Gian Franco Morini

“Lea, the newest addition to 50 Cent's G-Note Records, brings her lyrics to life in the visuals for her Ken Lewis-produced ballad, 'November Skies (11/11/11).' The songstress, who hails from Queens, gives her fans a sneak peek with a trailer of what's to come from the official video, which debuts on The BoomBox Nov. 7.In the preview, Lea stands her ground on a bridge, dressed in a flowing ivory dress, belting out lines of an unforgettable romance. “Gone are the butterflies and the summer nights/ Do you remember, the moment we said goodbye, I tried to turn back time/ And rewind, in these November Skies,” she sings.Besides outdoor scenes, she appears pensive while resting her head on a pillow inside Fif’s Connecticut mansion, where the Gian Franco Morini-directed visuals were shot.Lea’s ‘November Skies (11/11/11)’ video premieres here on The BoomBox Nov. 7.”
Posted Nov 1st 2011 12:00PM by Georgette Cline
Nov 3

Lea, the newest addition to 50 Cent's G-Note Records, brings her lyrics to life in the visuals for her Ken Lewis-produced ballad, 'November Skies (11/11/11).' The songstress, who hails from Queens, gives her fans a sneak peek with a trailer of what's to come from the official video, which debuts on The BoomBox Nov. 7.

In the preview, Lea stands her ground on a bridge, dressed in a flowing ivory dress, belting out lines of an unforgettable romance. “Gone are the butterflies and the summer nights/ Do you remember, the moment we said goodbye, I tried to turn back time/ And rewind, in these November Skies,” she sings.

Besides outdoor scenes, she appears pensive while resting her head on a pillow inside Fif’s Connecticut mansion, where the Gian Franco Morini-directed visuals were shot.

Lea’s ‘November Skies (11/11/11)’ video premieres here on The BoomBox Nov. 7.”

Posted Nov 1st 2011 12:00PM by Georgette Cline

Nov 3

Watch Lea’s ‘November Skies (11/11/11)’ Trailer - In Exclusive for AOL

Nov 16

Check out this interview that I helped to shoot:

"Russell Simmons Talks About Occupy Wall Street, Starting Def Jam 25 Yrs Ago, Street King & Drug Use" 

Thisis50 & Young Jack Thriller recently spoke with Russell Simmons for an exclusive interview!

He gives his overall view on Occupy Wall Street and why he supports it, new book “Super Rich”, Starting Def Jam 25 Years Ago, 50 Cent’s initiative to feed a billion people with SK, drug use, people thinking he is selfish, his website ”GlobalGrind”,Diggy Simmons, DMX & much more!”

R&B songstress Lea is cementing her position in the music industry with the Gian Franco Morini-directed visuals for'November Skies (11/11/11),' a ballad she shines on."The inspiration is really about love lost, whether it be a break-up or losing someone important to you," Lea tells The BoomBox of the song’s premise. "Everyone has been through it in one way or another. It’s very relevant to people and life in general."In the video, the G-Note Records signee is plagued with the news that her husband has been killed. But, of course, there’s a twist that isn’t revealed until the clip’s end. Besides showcasing her stellar vocal abilities, the Queens native also demonstrates some acting skills that she was a bit nervous to take on."It’s a very emotional song and this was my first video by myself, so I would say the hardest part was conveying emotion to fit the feeling of the song," she admits. "Behind a mic in the studio, it’s so different and I’m used to recording but now I had to actually show vulnerability through a camera and that was a little scary at first."Lea traveled to Connecticut to shoot on location at her boss 50 Cent’s mansion. She admittedly remarks that Fif, being both artist and business man, has “been through it all” in the industry, which is why the singer values her role as a signed talent to his roster. During the video shoot, there was one moment in particular — albeit hilarious — that almost lead to disappointing her label leader."One of the funniest moments was during the scene where the actress is knocking on the door," Lea states. "On her first take, she was banging on the door so hard it sounded like she was going to break it down. We all thought we were going to have to explain to 50 how we broke a door in his house! After that first take she took it down a notch and nailed it."No novice to the music business, the chanteuse first debuted on rapper Lil’ Flip’s track ‘Sunshine,’ back in 2004. She’s been noticeably absent from radio and video in recent years, but she plans for 'November Skies' to change the misconception she’s out of the game. "I’ve grown a lot since I did ‘Sunshine,’ seven years ago," she says. "I’m exploring a new part of my voice that I never showcased when it came to my own music and now I have the freedom to."
Dec 6

R&B songstress Lea is cementing her position in the music industry with the Gian Franco Morini-directed visuals for'November Skies (11/11/11),' a ballad she shines on.

"The inspiration is really about love lost, whether it be a break-up or losing someone important to you," Lea tells The BoomBox of the song’s premise. "Everyone has been through it in one way or another. It’s very relevant to people and life in general."

