Archive for October, 2011

SPEC CLIP WRAPPED ( ALMOST! )

Posted in Uncategorized on October 18, 2011 by joshgroom

On Friday and Sunday we completed two mammoth days of shooting on our spec music video.

Don’t know if this has been done before, but we’ve decided to shoot a video WITHOUT a song or even a band attached…!!  The clip comes from the seed of an idea that squirted out of Bernard Stock when he heard the song ‘DLZ’ by Tv on the Radio, while watching an episode of Breaking Bad.  He and I worked up a narrative and decided to go ahead and shoot the thing without a budget or label.

I assumed I’d be shooting it – so I began training myself in shooting models…   but thankfully Glenn Hanns came on board to shoot the thing and took the thing to a whole new level of professionalism.

Now we have some truly spectacular images and the plan is to cut them to ‘DLZ,’ then start shopping it around for the right band and track.  It was an awesome shoot, a day at The Vanguard in Newtown, courtesy of the Sexy Boss himself, Mr Russall S. Beattie – then a day at The Thorougbred Motel in Randwick.

We were blessed with a f*cking brilliant crew and an unbelievable cast.  I can’t wait to watch this thing take shape – it’s definately like nothing I’ve ever done before.  We have one last day of shooting – just three shots to get, but we still need to source a semi-trailer as a prop…   For the time being though – it’s onto the next things…

I’m cutting a teaser trailer for Redd Inc today…

Then it’s down to Mudgee tomorrow to shoot a TV campaign for Mudgee Tourism…

Then back on Saturday in time for a couples shoot with Nicki Gowland and Joshua Seven…

 

Busy and loving it!!

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IN A GARFIELD MASK

Posted in Uncategorized on October 12, 2011 by joshgroom

Thought I’d break radio silence.  It’s been a long time since I blogged.

Just reread that last sentence, sounds like the opening line of a TVC for All Bran.

Patton Oswalt has a new CD out…  I’m excited about that.

My brown burmese cat, Noodle, is destroying a small toy mouse under Maddi’s desk.

This morning I went to the Sun Room at the Ivy for the 2011 IF Awards Nomination Announcement.

I saw the guy from Snowtown.  He is awesome.  That film was dark and unsettling in a way few movies can be.  I felt like I needed to be disinfected after the screening.  Me and Corey Farrell saw it and watched as the cinema around us emptied out.  I think it’s brilliant but it’s a hard film to recommend to people. It’s weird, I want it to be sucessful as hell -and was bummed today when it didn’t get nominated for Best Picture or Best Actor. Anyway, such a powerful performance – I was a bit star struck.

‘Overpass,’ the music video we made for The John Steel Singers, got nominated for Best Music Video.  We’re up against two intimidating women – Kimbra & Olivia Newton John.

We’re shooting our spec music video this weekend…  Friday morning and Sunday night…  Should be awesome.  Got a great crew and cast together and some gorgeous locations…

Shooting a TVC for Mudgee tourism next week…  Praying for sunshine.