I’m a huge Drake Fan. I think he is lyrically one of the greatest musicians of this era. With that said… He dropped an aggressive track recently and I HAD to put some visuals to it. I couldn’t let the opportunity pass me.
Shot and Directed by your’s truly @Ash_Innovator
Arri Alexa and Ultra Prime Set
Executive Producer - CiEsta
Director/DP - Ashley Smith AKA Ash Innovator
AC - Brenna Perez
Old Man - John Tobias
Upset Home Owner - Laurie Folkes
Hottie - Jolene Marquez
Been a CLS fan since 06
MY LIFE EXACTLY!
Check out the Heroism of these fire fighters last night when a violent fire broke out at Pratt College accross the street from my apartment.
#Pratt #Fire #ClintonHill #valentinesday #Hero
I want to see this in person… THEN JUMP!!!
“METICULOUS is the ultimate expression of my frustration towards an industry that has rejected me time & time again.” - Ash Innovator
Since I began my journey as a filmmaker, it has been consistently difficult to gain any serious traction. I will go beyond using the word difficult & say, since I began my journey I haven’t had any traction. I fund my own creative projects, through the work I do for small clients, individuals, micro businesses & fortune 250 companies. However, the work comes few & far between.
As time has progressed & I have become more seasoned, one would think the rewards of my efforts would consistently put me closer to advancing my career. Well, many years after my first film, I feel as though I’m merely slightly above stage 1.
I have been to countless meetings, negotiation talks, entertained inquiries & nothing ever seems to come to fruition. I have even put my career aside for a bit, when I did my stint at MTV & still I just didn’t seem to ever get my feet on the ground there either. After my viral success w/“Way Too Cold”, gaining nearly 4 million YouTube views, one would have thought at least a hand full of opportunities would have presented themselves. There were none. I have reached out to countless reps, agents, advertising companies, music video commissioners & I can’t get passed the gatekeeper (the dreadful assistant). I’ve sent multiple emails, to people for whom I have actually gotten email addresses. For the most part, I haven’t gotten a response. Those that did respond (maybe two people) simply showed no interest. Oh how I HATE REJECTION.
2010, As I first conceptualized METICULOUS, I was extremely frustrated. All I could think of was the state of my career…everything I wasn’t doing…all the opportunities I didn’t have. The feeling of rejection I was experiencing was all too reminiscent of rejection from members of the
opposite sex. The feeling you get when you finally muscle up the courage to ask out the girl you’ve been eyeing for the last few months & she turns you down. That feeling.
METICULOUS is the ultimate expression of my frustration towards an industry that has rejected me time & time again. This was my way to get back at the film industry. A woman that exudes sex appeal represents the film industry. Her acts of self-mutilation express my frustration. In a crude manner, the face value of this film devalues her vagina, something men naturally find so valuable. This film has nothing to do w/self-mutilation, or her vagina for that matter. But the parallel of this film & my experiences work in cohesion, as I find the film industry very valuable & through my frustration of rejection I want to lash out, because it will not accept me. Artistically, METICULOUS is my way of lashing out.
The most realistic & soul bashing aspect of this film is the way she walks off, as if nothing happened, which indeed is another representation of my lashing out. METICULOUS may have no affect on the industry, but hopefully some can appreciate the film.
There is so much GREAT talent out here. Really amazing Directors and Cinematographers. Many that we know so little about. I just hope I can live up to my end.
There were quite a few bizarities and reallly amazing visual concepts that made this video seem very surreal. It’s amazing.
Something amazing about child actors behaving as adults with realistic behavior. It’s some of the best stuff to capture on film.
I’m really noticing an influx with stop animation. I need to get my feet wet. The coolest part is syncing. Once I figure that out….
HORRIBLE! Kanye really just stole concept? Click for full video!
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