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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.

Number 2 – Natty Blue

July 11, 2011 Leave a comment

You might’ve seen this guy playing in a NYC subway station or at a bar downtown.  Either way, live is definitely the best way to see Brother Han.  In an effort to bring you that experience, here’s your own private rooftop show!


Natty Blue
Brother Han
Directed by Steph Ching
Shot/Edited by Cory Stambler
Special Thanks to Joshua Bridge for the sweet location

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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 #26 – “Natty Blue” by Brother Han

March 3, 2011 1 comment

Above it all

Aaand we’re back. Well, finally we’ve got our next video coming at you from a beautiful rooftop in one of my favorite neighborhoods, the LES.

We spent the day with Brother Han spreading his sweet tunes around midtown and ending with a private rooftop concert for the pigeons, a couple construction workers across the way, a woman draping laundry across her fire escape and one very receptive tenant from the floors beneath our venue. Of course wherever we shot, mini crowds would gather to hear this guy play.

So there it is, nothing formal, the epitome of how it’s DONE in NYC. This video is a little of the hustle and a lot of spectacular shots (by super DP, Cory Stambler) set to the backdrop of our city. The song itself has soulful lyrics, feel good rhythms and a ridiculously catchy chorus. With the added bonus (and challenge) of being a live recording. And who doesn’t love a Dylan-style harmonica setup? I’m sure you’ll be hearing more from Brother Han before too long.

Be sure to catch Brother Han next Wednesday, March 9 at the Bitter End (149 Bleecker). Show starts at 9pm!

Special thanks to Joshua Bridge for the venue and Alan Kudan and Spencer Shangkuan for hooking us up equipment wise.

Of course we have a permit to shoot here…

November 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Ah yes, my favorite kind of shooting – illegal, guerrilla, never know what’s gonna happen. Spent the afternoon with Brother Han shooting his performances and damning the MAN. The crowd was really supportive – if any of you guys reading this were there, give us a shout! Also shot some beautiful rooftop footage – special thanks to Joshua Bridge for the rooftop location. Run and gun shooting by myself, ACTUAL camera work by Cory Stambler. Check out some shots of our adventure:

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Thanks to Jonny B Goodman helping another musician out w/ an extra mic stand, Alan Kudan for some sound equipment and Spencer Shangkuan for the camera setup.

Welcome Brother Han!

October 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Music so good, even the birds come flying

I first heard Brother Han play overseas in Shanghai during a semester abroad and was automatically drawn to his voice and style. He was introduced by his sister, Doreen, also an incredible musician/one of the friendliest people I know. Brother Han can’t quite be boxed into a specific music genre but country/bluesy influences, smokey voice and vivid story-telling clearly inspired by his travels are some features. I had a chance to meet him while planning a cool, cool rooftop video and found (not surprising knowing his sister), he was as nice and approachable as they come. So get ready for a video with some phenomenal views, easygoing vibe and a personal song, never before recorded. Sweet.