2018 was another great year! It was full of fun, exciting, and new projects, many of which I couldn’t share in this new reel as they haven’t been released yet, but here is my updated 2018 Directors/Editors Reel!
Recently I was interviewed for the IG GIANT'S new podcast series. Here's my in depth interview as I share my story, secrets to success, as well as some daily inspiration for creating! - Best, Jakob
We've recently been receiving a lot of comments and questions regarding how we light and shoot our videos. As always I've always loved to share behind the scenes information with you guys, and this is no different. So I hope you guys enjoy what I hope to be the first of many "Cinematography Breakdowns" of my videos/films! Enjoy this Bone Thugs "If Heaven Had A Cellphone" music video cinematography breakdown below! - Jakob Owens
Yesterday I teamed up with artist Marty Grimes in what was the 1st of 2 videos I’m directing for him this week. This post's purpose is to give you all a little insight into what went into creating the main look for the visual.
The song “Dangerous” itself is a very moody record. I wanted to capture that dark energy of the song, and bring it to life in the video with a dark, moody and artistic visual. I wanted to create a black void space with very top heavy lighting and deep overhead shadows to really bring out that dark mood I was aiming for.
To achieve this look we ran 6 20x20 black solids along the back wall and sides to block out any light, as well as gives us that black void backdrop from all angles. From there all that was really left was to hang the 5 2k overhead space lights in the middle of the floor where our subjects would be.
Then we wrapped the outer edge of the space lights in another black solid so the light would shoot straight down and not spill out all over the studio floor. This gave us that direct overhead spotlight look.
I’ve used this look before, and It’s one of my favorites! It’s simple, yet so effective in creating a dark moody tone that just looks AMAZING!
We used a couple other lighting setups in the video as well, but for now you’ll just have to wait to see the video!
L.I.V.E. - Learn, Invest, Visualize, Execute