Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pokémon Black Mirror Go


Pokémon GO fever is sweeping the nation!

Featured on SFist and Don’t Panic, the augmented-reality game turned national phenomenon meets Charlie Brooker’s ’Black Mirror’ in Bona Weiss Media’s parody trailer.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

'Two Of Hearts' New York Premiere


This weekend at the Anthology Film Archives: catch the New York City premiere of Krystal Wallbaum's 'Two Of Hearts'

'Two of Hearts: a tale of love, loss, honesty and androgyny', starring John McNulty and Ricardo Burgos was shot for the Playhouse West 24-hour film festival and edited by Bona Weiss Media.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Scene Discussion: 'True Detective' Six-Minute One Shot


A Scene Discussion for the six minute one-shot
of HBO's 'True Detective' has been added to the blog.

Scene Discussions are a blog series which focuses on technically outstanding moments in film and television production.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Aerial Silks with Emily Fournier

Emily Fournier
Emily Fournier performs an incredible 'Aerial Silk' Routine, under the direction of New York director Noura Sasoun.
Emily's performance was filmed at the eccentric Winkel Loft in Brooklyn, New York and was edited by Bona Weiss Media.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

'AWESTRUCK' by Livia De Paolis

Livia De Paolis and David Steen
Fresh from our editing bay: the trailer for 'Awestruck', a film directed by Livia De Paolis.

'Travelling through an otherworldly land, a
young man and his girlfriend run into a strange
character who makes them look at fear, love,
sex and death as otherworldly experiences.'


See more of Livia's work at liviadepaolis.com.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Acro Yoga

Alyssa Arroyo
New under FILM:
Alyssa Arroyo & Charles Green perform an 'Acro Yoga' routine, under the direction of independent director and personal friend Noura Sasoun.

Two more projects with Noura are in the works including an aerial routine by Emily Dawn and a solo routine by Alyysa.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Halo 28: Hesitation Marks - The Live Collection



To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Nine Inch Nails' remarkably dominant and poignantly haunting eighth studio album, Bona Weiss Media presents: 'Halo 28: Hesitation Marks - The Live Collection'; an unofficial collaboration of live performances served to present the album in it's entirety.


When possible, material was sourced from professional footage of the band's televised and festival performances, and coverage of their 2013/2014 'Tension' tour - namely 'VEVO Presents: Tension' due to it's higher sound quality and the band's overall stellar performance. Excluded from this collection is the album's seventh track: 'Everything', which has yet to see a live rendition.

Friday, July 25, 2014



ON YOUR FEET! is the new #Broadway musical about two people who believed in their talent,
their 
music and each other and became an international sensation.


Monday, April 14, 2014

The 2014 New York International Auto Show



The television commercial for the annual 'New York International Auto Show' has been added to FILM.

Edited by myself and Bill Doble at 'Steam Engine Films'.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Scene Discussion: ‘Twin Peaks’ Black Lodge


A Scene Discussion for Twin Peak's surreal, reversed and reverbed 'Black Lodge' scenes has been added to the blog.

Scene Discussions are a blog series which focuses on technically outstanding moments in film and television production.

Monday, February 10, 2014

"Bronx Bombers" - Opening Night

The cast of 'Bronx Bombers'.
New under FILM:
The opening night celebration of 'BRONX BOMBERS'.

Bronx Bombers is a new American play from the team behind Broadway's 'Lombardi', starring Peter Scolari as beloved icon Yogi Berra, as we follow Yogi and his wife Carmen through a century of the team's trials and triumphs, bringing generations of Yankee greats together on one stage.

Edited by myself and Bill Doble at 'Steam Engine Films'.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Gotham Luxury Motors


Two spec spots for 'GOTHAM Motors',
edited by myself and Bill Doble has been added to FILM.

Footage acquired from the '2013 New York International Auto Show'.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013




Local forager Elly tastes her way through the #community,
meeting local #artisans and #growers for @wholefoods.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Whole Foods Market | Port Chester

The Whole Foods Market team gives a tour of the grand opening of its 365th store in Port Chester, New York in the sizzle reel for 'Whole Foods' - Port Chester

Edited by myself and Bill Doble at 'Steam Engine Films'

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

'WICKED' 10th Anniversary Memories

'WICKED' celebrates 10 years on Broadway on October 30, 2013.

In this anniversary video'WICKED' cast members, creative team, and members of the original company and orchestra share their memories in honor of this milestone. 


Edited by myself and Bill Doble at 'Steam Engine Films'.
For more 'Wicked': http://www.wickedthemusical.com

Friday, August 9, 2013

Marshall Coles - Cinematography Reel

The cinematography reel for 'Marshall Coles - Director of Photography' has been added to FILM.

The reel covers highlights from Marshall's career working for brands such as COACH, New Balance, and Wonderbra. Features guest appearances from familiar faces like Andrew W.K. and Fischerspooner.

For more of Marshall Cole's work, visit him at www.marshallcoles.com.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Scene Discussion: Children of Men



A Scene Discussion for Alfonso Cuarón's
'Children of Men' has been added to the blog.

Scene Discussions are a blog series which focuses on technically outstanding moments in film and television production.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Satellite High - Low Earth Orbit Tour

Jay Satellite / SAT HEEZY 
Video from indie hip-hop artist Satellite High's Brooklyn stop of the 'Low Earth Orbit Tour' has been added to FILM.

Filmed on March 20th at 'The Cantina Royale', the video features highlights from the 45 minute show. The entire multi-angle performance will be made available to donors to the tour.

Follow Satellite High on Facebook and at satellite-high.com.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

These Streets


On the blog today: 'These Streets', an abstract short filmed during a foggy ride in Southern Brooklyn.

Music by Longmont Potion Castle.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Aurora Robson: A Practice


'Aurora Robson: A Practice' has been added to FILM.

'A Practice' was produced to coincide with multi-media artist Aurora Robson's largest exhibition yet: 'Sacrifice + Bliss,' at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbis, Ohio.

Initially inspired by childhood nightmares and a resolution she came to in adulthood: “Why not take a nightmare landscape and make it beautiful?, Aurora transforms discarded materials, excess packaging and junk mail into works of art.

"I like the challenge of working with debris -- it is a totally different experience from that of going to an art supply store and picking out what you want to use to create with. Instead, you are at the mercy of the world around you; in a way you are reflecting life on Earth from the underbelly of the beast." (source)

Edited over the summer of 2012, 'A Practice' features cinematography by Marshall Coles, music by Nicholas Shifrin, and will be playing alongside Aurora's work at the Conservatory through April 28th.

See more of Aurora's work at www.aurorarobson.com.

Saturday, September 1, 2012



Made from 100% plastic marine debris cleaned up from the beach at #KamiloPoint#Hawaii.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Scene Discussion: Strange Days


A Scene Discussion for Kathryn Bigelow's
'Strange Days' has been added to the BLOG.

Scene Discussions are a blog series which focuses on technically outstanding moments in film and television production.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Separation


New under PHOTO|COLLECTIONS:


The aged internals of 50 year old sound equipment, belonging to my grandmother.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011



Edit with us anywhere. #Inhouse, at your place.
#Onsite or on the #cloud.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Scene Discussion: Ava Adore


A Scene Discussion for Smashing Pumpkin's
'Ava Adore' has been added to the BLOG.

Scene Discussions are a blog series which focuses on technically outstanding moments in film and television production.

Friday, April 22, 2011

When I Walk Alone in the Streets

Clarina Bezzola in 'The Muse'.
'When I walk alone in the Streets' is 'Clarina Bezzola's recent traffic-stopping performance' which took place on September 21st in Times Square.

A video of the performance, which I helped shoot along with Thomas Wirthensohn, will be on display at the Austrian Cultural Forum through January 3, 2012.

The video is also available via Clarina's website.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

'Sucker'

Ryan McCarthy's 'SUCKER'
New under FILM:

A time lapse of the burning process used by Brooklyn-based artist Ryan McCarthy for his piece entitled 'SUCKER'. Ditching traditional drawing tools, Ryan drags a lit cigarette lighter across paper to create dark, haunting pieces.

