Sunday, November 22, 2009

HEIGHTSTONIAN directs Untouchable Jewels

In October, I directed and shot another rap video... This is my second for Untouchable Jewels called "Fool With It"... Edited and brought to you online by Enjoiah!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

"MAXXANDAUX may" ... my BIG debut

SCREENING TIME UPDATE: We are screening on the patio at Avant Garden, so the screening will likely begin ASA it's dark enough. 8:20pm is the eta for sunset. Hopefully, we won't have to wait that long.

HEIGHTSTONIAN invites you to a special screening event at Avant Garden on Sunday June 14, 2009 from 6:30-10pm. MAXXANDAUX may begins around sunset. Runtime is 50 minutes.

MAXXANDAUX may is a reality entertainment debut documentary by Rachel Estrada, of a Houston performance artist named “Max.”

Videographer, narrator and video editor, Estrada followed MaxXandauX and his team for an exploration of four performances, three of which are actually scheduled. The fourth performance is impromptu, making two back-to-back performances in one hour for a very busy MaxXandauX. It all happens in Houston, Texas, where MaxXandauX performs for local audiences in the month of May, 2009. Houston venues featured include South Beach, Avant Garden, Mango’s on Westheimer, and La Strada.

MAXXANDAUX may takes you along through each transformation from Max to MaxXandauX, where hair and makeup is a different vision of violet every time. During hair and makeup, you get to sample the colorful banter of MaxXandauX’s entourage of loyal friends. Reality sets in when MaxXandauX opens up, sharing thoughts on the anticipation before certain performances. MaxXandauX also shares on the shortcomings after each customized performance. All of which are purely entertaining.

Original debut music is featured and performed by MaxXandauX including debut single, “Velvet Violet” and follow-up hit “Chameleon.” Violet Velvet was produced by Nikolai Stepan, MaxXandauX and UrbanM1ke. Violet Velvet version used for the performance is a remix by the 99ers. Chameleon is produced by Frequency M..

Make up by Kyla Moreno. Hair design by Henry Da La Paz. Choreography is by Tania Peterson. Set and Costume design by Tony Rio.

An opening performance of the screening will feature Pavmire.
Also screening at the event is “When the Kisses Stop,” directed by Genaro Deanda, starring MaxXandauX and Mike C.
After party DJ set by Black Transmission. So put June 14, 6:30pm, at Avant Garden on your calendar.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Think you know how to dance?!?!

Want to know what I'm doing these days? I'm at Sonia's World of Dance every last Sunday of the month where some of the best Houston Salsa converge. Admission is $3! See the video for what you too can experience! I'll see you there, partly because it's my job to participate... LITERALLY! I'm not only a photographer, videographer, editor, director, and publicist. I'm also a ballroom dance instructor in a number of latin and ballroom styles. Want to know how to dance? Just ask!

HEIGHTSTONIAN directs second rap video

HEIGHTSTONIAN has directed a second rap video! Marvin Suggs, KING of is the best to work with to make these! Marvin incorporated everything I directed and also shot. I am so proud of the outcome! I learned a lot of interesting things on this shoot! It's authentic! We included downlow angles, close-ups, turning sequences, and a theme of friendship, which I thought was important. Being I have a modeling background, I demonstrated sexy, not sleazy and the girls really brought it. We have another shoot in June! Will post that as well. Until then, Enjoy!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

B-BOY Crew Anniversary Competition

I have always enjoyed watching break dancers perform. The Ruthless Vicious Germz had their anniversary party, celebrating 6 years as a dance crew. The event, held just last night, featured a competition with cash prizes, and Ev of was there to wish her brother, Chris, a happy birthday. She is such an adorable doll! I popped some shots. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

HEIGHTSTONIAN Fashion Feature: Shina Rae

I shot and edited a feature of a fashion show conducted by one Miss Shina Rae in Houston, Texas. I used available lighting, being spot and flash. I spent a ton of time editing this feature for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy and thanks!

HEIGHTSTONIAN fashion feature: Shina Rae from rachel estrada on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

HEIGHTSTONIAN, the Director and Videographer

I worked with my friend Marvin Suggs on the following project in Houston's 3rd Ward. I directed the talent and shot the majority of this video. Marvin shot some video, and edited the video into fruition. Enjoy!

Monday, January 19, 2009

My MLK day on the Southeast side

I attended the 31st annual Black Heritage Society parade on MLK Boulevard at Griggs in Houston, TX. today. Enjoy.

Severe Coastal Flood Warning for coastal Harris County till early Thursday

HARRIS COUNTY (HEIGHTSTONIAN) -- A severe coastal flood warning is in effect for Coastal Harris County, including Gulf-facing beaches such a...