Today is editing work day, though I don’t really plan to edit at all until tomorrow. It’s more like prepare-to-edit day as that is what I’m really doing, going through the long process of converting files to an editing-safe codec and organizing the footage. I’ve gotten the wonderful opportunity again to work with awesome music video director and friend, Brandy Bruce for R&B singer Justin Jones’s music video. Just as I am converting and logging, I can see the footage looks fantastic and CAN’T WAIT to dive into the cutting process.
And once this video is done, I get a chance to work with former classmate and also good friend, Angel Melanson-Ruiz on her music video for the indie band The Motel Life. My first time editing a rock video!
Music is a huge love of my life and m videos are my favorite editing work to do in the world. I’m completely grateful to be working with these fantastic filmmakers.
Speaking of which, there are two new music videos that were released online recently that are amazing. The first up is from Captain Ahab, the band that my friends and I are obsessed with.
I was actually there for the music video’s official premiere at The Smell a few weeks ago. The song is called Little Hands and that’s what it literally is.
Amazing, right? I LOVE it!!! Captain Ahab just proved again that they are no doubt one of the musical acts on the scene today.
The next video that was just released is by a band I have blogged about many times before and it is The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, who just also released a new album. The song for the video is Heart in Your Heartbreak
Since their first three music videos were all similar (their first two almost being identical), I’m glad them going in different directions but still keeping the heart of the songs in intact. A music review will be up soon once I buy their new album.
For the next few weeks, my life is going to be all about music videos. And when I’m outside, my iPod will be looping the songs I am working on so that I may become ONE WITH THE SONG. I love it!
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I know I’m a bit late in welcoming spring (blame the flu). But if there is one video that represents the human race finally going outside into the sunshine after a harsh winter, it’s this awesome dance video by musician Darwin Deez. This should be done WORLDWIDE.
Around this time last year I got my first taste of BBC goodness in the form of Robin Hood. I had heard tons of great reviews of it and since Netflix was offering the entire series on Instant Watch, I figured what the hell! Why not? And what a great decision that was. Good storytelling, good characters, good action (reminded me of the good ‘ole Hercules/Xena days, but better), everything was just GOOD! And I’m the picky type when it comes to TV shows, especially one hour dramas. I don’t like TV too much and usually watch comedies (Scrubs, Seinfeld, etc.) The only drama I had kept up with all these years was the sometimes good, sometimes awful Smallville. So Robin Hood was a real treat to watch and the BBC show is now the definitive version of Nottingham’s famous thief in my view of the universe.
And who could not love that theme song? Or get completely pumped up while watching it? DEEP IN THE HEART OF ENGLAND, LIVES A LEGEND.
Meanwhile, my buddy Ever would continually rave about an Doctor Who, one of the most famous BBC shows ever. Being that the show has been around since the 60s, I had of course heard of it but had no idea what it was about. Though I did think it was probably good, I felt it would just be too much of a commitment. I mean, geez! Around since the 60s!! I figured I would be lost in the mythology. Adding to that was that I moved into a crappy place with a slow internet connection… much too slow for Instant Stream. So all was lost. But Ever kept raving about Doctor Who.
So now I am moved into a place with fast internet. And with a broken arm and my mind needing quick entertainment, I decided to dive into all this extra media waiting for me. And I didn’t want to watch things I had already seen. So the time was perfect. I gave Doctor Who a watch. And all I got to say is whoaaaa.
What a wild show. Stories and imagery of things I would never think up on my own. I mean fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu…… this is such good television. My friend insists that the next Doctor, David Tennant is the best, but I think the one I am starting with (first Doctor of the modern series, ninth in the overall history of the show) Christopher Eccleston, is a fine lead and was disappointed to hear he only lasts one season. Hopefully I’m satisfied with his conclusion! In the meantime, Doctor Who is my current addiction and since I am quite behind, this will be entertaining me for quite a while.
I made my (personal) triumphant return to The Smell last night to see the always fantastic Abe Vigoda perform.
Errrr…. wait. Not quite that Abe Vigoda. But I love him too. No, the Abe Vigoda I saw was the great L.A. band that I had most recently seen play a few months ago in December at The Echoplex.
Funny how a location can help make a good night. When I saw them perform at The Echoplex…. a pretty popular venue with a bar, $15 ticket, blah, blah…. well I did indeed did have a great time. But nothing beats seeing them performing at my favorite hang out in the world, The Smell. (And for $5 I might add.) No mosh pits, but the excitement of the crowd grew as they went through each song and by the time their show was at its end, everyone had erupted into complete happy dancing. Including me. Which I needed badly. Much stress was released Thursday night. May it continue later this weekend at Saturday night’s Captain Ahab show.
On a side note, since it was pouring, I finally got to wear my scarf somewhere. I had misplaced it, but it had magically reappeared during the big move. Oh how my neck was so toasty!
March 2011 in the diary of Vincent Roque’s life will go down as the month where I did the most nothing I have done since as far back as I can remember. From breaking my arm a day after I moved into K-town to immediately getting like the worst flu ever two weeks later, I have spent the bulk of this month in bed. With nothing to do to pass the time I took to watching epics.
First I went straight for The 10 Commandments. Next up was the easy choice with the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Extended Edition). And then finally I went back to Charlton Heston and finally gave Ben Hur a watch. I effing loved it! I should have seriously watched this film years ago. It’s automatically on my top favorite movies ever. EVER!
Another kind of crazy thing that happened due to my flu besides vomiting at my internship, is my inability to eat for like four days last week. I’m not sure how much weight I lost because of that, but my body actually PHYSICALLY CHANGED. I am thinner now. Like whoa dude.
I’ve also taken to finally watching Doctor Who. Next post will be more on that. For now I’ll leave you with an awesome fan trailer for The 10 Commandments, remixed with a 10 Things I Hate About You-like plot.