Special thanks to Chris over at Photosynthesis Photography.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bona Weiss - Editing Reel


A man frantically shreds an electric violin, a Polyphemus caterpillar begins it's cocoon making process, a doll comes to life to perform ballet and a robot assumes a woman's identity in an attempt to overthrow society.

Take a trip with your host Rod Serling, to see all of this and more:
'Bona Weiss - Editing Reel'.

Friday, July 2, 2010

In Twilight - "Mist"

New under FILM:
The official music video for In Twilight's 'Mist'.

Michael Shulman once again shreds the electric violin, this time with vocalist Raine Hilai.

Footage shot by Mind Bending Pictures, edited by Bona Weiss.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Metropolis / Trigger10D

New under FILM:

Trigger10D - "A-List [Chris Randall Mix]"

Fritz Lang's silent masterpiece 'Metropolis', set to Trigger10D's equally stunning 'A-List' remixed by Chris Randall.

More Trigger: www.trigger10d.com
More Randall: www.chrisrandall.net



Monday, June 21, 2010



Trigger10d's #alist, a collaboration between @bonaweissmedia & #wtiirecords 🎬
Cut from #fritzlang's visual masterpiece #Metropolis ✂️🌆✂️🌆


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Doppelganger

New under PHOTO|COLLECTIONS
'The Black Lodge', a tribute to the Doppelgangers of Twin Peaks.

Left: Ray Wise as "Leland Palmer" in 'Twin Peaks'
Right: Jane Lit in 'The Black Lodge'

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Michael Shulman - "Spartan"

Michael Shulman.
New under FILM:
The official music video for Michael Shulman's "Spartan". The footage used in this video was initially intended for another project, coverage was achieved with time manipulation and a re-arranging of multiple takes.

See more of Michael Shulman at blackviolin.com.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

'House Jam' Commercial Spot


A commercial spot for 'House Jam Wines' has been added under FILM.

Footage shot by my main man Chris Kabata over at photosynthesisphotography.org

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Snapshots

'Snapshots', an area for individual photos without an accompanying gallery has been posted under PHOTO|SNAPSHOTS.

The Polaroid layout acts as a stack of photos, allowing you to shuffle through or view each shot sequentially.

Monday, July 13, 2009

More Plastics

Back with more Plastics:

Over the past few months I've been working with Future In Plastics by filming and editing their full length performances. Our first stop is at the Annex in NYC, the band performing 'Cross-Eyed Crystal' available under FILM.


Next up are shots from a second performance at the Bowery Electric in Brooklyn, NY. The moody lighting and lower stage allowed for these intimate noir-like shots, and can be found under PHOTO|PERFORMANCE.

For even more Plastics, visit www.myspace.com/futureinplastics

Monday, March 16, 2009

Future In Plastics

Future In Plastics are a local band who play the New York area, the audience of which I had the pleasant surprise of being in last month. Feeling like I've found a needle in a haystack, I put together an artist profile using footage of the band available on Youtube.

'Future In Plastics' can be found under FILM.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Dreamland

Coney Island's world-famous Astroland shut it's doors last weekend after 46 years of operation. It's future is uncertain, as the property was bought by Thor Equities who have supposedly refused to negotiate with the former owner. Nevertheless, the public enjoyed the rides one last time on Sunday.

'Dreamland', which was taken on this final day can be found under PHOTO|COLLECTIONS.
The title comes from Kevin Baker's novel 'Dreamland', which takes place in turn-of-the-century Coney Island.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Coma Grey

Compiled from cell phone and miniDV footage, Marilyn Manson's performance of 'Coma White/Coma Black' can be found under FILM.

All source footage comes from the many YouTube uploads of the recent Hammerstein Ballroom performance, this rare song combination was captured by fans from all over the venue allowing for an in-depth multi-angle edit.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Evaporate

'Evaporate' is a feature-length screenplay that I wrote over the past couple of months. While I can't film such a large project any time soon, I did do some work on it over the weekend.

A brief trailer can be seen here.

