Sunday, May 22, 2011

Red House Music Night

One of my favorite things about Seattle is the music community.   I am lucky enough to live only a few blocks away from some incredibly talented musicians.    On Thursday they hosted a house show.  I decided to invite myself over, cobbler and camera in hand.

The performers played acoustic sets with original music.    The space was perfect, complete with a bow, antlers, a shelf of Nat Geo magazines and instruments in every corner.   The most amazing part of the night was getting to experience the music in its whole.   The attendees (friends, artists, musicians) were listening so intently to this intimate experience you could hear a pin drop, or a shutter close in my case.  I tried to take as few frames as I could to preserve the quiet reverie while still managing to get enough photos to share with you.   I may be posting two video clips in a few days.   

Line Up:
Brad Duncan
Matt Kinder - The Parade Schedule
Introductory Song: Luke Messimer and Kyle Zantos 
Johnny Panlener
Bryan John Appleby



Monday, May 2, 2011

Japan Compilation Video


Light test # 2: Interview

Light Test #4: Album Art

I recently had the opportunity to work with No Theft of Le Grand Cru on a film project.    Le Grand Cru has partnered with local Seattle and other emerging musicians to create a compilation album to raise money for the relief efforts in Japan.    The album is digital to allow the proceeds to go directly to the cause and not be filtered through production costs of physical merchandise.   Release date: May 3, 2011 on bandcamp.  

Tommy approached me a couple weeks ago to discuss the idea of an interview promotion for the album.    One sunny day in Seattle, we shot the film at his house.   The promotion piece combines an interview about the compilation as well as clips of No Theft creating the album artwork and speaking on the inspiration behind it.    

Please visit the Vimeo page to check out the video.   It turned out quite well.   

The artists featured on the compilation:

Pablo Trucker
Campfire OK
Garage Voice
Noah Gundersen
Young Lions
Hot Bodies in Motion
Le Wrens
Adam Pasion
The River Empires
Keith Tutt II
Timothy Robert Graham