Dec 16

UMM Ent. TV – Episode 1: LMFAO presents: UMMtv Ep 1 – LMFAO from Alexander Vlad on Vimeo.

Shot & cut by Alexander Vlad on the Canon EOS 5Dmk2 and 7D dslr systems. Additional camerawork by Greg Bamber & Pistol Pete. Interview and treatment by Remi L Roy.

All music produced & performed by LMFAO.

©2009 Alexander Vlad | Captivate Creative Studios

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Dec 16

Fashion! Demu Label show at Lobby Ottawa

Another quickie shoot entry, this time from Lobby Nightclub in Ottawa.  DEMU Label strutted it out with both ladies and guys shirts and hoodies.  I was slinging double duty on video and stills (7D and 5D), so if was a terrific juggling act.


It’s been a while since I’ve taken on fashion with a hand-held strobe, so the images had more motion and less clarity than I would usually like.  I think I was also under the influence of guitar thrashing as I seemed to have the whole “rock show” mindset about the gig.  The colourful ambience still draws my favour though, so I’ll share ‘em with the net!


The vibe at the show was amazing, with Hamid Rebel presiding over the party, rocking out on his electric guitar.  Hamid has started to become a constant, performing at several events I regularly shoot at, and crossing paths with a multi-talent like himself is always a great experience.


I’ll update with an image gallery when the video is complete.  Enjoy!

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Dec 16

Bring out the gimp…

Category: Fashion,Photography

“The gimp’s sleeping.”

“Looks like you’re gonna have to wake him then…”


I can’t think of a better way to start the holiday season!  This gimp shoot was assembled for a promotional campaign for Cirque Noir.  Inspired by the very best of Montréal’s underground fetish parties, Cirque Noir is a 1920′s Berlin-themed event.


This epic party is being thrown at Mercury Lounge, 56, and The Collection in the Byward Market, Ottawa.  The locals out there realize the implications of this.  One buidling, three venues, four floors, all Cirque Noir.  It’s all going down on January 15th, 2010.


Our mischievious friends from will be providing bodypainting, and there will be a whole host of live performances, including some of the regions best DJ’s and the occasional dominatrix.  Beats will be supplied by Paulo Cardoso (Bomba, Onaversal), Jeff Lapratte, & Mercury Resident Lance Baptiste who is performing a special German Electro set.


It’s been a while since I’ve shot some really sinister shit with hard light.  The whole shoot went down on location at Mercury Lounge, and the models, Cindy and Patrick were energetic and so much fun to work with.  Big shout to Piotyr for playing the role of voice-activated light stand!  The official flyer and promo design is being done by Kid SL and Taktikal Design, so whatever he cranks out, it will impress.

You can find all the kinky info for the party on their facebook event listing.

All photographs ©2009 Alexander Vlad & cannot be used without permission.  We got whips and chains a’plenty.

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Dec 8

Crosbyfication – Episode 1

Category: Current,Music,Video

Triple B Records: Cashtrofication – Episode 1 from Alexander Vlad on Vimeo.

A quickie web series episode for our friends at Triple B Records, and a big sign of the fun to come!  Also, check out the other blogs that have been pushing this video days before it ever made it here.  On point!

I’m Flashy Magazine

The DMV’s Front Desk

Thoughts of 100k

ABM New York City

Triple B Records

Hit those quality sites up and leave some commentary.

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Nov 18

Iconoclast – Nothing But Hell music video dailies!

Iconoclast – Nothing But Hell (music video dailies 1) from Alexander Vlad on Vimeo.

Here is a quick 1:14 of some of my favourite clips from our first day shooting the music video for Nothing But Hell from our favourite hard rock band, Iconoclast!

Shot on location at Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa’s premier nightspot by Alexander Vlad using the Canon EOS 7D.

There will be more dailies to come as we shoot and edit the narrative/story line and start to develop a treatment for the project.

All music used with permission from artist.

©2009 Captivate Creative Studios |

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Nov 18

Reap & Sew Sessions: R.A. The Rugged Man

Captivate Creative Studios – R.A. The Rugged Man Interview from Alexander Vlad on Vimeo.

Kapacity Entertainment & Ritual Nightclub bring you an exclusive interview with hip-hop legend RA the Rugged Man at Ottawa’s newest menswear boutique, Reap & Sew.

Interview by Remi L Roy. Shot on Canon 7D & edited by Alexander Vlad. Arrangement by Paul Kennedy.

Music used with permission from R.A. The Rugged Man.

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Oct 29

A Little Something To Promote Rampant Alcoholism & Promiscuous Sex

Kickin’ with LMFAO, we’re hammering out a reality-style web series pilot for UMM Entertainment: promoters behind LMFAO’s ongoing North American Party Rock Tour.  This is only a TASTE.  The final edit of the episode will be about 15-20 minutes and will really put you through the paces of what it’s like to send badboys like Red Foo and Sky Blu on the road.

Our full image gallery and event feature will be up shortly.  Anybody who did not attend the parties, but still wants to blow me kisses, you can send them to the usual email.  Well…fine, maybe one photo.


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Oct 17

Maximalism: Fashion Rock n’ Rolla

Beautiful people, yesterday I caught up with an old friend, Maxim.  One of the most interesting and ecclectic personalities I’ve ever encountered, and a master of claw-hammer banjo, Max is also an extremely versatile model and actor.  Having just arrived back in Ottawa from a cross-Canada tour, he now spends a great deal of time entertaining blues, bluegrass and pyschobilly fans at the Rainbow Bistro and the Cajun Attic, both in the Byward Market.  Since he’s been on the road for the last seven months, he’s been hard to peg down, but now that his feet are planted in one spot, I thought it’d be a good time to introduce Maxim and some of the images we produced together.

Maxim-Web-52 copyMaxim-Web-72Maxim-Web-91 copy

Suit by Tristan, shirt by Armani, tie by Mexx.

Everyone should run over and check out Maxim’s excellent blog that documents his travels and adventures: Maxim’s Mind.  You should also check out his music, it’s a huge departure from convention and will bring you to simpler place and time.  Check Maxim Cossette on Myspace.

Here’s a preview of another multi-talented dude, Kemal.  We’ll be working with him on his musical and modelling projects in the future.  Stay tuned.


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Oct 11

Ko – Live & In Person

Category: Music,The Scene,Video

An incredibly versatile artist, fresh off a tour with Snoop, Ko takes the time to sit down with Remi L Roy to talk about rehab, the Trailer Park Boys, moving mountains and the experiences behind his inspiring sound.

Ko – Jammin with Captivate Creative Studios from Alexander Vlad on Vimeo.

Big Thanks: Ko, Mary Jelley, Chris Mangal, Warner Music Canada, Live Lounge, Christian Roblin, Trainwreck & Blueberry!

Songs: “Capable” & “Bourbon (Crack Song)” used with permission from artist.

The video was recorded entirely on the Canon EOS 7D w/ EF70-200mm f4L. Shot and edited by Alexander Vlad.  Check out more of Ko’s music at

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Oct 4

Interview – Pauly Shore Sits Down With Captivate

Category: Current,News,Video

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