It’s finally been released… SPOON by Sockweb! First premiering on Metal Injection via YouTube (where it’s already garnered over 23k views!), making it’s way to my favorite metal sites and blogs including MetalSucks and many more. And now, ultimately here… UP Productions. It’s the sequel to the widely popular song Werewolf (for which I did the first video) by father/daughter grindcore duo, Joanie “Bologna” Young and Adam “Blackula” Young.
Taking place last Summer, June 22, Rock the Wake 2013 was once again presented by The Lassen County Farm Bureau and organized by WIllis Dow and Susanville City Council member, Nick McBride. Willis and Nick are two gentlemen, very active in their community, who are definitely two of the nicest people amongst a plethora of nice people in the great little city of Susanville, CA. They put their hearts and souls into this endeavor (now three years running) every Summer. I’m honored to have been asked back again to produce this video them.
Here it is–the world premiere video for the father/daughter grindcore duo that is the glorious Sockweb–“Werewolf,” the title track from their upcoming album from Monolith Records (currently being mastered BY the master, Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer… possibly my favorite band of all time!)
Introducing a new weapon in my arsenal for UP Productions–the DJI Phantom–a powerful, personal quadcopter drone for videography and photography.
There are a few great instrumental progressive metal out there–Pelican, Animals as Leaders, Scale the Summit, Blottled Science to name some. Now we can add a new band to this prestigious list.
I recently discovered set and setting from a blog post on my metal blog of choice, Metalsucks, and I instantly connected with their style. I was fortunate enough to be able to get into contact with co-owner and founder of Science of Silence Records, Tim Tatulli (a great guy) who recently signed set and setting to his label and I had the honor to create an official motion graphics video for the band.
Here are a couple of short clips from the recent May edition of Standing Room Only: Variety Hour produced by Michael Leon-Wooley, Kate Pazakis, Robert Lee and Kyra Selman. It took place at The Federal in the heart of the NoHo district in Los Angeles, CA. I was shooting a reality show for them and here are a couple of performances from the actual performance from Standing Room Only: Variety Hour.
Here’s the new web ad for UP Productions I created. It’s kinetic and hopefully fun as well. The piece of music used for this is Nike by DyE.HD
After speaking with the phenomenal Bob Lugowe, Director of Promotions and New Media at RELAPSE, I was given the honorable task of creating a lyric video for one of my favorite bands from my favorite label–Toxic Holocaust…
I created this lyric video for the fantastic song Bastard Self by Acephalix from their 2012 album Deathless Master on Southern Lord Records.
I had the bittersweet pleasure this past Summer in the filming and editing of a Quinceanera video for Claudia Sanchez. In 2010, Claudia was diagnosed with Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumor of the ovary, a rare ovarian cancer.