Rau'shee Warren Fighter Profile

Bounce TV reached out to us to direct a fighter profile for Rau’shee “Baby Pit” Warren’s upcoming pay-per-view match. Excited to produce something for primetime, we saddled up for a one-day shoot at a DC institution.

Going Toe-to-Toe with a Champ

Arriving at Headbangers Boxing Gym, we setup for both interviews and b-roll that embraced the rich backdrop of a gym that’s known for building champions. Like Warren himself, Favata and Jun brought a lean but lethal arsenal of equipment. Wearing a steadicam harness, Favata stepped into the ring with Warren and directed the fighter to address his intensity towards the camera.

Stepping in the Ring
Fog Machine for Special effects

Smoke ‘Em if You Got ‘Em

We juxtaposed Warren’s lightning-fast jabs with high-speed photography to capture those slow-motion moments. During interviews, we kept the momentum moving with motorized slider shots, slowly pushing towards Warren’s carefully chosen words. For added effect, we setup a dry ice smoke machine to craft a cinematic presence for Warren. These striking visuals were used in a variety of promotional materials, as well as the opening video for the match.

Meet the Nerds

James Favata

James specializes in exploring new avenues, and who knows, together you may even end up off the map.

Jun Young Yang

Jun has been traveling everywhere (including a place called Anguilla) to document special events and create unique images for clients.

Melinda Foscato

Melinda is an account executive who passionate about storytelling and connecting the dots. She's also BFFs with Rachael Ray. Jealous?

Kate Kelly

Kate is no stranger to tackling tight deadlines while remaining unreasonably positive and effective.