Neil’s Curtain Club Show

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I have shot a few videos of Neil now. He’s easy to shoot because he just does his thing, requires no re-takes, and he’s stupid-good at what he does. This was a no-pay project, but hey, that’s okay. It’s good to get out there and practice the craft nonetheless. Gear Used Manfrotto tripod w/ video …

Bubble

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I am about to start my final semester in my grad school program at UT Dallas (emerging media master’s degree program), and part of this final semester is to make a capstone project. I’m going to produce a documentary (video) piece about creative culture, and the “bubble” between professional people and their serious side projects. …

Miike Snow

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The group Miike Snow (don’t be confused by the singular name that represents the entire group) dazzled at Granada Theater on Monday, June 7, 2010. I was blown away at the energy of the crowd. It felt like a giant dance party. Here’s some video I shot at the event. Shot on a Canon 7D …

Starting a New Project

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I’m helping Nico with a music documentary project. I’m not sure where it’s heading, but I’m sure we will come up with some great material in the end. Here’s some audio I recorded last night. This is The King Bucks covering Buck Owens (right click, save as to download). And here’s a snippet of video.

Key To The Highway

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So tonight was the guys night hall pass! And my best bud Bill and I put together Eric Clapton’s arrangement (we think) of “Key To The Highway.” So here’s to Friday night! Guitar: Bill Sinclair Vocal: Ben Smithson Download it now! Key To The Highway (mp3)