New Images of Steven Asbury
Thursday, March 06, 2014
SUPER EXCITED to shoot this spring editorial for Bello Magazine
Models @KAYSLEECOLLING & Tyler Tuck of TwoManagement LA
Styling by Kimmy Erin
Art Director Matthew Minidis
Hair by Sabrina Scanchez
Makeup by Giovanna Dean
Friday, February 21, 2014
Super excited to share this with you!!!! I've been reading Motion Arts Pro news letters daily for a few years and I'm super honored to be featured in today's newsletter! This is a step in the right direction I feel for my image making. I love stills but I'm really loving playing in both mediums. I hope you enjoy this little dramatic black-and-white experiment in storytelling through the mixing of contrasty b&w images and sound crafting.
I worked with THE REEL LAB to bring this bring this together.
WATCH & READ THE INTERVIEW HERE
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I was pretty honored to be approached and interviewed by industry blogger Freddy Martinez of PHOTOWHOA.com
Check the piece out here.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Â ME - MY NEW MOTION PIECE filmed in New Mexico -- a dark sweet exploration of a girl searching for a soul
Producers Tom Mossbrucker & Kim Martindale
Writer / Director / Cinematographer - Jana Cruder www.janacruder.com
Starring Coco Knudson & Ian Maliniak
Music - R.I.P Burn Face by CocoRosie & voice snippit by Awolnation
Editor - Javier Mosquera - The Reel Lab
Location - New Mexico
Â ME is french for soul --- This piece follows a girl on a search for a soul - It was started as a experimental motion piece. I've been working in motion for a few years now and commercially and personally having fun with it and making some great commercial pieces.
Mostly fashion films and such, I had yet to incorporate dialogue into my pieces and wanted to ease into it.. Â ME has a little bit of dialogue at the end ( pizza delivery ) and a rich story that is told with mixing dramatic contrasty black and white visuals and sound crafting to create emotion and lead the viewer through the story.
For Â ME, I was inspired by Film Noir meets Alfred Hitchcock, I was inspired and wanted to play with some of the older in camera techniques that were used to build suspense and create emotion and
lead the story. From the sound of the shutter, to intended camera shake and
the opening up of the aperture in the beginning to simulate the point of view of the storyteller's vision coming into focus.
It was made over a 7 day journey in New Mexico in MID October, filming took place in various places between Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico when the light was right or inspiration would strike we filmed.
I generated a loose story line and allowed for improv from my actor and actress.
I worked with editor Javier Mosquera of THE REEL LAB to bring the edit together and mix in the sound effects and sound crafting to really hit home the story.
Over all, I wanted to make something more emotional then pretty images to music with pretty clothes on pretty people.. I wanted something real and honest, beautiful yet a little deeper and darker something that got under the surface.
I wanted to give my clients and prospective clients a hint of the conceptual storytelling I'm really interested in doing more of.
I feel this is a step for me in my career as a visual artist in exploring and truly working with the medium of motion for story telling. I wanted to show a darker side to my creativity a darker side that is oddly still very beautiful.
Friday, February 07, 2014
What an amazing year, I am so honored and appreciative to all those who helped me make 2013 so great. From new logo's and branding, to winning fine art awards, two gallery exhibitions, write up's in PDN, the opportunity to collaborate and create with talents such as Kelly Rowland, Steve McQueen, Lupita Nyong'o and Ethan Hawke for awesome publications, shooting for Bazaar and Elle China to exciting look-book shoots and 2 really amazing motion films and travel jobs to Miami and Hong Kong to Mexico, Germany, Italy and Mexico again. I have been able to do what I love and make my living doing so and that is humbling. With all my gratitude I hope you enjoy a look back with us at 2013 and Jana Cruder Photo + Motion
JANA CRUDER PHOTO & MOTION / YEAR IN REVIEW / 2013
Music by Boathouse
Monday, January 13, 2014
12 Years a Slave | Director Steve McQueen, Lupita Nyong'o & Chiwetel Ejiofor | Published in THE WRAP & TIME MAGAZINE
It was a honor to meet and photograph the talented Director Steve McQueen and Actress Lupita Nyong'o & Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor from the award willing film 12 Years a Slave. I'm so excited to see this great film win so many much deserved awards this award season! Oscars here we go!
|Director Steve McQueen|
|Chiwetel Ejiofor |