THis video was so fun to shoot, the band was great and the song shreds – Enjoy.
So here it is, took me longer than a normal straight music video. In order to have 2 Levi’s (one on the guitar, one on the organ) I had to shoot seperately and then paste it together in post. Matt Taylor (guitarist for ‘The Growlers’) plays “Vandy”- his alter-ego persona. HE is a struggling night show host who wants to be cool but his show kinda stinks. It was all shot with color negative film.
This online film short was shot with a crappy color negative 250 film somewhere in the lower California mountains.
HEre is a still from this weeks Gantez Warrior music video “WAx”. The song is mostly instrumental so i wanted a loungy scene, so i built this set with pretty much no budget for 2 days and i played off of a 1950s or 60s talk show set. The shoot ended up getting roudy and it was somewhat controlled madness. The whole time we were doing things on the fly and its gonna be a little different than i initially planned, but I am extremely happy with how everything went. Most every music video or almost every shoot, you just go with whatever is happening and things always work themselves out. Oh yah, i shot it all on 500 speed color negative film, so all you film purists are gonna love this one.
Got to shoot these young surf stars while they were in town for the U.S. Open of Surfing. Only had a few minutes with each of them, so i kept it simple and used some 35mm 3200 Ilford film for a grainy portrait. The long black smears towards the end of the roll with John John were not developed properly and i really liked what happened to em. Clay has a magnetic presence that is super mysterious, while John John was down to get squirted with a hose and i took a picture with him. Also shot some digital that will be used for Vestal closing out of the 2010 campaign.
This months August 2010- BLisss magazine editors Joey Marshall, Nick Kalionzes, and Mr MadSteeZ were kind enough to let me write and submit the pictures for “THe Growlers” musical profile. All the photos of the band members are REAL 4×5 polaroid film and the shot of the cat (Chu-Cho) is actually occurring as i took the collage picture. He kept on putting his paws under the rug where i had the shot set up, so i called his name and he looked up to me, and that is how i got the 2 page spread. Always check out Blisssmag.com and THe Growlers new EP HOT Tropics!
Shot with my 4×5, used the sun right behind the boys. We just wrapped “I Like to Surf” green screen shoot, and I wanted a group shot of the guys together. Shot 2 polaroids, one on the left was overexposed about 4 stops, thought the softness of the image was quite sweet, the second shot came out exposed properly.