In Swatch Proteam surfer Tia Blanco’s life, balance is everything: on a yoga mat and in the kitchen just as much as on a surfboard. In the second episode of the OUT/IN video series, we dive into Tia’s world and discover her connection to the sport and how her mindset shapes her path on the WSL World Championship tour.
I was the director, DP, and editor of this project.
Creative Director; Ryan Bucci
2nd Camera: Jeremie Brillant
Director/DP: Matt Devino
Creative Director: Ryan Bucci
Second Camera: Jeremie Brillant
Editor: Christian White
There’s no doubt that Swatch’s Proteam athletes, Courtney Conlogue, Tia Blanco and Coco Ho, are making waves in their sport. We’re excited to present these surfers in OUT/IN, a four-part video series that shows the duality of three of the WSL’s most talented stars. The first episode zooms in on Courtney and goes behind the scenes of the fierce, pink-powered athlete we know and shows her more artistic and fashion-forward side.
FULL STORY HERE: https://www.swatch.com/en_us/explore/…
This is a branded content piece that I directed, DP’d, and edited for Lifeproof and World Surf League. In this episode of Rosy’s Stoked, Rosy takes a day to relax on the beach with her husband Ian and her dog Mack, playing in the surf and catching some fun longboard waves.
Red Bull hired producer Chad White and me to create a series of videos exploring a variety of athlete’s relationship with Red Bull and using it as a performance supplement, and the perceptions of the brand and its uses form their fans and social media audience. I was the director, DP, and editor on this project.
I worked with British Airways and their agency MoFIlm to create a series of documentary style branded content films with the goal of driving people to visit Los Angeles via British Airways. I worked with five unique people to get their take on what makes LA a great city, They each gave us a tour of their favorite places to play, eat, shop, and explore that a traveler might not know about on their own. For these films I filled the role of Director, DP, and Editor.
Most fans know WSL Championship Tour surfer Courtney Conlogue for her warrior-like approach. But the Californian, who was runner-up to the World Title in 2016, also has an artistic side and a lifelong wanderlust that has led her to countless destinations worldwide. More recently, however, she followed her passion for surf, art and adventure to Havana, Cuba, where she immersed herself in the culture and chased some waves — more like wavelets, to be accurate — for laughs, learning and an unparalleled experience. Sea Change is the product of her trip, in partnership with Billabong Women’s. It’s a visual travelogue soaked in sunshine, laden with music and splashed with local surf and smiles. It’s a virtual passport to a place that, despite loosening borders, is still terra incognita for even the most intrepid of travelers. Until now.
TRIUMPH IN THE DESERT is a short documentary film focusing on the crew at BA Moto, and their passion for restoring British motorcycles from the 60’s and retrofitting them into race machines capable of taking on the brutal sport of desert racing. Follow along as they restore two 1969 Triumphs, then race them for the first time, in a story about taking the hard route to achieve something greater.
Starring: Nate Hudson, Viet Nguyen, Tamara Raye, John Crain
Director: Matt Devino
Producer: David Barnblatt
Executive Producer: Pam Tarr
Director of Photography: JR Kraus
Editor: Matt Devino
Original Score: Kenny Gray
B-Camera: Matt Devino
1st AC: Symon Mink
Colorist/DIT: Bryce Marraro
Set Designer: Paul Dove
Shot on the Arri Alexa Mini and Red Scarlet-W, with Rokinon Cine-DS Primes, Canon L series zooms, and the DJI Ronin and Phantom 3.