This week, Greg “G. Visuals” Williams celebrated the world premiere of one of his latest projects, the music video, “You’re the One,” by So So Def’s Dondria. The anxiously anticipated video was premiered online via the website Global 14, which is a website owned by the So So Def’s Jermaine Dupri. Since its debut, on Monday afternoon, the video has gone viral with more than 20,000 views, reposts and mentions on websites, online magazines and blogs. The opportunity to shoot Dondria’s major label debut was an honor for G.Visuals, considering that the rising songstress’ had built her initial fan base from her own videos on her YouTube channel, which already had millions of views. “The song is crazy and that always helps when putting together a visual. Timing is everything and JD trusted a new director with his prized pupil. That’s why we ended up with a hot video,” states G.
This month was busy for the fledging production company, which also shot the remix video for Atlantic Records’ new artist, Waka Flocka Flame’s, “O Let’s Do It,” featuring Diddy, Rick Ross and Fabolous. This project reunited Waka with G., who also directed the original version which stayed on BET’s “106 and Park” countdown for over a month. “We got the call like 3 am on a Saturday morning and we shot on the following Monday. ‘We shoot Diddy on Monday’ is what my producer tells to me. It was game time. This is what you’re in it for, moments like this. Diddy wanted the vibe of the first video so he wanted to work with us,” reflects G.
This year got off to a quick start for G.Visuals, who celebrated the end of 2009 with a video landing on BET’s “Notarized” top 100 music video countdown. “Swag Surfin’” by F.L.Y. placed #30 on the annual end of the year countdown. The video for Waka Flocka’s “O Let’s Do It” hit the number #1 spot twice on BET’s 106and Park. Raekwon the Chef “Only Built for Cuban Links II” gave hip-hop a classic album and G. Visuals’ collaboration provided classic imagery. “Working on the Rae (Raekwon) project is something I’m very proud of. The Chef said he saw things in me that he saw in Hype and Chris Robinson when he worked with them early in their career,” recalls G.
To date, G.Visuals and the 60 Frames production team have shot music videos for Raekwon, Ludacris, Mike Epps, The Dream, Big Bank Black, Playaz Circle, Lil Scrappy, Bobby Valentino, Gorilla Zoe, Case, Ms. Brown, Huey, in addition to Dondria, Waka Flocka Flame and many more artists. To view sample of G.Visuals work, visit www.thegrandvisuals.com or www.youtube.com/grandvisualstv.
About Greg Williams
To date, Greg, under the director name G.Visuals, has garnered over 3.5 million You Tube views, over 8 million World Star Hip Hop, and more than 500,000 MySpace views. In one year alone, G.Visuals had 9 BET 106 and Park placements, 11 MTV & MTV Jams premieres and 5 VH-1 Soul debuts. In addition to music video production, Greg also produces, supervises and directs live-tapings, commercials, films and reality TV programs. His credits include BET’s “Monica Still Standing” and “Tiny and Toya,” the DVD production of Tyler Perry’s stage plays, “Madea Goes to Jail,” ‘Meet the Browns,’ and “Why Did I Get Married,” Ricky Smiley’s National Tour, to name a few. To view his entire body of work, visit http://grandvisuals.blogspot.com and receive updates on projects and casting calls visit http://bit.ly/grandvisualsfb and follow Gvisuals on Twitter.