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Day 30 – “Hey Hey” by The Graves

August 8, 2011 1 comment


And if you sing along with us, better give it all you’ve got!

And with this video, we come to the end of our 30 day journey. I hope you had as much fun watching these videos as we did making them. The amount of support and talent that has come out of this project is overwhelming.

At first we had some difficulty deciding what to do for this band that’s based way out West. Eventually I came up with this. This song is quite an anthem and I figured it would be a nice way to bring all of our artists together. Please enjoy “Hey Hey” by The Graves.

Once again, I’d like to thank all the artists and filmmakers who participated in this project.

Hey Hey
The Graves
Project 30 in 30
Graves footage shot by Christian Fortune

Featuring the artists of Project 30 in 30: Auzriel, Afterquake, Brother Han, Chi’ Akai, Conrad Korsch, Cut Your Teeth, Dead Geoff, Emily Kinney, Fatty Acid, Genesis Be, The Graves, Jonny B. Goodman and the Area Men, Matt roi Berger, Melissa Lusk, Miles Megaciph, The Slackers, Superhuman Happiness, Teen Girl Scientist Monthly, Tri-State Conspiracy, What Katie Said Last Night

Filmmakers: Rocka Bennett, Steph Ching, Joe Del Balzo, David Dubuc, Jorge A Garza, Pamela Karp, Katie Kelley, Max S Pham, Michael Raynes, Jeff Brink, Praveen Elankumaran, Christian Fortune, John McMinn, Spencer Shangkuan, Cory Stambler, Richard Trammell, Justin Chan, Kevin Chew, Ellen Martinez, Patrick Ng, Jacqueline Sia, Orlando Suazo, William J Hopper and Robinson Deckert.

If you’d like to find out more about working with any of these artists (musicians or filmmakers) or seeing what they’re up to now, shoot us an email at project30in30@gmail.com OR you can click through our  Musicians and Filmmakers pages.

There is so much amazing work to come out of these artists – Project 30 in 30 has only shown you a small sampling.

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Day 26 – “All I Need” by Auzriel

August 4, 2011 Leave a comment

All I Need
Directed by Steph Ching
Shot/Edited by John McMinn
Effects by John McMinn
Logo by Ben Frank

Special Thanks Linny Hall

Shot at Creek and Cave in LIC, Queens

Day 21 – “Cold Eyes” by Genesis Be

July 30, 2011 Leave a comment


Cold Eyes
Genesis Be
Open Sky Artworks
with guest appearance by Miles Megaciph

Directed by Steph Ching
Camera by John McMinn
Edited by Kevin Chew

Special Thanks Auzriel and Andrea Wong

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Video #29 – “All I Need” by Auzriel

July 9, 2011 2 comments

You’re all I need…

FINALLY we have our last video (I know it’s “#29” but more on that later). This has certainly been our longest video in the making and one of our most ambitious videos graphics-wise.  Some of you may remember that we shot this WAY back in October. Again, this was one of our more involved shoots (over at Creek and Cave in LIC).

I’m proud to present this very sensual, beautifully layered video for Auzriel’s techno remix of “All I Need”.  With intricate graphic effects by our cinematographer John McMinn and impossibly flexible dancing by Jennifer Morel not to mention the lovely Auzriel doing what she does best, this is definitely a hot one.

Additional grip and electric: Jorge A Garza, Tito Delgado, and Spencer Shangkuan.  Makeup by Tanya Milord.  Special thanks to Linny Hall.

As for #30?  Well you’ll just have to wait and see.  We’ve got something very special coming up tomorrow so check back and as always, if you’d like to stay in the loop, join our mailing list.

Stay cool folks!

Oh what a night!

June 17, 2011 Leave a comment

What a fantastic night Tuesday! So many thanks to all of you who made it out to show your support. We seriously could not do this without each and every one of you. From day one, the goal has been to find artists who would never otherwise share a stage or a label or a fanbase and bring them all together in one space. To give our filmmakers and musicians the freedom to take risks and visualize music as they feel it. To let people discover music and their own personal connections to these songs.

Katra Lounge was PULSING with talent Tuesday night! To see some artists finally meet their editors and animators for the first time, to hear that some artists have videos lined up with their Project 30 in 30 directors in the future, to have this all come together under one roof is exactly why we began the project in the first place. I could not be more pleased and excited for what’s to come!

Stay tuned for the upcoming web premiere of videos for Miles Megaciph, Auzriel and The Graves.

In the mean time, enjoy the photos from this amazing night:

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Photos by Victor La
Special thanks to Andrea Wong at for hosting the event (and editing these pics).

If you would like to join the Project 30 in 30 team, let us know – project30in30@gmail.com

8PM tonight, It’s going DOWN! (At Katra Lounge!)

June 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Tonight’s the night! Just a reminder that the event begins at 8pm at Katra Lounge (217 Bowery). Get ready for some great music, awesome videos, fun people and sweet drink specials (2 for 1 drinks – NO COVER). We’ll even be premiering a couple never before seen videos. What better way to spend a Tuesday night?

This is a FREE event showcasing talented musicians, filmmakers and producers of EVERY music genre. Be there! Or be… you know the rest 🙂

See you then!

Featuring the music of:

Afterquake (Abigail Washburn + The Shanghai Restoration Project)
Auzriel
Brother Han
Chi’ Akai
Conrad Korsch
Cut Your Teeth
Dead Geoff
Emily Kinney
Fatty Acid
Genesis Be
The Graves
Jonny B Goodman and the Area Men
Matt roi Berger
Melissa Lusk
Miles Megaciph
The Slackers
Superhuman Happiness
Teen Girl Scientist Monthly
Tri-State Conspiracy
What Katie Said Last Night

Video #17 – “Cold Eyes” by Genesis Be

December 8, 2010 2 comments

If you didn’t make it out to the show last night, no worries, there’s plenty more to come from the talented Genesis Be.

2010 has been a crazy year for this Reynolds Scholarship for Social Entrepreneurship and NIA award winning artist from NYU’s Clive Davis School of Recorded Music. 2011 is sure to bring even more great music and collaboration from Genesis and the rest of the Open Sky Artworks crew. Stay tuned!

Here’s a video for “Cold Eyes” a hip hop song with some heavy personal history and biting rhymes. With the detail oriented camera work of John McMinn and edited by Kevin Chew, we wanted to highlight the song’s (and Genesis’s) journey. Check it.

Special thanks to Auzriel and Andrea Dao Wong.