In the video, the G-Note Records signee is plagued with the news that her husband has been killed. But, of course, there’s a twist that isn’t revealed until the clip’s end. Besides showcasing her stellar vocal abilities, the Queens native also demonstrates some acting skills that she was a bit nervous to take on.

"It’s a very emotional song and this was my first video by myself, so I would say the hardest part was conveying emotion to fit the feeling of the song," she admits. "Behind a mic in the studio, it’s so different and I’m used to recording but now I had to actually show vulnerability through a camera and that was a little scary at first."

Lea traveled to Connecticut to shoot on location at her boss 50 Cent’s mansion. She admittedly remarks that Fif, being both artist and business man, has “been through it all” in the industry, which is why the singer values her role as a signed talent to his roster. During the video shoot, there was one moment in particular — albeit hilarious — that almost lead to disappointing her label leader.

"One of the funniest moments was during the scene where the actress is knocking on the door," Lea states. "On her first take, she was banging on the door so hard it sounded like she was going to break it down. We all thought we were going to have to explain to 50 how we broke a door in his house! After that first take she took it down a notch and nailed it."

No novice to the music business, the chanteuse first debuted on rapper Lil’ Flip’s track ‘Sunshine,’ back in 2004. She’s been noticeably absent from radio and video in recent years, but she plans for 'November Skies' to change the misconception she’s out of the game. "I’ve grown a lot since I did ‘Sunshine,’ seven years ago," she says. "I’m exploring a new part of my voice that I never showcased when it came to my own music and now I have the freedom to."

R&B songstress Lea is cementing her position in the music industry with the Gian Franco Morini-directed visuals for ‘November Skies (11/11/11),’ a ballad she shines on."The inspiration is really about love lost, whether it be a break-up or losing someone important to you," Lea tells The BoomBox of the song’s premise. "Everyone has been through it in one way or another. It’s very relevant to people and life in general."In the video, the G-Note Records signee is plagued with the news that her husband has been killed. But, of course, there’s a twist that isn’t revealed until the clip’s end. Besides showcasing her stellar vocal abilities, the Queens native also demonstrates some acting skills that she was a bit nervous to take on."It’s a very emotional song and this was my first video by myself, so I would say the hardest part was conveying emotion to fit the feeling of the song," she admits. "Behind a mic in the studio, it’s so different and I’m used to recording but now I had to actually show vulnerability through a camera and that was a little scary at first."Lea traveled to Connecticut to shoot on location at her boss 50 Cent's mansion. She admittedly remarks that Fif, being both artist and business man, has “been through it all” in the industry, which is why the singer values her role as a signed talent to his roster. During the video shoot, there was one moment in particular — albeit hilarious — that almost lead to disappointing her label leader.
"One of the funniest moments was during the scene where the actress is knocking on the door," Lea states. "On her first take, she was banging on the door so hard it sounded like she was going to break it down. We all thought we were going to have to explain to 50 how we broke a door in his house! After that first take she took it down a notch and nailed it."No novice to the music business, the chanteuse first debuted on rapper Lil’ Flip's track 'Sunshine,' back in 2004. She's been noticeably absent from radio and video in recent years, but she plans for 'November Skies' to change the misconception she's out of the game. “I've grown a lot since I did 'Sunshine,' seven years ago,” she says. “I'm exploring a new part of my voice that I never showcased when it came to my own music and now I have the freedom to.”
Dec 6

R&B songstress Lea is cementing her position in the music industry with the Gian Franco Morini-directed visuals for ‘November Skies (11/11/11),’ a ballad she shines on.

"The inspiration is really about love lost, whether it be a break-up or losing someone important to you," Lea tells The BoomBox of the song’s premise. "Everyone has been through it in one way or another. It’s very relevant to people and life in general."

In the video, the G-Note Records signee is plagued with the news that her husband has been killed. But, of course, there’s a twist that isn’t revealed until the clip’s end. Besides showcasing her stellar vocal abilities, the Queens native also demonstrates some acting skills that she was a bit nervous to take on.

"It’s a very emotional song and this was my first video by myself, so I would say the hardest part was conveying emotion to fit the feeling of the song," she admits. "Behind a mic in the studio, it’s so different and I’m used to recording but now I had to actually show vulnerability through a camera and that was a little scary at first."

Lea traveled to Connecticut to shoot on location at her boss 50 Cent's mansion. She admittedly remarks that Fif, being both artist and business man, has “been through it all” in the industry, which is why the singer values her role as a signed talent to his roster. During the video shoot, there was one moment in particular — albeit hilarious — that almost lead to disappointing her label leader.

"One of the funniest moments was during the scene where the actress is knocking on the door," Lea states. "On her first take, she was banging on the door so hard it sounded like she was going to break it down. We all thought we were going to have to explain to 50 how we broke a door in his house! After that first take she took it down a notch and nailed it."

