Unexpected Path by Zack McDowell

A career path isn’t always linear. In August 2017, we had the pleasure of sitting down with four Capital One employees that shared the winding road of decisions that led them to their current position with the company. In partnership with The Muse, an online career source, this project became a source of pride as we too connected with these bold stories. It was a beautiful day on location as we explored Capital One’s gorgeous Richmond campus and affirmed these tremendous stories of risk. From an architect  and soldier to a religious studies major and baseball player, they all took the unexpected path, and in the end, it made all the difference. What a powerful reminder that changing direction can be anxiety-inducing but oh the places you’ll go…

Take Your Lashes to Paradise by Zack McDowell

For the launch of L’Oréal's latest cosmetic product, Voluminous Lash Paradise, Dugud Lab created a fantasy driven teaser campaign that became one of the first to introduce this exciting product to the world. We worked with Liza Lash from the L’Oréal League and shot at a beautiful historic estate in the Hudson Valley. With one week to produce the idea into these Snapchat ads, what was the end result? L’Oréal's highest performing Snapchat ad to date. Watch our Director's Cut of the campaign and a peak of what went into making the ad below.


Credits: Dugud Lab (Production); Zack McDowell (Director); Johnathan Fields (Producer); Liza Lash (Model); Alexander Hill (DOP); Wendi Miyake (Make-Up);  Jenn Park (Wardrobe); JoJo Li (Art); Dom Bozzi (Camera Assistant); Justine Berti (Gaffer); Steve Ryan (Grip); Brendyn Smyth (Production Assistant); Villa Nuits (Location)

The Everyday Beauty by Zack McDowell

It's Friday night and (hopefully) you're feeling alright! Whether you're planning on rooftop chillin' or bustlin' around the beach, a cute summer hairstyle is a must. With L'Oreal's Advanced Hair Style line, they've made fun looks is a breeze. Catch our latest series of hair tutorials to find which summer style suits you best.

Refresh Your Day by Zack McDowell

If you're anything like us, the faster we're out the door in the morning the better. With Extraordinary Clay Dry shampoo, we created a digital ad that showcases the effectiveness of this product with one of their very own as our muse. It was a fun day in Brooklyn with a talented crew. Check out the video below or catch it on L'Oreal's social pages. No gimmicks here...it really does go on clear.

Credits: Dugud Lab (Production); Zack McDowell (Director); Johnathan Fields (Producer); Emily Arkells (Model); Alana Wright (Make-Up); Michael Johnson (Hair Stylist); Tori H Nails (Nail Technician); Gina Donnelly (Wardrobe); Lisa Loew (Art Department); Bill Schaumberg (Camera Assistant); Nadia Gilbert (Gaffer); Shaun Weber (Grip); Sara Laufer (Production Assistant); Nu Hotel-Brooklyn (Location); Mary Perrino (Colorist)

Hairdos Through The Decades by Zack McDowell

We're traveling through time with "100 Years of Hairstyle." Bringing this project to fruition was exciting. From music to costumes, our entire team had a blast (from the past) interpreting various hairstyles sported through the decades. Check out the full video here: 

Credits: Dugud Lab (Production); Zack McDowell (Director); Johnathan Fields (Producer); Chiomy Afrnugo (MSA Models), Maggie Houlihan (MSA Models), Dobri Dobrev (One Management), Matthew Sinnaeve (RED NYC); Wendi Miyake & Fatimot Isadare (Make-Up); Karl PaytonMichael Johnson (Hair Stylist); Morgan Carnevale & Ben Vogel (Wardrobe & Art);  Bill Schaumberg (Camera Assistant); Nadia Gilbert (G&E);  Katelyn Rebel (Production Assistant); Attic Studios (Studio);  "Black Coffee (Masters of Swing  EP - Instrumental)" by  Wolfgang Lohr (Music)

Create Your Own Sunshine by Zack McDowell

We've teamed up with L'Oreal Paris USA again -- this time to showcase Sublime Bronze, their line of sunless tanners. Even on a winter day, we had plenty of "fun in sun" indoors which goes to show you don't need to wait until June to find your perfect shade. As always, it was blast working with everyone BTS to create a campaign featuring the #1 self-tanner brand. Check out the video below:

Credits: Dugud Lab (Production); Zack McDowell (Director); Johnathan Fields (Producer); Paula Nissen, Lucie Pustova, Kerry Morgan (Next Models); Wendi MiyakeAlana Wright (Make-Up); Michael Johnson (Hair Stylist); Tori H Nails (Nail Technician); Gina Donnelly (Wardrobe); Lisa Loew (Art Department); Bill Schaumberg (Camera Assistant); Nadia Gilbert (Gaffer); Shaun Weber (Grip); Sara Laufer (Production Assistant); Nu Hotel-Brooklyn (Location);  Lisa Schatz (Graphic Design); Kevin Tkach & James Jenkins (Digital Retouching); Mary Perrino (Colorist); "Smells Like Summer" by Early Hours (Music)

Because You're Worth It by Zack McDowell

Earlier this month, Dugud Lab teamed up with L’Oreal Paris USA and YouTube to create the hair care series, “Hairdos & Don’ts.” What happens when you pair an amazing crew and talent with vibrant colors and transformative products? Magic! 


Check out the full videos below and carry these pointers into your holiday looks. From all of us at Dugud, happy holidays! 



Credits: McCann NY (Creative Agency); Zack McDowell (Director); Johnathan Fields (Producer); Alayna Licardi (Total Repair 5 Model); Alexa Reynen (Color Vibrancy Model); Karl Payton (Total Repair 5 Hair Stylist); Isaac Davidson (Color Vibrancy Hair Stylist); Alana Wright (Make-Up); Tori H Nails (Nail Technician); Morgan Carnevale (Wardrobe); Taylor Horne (Props); Chad Young (Camera Assistant); Nadia Gilbert (Grip); Michael Solomon (Sound Engineer); Katelyn Rebelo (Production Assistant); Lisa Schatz (Animation)

The Contently Foundation by Zack McDowell

Telling stories that need to be heard is at the heart of everything Dugud does. While many organizations tell stories that matter, it's rare to find a group of people that believe in the inherent power of storytelling and its potential to change the world. Our director, Zack, had the pleasure of creating a mission video for The Contently Foundation, an organization that's shedding light on stories that are often overlooked by major news sources. Through steadfast investigative journalism, this NY based 501(c)3, has partnered with Fusion, Gawker, New York Post, and the Guardian to bring these stories to the masses. What you may not know is that these stories can take months to investigate and countless hours from various volunteers to put together. Zack was fortunate to follow their team for a week, gain insight to all they do and create a video that strives to capture all their great work. To learn more about The Contently Foundation, follow their journey at: Contently.org