Some street musicians I encountered walking around downtown with the kids. Mesmerizing!
Tired of the same ol’ music? Here’s a fresh take on some popular songs: The “Pickin’ On” series.
The youngest and I were playing in Grammy’s kitchen, and this race happened. Drama! Jumps! Destruction! And ponies!
Shot on an iPhone 5, and edited in Final Cut Pro X.
Saw Johnnyswim perform this at Catalyst last week - incredible song! They both are incredible singers.
For SciFi author Ray Bradbury, who died today. Your books inspired and affected me greatly. (“Cult of Ray”, Frank Black)
Portrait: James Palau of Lancaster
Took a few shots of James Palau of the band Lancaster. Been fun watching this boy grow into a man.
Every Summer, Kristi and I participate in a faith-based youth event called FaithQuest in the Coast Range of Oregon. We provide media support and create visual worship experiences. We had the honor of working with some incredible musicians and artists over the weekend. Guitarist Rob Wells wrote this song after a particularly moving evening, and I directed, shot, and edited this video to highlight it, with Boone Langston on lead vocals, and his wife Dani and fellow Nicodemus Snow bandmate Adam Wolfgang on background vocals.
Visually, I chose a shaded area for nice, even light; the weather was perfect. I got to work with two Canon XA-10 cams and edited the piece with the new Final Cut Pro X (both fun and a bit frustrating – a great opportunity to learn new software though). The baptism shots were by Brent Albrecht and David McCarter Jr.
Part of the challenge is the the creative constraint of time pressure – everything was visualized, scouted, setup, blocked, rigged, shot, captured, edited and mastered in less than 12 hours. So, while it’s probably not my best possible work (learning FCP X along the way slowed things considerably), it is, I believe, good work with these constraints. And, the kids loved it!
As an artist, FaithQuest has become a wonderful and inspiring weekend of art, visuals, singing, laughing, collaborating, and dreaming. It’s become our “creative getaway” that refuels us.
Lyrics & music: Rob Wells; Lead vocals: Boone Langston; Background vocals: Dani Langston & Adam Wolfgang; Director & editor: Allan White