When the buzzing punk band ‘Golf Sucks’ takes to recording a new music video in Los Angeles, their choice of cinematographer is set. The creative force behind this next venture is none other than Danni Ma, the rock-and-roll-savvy filmmaker known for masterfully blending sound and visuals into a compelling on-screen experience.
Armed with a deep passion for music, Danni Ma honed her skills as a cinematographer and full-time filmmaker to the beat of rock tunes, delivering visuals that echo the rhythm, the vibe, and the spirit of the songs she works with. Her most recent exploit includes a music video for the band Fractured and their single “More”. This production serves as a clear testament to Ma’s expertise in her craft, artfully crafting a well done music video experience.
In the video, one narrative depicts a man experiencing a crisis that’s as skin-crawling as the lyrics of the band’s song while the other offers a front-row seat to the band’s energy-fueled performance. Seamless cuts and blends elevate this music video; at Ma’s (and the rest of the teams) hands, both these narratives integrate to create a visual storytelling masterpiece that complements the music. In each scene, every band member is spotlighted during significant moments, making it an impeccable summary of Danni Ma’s cinematic experience.
Surely, anyone seeking to appreciate Ma’s body of work and her unique approach to cinematography could delve into her portfolio available on Vimeo. Her 2021 reel is a smorgasbord of exemplary cinematic sequences that resonate with her signature dedication to filmmaking and cinematography.
More recently, Ma has tuned in to her passion for music to expand the reach of rock and roll. Aware of its waning popularity, this rock fan is striving to give it a revitalized stage presence with her powerful visuals. So, when it comes to achieving this, who better to collaborate with than the punk rock ensemble from Los Angeles, ‘Golf Sucks’? Set to release new songs next year, the band’s fresh material will offer the talented filmmaker an opportunity to create yet another batch of inspiring music videos.
Ever since she was 13, Danni Ma’s fascination with music expanded to include instruments like the guitar, accordion, bass, piano, and drums. Now, as a 24-year-old, she can easily claim the drumsticks as her top pick. Harnessing this affection for music, Ma has consistently delivered music videos that not only enrich the artist’s visual expression but also reach out to resonate with audiences around the world.
A natural collaborator, Ma’s compassion to indie artists and bands is unwavering. Her mission is to bring their music to life through impactful and innovative music videos, a feat she’s already achieving with an always growing portfolio.
Considering Ma’s stellar track record in cinematography and filmmaking, both Fractured’s and soon ‘Golf Sucks” music videos are nothing short of on-screen skill. Grounded in a love for rock music and a determination to bring its sound into a visual dimension, Ma’s skills continue to impress on every frame. And if her past projects are any indication, the future holds incredible promise for this creative.
Keep up to date with Ma and her projects on Instagram, here.