Last night (February 7, 2012), The Shakedown played at Dr. Rockit’s. In case you didn’t make it out there, here’s how their performance of “Close to Me” sounds like live.
Nick Drake is today’s (January 19, 2012) featured article on Wikipedia. One interesting fact is that neither Bryter Layter and Pink Moon sold more than 5,000 copies on initial release. “In 2000,Volkswagen featured the title track from Pink Moon in a television advertisement, and within a month Drake had sold more records than he had in the previous 30 years.” He was 26 when he died from an overdose. Read more here. Listen to Pink Moon here.
On December 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed in New York City. Coincidentally, I visited New York on the 30th anniversary of that sad day and visited Strawberry Fields and the exterior of the Dakota. As part of the South Texas Underground Film (STUF) Winter Film Challenge: a tribute to Sergei Eisenstein I made a short, experimental documentary film – otherwise known as a “shexdoc” – just kidding. In addition to this untitled film I screened two others which are explained further below.
This is a short film which participated in being made within 7 days for the Corpus Christi 7 Day Film Challenge and contained three elements: Sam – a man who finds something, a line of dialogue, ” the problem with BLANK is that he/she thinks too much,” and a prop of black ribbon.
And this baffles me, but I didn’t include one of my favorite films made it New Orleans. I should have also shown “Ten Commandments” which features local New Orleans musicians and the poem with same name as film read by author and AMAZING poet Jericho Brown.
Dream No More Series: Official Video
Directed By: Javier Ruiz
Filmed by: Micah DeBenedetto of MD Photography
Filmed at: Blue Neptune/Noel Designs
Special Thanks to Ramon Noel of NoelDesigns, Yvonne Marie Vaiz of Blue Neptune, Krystal Obanyoun, Mariana Zel, Robert Beller
Written by: L. Rives, J. Ruiz
Produced/engineered by: Javier “javizfresh” Ruiz
Here’s a little video I put together in SUPPORT of the ARTS in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Big shot out to all the folks that were able to make it out to Downtown Corpus Christi as part of the Art Walk CC – learn more here. Some of the places on my stop included La Retama Park, ARt VAder’s Space, Produce, K-Space Contemporary, Urban Fare (pronounced FAR-RAY – j/k), & Threads to name a few; there are of course many other venues, bands, artists, visionaries, etc… involved. Be sure to visit the website linked above for more information. As always enjoy….
Again Thanks for supporting the arts Corpus Christi, Texas!
music: “Go Hard” (Crizzly Remix) by Dream
Enjoy the original… and if you don’t watch the whole thing… at least watch 4:10 to 4:38 #360 #handheld.
location: KOROVA, san antonio, texas
shooter and editor: micah deBenedetto
Follow the artist here:
Free Download: http://soundcloud.com/crizzly/dream-go-hard-crizzly-remix
Next up… Documentary about the last Gist Street Literary Reading Series on December 3, 2010.
The challenge: pair a local director with a local band to make a music video. The South Texas Underground Film group put the challenge together and the videos premiered Revolution on December 18, 2011.
I put three comparatively short music videos together:
“Super Buffet” by Greedy Mouth was filmed at a company christmas party with an iphone 4.
“Let’s go to the Beach” by Greedy Mouth was filmed on location in North Padre Island on an iphone 4 using 8 mm app.
“Demented” by Bloody Pit of Hell was edited entirely using New York City stock footage from videoblocks.com.
Afterwards Greedy Mouth performed…. I took the stage with them.
Here is the video from the first Music Challenge, it features the band Killamora.
Down to the final few edits. The following are previews which do not necessarily reflect final product.
Glam R Us
Kashmir Lingerie (Please disregard the video links that youtube provides after you screen video.)
And though it won’t be today, or tomorrow… one day hopefully I’ll be given the opportunity to film/edit something like this…
The following are previews which do not necessarily reflect final version.
Buckle starts off with the wonderful Amanda….
Frank’s Extreme Wear
The following are previews which do not necessarily reflect final product.
Behind the Scenes
Place: Revolution Bar and Grill (2306 Airline Rd # 125, Corpus Christi - (361) 723-0392)
Time: 8:00 PM
Director: Micah DeBenedetto of MD Photography
See you there.