Special thanks to Candace for showing a genuine excitement and helping out, and to everyone else who has offered to lend a hand. Photo credits go to my buddy Chris at Photosynthesis Photography.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Quixote

During the past weekend, QXT (a club in Newark, New Jersey) displayed the photography of my friend Candace; along with some of my films. Over the next few weeks, Candace's photography will still be on display at QXT and my films will be displayed randomly at the club's discretion.

Candylust
QXT

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Take Two

I'd like to ask that anyone who is interested in film making take a look at my new blog:




The idea of Take Two is to learn about the profession of film making along with readers. I hope to bring self educators together to collect a diversity of ideas for each subject, which is something that a self-education can benefit from.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Siblings

The Photography Sister site is now available through the main page.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Fourth Wall

'Fourth Wall' has been added to PHOTO|COLLECTIONS.

After working with cinema for the last few months, I wanted to try something more submersible with the flat world of photography, and break the fourth wall in each shot.

Friday, September 1, 2006

Fruits



A restless feline and a relentless bass beat.
'Fruits' is now available under FILM.

Monday, July 24, 2006



Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Atmospheres

A three part project has been added to the FILM section, entitled 'Atmospheres'.

These films were tests in various methods of film-making, such as time manipulation and tracking shots, while capturing a different feel for each piece without the use of dialog. My goal was for each atmosphere to feel other-wordly, or to have a dream like quality.


Marina Litvinskaya in 'Atmospheres'.

Friday, March 3, 2006

New Pieces

Six new images are now available under 'Snapshots'.

Thursday, March 2, 2006

Cythera, Within


'Cythera, Within'
has been added to PHOTO|SNAPSHOTS.

I've always liked the concept of bringing the outside inside, and as such these nature photos were taken in my bedroom.

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Coryphée

A short film entitled 'Coryphée' has been added to FILM.

Using a victrola and a laser mouse, I made a "video scratcher" and along with Marina Litvinskaya, choreographed her 60 second animation into this 3 minute ballet.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Live in Paradise

Today the 'Dresden Dolls: Live in Paradise' comes out on DVD, which I helped do the photography for. My portion of the photos can be seen under 'Paradise' in PHOTOS|PERFORMANCE.

More of my work with the Dresden Dolls can be seen at www.dresdendolls.com.
 
                             

Thursday, October 6, 2005

See No Evil

'See, Hear, Speak No Evil' has been added to Snapshots.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Cloud One

'Cloud One' has been added to FILM.

If 'cloud 9' is referred to as a representation of complete bliss - there has to be something on the opposite end of the spectrum.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Reflections

A short film entitled 'Reflect' is now available under FILM.

This one's for me.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Filming New Life

The past week has been chock full of schedule conflicts. Stuck without the living to work with, I attempted to bring two inanimate objects to life. The following shorts have been added under FILM:

'Kingsley' (Above)
'Music Box' (Left)

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Dresden, Germany

Photography by Bona Weiss Media is being featured in a news story over at German music news site, Bubblehouse.de, for their coverage of the Dresden Dolls.
Read it here, or mirrored here.

Saturday, March 5, 2005

Alone, But Never Lonesome

In an attempt to capture the voyeuristic nude photography of the 20's and 30's, a lot of research went into this set. At the time, this classic art was considered smut -- and photographers and models had to stay anonymous. This era of underground photography has now become accepted as classic and quite tame by today's standards.

It's interesting to think about how 'dangerous' these classics were once considered.

'Alone, But Never Lonesome'
is available now under PHOTO|COLLECTIONS.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

XXX? Why?

A new writing entitled 'Xx/Xy' has been added to the blog.
'Mindset' added to Snapshots.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

New Images

"WEAR" has been added to WE ALL WEAR OUR MASKS,
a collection of self-portaits.

Wednesday, February 9, 2005

The Dresden Dolls

This past Friday I was invited to shoot a live show for 'The Dresden Dolls'.

I've posted around thirty shots under PHOTO|PERFORMANCE, and will be adding more from the Boston performance sometime next week.

A huge thanks to Amanda Palmer, check her out at: http://www.dresdendolls.com

Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Radiance



'Radiance' is available now under PHOTO|COLLECTIONS.