All Grown Up Pictures, LLC is the newest and hottest video and film production company in North Texas, taking the music video industry by storm.
Denton, TX (PRWEB) August 03, 2011
In just a few short months, All Grown Up Pictures, LLC has been turning the Texas video production world on its head. Directed by Matt Lillard, AGUP's first music video release, "Shirt off Shawty," gained massive popularity online. With some even calling it the best music video to come out of Denton, it has turned the artist J-Whoa into a local celebrity.
Denton native Jacob Ward, A.K.A. J-Whoa, has been honing his craft as a rapper for the better part of five years; recently stepping in front of the cameras and onto the big screen. After his successful video debut of “Shirt off Shawty,” AGUP produced another music video for J-whoa, along with two more videos for his music group, DreamTeam (Bukbaby, J-Whoa, and Yung Smitty). It is hard to deny the spotlight that shines on J-Whoa and DreamTeam that even iconic Denton rapper Wreckamic has made comments about, consisting of “…undeniable charisma…” and “…a burgeoning star in the making.”
The members of All Grown Up Pictures, LLC that made the music videos are Ian Sharar, Matt Lillard, and Korben Johnson. Each Member of the company bringing a different background and expertise to the team.
An expert in lighting and camera work, Ian Sharar has maintained a career as a Director of Photography, also known as a cinematographer. Being one of the most experienced RED camera users in the state, he's shot projects like the "No Limits" for Texas Motor Speedway, "Play Now" for the NFL, and various other commercials, films, television shows and music videos, including working with legendary hip hop music video director Mr. Boomtown.
Matt Lillard has worked with Ian as both a Chief Lighting Technician and a Key Grip on many projects over the years, ranging from films to music videos and commercials, but with his unique view of the world, Matt has now become the star music video director from All Grown Up Pictures.
Korben Johnson has recently made the transition from special effects and writing to more hands-on work with AGUP, working as a camera operator and grip. Apart from working behind the scenes, Korben works way behind the scenes as the company’s Business Manager; conducting business meetings, handling legal documents, bookkeeping, promotions, and investments.
With the success of these first few music videos, All Grown Up Pictures has managed to gain massive popularity in the world of independent music videos, all within months of forming. But that's not all for this group of Denton residents. With plans to expand into commercials and even feature films, members of All Grown Up Pictures, LLC say the sky is the limit for their new company.