Michael Grecco | blake shelton
Director’s Reel

Director’s Reel   |   MICHAEL GRECCO

And… action.

Directing was a natural transition for me. Years of commercial photography – specifically portrait photography – taught me how to work with talent that isn’t highly-trained in posing, and to get the best possible performance from them.

Tim Montgomery, en fuego.

I created a Cinemagraph with a portrait of Tim Montgomery for the cover of Wired magazine. We initially wanted to shoot the tree and the portrait separately then make a composite. That became prohibitively expensive because of the dangers of shooting fire in the studio. So we found the best CGI fire artists and we made it in post.