What a nice time I get to have sometimes. I don't often get to be involved in videos that destroy a car for music's sake or intimately dramatic gay film shorts whose soundtrack I scored. But I guess not-often is, this week, commonplace.
That Koxvold (director of the music video) brutha is the real deal. It was worth the cold, rain, and missed work. (here's a Flickr set from the shoot) You should see the video just for the amazing in-air rollover and subsequent torture of a mid-model Cadillac. It's still hard to believe it landed upright. And I should mention that if you like the bkg music then I hope you might be curious enough to see our band playing at the Great American Music Hall this Saturday where I think we'll try to play the video live as well. Maybe just moments before we play, mimicking similar (but probably more professional) live efforts by Fischerspooner, Radiohead, or, er, Sparks.
So, 'bout movie news... Tim and Robby were nice enough to hold a screening last weekend of The Point of Boxes and now that I've seen real, live audiences at a couple of small films I've scored I've become just accustomed enough to it to move some of this guessed/presumed knowledge of an apprenticing contributor-at-screenings closer to being actual applied knowledge. Ain't that fancy? It's all obvious stuff to people who do this often, but mainly:
- Sit in the back of your own screening, so's you can watch the people and they's reactions.
- Wrap parties can be nice places to get re-inspired via other artists about the next work or idea.
So ... this soundtrack-making gig? That's a sweet deal - I could do that full time and be pretty happy about it.
Current gigs aren't exactly shabby though, I should note.