No novice to the music business, the chanteuse first debuted on rapper Lil’ Flip's track 'Sunshine,' back in 2004. She's been noticeably absent from radio and video in recent years, but she plans for 'November Skies' to change the misconception she's out of the game. “I've grown a lot since I did 'Sunshine,' seven years ago,” she says. “I'm exploring a new part of my voice that I never showcased when it came to my own music and now I have the freedom to.”

50 Cent is introducing a new artist! Check out Lea in her new video, “November Skies.” She’s the first artist to be signed to his brand new label, G-Note records. Be on the lookout for her debut album.Enjoy!Read more: http://www.essence.com/2011/11/11/must-see-leas-november-skies-video/#ixzz1fnu16vUh
Dec 6

50 Cent is introducing a new artist! Check out Lea in her new video, “November Skies.” She’s the first artist to be signed to his brand new label, G-Note records. Be on the lookout for her debut album.

Enjoy!

Read more: http://www.essence.com/2011/11/11/must-see-leas-november-skies-video/#ixzz1fnu16vUh

We posted the pretty G-Note singer Lea’s debut single ‘November Skies (11.11.11)’ last month and today she follows up with a charming Gian Franco Morini directed visual, shot at 50 Cent’s mansion in Connecticut.
Dec 6

We posted the pretty G-Note singer Lea’s debut single ‘November Skies (11.11.11)’ last month and today she follows up with a charming Gian Franco Morini directed visual, shot at 50 Cent’s mansion in Connecticut.

New York Film Academy Graduate Gian Franco Morini has been hired by G-Unit Records to write, direct and edit music videos. His music video for “November Skies” by R&B songstress Lea was just released exclusively on AOL. It was also presented on Thanksgiving day on Pix11 News. WATCH THE FULL VIDEO HERE.
The video was shot at rapper 50 Cent’s Mansion in Connecticut and at the Queensbridge Houses in Queens. Comments Lea on the shoot, ““One of the funniest moments was during the scene where the actress is knocking on the door. On her first take, she was banging on the door so hard it sounded like she was going to break it down. We all thought we were going to have to explain to 50 how we broke a door in his house! After that first take she took it down a notch and nailed it.”
Gian Franco Morini first discovered his passion for music videos when encouraged by a faculty member at the New York Film Academy. He later went on to win several awards for his thesis music video - learn more about Gian’s journey here.
Dec 6

New York Film Academy Graduate Gian Franco Morini has been hired by G-Unit Records to write, direct and edit music videos. His music video for “November Skies” by R&B songstress Lea was just released exclusively on AOL. It was also presented on Thanksgiving day on Pix11 News. WATCH THE FULL VIDEO HERE.

The video was shot at rapper 50 Cent’s Mansion in Connecticut and at the Queensbridge Houses in Queens. Comments Lea on the shoot, ““One of the funniest moments was during the scene where the actress is knocking on the door. On her first take, she was banging on the door so hard it sounded like she was going to break it down. We all thought we were going to have to explain to 50 how we broke a door in his house! After that first take she took it down a notch and nailed it.”

Gian Franco Morini first discovered his passion for music videos when encouraged by a faculty member at the New York Film Academy. He later went on to win several awards for his thesis music video - learn more about Gian’s journey here.

Lea Q. Sunshine: Queens Girl On The Rise With ‘November Sky’
Posted by Shelley NG
It’s the first single from the Queens, New York native Lea Q. Sunshine, who found her way back onto the scene via a slot as the first lady of 50 Cent's non-rap imprint G-Note Records.Alongside party starting rapper Hot Rod and crooning soul journeyman Governor, the Latin beauty is looking to showcase her Mariah Carey-influenced vocals over pop-friendly vibes. We think she can touch the sky. The album is entitled “November Sky (11/11/11).”For more information, visit http://www.tracks.by/BeyondLea.
Dec 6

Lea Q. Sunshine: Queens Girl On The Rise With ‘November Sky’

It’s the first single from the Queens, New York native Lea Q. Sunshine, who found her way back onto the scene via a slot as the first lady of 50 Cent's non-rap imprint G-Note Records.

Alongside party starting rapper Hot Rod and crooning soul journeyman Governor, the Latin beauty is looking to showcase her Mariah Carey-influenced vocals over pop-friendly vibes. We think she can touch the sky. The album is entitled “November Sky (11/11/11).”

For more information, visit http://www.tracks.by/BeyondLea.

Dec 6

Music video by Lea performing November Skies (11-11-11)
(C) 2011 G-Note Records

Written, Directed & Edited by Gian Franco Morini 


Download on iTunes now: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/november-skies-11-11-11-single/id472845597

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Dec 9

Check out the re-designed and updated YouTube Channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MrBrown123?feature=mhee

Dec 10

Check out this music video that I helped shooting for 50 Cent's new mixtape "The Big Ten":

50 Cent - Queens, NY feat Paris (Official Music Video)

http://youtu.be/monlEabTJvo?hd=1

You can download "The Big 10" here:

http://www.thisis50.com/profiles/blogs/50-cent-the-big-10-mixtape-free-download