I've been a terrible blog owner, but it's really not my fault. Nope, I blame it all on my clients who have done a fantastic job of keeping me extremely busy. So busy that I almost forget that I have this website. But honestly it hasn't been that bad of a problem and I thank all my clients for it!
So let me take a few minutes to announce that I'm now doing video work...again. It's been roughly 15 years since I did my last music video and at least 10 years since the last commercial video I shot/directed/produced. But thanks to Richard Hennessy, lead singer/guitarist in the fantastic band Henry The Archer, I'm back making videos again.
The first one I shot for them was done on short notice back in November for the song Nightmares. It was just a standard performance shoot, shot at during their practice with a short setup intro. Pretty straight forward and simple.
I'm pretty proud of this one. Much like Nightmares, Ruby Jewel was a concept that was put together on short notice. The band had a gig scheduled at Rubber Gloves in Denton, but thanks to the awesome Texas weather it decided to snow that day, accumulating 4-6 inches in spots which shuts down North Texas. Their gig was cancelled so we did the next best thing, shot a music video. We made a quick run to Home Depot for some supplies, converted the Temple of Eye (where the Jerry Jonestown Massacre podcast is recorded every week) into something a little cooler and added red lights. After shooting the band, we went downtown and got a hotel room to shoot the rest of the story side of the video. It all came together really quick and was a ton of fun to shoot.