MAYBELLINE / NEED A LIFT / ERIN WASSON
We used a variety of camera techniques, shooting with multiple cameras including a Technocrane for graphic sweeping shots, Steadicam and Handheld for runway action, aerial cinematography for jet-to-jet coverage and macro-photography for beauty close-ups of Wasson's cat-like eyes.
SHISEIDO / SUNGLASSES / ANGELINA JOLIE
Creating a compelling "beauty" brand image film for Shiseido Integrate featuring the radiant Angelina Jolie was a wonderful challenge. Angelina's personality, intelligence and ability to connect with the camera really drove the spot, framed by the futuristic CG environment. We shot on a stage set in Paris, which was meticulously lit by DP Darius Khondji in a creative collaboration with myself. It was a great joy to direct Angelina and to work with Darius.
CITROEN / CRASH TEST / CLAUDIA SCHIFFER
The entire set environment was designed and built by my team in the Los Angeles desert, near Edwards Air Force Base. The shooting involved five cameras, shot-maker platforms, Technocrane, plus helicopter coverage. Yes, this was a real car crash test and we used a stunt double only as a guide... Claudia was really in the driver's seat. The production insurance on Claudia's life was staggering!
GEORGIO ARMANI / ACQUA DI GIO
We shot this boat-to-boat, underwater, and with helicopter Libra mount in Sardinia. Our biggest problem was getting luxury yachts like "Gucci" to leave the background of our frame! This was a very demanding shoot technically and physically…because everything is compounded when you are shooting on water!
L'OREAL / PLENITUDE FUTUR E / CLAUDIA SCHIFFER
We shot this spot on a stage set with window blue screen in Paris for L'Oreal Plenitude with Claudia Schiffer. The idea was to have Claudia be approachable and natural, we accomplished this with a very relaxed set atmosphere. The choreographed camera moves and lighting design along with modern set elements all came together in a few select captured moments. Claudia has a natural, clear intelligence and is always amazing to work with.
UNIQLO / UV CUT / KIKO MIZUHARA
Rarely has a message about science been delivered with as much style as in this new spot for trendsetting Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo. Rebecca directs gorgeous model-turned-actress Kiko Mizuhara (star of the cult favorite Norwegian Wood) in an ad that introduces a new clothing line offering protection from UV rays.
CLEAR / DANCE CONTEST
We shot the spot on a designed set with a giant clock, against a green screen background, with the nighttime Paris skyline seamlessly added in post. Stylistically more like a music video than a traditional ad, the spot showcases my mastery of music and choreography. Through my music video work, I've learned how to stage for the camera, what the camera needs to do, what the choreography needs to do, and what's relevant in terms of cultural pulse points to create a style and attitude that's of-the-moment.
VOLKSWAGEN / BORA 4 MOTION
We shot this in Insbruck, Austria on an amazingly beautiful sled run landscape. Multiple camera shoot with second unit, crane, helicopter and blue screen studio coverage. We shot five different cars which all performed perfectly on the ice and snow. The chalet scene was, of course, staged. We had to build a platform on which to park the car in the background. I learned to love mountains and snow!