Post-Production, Non-linear Film Editing + Music Video Direction
In the beginning of my film career, going by the pseudonym Katt Brown, I delivered my first client music video film edit for Sean Combs Bad Boy Records. Through the enterprise I post-produce and edit a number of projects for the company eventually leading to my directorial debut, “Hold Ya Head” by The Notorious B.IG. + Bob Marley. This case study examines the creative production relationship between myself and one of my early and most impactful clients in film, entertainment mogul, Sean "Diddy" Combs.
New York NY., Los Angeles CA., Miami FL. USA
The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hold Ya Head” featuring reggae legend Bob Marley, became my music video directorial debut. I directed the project under one of my many aliases, Bobby O'neill. The video features my inherent documentary-style of filmmaking, taking viewers on a journey through the urban neighborhoods of Miami FL. and Brooklyn, NY.
With little promotion the video quickly climbed into high rotation on BET and MTV. The popular video clip was the debut release from the album “The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: Final Chapter.
Execution of the video also required management of sensitive media that included personal video clips of B.I.G. on tour. I also became the creative liaison between Bad Boy Records and the Estate of Bob Marley submitting edits to secure final approval from the great reggae legend’s family.