Thursday, August 05, 2010

Firefly Ambush

Took a walk last week and I got ambushed by fireflies! It sure made my day. Good thing I had my trusty 7D. What do you with random footage of fireflies? The correct answer is set it to The Album Leaf and hope that makes up for the shakiness.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bugs in the Air.

Saw this little narrated animation on NPR's website this morning. Robert Krulwich reminds me once again that journalism is nothing more than the right blend of teaching and storytelling. This is the kind of news that leaves you satisfied and nourished.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Best Direction & Best Song - SATO 48 2010

Last night we took home Best Song or Music and Best Direction!
We were also in the running for Best Film, Art Direction, Cinematography, Female Performance, Male Performance, Screenwriting and Audience Favorite. Good Job team!

Lisa Cat, Best Cat Performance

Jeremy Wells, Camera

Sarah Reule, Talent

Jeff Houghton, Talent

Nate Black & Brandon Goodwin, Directors

Grant Hendrickson of Cat's Pajamas, Vocals & Music for "Love & Allergies".

Todd Gummerman of Cornbelt Chorus, Produced & Recorded Music for "Love & Allergies"

Congrats to Fear Itself, (listed below in my top 6 picks) from Pulse Studios. They cleaned up, taking home 4 or 5 awards including Best Film. Frank Gonzales recorded these videos of the awards on his cell phone. Thanks Frank!

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Best of SATO 48 2010

This year there were over 90 teams in the SATO 48 Film Challenge, 80 of witch are eligible for awards. Here's my top 6 picks from this year (that I've seen):

If these 5 films get disqualified for some reason I think we've got a pretty good chance! Well done competition, well done. We've got some talent here in 417 land!
As a bonus, everyone who did SATO needs to watch this one from worms films:

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cornbelt Chorus - Go Home

This video was recorded on a snowy winters night in the servant's quarters of an 19th century mansion on the outskirts of Springfield Missouri. That's all you need to know.

A very special thanks to everyone who showed up to help out with this one.

Love & Allergies | SATO48 2010

Made this film for the SATO48 Film Challenge here in Springfield, MO.
Participants had to create a film in under 48 hours and include the following:

1. Must begin and end with a distinct sound.
2. Must use a shadow at a turning point.
3. Must use the numbers 1-5 in sequence, but not in the same scene.
4. Must use the official SATO48 2010 print in it's original and modified version

Grand Hendrickson (Cat's Pajamas) & Sarah Reule (Skinny Improv) recorded the vocals.
Song Produced by Todd Gummerman at Studio 2100.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Love & Allergies

Come watch our SATO48 Film at the Moxie this weekend!

It's a musical. We made it in exactly 48 hours (including the song). Starring Jeff Houghton, Sarah Reule and Lisa Cat. Written and directed by Brandon Goodwin & Nate Black.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Robert Eugene Smith - 1927-2010

We lost a good one Saturday evening. Robert E. Smith helped us with a short film 3 years ago and we have remained friends ever since. He was a treasure of a man and I'm so thankful that I had the chance to know him.

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"To and From" Trailer

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Backfire - MuteMath

While I'm updating, here's one we did for MuteMath in November with a good deal of help from Brian Moore & Frank Chimero.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Silver Spring - Stacy Dupree Jeremy Larson and Darren King

Here's the best Stevie Nicks cover you'll ever hear. Shot last January with Stacy Dupree (Eisley), Darren King (MuteMath), and Jeremy Larson (Himself). Enjoy!