Behind The Scenes, Ad Campaign

A few weeks back we shot a national ad campaign 

for MidFirst Bank.

Photographer Eric Cassee is one of my absolute

favorite photographers of all time

– we always have a blast working together,

and he is completely and utterly brilliant.

He cleans up pretty well too.

Eric Cassee looking sharp


He pulls together a really fun and super talented team

which it is always an honor to be a part of.

MidFirst Bank Campaign, crew and execs shot

A job like this campaign has a decent sized crew, plus

there are people from the ad agency,

the client representatives etc, so there are

a lot of bodies on set.  

Here is a little look behind the scenes at how a campaign gets made.

If the vimeo player won’t open, you can use this link

Behind the Scenes: Mid First Bank / RIESTER from ERIC CASS√ČE on Vimeo.

MAC Eyeshadow Tutorial, Valentine’s Day Makeup #4 ~ In With Skin

Just in time for Valentine’s date night

here is the final video from the In With Skin Valentine’s Day Makeup series,

all done using MAC makeup.

image by Bill Christ

This was an interesting twist on a smokey eye.

Instead of going for a black or charcoal eye,

we created a smokey eye with a vibrant blue and

sober but robust brown.

The colors used were:

Paint Pot in Painterly

Eye Shadow Atlantic Blue

Eye Shadow Saddle

Eye Shadow Contrast

Eyeliner in Auto de Blu.

On her lips I used Pink Treat liner and Myth lipstick

Happy Valentines day!

Valentine’s Day Makeup Look # 3 ~ In With Skin

I recently shot a series of makeup tutorials

for The Beauty Room at In With Skin

exclusively using MAC cosmetics 

All the products used are from the MAC permanent line,

so no matter where you are in the world, and no matter when you are watching these tutorials, you can order the colors we’ve used.

In With Skin MAC makeup tutorial, Valentine’s Day Look 3
image by Bill Christ

The look for Valentine’s Day makeup 3

is for going out on a chic, more dressed up date, 

where your look is a little more sleek and stylized.

We went with a soft yet defined eye with a winged liner,

and a fierce red mouth.

On model Kimmy Vu’s eyes I used

the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly, 

doubling it up as both an eyeshadow base and 

as an all over color from the lashline to the brow.

Next I used eyeshadow Blanc Type all over the eye.

To give the eye some very soft dimension I used a fluffy brush

and an eyeshadow called Wedge

which I applied through Kimmy’s crease.

Fluidline in Blacktrack was used to create a simple cat eye,

followed by tons of mascara 

and some additional outer corner lashes.

Kimmy’s look was completed with s super strong,

 uber sexy red mouth.

I used MAC Cherry lip liner, 

then filled in Kimmy’s lip 

with the one and only Ruby Woo lipstick.

Here is the video