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Sister Crayon ➡ (In) Reverse

Local Sacramento band Sister Crayon’s official music video for (In) Reverse really blew me away. I’ve know that they are talented and have so much potential but I had know idea how fast they are rising to the top. The song is taken from the album “Bellow” coming in June 2010 on Manimal Vinyl Records. Be prepared to see and hear a ton more of them in the near future.

The video was directed by New York photographer/director Robert Ascroft and was produced by Jill Roy at 3Star Productions in January 2010. Song co-produced and engineered by Scott McChane. Make-Up by Maria G. Jones & Celeste Linares.

Check them out on Myspace.

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Sacramento’s Electronic Music Festival was a great success. The energy there was like nothing I have ever seen before in Sac. I managed to get a few shots during The New Humans show on Friday and a lot of Saturday’s show of Paper Pistols, Sister Crayon, Tycho, and Dusty Brown. You can see more of the photos from the festival on my flickr photostream.

ISO50 shows some love.


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Jon Hopkins ➡ Insides

Jon Hopkins - Insider live

Jon Hopkins - Insider live

I was browsing a few of my favorite blogs and I found this video of Jon Hopkins. I had never heard of him before but was really intrigued by his live performance at ICA in London as well as the unique video production. I am currently working on a title sequence for THX 1138 for my time-based graphic design class and this is a great source of visual inspiration for my project. Some of the characteristics I want to  show are static, glitchy, grungy, and gritty. The Insides video is exactly that. Jon Hopkins really performs like a prodigy.

We were really keen on making a gritty, abstract performance video. So we set to work with magnets, screwdrivers, VHS tapes and a host of other techniques: We made an initial edit and played this back through a £3 TV we picked up at the local market, and ‘manipulating’ it with a screwdriver allowed us to flutter and flicker the image on screen. We’d also bought an industrial strength magnet and used that to distort and twist the picture on itself. We made several runs through the track in this way before playing everything out to VHS (with obligatory stomping and scrunching).

This effectively gave us a new set of footage to make a tailored, grunged-up edit of the original piece.

Via surfstation

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