The Pauly D Project: More from the season finale

Going back to high school

Pauly D and his publicist Amanda Ruisi arrive at Johnston High School to meet Mr. Russo. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Here are few more photos from the season finale of The Pauly D Project. I had planned on posting some images from some of the shoots in Newport, but that will wait to til another day.

walking the halls

Pauly D and his publicist Amanda Ruisi walk the halls of Johnston High School to meet Mr. Russo, Pauly’s former biology teacher. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly and Amanda arrive at Pauly’s former high school in Johnston, RI to meet his old biology teacher Mr. Russo.

Road 2 Success

Pauly D sits in his old seat in Mr. Russo biology class at Johnston High School. (Photo/Stew Milne)

So Pauly sat in his old seat in Mr. Russo’s biology class. I particularly like the “Road 2 Success” on the wall in the background.

Pauly and Mr. Russo

Pauly D and Mr. Russo pose for a photo in Johnston High School. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Mr. Russo thought it would be fun for Pauly D to show up at the Winter Bash to surprise the kids at his former high school.

locker

Pauly D finds his old locker in Johnston High School. (Photo/Stew Milne)

so after chatting with Mr. Russo, Pauly and Amanda and Mr. Russo toured the school, where Pauly came across his old locker.

PD was here

Pauly D writes a note on his old locker at Johnston High School. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly left a little note on the locker. I believe it said “I was here, PD”

promos

Pauly D looks over some promotional posters at his home in Johnston, RI. (Photo/Stew Milne)

After touring the high school, Pauly and Amanda went back to Pauly’s house to go over some business.

time to eat

Ryan, Pauly, Jerry and Biggie eat and drink at a local restaurant in Providence, RI. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Then Pauly met the boys out to tell them the big news on how he was going to surprise his old school by guest deejaying at their winter bash.

So, next time, I’ll get some pix up from Pauly’s day out with his mother in Newport.

The Pauly D Project: Season Finale

Jerry the Christmas Ball King

Jerry tries on the Christmas Ball King sash while preparing for the big night. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

For the season finale of The Pauly D Project, Pauly D went back to Rhode Island to surprise his former high school by guest deejaying during their winter dance. In preparation for the big night, Jerry and Biggie had a lot of setup at the hotel where the dance was being held.

Santa Jerry

Jerry wears a Santa hat while talking to Biggie, while preparing for Pauly D's surprise appearance at his former high School's winter dance. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly D

Pauly D waits in the back room to surprise his old high school at their winter dance. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

The students kept asking me and the 495 Productions crew if Pauly D was there. We had to tell them that their high school was picked to be part of an MTV show. For the most part they believed us. It’s a little hard to be discreet with 3 camera crews and a photog running around a high school dance.

Pauly D waits

Pauly D waits behind the doors to surprise his old high school by guest deejaying at their winter dance. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly D waits to be announced to the crowd of high schoolers behind the double doors.

Pauly surprises

Surprised teenagers take photos and videos of Pauly D as he surprises them as a guest deejay during their winter dance. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

When Pauly D was announced, the kids stormed the stage and started taking photos and video.

DJ Pauly D

Pauly D rocks the house at his former high school's winter dance. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Security was good to keep back the screaming teenagers as Pauly D entertained them.

The fans go wild

The fans go wild. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly D

Pauly D fist pumps during a surprise visit to his former high school dacne. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly and his biology teacher

Pauly D and his former biology teacher. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly D and his biology teacher. The day before Pauly D toured his old high school and talked with his old teacher. I’ll get those pix in another post soon.

Fist pumping

Pauly D gets his former teacher to fist pump. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly, Ryan and Biggie

Pauly D, Ryan and Biggie celebrate a fantastic appearance. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

It was a successful night for Pauly and the crew.

Jerry and jail bait

Jerry has a hard time containing the screaming teenagers. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Jerry was surrounded by scantily clad screaming teenagers while he protected DJ Pauly D. Tough job.

Keep away

Pauly D and Ryan play keep-a-way with Jerry's shoe. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

After the show Pauly and the crew went back to a secluded room, where they played keep away with Jerry’s shoe.

Jerry's hair

Pauly D comments on Jerry hair to the Johnston H.S. students after a winter dance. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Afterwards some of the students got to meet Pauly and the crew. Here Pauly is making a joke about Jerry’s lack of hair.

Old high school

Pauly D poses with Johnston H.S. students. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly posed for photographs with all the students.

Pauly D new jersey

Pauly D receives a Johnston H.S. jersey. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Pauly D Finale

Pauly D, Biggie, Ryan and Jerry outside the hotel in Warwick in the final scene of the first season of the Pauly D Project. Pauly D Project. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. (Photo/Stew Milne)

Let’s hope there’s a season two. I had a great time shooting stills while they filmed the show in Rhode Island.

The Pauly D Project: Episode #2

Shoes

Pauly D looks through his closet for the right pair of shoes for the night. © 2011 Stew Milne

So here are some more behind the scenes photos of The Pauly D Project. Just a small portion of the second episode was filmed in Rhode Island, but I thought you would all like to see more of Pauly D and crew.

watches

Pauly D's collection of watches. © 2011 Stew Milne

Above is a photo of Pauly’s watches. He has everything meticulously laid out in his house, from shoes, to hair products.

