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Emmy award winning videographer, producer and creative visionary, Don Napoleon has an unparalleled eye for capturing moments and translating them into the compelling message that his clients want to convey

Thursday, September 18, 2008

UDC Hires Gearshift TV Productions to Produce Marketing & Recruitment Videos

The University of the District of Columbia has turned to Gearshift for assistance in getting the message out about all of the courses, activities, campus life and programs that the school has to offer. Most people outside the city have never heard of UDC. The school has a great nursing, law, aeronautics and engineering program. Jim Folliard and Don Napoleon have spent countless hours capturing the inner world of UDC in amazing high definition 1080p/30p format, look for videos to start airing in October on DC Cable, the UDC website and in the Gearshift HD Portfolio.

Producer- Don Napoleon

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Football Season is here!


A few weeks ago I worked on an Eastern Motors commercial with Gearshift TV, as a Boom Operator and the warriors from the Washington RedSkins were on set, it was quite an interesting day. I pray the RedSkins have a good season! Jason Campbell and the redskins let's play some ball...

Kanye West "love lockdown" outstanding performance


Kanye West - "Love Lockdown (Live)"
The hip-hop megastar closes out this year's 2008 VMAs with a firework-laden performance of his new song "Love Lockdown." (2008 MTV Video Music Awards)

In this day in age, true hip hop lyricist and emcee's are slim to none, but my man Kanye West stands out with his outstanding close out performance at the 2008 VMAs.
Great camera shots, great performance!

http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?id=1593810&vid=272698

Bob The Video Tech Show, Don Napoleon Produces...

Last year I worked with Maryland Production Television on a very interesting youth show. "Bob the Vid Tech show" Series " The Missing Pizza" as the Line Producer. After several hot long shooting days at Larriland Farms in MD and several edit sessions this wonderful show now Airs September 22 at 9am and Repeats September 26 at 11:30am & October 7 at 4:30pm on MPT, Check it out..

Log on for more information:
http://mpt.org/kidsfamily/vidkid/pizza/home.shtml

Senator Harry Reid on Meet the bloggers...



Brave New Films launched a new weekly show, Meet the Bloggers, Producer, Don Napoleon was hired as the onsite Videographer at the US Capitol in Washington, DC assisting with a live online teleconference with Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) topics of question, weigh in on the price of gas, its politics, and what the political response should be.

Don Napoleon works on Night at the Museum 2



A few scenes were shot for "Night at the Museum 2" with Ben Stiller in Washington, DC, I was hired to work as a set PA. May 2008

The New Smithsonian Museum is coming to DC

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Don Napoleon and Gearshift was awared the contract by NMAAHC to cover key seminars with historians from around the country for the construction & building of The New National Museum of African American History and Culture which will be built on a five-acre tract of land adjacent to the Washington Monument and on the National Mall.

Don Napoleon, Feature 'State of Play"


Don Napoleon just completed working with the Locations Department for the Feature Film "State of Play" Directed by Kevin Macdonald. With Actors: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Robin Wright Penn. Based on the BBC mini-series of the same title, a team of investigative reporters work alongside a police detective to try to solve the murder of a congressman's mistress. Shot in Washington, DC.

DonAboutTown, DJ Kid Capri @ LGG Mardi Gras Event


Don Napoleon assisted with booking DJ Kid Capri and video coverage of the Omega Psi Phi, LGG Chapter Annual LGG Mardi Gras event. The Men of Lambda Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated hold an Annual "BlaQue To the Old School" ~ QUE MARDI GRAS event @ the Crystal City Hilton, highlights from that event can be found on our produced video below.

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