TIM & ERIC’S “ZONE THEORY”

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.

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SHEPARD FAIREY’S NØISE

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.

Read an article about the video on PITCHFORK

Shepard talks about the project on OBEY GIANT

 

BEHIND THE SCENES (photos by Taren Maroun):

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BOOM BIP ZIG ZAJ

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!

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

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PERRIER SPOTS

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!

 

PRODUCTION DIARY:

Sets being made at 11st Workshop
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Sones checking out the goods
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SHOOT DAY 1 - Loading in at Cinema World (Brooklyn)
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On location: OC Weekly Cover Shoot

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.

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Here is a portrait of our stuntman Shawn McConnell:

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And last but not least, a Rickett and Sones “making of” video:

Ghost Riders in the Sky (Rickett & Sones Photo Shoot) from Ryan Rickett on Vimeo.

Jiro Schneider’s ‘Leap of Faith’

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):

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WONDERFUL MACHINE INDEED

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.

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