Pauly's house

A 495 Productions videographer works it from the hip while shooting Pauly D and Jerry at Pauly's house in Johnston. I'm not sure if Jerry is sticking to his diet or not.© 2011 Stew Milne

Jerry and Ryan were over prior to all of them heading out to club Ultra. They were hungry so they ordered some food. It looks like Jerry is sticking to his diet.

house sitting

A 495 Productions videographer works it from the hip while shooting Pauly D and Jerry at Pauly's house in Johnston. In the background are a couple of sound guys. © 2011 Stew Milne

There are a lot of people that come with the 495 productions crew. I’m not sure where they all fit in Pauly’s house. Mostly in the kitchen, because no one ever really went in there.

pool hazard

Ryan takes a shot while avoiding the tanning bed at Pauly's house in Johnston. © 2011 Stew Milne

The tanning bed was a bit of a hazard.

tanning

Jerry decides to get a quick tanning in the tanning bed at Pauly's house in Johnston. © 2011 Stew Milne

So Jerry decided to get a quick tan while waiting for the taxi. He shouldn’t leave his phone out for the other two to play with.

tanning

Jerry decides to get a quick tanning in the tanning bed at Pauly's house in Johnston. © 2011 Stew Milne

That’s Jerry in the tanning bed. I think he fell asleep.

tweet this

While Jerry tans in the tanning bed, Ryan and Pauly tweet inappropriate messages from Jerry's phone at Pauly's house in Johnston. © 2011 Stew Milne

So while Jerry was tanning, Ryan and Pauly sent inappropriate tweets from Jerry’s phone.

Security

Jerry works security at Ultra in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

The gang finally made it to club Ultra, where Jerry was protecting Pauly and the crew from the mad fans.

the boys

Ryan, Pauly and Jerry at club Ultra in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

Having some fun at club Ultra.

DJ

DJ Pauly D deejays at club Ultra in Providence. Notice the MTV camera at the bottom left.. © 2011 Stew Milne

 

Biggie rocks with DJ Pauly D at club Ultra.

DJ Pauly D

DJ Pauly D and Biggie at club Ultra in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

DJ Pauly D’s custom headphone.

What up?

I can't remember his name, but he's part of the 495 production crew. He was working a camera next to Pauly in the DJ booth at club Ultra. © 2011 Stew Milne

Part of the 495 Production crew pops up during shooting.

Biggie and MJ

Biggie talks with his girlfriend Mary Jane, following a show at club Ultra. © 2011 Stew Milne

A nice moment between Biggie and his girlfriend Mary Jane after DJ Pauly D performed at club Ultra.

Fans

DJ Pauly D poses with some fans after a show at club Ultra in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

Pauly takes a photo with a fan after a hsow at club Ultra in Providence.

So, not sure what next week will bring. It all depends on the show.

The Pauly D Project

DJ Pauly D works on his signature hairstyle in the bathroom of his house, prior to going out to DJ at a local club in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

Back in early October 2011, I got a call from an agency out on California wanting to hire me to shoot the stills during filming of a MTV reality show in Rhode Island. After confirming I was available on the dates they were filming in RI, I was told to keep this silent. My contact at MTV told me where and when to meet them so I could ride along with the crew from 495 Productions to the home of Jersey Shore cast member, Paul DelVecchio, or DJ Pauly D.

DJ Pauly D shows off the tanning bed in his living room. © 2011 Stew Milne

There’s a lot to the crew that produces these reality show for MTV. We arrived at DJ Pauly’s home in Johnston in four vans. They had two camera operators, two sounds guys to go with them, and about eight other people, from assistants to producers all crammed in  Pauly’s house. My purpose was to shoot what the video guys were shooting and stay out of their way. So when we walk into Pauly D’s living room there is a pool table and the above tanning bed. In future posts all add some behind the scenes action showing the camera crew in operation.

DJ Pauly D relaxes by spinning some vinyl at his house in Johnston prior to going out to DJ at a local club in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

While waiting for his manager to show up, DJ Pauly D relaxed by spinning a bit. Lucky for him, his father lives upstairs and doesn’t complain about the loud music.

DJ Pauly D talks with road manager Mike 'Biggie' Morgan about Pauly's show that night at a local club in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

So that night DJ Pauly D was getting ready at his house to do a send off party at an old club in Providence he used to DJ at, Ultra. His mentor and now manager Mike “Biggie” Morgan came over to discuss the night and grab Pauly’s gear to take over to the club.

DJ Pauly D pins the sleeves of Ryan Labbe's shirt prior to going out to DJ at a local club in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

After Biggie left with the DJ gear, Pauly’s friend and “social coordinator” Ryan Labbe dropped by. Pauly was making fun of Ryan’s loose sleeves and showed him a trick to make them snug on Ryan’s arms.

DJ Pauly D, Jerry Gialanella, and Ryan Labbe toast to the night prior to going out to DJ at a local club in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

Soon DJ Pauly’s friend and head of security, Jerry Gialanella showed up. The three of them drank a few shots, played pool and played jokes on Jerry until the taxi showed up to take them to Ultra.

DJ Pauly D performs at a local club in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

DJ Pauly D entered the mobbed club and was secured in a private booth until his time to DJ. Above is DJ Pauly D deejaying with Biggie in the booth with him. The crowd was going crazy.

DJ Pauly D performs at a local club in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

This above photo is one of my favorite shots from the night.

DJ Pauly D and Jerry wait at the coat check after Pauly performed at a local club in Providence. © 2011 Stew Milne

After the show and after the crowd had gone home, DJ Pauly and Jerry goofed off at the coat check waiting for their taxi.

In future posts, I’ll add some scenes that didn’t make the show and behind the scenes images. I spent eight hours with the 495 Productions crew and DJ Pauly D that night. In the premiere episode of The Pauly D Project, it was edited down to the last 2:10 of the show.