PSE Returns to LIVE @ Sunset Marquis

Andrew Gant returns to shoot one night of the prestigious concert series at the beautiful Sunset Marquis. LIVE is a summer concert series held by the pool every other friday night at the hotel. It's goal is to give back to the industry by profiling new artists through a hip, fun, and exciting night of acoustic jams. Last year, PSE completed a full montage of LIVE 2013 that profiled over 20 different artists at the event. Enjoy the video we put together for our one night out featuring Clare Reynolds, Emmanuel Jal, X Factor's Alex and Sierra, and Downtown Judy Brown!

Flying High With No ID

Director Andrew Gant's latest video for American rock and blues duo 7Horse whose previous song "Meth Lab Zoso Sticker" was featured in the Martin Scorcese film The Wolf of Wall Street . The Flying High video was inspired by a real event that the band experienced! 

Live at Sunset Marquis 2014

Director Andrew Gant returns to the grounds of Los Angeles' quintessential home away from home for the world's greatest rockstars, The Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas, with a short piece for their summer music series. 

Over three million views for this critical message.

David Kerr's "Playthings" for Evolve Inc is enjoying a viral explosion with global critical acclaim. “Our PSA is humorous, but the message is serious. Parents need to take ownership of safety in the house. If you don’t want kids to play with it, put it away – it’s up to you to keep your stuff locked up. We’re using humor to cut through political correctness and deliver a simple message. Americans can have a serious conversation about firearm safety that doesn’t devolve into a political abyss,” Evolve Together co-founder Rebecca Bond said in a statement.   Check out the latest reviews in Time magazine, the Huffington Post, the Washington Post, CBS.

ESPN and ABC breaking the mold with the NBA

ESPN and ABC have chosen director and artist Richard Swarbrick to create a series of Vines which chart the drama and exhiliaration of the NBA Conference Series and Finals as they happen.

Swarbrick’s dynamic Vines are created overnight from his studio in the heart ot London, hand-painted, animated and then sent back to the US for release in under twelve hours, all to coincide with post game buzz and reports.  

Take a look at these works of art at https://vine.co/espn where they are released daily.  Music is by Empathy Test.

Two great reviews can also be accessed here from Fansided and here from the Bleacher report. 

Kush Pops Very Popular!

Indie Rockers 7Horse collaborated with director Andrew Gant on a video for their new single "Flying High With No ID".  7Horse whose last single was selected by Martin Scorcese for inclusion in his masterpiece "The Wolf of Wall Street"  are aiming high with this next single - literally!  Check back for details on the video's premiere.

EBAY & PAYPAL - An Ecommerce romance

Andrew Gant hit the road again to Boulder, Colorado and West Plains, Missouri for two films that captured the essence and importance of e-commerce giants Ebay & PayPal and how they are the de rigueur for businesses.  Highlighting two such businesses THE PRO'S CLOSET in Boulder (a cyclist's go to mecca for used parts and accessories) and COUNTRYSIDE PET SUPPLY in West Plains (one of the country's leading distributors of pet medicines and supply items), Gant and award-winning cinematographer Mego Lin captured some incredible footage.  The two films will be available online soon.

House Of Walker Series Complete!

Director Andrew Gant and his key team of Andy Coverdale (producer) and Luca Fantini (director of photography) have completed the final four films of seven for Johnnie Walker Whisky's House of Walker "Keep Walking" campaign.  Begun in the fall of 2013 and working with agency Havas NYC, Andrew and team have shot in New York, Miami and Los Angeles, documenting the work and inspiration of motivational figures in the community. In New York there was BILL COWHER, SEAN SWARNER, GARY FIELD, in Miami CARLOS PONCE and DERRICK ASHONG, and in Los Angeles JASON HARDI and CHRIS OH were featured.  Click on each name to view.  

Exist Elsewhere keeping it real at SXSW

Our artist Exist Elsewhere, currently on the 2014 Reach Tour, stopped in Austin, Texas for two shows at this year's SXSW music festival.  Next up are three supporting slots for former Creed front man Scot Stapp at the House of Blues in Dallas & Houston, and at Backstage Live in San Antonio.   

DATANATURAL

Our Director/Photographer Andrew Gant and new friend Photographer Melissa Castro, put their heads together to push the Xbox Kinect envelope even further in a conceptual glitch style photo series called DATANATURAL.

Using the Xbox Kinect enabled the two to scan each subject and turn them into a 3d model instantly. After this, they tweaked the data obtained from the Kinect and then overlaid it back over the photograph.

"We set out to create a series where technology and humanity intersect seamlessly. We wanted it to be natural. The data and glitches had to look as though they were a part of the human body."

Andrew Gant first began his obsession with the Xbox Kinect when he discovered the amazing software/hardware combination called RGBDToolkit. He first used it for Exist Elsewhere’s first music video Tokyo, where he projected light portraits all over the streets of Los Angeles. After this, he transported himself into a metaphorical video game to illustrate Microsoft’s new interactive storytelling vision for the Xbox One Kinect. Recently, Gant used it in the upcoming movie short “MILES”.

For this photo series, Gant wanted to take the same calibre of work he’s done in the past for video and apply it to the higher detailed resolution world of photography. One night, Gant was introduced to “Phracktographer” and photographic genius Melissa Castro by James George, a founder of the RGBDToolkit. After beer and pizza in downtown Los Angeles, Gant and Castro decided that they were both headed in the same direction and were ready to join forces and push their art forward.

Castro, a lifestyle, music, and commercial photographer, recently just finished a series which coined the name Phracktography. For an art installation with the Codame group, at hacker conference DEFCON, Castro used VJing software to manipulate a live video/audio feed of the participants. This interactive photo shoot allowed participants to add an element of sound to their portraits, as the VJing software manipulated their voice and image input. At the same time, the participant was able to remain anonymous because Melissa was actually photographing only the projected result on a screen.  With her back to the subject, they could remain anonymous, which is something hackers deeply respect :)

See the rest of the photos HERE