One of our current career highlights was shooting a book for Tim & Eric. A whole book! We’re practically best selling authors now! Shooting with T&E is always awesome, they are truly geniuses and it is an honor to work with them. We basically get paid to laugh all day and then we get to brag about it later, to the three people who look at our blog.
Sonia and I directed a music video for Shepard Fairey’s new music project NØISE (his collaboration with Merritt Lear, Joe Cassidy and John Goff).
Shot on location at Harvard & Stone in Hollywood, CA, in collaboration with Anthem Films, DP Bryant Jansen, stylist Anna Su, hair and makeup by Morgan Silva, and producers Nicholas Desantis and Derek Dale.
Boom Bip asked us to make a music video promoting his album Zig Zaj. We had a really cool idea that fell through at the last minute. What do you do when that happens? Well of course you call special lighting effects guru Joey Jensen to come to your back yard and bring a smoke machine, a projector, and a bunch of circus lights. Then you drink Tecate and proceed to get as weird and carried away as possible. Good times!
We spent a week in New York directing a couple of Perrier spots for their new campaign “District Perrier.” It was a lot of work and great fun. Our amazing team helped us pull off something magical. Special thanks to A76 Productions, 11st Workshop and Ogilvy!
Sets being made at 11st Workshop
Sones checking out the goods ‘Singing in the Rain’ Foggy Manhattan Skyline
SHOOT DAY 1 - Loading in at Cinema World (Brooklyn) Sones going over the storyboards with the amazing AD Shad Melvin
Sets going up! Lighting up the parlor set
Shad helping our hand model balance for the first shot of the day Shooting inserts on the bar Setting up for the first establishing shot of the parlor (Red Dragon on the dolly) SHOOT DAY 2
Rickett & Sones sit in their custom made director chairs Sones and producer Colleen Miller hanging out in the back alleyDP Jeffrey Kim patiently waits for Rickett to stop taking iPhone photos Colleen and Sones calling the shots Actors Hope Watson and Daniel Reece waiting for their first shot Sones in quiet contemplation Art Director Matthew Soltesz and the Sones Hope getting her hair did by Damian Monzillo, Misuzu Miyake setting up for makeup Ogilvy creatives Robert Balog and Jeff Leaf checking out the goods Directors Gone Wild (photo courtesy of Robert Balog) Sones giving direction to the hilarious actor Richard Saudek (the Mime) Jeffrey Kim still waiting for Rickett to get his shit together Actors patiently waiting for the shot (it’s been a looooong day) The beautiful Hope Watson getting in character for Colleen & Sones Sones aka “Ivy Wrangler”Sones, Colleen and Rickett, wrapped and maybe a little bit frazzled (hence Rickett’s hair)
We had a great time shooting on location at the Pirate Speedway this weekend for an OC Weekly cover shoot. A raging ring of fire and a stuntman on a fast bike with no brakes, can it get more exciting? Check out our final image in this weeks issue of OC Weekly.
Here is a portrait of our stuntman Shawn McConnell:
And last but not least, a Rickett and Sones “making of” video:
We lent our dear friend Jiro Schneider a helping hand on his “Leap Of Faith” shoot last month. Nothing like watching your pals take a 30 foot plunge. You can check out Jiro’s final images at the JNA Gallery at the Bergamont station in Santa Monica this month.
Check out the behind the scenes photos that Sones shot (that’s Rickett in the sexy scuba gear):
Rickett & Sones are now being repped by the (ahem) wonderful people at Wonderful Machine, and already they have been, well, wonderful! This week they featured a shoot we did on their blog, check it out. We are overwhelmed with gratitude and humbled by how great everyone at Wonderful Machine has been.
Put together a quick beauty test shoot this week. With summer fast approaching we decided to go with a Hawaiian Tropic feel. Thank you India Wadsworth (Next), Melany Bennett (Next), Veronica Chanel and Crystal Liz.