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DEVON V. COLLINS TO DIRECT NARRATIVE SHORT "TOXIC"

Devon V. Collins and his company STIMULI Film, Inc. has been commissioned by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health to direct the narrative short, “TOXIC” that sheds light into different micro aggressions black women face on a daily basis.  Part of a larger campaign centered around infant mortality, producer Chris Benninger along with Crystle Paynther in the lead role of Nina surrounded by an equally talented supporting cast, TOXIC is scheduled to debut later this year and is sure to make an emotional impact on audiences.

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The Land F.A.U. - Cop Drama Gets Picked Up by Cleveland CBS Affiliate WOIO

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Deriving from a nickname of Cleveland, The Land F.A.U.(Fugitive Apprehension Unit) is a socially relevant urban police drama that follows three undercover cops who seek out high profile fugitives. Officers Mykol Coleman, Malachi Ward, and Brick McKinney make up the unit which is led by retiring Sergeant Royal Adams(Tommy Ford). The officers struggle to unite while navigating through a society various crimes.

The Land F.A.U. is set to premier on January 5, 2019 at 11:30pm on the CBS affiliate in Cleveland, WOIO.

NEW GEAR! Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro Camera Package

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That's right. We've added a couple new pieces of gear to our arsenal. The Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro 4.6k camera is ready to be the anchor of your next project. Getting the right look is important to you and more importantly to us. At the heart of the camera is Blackmagic Design's acclaimed Super 35mm 4.6K sensor block, known for its ability to capture cinematic images with subtle gradients and large dynamic range rated at 15 stops. The URSA Mini Pro can record high resolution raw sensor data in the CinemaDNG format onto CFast 2.0 memory cards at up to 60 fps. The raw files preserve the full dynamic range and color tonality output from the sensor so you can have greater control over the look in post-production. However, data-heavy uncompressed raw files aren't always easy to deal with on-set, so in addition to uncompressed raw recording, the URSA Mini Pro provides compressed raw recording at 3:1 and 4:1 compression ratios to save space while retaining post-production flexibility. We'll film your next project with this amazing camera. 

Filming Music Video for Soul Singer Antoine Dunn

I had a great time filming Antoine Dunn's latest video "Drawn to You". He had a clear direction in which he wanted to take it. First we were looking at doing it in black and white. The lighting played a key role in that approach. I was excited because I could use strong back and edge lights to achieve

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Filming New Fashions for Henri's Cloud Nine.

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To say that this is an amazing company is an understatement. They are the leader in outfitting prom goers with remarkable fashions year after year. This year they're not disappointing. The dresses are hot and in high demand. I was fortunate enough to film some of their latest dresses. You can checkout a portion of what I filmed here. I didn't do the edit but I'm thinking that I might put something together for a reel since the footage looked so great! Stay tuned!

 

George Forbes and Tri-C

I was the DP for this shoot. George Forbes was being interviewed by Dee Perry. This was in conjunction with Tri-C. The students their are REALLY GOOD! They have an excellent Film and Video Program. One of if not THE best in the area. 

Supporting Recovery Resources at the Bronze Key Gala

I had the opportunity to attend the Bronze Key Gala this past weekend put on by Recovery Resources. The event was very well attended. I produced 4 videos for the event. I love their cause and I try and support them in any way I can.