Donna Summer Gets Street Art-Inspired Tribute
Great Guns director & renowned street artist Remo Camerota, was recently commissioned by Verve Music Group to direct a music video to celebrate legendary disco diva Donna Summer new album. The project, introduced by acclaimed Randi Wilens who represents Great Guns in USA for music videos, was so successful, that the record label specially requested Remo to then design the poster image from the animation elements of the promo to promote the album and include with the album packaging.
From Remo’s street art background experience, he knew he could get an iconic visual of Donna Summer. With his experience in modern street art, Remo’s aim was to create an art piece that could be painted on walls, put into animation or made into t-shirts and posters. Something that could be used anywhere. This was Remo’s intent from the beginning.
The project was no mean feat as both the record label and Donna’s family really wanted something special to celebrate her legacy. But they were so thrilled with Remo’s creation that Verve Music Group have just premiered the promo on Entertainment Tonight.
Says Remo “Donna Summer has been a huge inspiration in my life, from dancing to her at discos to playing classics Love To Love You and I feel Love in my DJ sets when I used to play clubs.
So now it’s an honor to be able to recreate an iconic look for Donna Summer and her family that will live on forever and inspire new generations. I am thrilled to be part of this legacy.”
Label - Verve Music Group / Senior Director - Bob Kranes
Director / Creative Director - Remo Camerota
Production Company - Great Guns
Graphic Design/Illustration - Remo Camerota
Executive Producer - Marcello Bue & Randi Wilens
Producer - Carl A Indriago
Lead Animator - Remo Camerota
LIP Sync Animator - Jamie Mason
VFX - HECTIC DIGITAL - Geoff Hecht - Clayton Douglas
SFX - Whitewall Studios/Remo Camerota
Production Manager - Hisako Camerota
1st AD - Kenny Taylor
Art Dept / SFX make up - Jacob Rounhaus
DOP 1 - C.J. Brion
DOP 2- Carlos King
DOP 3- Remo Camerota
Stills - Hisako Camerota
Color Grade and Editor - Remo Camerota
Make Up - CiCi Anderson
Choreographer - Betty Rox
Dancer 1 - Channon Finley
2 - Denetra Monay
3 - Nina Estes
Donna Summer Look a Like - Milan Philips