So, I think that I mentioned some stuff about the Feastocumentary in my 1st post.
Here it is in its entirety.
The DVD release which came with the tickets to this years festival also had a bonus song from each artist plus a brief video from Feastock 2009.
2009 was the first year of the festival and hosted ten bands: Tono and The Finance Company Soulseller Irie Eyes Osmium Biff Merchants Left Or Right Entropy Trio Oleh Made In China The Juju Crew (Julian Temple Band) MC Cr1spy
2010: Entropy Trio TFF
Knives at Noon Alizarin Lizard
Made in ChinaLeft or Right Julian Temple Band Soulseller Mountaineater
2011: Fea Street Hustle Ash & the Matadors Oleh Cult Disney Idiot Prayer
Left or Right Operation Rolling Thunder Mountaineater
This year's festival was documented just like last year.
We ended up with 30ish hours of footage from six cameras.
Me and Daniel will start capturing it all soonish.
G'day friends how are you all?
I'm pretty tops.
Off the Cuff is tops
That's the Biff Merchants. They were incredible. They were the first artists to have an Off The Cuff session.
They did it in Sammy's. Sucks so bad that it's been shut down.
The next session was Thundercub...
This is all the brain-child of fellow Dunedin designer Daniel 'Blackball' Alexander.
The first two sessions were done in late 2009 as part of his third year Communication Design project.
What's really great is that he's decided to continue the project independently.
The Tono and the Finance Company session was filmed in winter 2010 and will be released THIS WEEK along with the previous two sessions.
The Tono session was the first one that I had helped out on. I think you can see me floating around in the background at one point.
Back then I didn't really know Bugs (the one with the epic beard and cool badges). Now I can't get enough of the guy. What a guy.
So anyway this weekend just been saw the epic task of filming three more OTC sessions in just two days.
Three different bands in three unique locations.
On Saturday we had:
The Maybe Pile - Filmed in Re:fuel (in the front room)
Operation Rolling Thunder - Filmed in the Radio One atrium.
and on Sunday we filmed Freddy Fudd Pucker (my personal favourite of the three).
Can't wait for all you people to come to the screenings and witness what I had witnessed first hand.
The Dunedin music scene is in a transition period at the moment. There's a buzz in the air. People are collaborating all over the place. The loss of venues isn't as discouraging as you might think.
Last week saw the return of Mr. Micheal 'Skinny' Cathro - Member of The Biff Merchants, Paul's (from Alizarin Lizard) brother, and head of Brown. He's been away in Europe/UK for the last year or so. While away he's managed to drip feed us an album and an EP of demos.
Last Thursday was Brown's first Dunedin show. A house party at 3 Fea St - the same 3 Fea St of Feastock fame. Oleh, Alizarin Lizard and Thundercub also played.
Thanks to Louis Smith who filmed these two tracks (I think).
Check out my sweet background image. Cool eh?
That there is the 1st ever full coloured drawing I've done that filled an entire page.
I did it in 2008 when I lived in Blenheim for a bunch of months. Those 4 or 5 months were probably the most productive months of my life up until that point.
I was living in a tiny flat with a small Samoan family and a life long WINZ recipient and alcoholic named Rodney.
I spend those months drawing every single day. Aiming to do something interesting on (at least) 1 page per day.
Maybe all the creativity was because I had no social life at the time or that I couldn't communicate to the people I was living with. Maybe I needed a distraction from my boring factory job. But maybe it was because I had discovered COLOUR.
Colour was the most important thing that could've happened to me creatively.
Here's a bunch of examples of how I've exploited it.
So I reckon it's about time to start hacking away at some footage and put together a video diary of the two tours that I recently did with Left or Right (Nuggetour) & Alizarin Lizard (Oh, Colour EP release tour).
No idea how it's gonna turn out. Probably pretty cool.
If anything it'll give you guys a fair idea on how hard we all party.
The only nuggety thing is that my netbook is too shit to do any real editing aside from windows movie maker.
So I'll have to sponge off my friends and use their superior macs and such. Cheers Bugs.
Here's a wee clip from the Auckland Left or Right show...after the fire alarm went off.