One of my favorite pieces I shot with Sam while at The Daily Show was from the 2012 RNC, so when I got asked to come back to the States to film this year's political conventions for the Full Frontal team it was a no brainer. In early July we hopped on a tour bus and took a trip to Cleveland, and crafted this little road movie titled "The Very Special Full Frontal Special." There were a lot of long days, but it was a blast to make and I want to give much deserved accolades to everyone who worked on it, from the talent to the writers to production to post (who turned it around in 3 days!). A brave and brilliant group indeed. Shot on the Sony FS7 with the Fujinon Cabrio 19-90 and a variety of cinema primes. Here's part one... enjoy!
It was a great pleasure to work with Jon and Sam at The Daily Show for nearly 8 years, so it was a very special moment when I was asked to be DoP for this short cold open for Full Frontal (also the last thing I filmed for the program before relocating to London last month). The video was picked up by Esquire, Time, CNN, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and within 24 hours had over a quarter of a million views on Youtube. Enjoy!