Monday, April 26, 2010

Florida Music Festival 2010

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For the past three years, we have assisted with the multi-media of the Florida Music Festival. A huge event in Orlando, that takes 250 bands in 15 venues over the course of 4 days. Quite a party! This year was no exception. With my boys, Birch, Z, and Johnny Clash, we ravaged the festival, and grabbed photography and video of all of our leading acts.

I also helped create the guide cover, Introductory video for the Keynote speakers (Monte and Avery Lipman, heads of Universal Republic Records) and was brought in by Miller Lite to design their poster campaign. Some of the bands we had the pleasure of shooting was Less Than Jake, Anberlin, Rusted Root, Parachute, American Bang, Murder By Death, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Big 10-4, Atom Smash, Cady Groves, Union Made, Sugarfree Music, Empyrean and A Brilliant Lie (among a couple other hundred)

I assisted our good buddy Tim Springer in organizing the Indie Film Jam (in which we showed our music video "2:22 (It's Time To Die)" by Cryptidz, and our short film "Guitar God")

Overall it was (and always is) an amazing experience. I look forward to recovering, and getting through all of the gigs of media that we obtained. Rock on!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Le Retour de Mere-Terre

I have just returned from a six day journey with the Orlando based Heavy Metal group, Empyrean. I was asked by my friends Mike and Adam of the band to helm their music video for the song "Le Retour de Mere-Terre" off of their latest album Resurrection Engine. I agreed, and Directed, Shot, and will Edit the video. The concepts that the band had in mind were most epic, and took us on an adventure to the mountains of Northern Georgia, to the expansive ocean backdrop of the Florida Keys. We shot in a Victorian Manor in Gainesville, as well as the thick Florida backwoods in Geneva. We drove over 40 hours, and the amount of Taurine intake is most likely above numbers that my general practitioner would be comfortable with. The 70 gigs of HD footage was shot with the Canon 5D Mark II. Editing will begin immediately, to prepare the promotion for their summer tour.

See more about the band on their websites:

Special thanks to Mike, Adam, Ian, Ricardo, Drew, Jenn, Darryl, Rick, Keenan, John, Luandra, Ashley, Kurt, Jason, Lindsay, Nikita, Miche, Jeff, JJ, Nellie, Kelli, Josh, Jennifer, E.J., Ricky, Kirsten, Robin, and my Mother for helping and being awesome in the video.

Also Rockstar Energy and Combos, for keeping us alive on the road.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

PHOTOSHOOT: Pink Label Fashion

I recently did a shoot with Lily Le Roi for Pink Label Fashion, an alternative clothing company from Manistee, Michigan. We shot naturally in the Greenwood Cemetery, located in Downtown Orlando. Special thanks to my good friend Owl Goingback. Purchase from Pink Label here.

Tech Specs:
Shot on Location
Canon 5D Mark II, 55mm f/1.4 Canon Lens
Flashes: None