Over lunch awhile back, I mentioned to my friend Pat (portfolio site here) that I’ve been really enjoying learning how to shoot & edit video with my Canon 5D Mark II. Pat mentioned that he and another friend, Kent Carter (business site here), were needing a promo video for their latest version of Brush Artistry, a collection of royalty-free samples of Pat playing drums with brushes. They produced a volume back in 2003 and since the music software landscape had changed so much since then (Garage Band being the biggest new entry, among other developments) they had done another round. The product is called Brush Artistry 2. A couple of weeks ago, Pat and I got together and I shot him playing in a studio setting. A week later I shot him a storage space, showing off his sweet collection of vintage drum gear. I could have spent days shooting that gear. So beautiful. Since Kent lives in San Francisco, we didn’t have time or money to shoot him there or fly him to Utah, so Kent sent us some voice over audio and this is the result:
Pat has written about the DVD a bit on his portfolio site. Click here to read it.
It has been a blast to work again with guys I’ve played in many bands over the years. When I lived in San Francisco, I helped Kent get his first web job and Pat get his first design job. It’s been great to have them help me with some of my first outside video work.