Make sure you watch until the end!
Just I house I often pass and wanted to shoot a photo of. Finally got it done. I’ve been working more and harder than ever before but things may take sometime to get here. I’ll keep shooting random life in the mean time to keep your eyes entertained.
When I had all the gear to film Arva, we made a video for Everlea’s song Arva at the same time. It’s a short song but it has a really cool vibe to it. Hope you like.
Casey of Everlea filmed some behind the scenes while we were filming last week. And will be posting clips randomly it seems. Here is one of use arriving on location in the wind and rain to start setting up. All for the love!
Done filming (I hope!) for the Everlea video (or 2…) this week. Alright! (Bad pun, sorry)
I didn’t take many photos but here are a couple from today. Brendan (the drummer) playing guitar between takes and a team shot.
So much video up in here lately. Directing a music video this week. The concept footage is done and the band gets here this afternoon. Pray for nice weather!
I’m gearing up to make another music video (or two, actually) next week so I decided to watch my first attempt at using a video camera. My friend Trevor edited it really quickly while I hung over his shoulder so don’t really grade it. Just a fun thing to look at. Filmed in October 2007.
There is a special place in my heart for small, intimate hardcore shows. There is nothing glamorous about them, all the bands are making next to no money, half the time there isn’t a stage BUT there is something great about them. Like an immediate nostalgia. My friend Dylan was in a band called Means that I loved and now he is in another great band called Continuance. Here are some photos of them playing Milton (of all places). Typically, I would shoot a hardcore show with a fisheye to get a really energetic atmosphere that can make the viewer feel like they’re in the middle of it all, or maybe more importantly, make me feel like I’m back at the show. This time I used a slightly longer lens (still wide angle, of course) to take a more objective view point of the show. I liked that approach here.
Like I said, here are some more from my shoot with my old photography teacher. It is very difficult to explain how unique he is. For example, amongst the collection of strange cameras he has built, there is one made from a real beehive. You can’t top that. The stories he has of life with his ex-wife a jazz singer from the states to his oddly colourful childhood are all amazing. Just writing this is giving me ideas to make a short documentary about him or something just to share is original personality. Until that comes to fruition, here are a few more photos.
Ten Second Epic happen to be great friends but they also made good use of a bunch of photos I took of them. Every photographer has an idea (usually pretty great ones) of how layout, design and their photography should merge. Quite often I’m disappointed in the final product and how the photo was implemented but I think people are learning. TSE did a great job with all this stuff, it is very much their style but doesn’t brutalize the photos. From download cards to tour passes, they did a ton too. Here is the tour pass and after the jump are the rest.