Commercial Makeup Artist | Drink Bai Promo Video

As a commercial makeup artist , I’ve had the opportunity to work with Drink Bai on their festival promo video. I was the key makeup artist and wardrobe stylist on this shoot. This stop-motion commercial video was shot in 1 day in a studio in Los Angeles, CA at Sibling in Atwater Village.

Our technique to shoot this commercial spot was really unique. Stop-Motion is similar to Time Lapse in that you’re taking a series of single images at a certain interval, like clouds in a Time Lapse, you’re moving the subject itself and animating it. In Stop Motion photography we were doing the same thing, but instead of shooting all those frames in real time, we were shooting one image, then moving the subject, shooting another image, moving the subject again, and so on. The motion comes together when all those images are edited into a continuous movie.

About Drink Bai: Each serving of Bai offers fresh fruit flavor infused with coffeefruit, our “secret superfruit”, which has antioxidants. Sweetened with stevia leaf extract, Bai is the five-calorie way to bring healthy, bold flavor into your life. Bai’s mission is to share the powerful antioxidant goodness of coffee’s superfruit and always move toward optimum, healthy living.

About the director: Shal Ngo is a writer / director / editor / animator / bean enthusiast. He splits his time between New York, Los Angeles, and Ho Chi Minh City.

I had an wonderful time working with Shal Ngo‘s team as a commercial makeup artist, I hope to create a long lasting relationship with them for the future.

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To see the final director’s cut of the Bai spot click here:


Client: Drink Bai

Agency: Tribeca Enterprises

Production Company: Acres

Director: Shal Ngo

Key Makeup Artist and Wardrobe Stylist : Luca Buzas