Monday, February 28, 2011

Luna Tart's Cocktail Hour

This is a video I shot and edited back in January of this year of Luna Tart's Cocktail Hour performance at the East Side Show Room in Austin, Texas. As her website explains, she's the quintessential trauma queen, even on her deathbed she contemplates the optimal cause of death: "I did consider being eaten by a tiger or being mauled by a bear, but unfortunately that might mess my hair." See for yourself:

C'est Mon Dada: Kai Mantsch

I have had this documentary film series project in the works for quite some time now called C'est Mon Dada (French for "it' my hobby") and just completed my first one featuring my friend and housemate Kai Mantsch who writes and performs children's songs. My goal with this series is to film and produce short 3-5 minute documentatries about all of my friends with interesting hobbies and talents so stay tuned for new videos in the series.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Artsy Fartsy Week

With all the free time in the world as of late, I've taken to jump starting my creative juices and have been working on various art projects. Just wanted to share a couple of creative creations I've been working on as of late. The first is a piece called "Wishful Drinking" which is part of a larger project called BIG. The second is a piano staircase I painted at my house and the last is a can tab coffee table I made for my room.

Wishful Drinking
Pink Palace Piano Staircase
Can Tab Coffee Table

Monday, February 14, 2011

Faces of Austin @ the People's Gallery

I've got some exciting news to share on this Valentines Day... my stop-motion music video for Victoria Noll's song "Take Me With You" was selected to be a part of the Faces of Austin multi-media program at the People's Gallery art exhibition this coming Friday at Austin's City Hall. The event will take place from 6-9pm, but the video will remain on display at City Hall for the next year and will be available to watch on their local City of Austin channel 6 television station as well as their website. Check out the video below if you haven't seen it yet. Cheers :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Gotta Coon Hutched Up In Here

This has nothing to do with my production work, but I just wanted to share a couple of pics from a raccoon fiasco we've been having at the Pink Palace. Over the last few days, we've caught 2 raccoons and chased squirrels out of hour house so we're clearly having some critter problems. We caught this lil guy earlier today and took him out to Sculpture Falls where he'll have a more natural but far less cool living experience. Sorry buddy, the Palace is for humans only!

Pink Palace: 2, Raccoons: 0
Pink Palace Raccoon

UPDATE: We caught Momma Coon and another baby of hers last night so hopefully this brings us to the end of the raccoon fiasco we've been having at the Palace! Check out the cute couple:

Pink Palace: 4, Raccoons: 0
Noriega the Momma Coon

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Datri Bean's "Ruby" CD Release Show

Last week, I filmed Datri Bean's "Ruby" CD release show at The Swan Dive, a new speakeasy located in downtown Austin. Datri's music is best described as southern-fried vintage jazz for a lazy afternoon on the porch. For more information about Datri and her jazzy tunes, check out her website.