I’m taking a few weeks away from video work to organize my files, my house and my life, and start thinking about priorities for 2015. I’ve been spending a lot of time this past year chasing video jobs and coming up short, both in terms of making money and in terms of artistic satisfaction. My time on this planet being limited, I’ve decided to leave that overpopulated field to others and refocus on creating long-form programs about things I love, namely music and the performing arts. Meanwhile, here’s a short sampler of work I’ve done in the past couple of months.
The past few months have been busy, as I’ve scrambled to wrap up the first round of interviews and performances for Don’t Give Up Your Day Job (my documentary about the life experiences of working musicians) while taking on an increasing variety of projects for hire. Here are some recent examples.
Just a short update to let you know I survived the epic Winter of 2013-14 up here in America’s snow capital, Erie, Pennsylvania. A few life events worthy of note.
• The FolkTube experiment at the Folk Alliance International conference (subject of my previous post) was a big success. About 25 artists and bands made videos during the three days I ran my pop-up video studio in room 1346 of the Westin Crown Center. I also shot a piano showcase in one of the main rooms with Kiki Ebsen, Marci Geller and the great Radoslav Lorkovic. I put together a YouTube playlist of the videos we did, and you can find it here.