Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Film Director Xavier Ybarra Set to Complete "I'm Addicted" Music Video by Artist JildyT Starring Actor Ray Wise

Actor Ray Wise in front of the Palms Casino in Las Vegas Photo by: Xavier Ybarra
Film Director Xavier Ybarra began filming the music video "I'm Addicted" by Artist JildyT, starring Actor Ray Wise, feat. Kobe Honeycutt earlier this year in February, 2014, in Las Vegas, NV. Director Xavier Ybarra says, "It was a real pleasure working with talent of this caliber. They made it very easy for me to get what I needed. Considering I was a one-man crew on the shoot."

Artist JildyT in Malibu, CA | Photo by: Xavier Ybarra

The song "I'm Addicted" is apart of Artist JildyT's EP "The Love Love Love Project." This EP is geared towards Love and to raise awareness of Domestic Violence. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Artist JildyT will go to charities such as the Jenesse Center.

Actor Ray Wise in front of Palms Casino in Las Vegas, NV. | Photo by: Xavier Ybarra
The EP has been completed in the Hollywood Hippie Records studio and the "I'm Addicted" Music Video put back in the swing of things. Director Xavier Ybarra says, "I was pleased to open the project after so much time had passed. Getting a fresh look at the material before jumping into editing is priceless. I love being able to stay with a project from beginning to end. Mostly, because the project always takes a turn in another direction in the editing room and I love that discovery. It doesn't matter if the video looks exactly how you intended it. As long as the feeling of the story is preserved."

"The Love Love Love Project" EP is set to be released February, 2015.

You can find more of Director Xavier Ybarra's work at www.signaturexavier.com

Check out Director Xavier Ybarra's other blog called Secrets of Success.

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Director Xavier Ybarra and Hollywood Hippie Records Recording Artist JildyT teamed up early this month to film a new music video geared to raise awareness for Domestic Violence.  Director Xavier Ybarra and Artist JildyT have worked hard to get the music video ready for release. The music video was filmed and directed by Director Xavier Ybarra. Along, with the editing and coloring of the project. "It's a record for me to finish post-production in less than two weeks." Director Xavier tells us. His last project "Niña Bruja" was edited along with all the visual effects (Niña Bruja is loaded with visual effects shots) in two weeks flat after working 16 hour days to make the deadline. Director Xavier Ybarra says, "I enjoy working on projects that have a message and work in some way to help people."

You can find more from Artist JildyT by visiting www.jildyt.com

Sunday, November 2, 2014




Director Xavier Ybarra and 1st AD Anthony Bloodworth discussing the schedule. 
From page to the screen, Director Xavier Ybarra brings to life the artistic concept of a Bruja (played by Priscilla Jaramillo) who seduces a musician (played by Recording Artist Alé) to take his soul. 

In the photo above, Recording Artist Alé faces the wall of photos in attempts to overcome the spell she's placed him under. 

As Alé plays his guitar with passion and intent, he's pulled into the photo and seduced to touch her. 

When he does, Alé is thrown out of the photo to find his picture has replaced hers.

This process continues as he begins to give in more quickly each time.

Until, at last, the musician's photos have replaced all of hers.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Left: Artist Alé, Middle: Director Xavier Ybarra, Right: Actress/Model Priscilla Jaramillo

Director Xavier Ybarra was approached by Music Artist Alé to direct his single Niña Bruja several weeks ago. The song is about a musician who's been placed under a spell by a bruja (played by Priscilla Jaramillo) who practices the dark arts. The concept of the video starts when the musician confronts the bruja's spell and try's to break from it with his music. While the musician plays his heart out to over power the spell, the bruja plays her own tune as a seductress. In the end, the musician is battling to save his soul. While the bruja works to steal it. Director Xavier Ybarra says, "It's a high concept video and is geared to be sexy and entertaining. It's interesting how the idea for the video came about. As I was writing the script, I was inspired by a photo hanging on the wall in the cafe I was sitting in.

Director Xavier Ybarra storyboarding Niña Bruja.

The simple light reflections, on the glass in the picture frame blending over the image, sparked the concept for the video. I love the way the imagination works. From storyboard to screen, it all went according to plan on set Saturday. Now it's all about post-production."

Director Xavier Ybarra and his team (Anthony Bloodworth and George Ohan) filmed the music video Saturday, October 11th, 2014. Now the Director will spend the next couple weeks editing. Director Xavier Ybarra says, "What I love about editing, is that it's exactly like directing for me. After directing the story on set, I must now find the direction the story is to unfold for the audience. Even though each shot was storyboarded and carefully planned, everything changes in the editing room. There's an unlimited amount of possibilities on the direction you can take the project and that's exciting." The video is to be released October 25th, 2014. 

The official Behind-The-Scenes photos and videos coming soon.

Director Xavier Ybarra and Actress/Model Priscilla Jaramillo

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Tu Martir Released With Behind-The-Scenes Photos

Vida Tinta's Tu Martir was well received at the House of Blues on Sunset Blvd. on August 28, 2014. Director Xavier Ybarra and Vida Tinta are grateful to those who made it to the event. 

Photo by George Ohan

Here's what Director Xavier Ybarra says about the video, "The end result is so much different than what I set out to create. While shaping the video it began to take a new form, a great one. That's what I love about the creative editing process. I had a great time making this music video, because I had the time and creative freedom to experiment." 

Below are unreleased behind-the-scenes photos from the different days on set filming Tu Martir.