Talib Kweli - Rare Portraits

While touring with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis last fall, I had the honor of getting to know the Hip-Hop legend Talib Kweli. He pitched an idea for a simple music video for a track off his freshly released album Gravitas. The concept was genius. A walk from dressing room to stage while rapping about his career, influence, collaborations and the culture of hip - hop over the last 20 years. After tossing the idea around for a few weeks on the road we finally decided to shoot in Los Angeles at the Staples Center. 

 

This was a perfect job for the MoVI M10 from freefly systems. A long walk? stabilized? done. Special thanks to Ryan Haug, Chris Duerkopp & Mitchell Overton.
Check it out, I'd love your thoughts.

 

Rare Portraits © 2014 Talib Kweli
Written by Talib Kweli
Produced by OhNo

Video Directed by Joel Clare
Executive Producer Talib Kweli & Donna 
MoVI Operated by Ryan Haug and Joel Clare
Edit & Color by Joel Clare
Production Assist / G&E - Chris Duerkopp & Mitchell Overton

CMG MoVI CREW

Touring with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for the past couple months has been an extremely exciting ride. With a 10 person documentary film crew loaded with 190TB of storage, 2 RED Epics, 1 RED Scarlet, 4 Nikon D800s a slew PL CP.2s, RED, Nikon and Canon Lenses. We have been extremely well equipped to create some amazing content. Our entire goal has been to capture the real nature of life on tour.  Through this experience I have made some amazing friends and sharpened my skills as a cinematographer. With only two weeks left on the tour I will be sad for it to end but I am excited for what lies ahead.

 Joel Clare, Ryan Haug and Mitchell Overton cruising the streets of Omaha Nebraska with the Freefly Systems MoVI M10. |  Photo Credit:  Zoe Rain

Joel Clare, Ryan Haug and Mitchell Overton cruising the streets of Omaha Nebraska with the Freefly Systems MoVI M10. |  Photo Credit: Zoe Rain

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Tour Documentary Episode 3!

Check out the latest in the 5 part series of the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis World Tour. This episode focuses on the first few stops of the US portion of the tour. Portland, Spokane, Boise, Missoula. It's been a lot of fun bringing the MoVI along to smooth out the chaos.

 

EPISODE 3 CREDITS:

Directed by Jason Koenig
Edited by Johnny Valencia & Jason Koenig

Shot by 
Ryan Haug & Joel Clare MoVI
Nick Mahar
Chris Duerkopp Steadicam
Johnny Valencia
Zoe Rain
Jason Koenig

Produced by
Honna Kimmerer

Assistant Producer
Jenny Koenig

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are managed by Zach Quillen

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White Walls Behind The Scenes

We had a really great time partnering with VODA studios to produce the official BTS for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' latest music video White Walls.  

The Heist World Tour 2013

 Joel Clare  and the MoVI behind Macklemore at the Spokane Arena 10.23.13 | Ryan Haug of 8Point standing in the stage wing waiting for a shot

Joel Clare  and the MoVI behind Macklemore at the Spokane Arena 10.23.13 | Ryan Haug of 8Point standing in the stage wing waiting for a shot

I have been extremely fortunate to partner with Ryan Haug of 8Point.tv and join Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on the US portion of their world tour. Armed with one of the very first commercially available MoVI M10 and three RED EPICs we will be shooting everyday, every show. 54 days, 33 shows. Stay tuned for more!

- Joel