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Friday, September 18 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
SOAPS (DRAMA FOR OUR MOMMAS)

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Featuring drama related videos that'll leave you on the edge of your seats.

Gary Clark Jr. "Numb" Directed by: OG
LEV "Never Let You Go" Directed by: Aaron Brown
Whiskey Shivers "Jealous Heart" Directed by: John Valley
Jeremy Messermith "Tatooine" Directed by: Eric Power
East Cameron Folkcore "Kingdom of Fear Trilogy" Directed by: Reid Connell
Eyelid Kid "On Your Mind" Directed by: Garson Ormiston
Walker Lukens "Every Night" Directed by: Lobo Sucio
Patricia Vonne "The Dark Mile" Directed by: Teresa Jolie

Gary Clark Jr. "Numb" Directed by: OG
The inspiration for the NUMB music video came from the song. As soon as the track begins, you are immediately immersed into a world where soul and riffs live as one. It's a powerful track and after hearing it for the first time, it was a no brainer that their had to be a visual for it.
Gary and I had been talking about shooting a video just before he signed his major record deal then just like that it happened and he hit the road hard, traveling all over the world playing every music festival you could think of and recording his debut album. I was so happy for Gary, his family and team and I knew we'd reconnect to make it happen when the time was right.
Fast forward to the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans- I was working on a visual production for Bud Light at the Bud Light Hotel. Gary was one of the several performers who played their big show along with Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae, Lil Wayne and others. I was able to catch up with Gary backstage and we began talking about finally making a music video for NUMB happen.
Gary had a limited window to work with so we chose to produce the video a month later, just after SXSW 2013. Production took place over the course of 2 days in Austin with a minimal crew. In addition to the role of director, I took responsibility of the cinematographer, producer, location scout and editor. 

LEV "Never Let You Go" Directed by: Aaron Brown
A disgruntled housewife in the 60's dreams of snuffing her cheating husband. And necrophilia.

Whiskey Shivers "Jealous Heart" Directed by: John Valley
An old timer's wife has eyes for a young Austin, TX musician. He doesn't handle it well.

Eyelid Kid "On Your Mind" Directed by: Garson Ormiston
A guy navigates through a surreal, frosting pop party, in pursuit of a girl.

Walker Lukens "Every Night" Directed by: Lobo Sucio
An exaggeration of Walker himself and an eccentric, smart, mysterious girl named Amber show each other their daily lives as they try to make their young relationship work.

We settled on filming it with LED panels and a GoPro, which would act as their smartphones, and proceeded to incorporate the most locations of any music video we've done, due to the flexibility and mobile nature of our equipment. The weirdest piece of this process was, due to the busy schedules of Bloom Davis, Walker Lukens, and the wolves, some shoot days happened months apart from each other. So the task of making sure things remained consistent over the long stretches was indeed arduous.

Patricia Vonne "The Dark Mile" Directed by: Teresa Jolie
While driving on a lost highway, a woman ends up stranded on the side of a road and is offered help by a handsome stranger. During their journey, her mind starts to play tricks on her. Is it all in her head, or is The Dark Mile getting the best of her? 

Interesting Facts about The Dark Mile:
Stylistically shot in the vein of a campy horror b-movie trailer and inspired by the movie "The Hitcher,” director Teresa Jolie and singer/songwriter Patricia Vonne collaborated in writing the storyline. 

Patricia Vonne & Doyle Bramhall wrote The Dark Mile together and later that year Mr. Bramhall tragically passed. The video was dedicated in his memory.

This video was shot on an abandoned road without access to electricity. Using a skeleton crew, we worked feverishly through the night using multiple generators & car headlights for lighting. 

While the video was slated to be a one day shoot, the first day had many unforeseen technical difficulties including generators going out which resulted in many shots of the storyboard being thrown out. Teresa Jolie & Patricia Vonne decided to add a second day of shooting for pick-up shots. 

On the second day of shooting more technical difficulties arose; the car broke down after only a couple hours of shooting. After failing to jumpstart the car multiple times, the director & crew decided the best workaround would be to use a large fan & rock the car on each side to imply the motion of driving. Most the close up shots of Patricia in the car at night were done using this method.   

Directors
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Aaron Brown

Director, Onion Creek Productions
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Eric Power

Director, Ericpowerup
I make things move through the magic of animation! It's kind of like being some sort of greek god. I also dabble in raising kids.
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John Valley

Director, John Valley


Friday September 18, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Empire Control Room & Garage 606 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

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