Had the honour and privilege to help film Billy Talent’s video Louder Than The DJ last July at the Bovine Sex Club in Toronto. We had one day to shoot. Aaron and Dustin directed. The band played the song about 5 times and also played some requests to the crowd. My pal Miska Csepreghi was asked to come down and shot us filming this shoot. Without him this episode never would have happened. Learned a lot from Dustin about lenses and framing. Jeff Scheven filmed and also did the final edit on this one. Myself and Aaron did our best to keep up with the pros. Massive help and behind the scenes production came from Nick Sorbara at RedLab Toronto.
Matt Blakely on sound with Mike Frey on teck and Mike Herkimer on lights. Love the way this came out. Super fun learning experience.
February 6, 2017 / Music / Comments Off on BTV Episode 22 Paris
A very special night for the Billy Talent gang. This night was the first time they played in Paris since the attacks and in a venue that had been shut down for years due to a fire. Only open for a month. The last time I was there it did not look anything near as beautiful as this. A very surreal visit. We released this episode earlier due to the recent Quebec Moss shootings.
February 3, 2017 / Music / Comments Off on Billy Talent ACC 60 sec Tour Clip
Was asked to help out with a cross Canada tour promo spot by the Billy Talent gang. The original clips just didn’t capture what the band can do live and how intense they are on stage. Worked on this last November by adding latest clips from the BTV series on top of what was already there. Special thanks to the good people at Tour Design Creative and of course the BT boys for this great opportunity. This was super fun to work on. To see the final product and be a part of this team was very special. #BTfan4Life #BTV #ProudAF
May 17, 2016 / Music, News / Comments Off on AFRAID OF HEIGHTS MANEFESTO
Had the privilege of putting this video together for my pals in the Billy Talent gang. Ben’s concept. Aaron and myself archiving old band footage which Miska, myself and various band members have collected over the years. Mr. Rabin lent us 3 amazing clips from his work with the band. We brought in Josh to help out with the graphic animated effects such as text layers and video transitions. Album Artwork by Igor Hofbauer.
Shot and cut by yours truly. This one’s going on the reel. #BTfan4life
September 22, 2015 / Music, News / Comments Off on BTV E03 Part 2
“We’ve come a long way since Call The Office!” July 18th 2015
BTV Episode 3 Part 2 is here. Part 2 to BT’s Rock The Park show at Harris Park in London Ontario this past July. 40° and just gross. I was dying simply running around trying to pretend I didn’t have a broken elbow, couldn’t image what the boys were going through.
July 18th 2015. The Billy Talent gang head down to London ON, to Harris Park for a very steaming Rock The Park festival benefiting Bethany’s Hope Foundation. It was over 35 when we pulled into London and temperature rose to 40 on the day of the show. Got to hang out with their old tour mates Rise Against.
When I grew up in Mississauga during the late 80s, I used to listen to 102.1 the Edge all the time. I remember double taping Deadly Headly and Chris Sheppard sets and driving up to Hooterville Station on Friday nights. I recall Saturday nights at the Phoenix and Sunday nights at Whiskey Saigon. So many CFNY distractions.
It’s always nice to meet new clients that are referred to from a friend but sometimes you do jobs just to see the look on kid’s faces. Wasn’t expecting and certainly wasn’t dressed for a photo opt with the young Spidey fan but sometimes you just have to go with the flow for the greater good. The anatomy is all wrong but I still dig this quick illustration.