Wonderland Shoot in Miami

PINK FLAMINGOS AND AN AIRSTREAM!
My very Miami backdrop for my Wonderland shoot.

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Last week, I flew down with my stylist, Yanyanista, to sunny Miami, and spent time shooting at Miami Ad School, which was perfect for our concept of “dreamland”.

The idea for the images was planned initially by making a creative mood board, styling concepts, casting our models and booking local Miami makeup and hair. We wanted an unusual setting with surreal elements.  I shot this with a Phase One XF 100MP and we tweeked the colors in Capture One. 

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The inspiration was very natural. We planned the shoot based on magical creative backdrops similar to Alice in Wonderland. Not your usual locations. Location was to be set outside because we were fortunate to be shooting in wonderful warm Miami.  We had really interesting backdrops of graffiti, a bull, flamingos, large pink buildings, greenery, and an air stream trailer.

“The style is the essential part of the storytelling. When we found the location, I knew that something bazaar was going to be created there. Ideas were flooding in my mind. I immediately thought of one of my best friends, couture designer Anthony Manfredonia, and his gorgeous Rose Collection. I also thought of using cute headpieces from Ayuko H. Millinery and silk gowns from Manuel De la Cruz. I contacted the designers and they were super excited for the ideas!” stated Yanyanista.

We had stepped onto a plane in NYC at 40 degrees Fahrenheit and stepped off to a perfect 80 degrees in Miami. We had so much fun.

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Thanks for meeting up with me on my Master Class tour!

Last year I teamed up with Phase One to offer an exciting and unique opportunity to learn how to create beautiful images with one of my favorite fashion stylists, Yanyanista.  We shared our knowledge about the fashion industry.  

Here is a fun video from our Miami workshop!  

Thank you to everyone who came out to join us!!  Love you guys!!

My Green-screen Shoot for the 2016 MIZUNO Campaign

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I recently had the pleasure of producing a commercial spot "Just Wave Because" for Mizuno. For this and many other projects, Jodi Jones Studio partnered with the incredibly talented design studio, Big Studios of Sao Paulo, Brazil! They are simply the best at complex CGI.  For this project we had our casting and production in NYC, shooting the entire project on green-screen. I also had the privilege of working as DP with the uber talented film director, Caito Ortiz.

The team created a digital content video, print campaign also, social media and POS with the advertising agency 22Squared.

Here is the COMMERCIAL, along with the MAKING OF VIDEO below! Enjoy!

Waving. Some runners are into it. Some aren’t. But if you give it a shot, a wave can put good energy into the world and might just transform your run.

A few stills from the Print Campaign...
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Credits -
CGI and Post: Big Studios CGI CGI Director: Ricardo Big Passos
Live Action Shoot - Film Director: Caito Ortiz Director of Photography: Jodi Jones Executive Producer: Jodi Jones Producer, Line Producer & Production Manager: Aaron A. Brooks 1st Assistant Director: Adam Rodriguez Actor - Male Runner: Charlie Gorilla Actor - Female Runner: Kelsi Almond 1st Camera: Timur Civan 1st Camera Assistant: Ali Cengiz DIT: Yair Alon Leventhal Key Chroma Lighting Tech & Lead Gaffer: Ken Shaffer Scenic Designer & Prop Master: Sarah Kinsley-Brooks Wardrobe Stylist: Yanyanista (Chunyan Liang) Key MU/Hair Stylist: Ronnie Peterson Key Grip Film/Lighting Stills: Stefano Ortega Advertising Agency: 22Squared Group Creative Director: Sanders Hearne Assoc. Creative Director: Nathalia Resende Senior Producer: Dustin Levine Assoc. Creative Director: Kristen Dutton Account Supervisor: Katie Bollock Principle Photographer for Stills Campaign: Jodi Jones