glimpse at a bit of the controlled chaos that is a Bindery #BillboardHot100 concert shoot. On the main stage with Cheat Codes along with half the camera crew. If you're ever wondering how much work goes into getting "The Shot", here's the not so secret sauce. See you gents on the next one! 📸: @petriephotos #MoViPro #Concert #Billboard

"Going Down" (2011). This one's a deep cut, throwing it back to my first real short film as a director, shot by Zach Kup...
08/29/2018

"Going Down" (2011). This one's a deep cut, throwing it back to my first real short film as a director, shot by Zach Kuperstein on the classic Canon 5Dmkii. In an effort to keep the story contained, the whole script took place inside of this elevator, with opening and ending scenes in a real life office building. The elevator itself was a set, something we realized we'd need very early in the process in order to remove walls to place the camera wherever we wanted. I'm still proud of how the finished product turned out, and I learned a lot of lessons that still inform my work today. I still remember the original logline: Two hitmen and an old lady in an elevator, what could go wrong? #Directing #IndieFilmmaking #ShortFilm

A still from the finale of "Alice", choreographed by the talented Erica A Hart and Molly Horne. New York at night has a ...
08/27/2018

A still from the finale of "Alice", choreographed by the talented Erica A Hart and Molly Horne. New York at night has a wonderfully dreamlike quality in camera, and Highline Park on the west side of Manhattan is no exception. Hope to get the chance to put some more dance work on screen soon. Shoutout to Katherine McManus for braving the chilly temperatures and delivering a wonderful performance. #Dance #BrooklynBridge #Alice

Throwback to hitting the mat with Taylor Hill for Victoria Sport with the talented folks from H G Producers Inc. Working...
08/25/2018

Throwback to hitting the mat with Taylor Hill for Victoria Sport with the talented folks from H G Producers Inc. 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 #IanCreighton 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

Running around an awesome forced perspective tunnel set with DP Janssen Powers and director #MicahBickham for the terrif...
08/22/2018

Running around an awesome forced perspective tunnel set with DP Janssen Powers and director #MicahBickham for the terrific team at Vevo. The DSCVR series is a great opportunity to discover new and upcoming artists, and since every video is a single unbroken take, it was also a chance to really stretch ourselves and see what the rig could achieve. You can check out some of the videos on the Vevo YouTube channel, with more to come. #MōViMethod #Neon #Angenieux

Out on the track doing laps with DP Zach Lowry for director Anthony Pellino and the team from Curfew. Check out the full...
08/09/2018

Out on the track doing laps with DP Zach Lowry for director Anthony Pellino and the team from Curfew. Check out the full spot at the Cannondale page, and see what the SystemSix can really do. Had a great time putting our MōVi Pro through its paces with a stabilized arm mount, and look forward to doing more car mount shooting in the future. #MōViMethod #Anamorphic #Lomo

A moment from our very first shoot for our friends at FANCY. CEO Joseph Einhorn gave me the chance to work with visual a...
08/08/2018

A moment from our very first shoot for our friends at FANCY. CEO Joseph Einhorn gave me the chance to work with visual artist Hottea to capture a Fancy.com commisioned art installation in Soho. This was one of my first big breaks directing commercial content, and I remember being nervous as hell as the day of the shoot drew closer.

We got incredibly lucky with the weather that day, and when it came time to film, we were gifted with some great sunlight reflecting off the windows of the building across the street. We shot the whole thing on our Freefly Systems MōVi M10 with my trusty Canon 5Dmk3 and its stock lens (the only camera and lens I had access to back then) and spent quite a while color grading it to look like a professional piece.

Luckily, they seemed to like it, and we’ve collaborated on several projects since. It doesn’t matter where you start, as long as you keep moving forward. #Directing #MōViMethod #Freeflyers

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