Casting shadows in the night.
Getting in the groove, gearing down to shoot the live stream of the Rita MacNeil memorial concert.
A little impromptu video shoot under this sunset with @colettedeveaux
On the brink video editing mission from the Capri show in the works. Lots of new caper content next week!
Holy moly that’s a lot of yarnell’s in a tiny space.
On the editing grind! Stay tuned!
Ryan Cook- Gaspereau Valley- Live at Caper Radio
This handsome gent spent a few nights couch surfing in my apartment, and what a lovely man indeed. It was really nice to have him visit us at Caper Radio and play a few tunes, he has such a great sense of humor, and his song writing and guitar playing is enough to send some shivers down your spine.
There are two more videos from this song writers circle on Caper Radio’s youtube channel, you can check them out here:
Wonderful! I’m lucky to know you and all of us are to have you here …our silent/not so silent documenter.
You, now that I think about it, have been integral to this explosion of available material…all the video’s and photo’s you have taken. I have not seen it like this before and its so hugely appreciated.
What an awesome thing you have been doing!
The longer I think about it the more I lose words…so.
This site looks great, you are a pleasure and a half.
I don’t know who sent me this lovely message, or even how long it has been in my inbox un acknowledged, but wow, such a lovely thing to share! Much appreciated.
Fair Jeanne- Run Deep
This is my lovely, wonderful friend Alyce MacLean, who goes by ‘Fair Jeanne’ when singing her lovely tunes.
We were driving down the dirt roads leading to Blackettes Lake at 10pm, dancing under the pale moon, listening to the sounds of the night echo over the water. From this stemmed another impromptu video shoot amidst the long grass by the water. With only the light of the moon, and the busted out headlight beaming from my old honda civic, came this piece of beauty.
Fair Jeanne has been playing quite a bit throughout the Maritimes, teaming up with local band “We are the Sparks” where she sings and plays bass.
Check out her facebook page here:
Kyle Mischiek- Swagville
This video is a little dated and should have been inserted a few months ago, but I figure it is worth sharing on my blog to show the broad range of artists and styles that I am beginning to work with over the past 12 months.
This shoot was very much out of my comfort zone, and it was very challenging to work on a project so different from any of the projects I have worked on in the past. But. That did not stop us from having a blast producing it.
We spent about an hour shooting, and about 2 hours editing, so this I feel this video was very well done considering that there was no pre production and we completed it in such a tight time frame!
Kyle is a very creative, energetic performer, and he has a million great ideas brewing in that brain of his. He truly is taking Cape Breton by storm recently, and this video is one of 3 that I have worked on with Kyle.
What a suave little man he is. I just love him to pieces and look forward to working with him again soon. Check out his facebook page here:
Brett Jerrett- Forest Fires
This man, is one of my personal favorite musicians from Cape Breton Island. We have been trying to collaborate on a video project for over a year, so when the opportunity arrose, I decided to drop in and visit him at his apartment in halifax, and do a little impromptu video shoot.
Brett is one of the most beautiful song writers I will ever work with. I am sure of it. The sounds he makes just resonates. I have trouble explaining it rationally, but his words just seem to flow through you like an honest rush of wind that clears away the old dust that’s been settled in the back of your throat.
This was a nice experience, and I look forward to working with Brett again in the near future to do a project that is more conceptual and abstract.
Live from the Living Wall- Dave Sampson
Cape Breton University has been growing and growing and growing over the last decade. They have even been growing a living wall inside of the new environmental building on campus!
We decided it would be awesome to shoot a series of videos infront of the living wall, and what a experience this was. The back drop is gorgeous and the musicians are all top notch song writers from Nova Scotia.
This series of videos was a lot of fun to work on. Unlike a lot of other videos that I have worked on in the past, we had a very tight time constraint for production, because this talented crew of musicians were playing a song writers circle at the University bar right afterward!
This specific video is of my dear pal Dave Sampson, and he has some serious lung power behind those lyrics.
To check out the rest of the series, with Breagh MacKinnon and Mo Kenney, follow this link to the playlist: