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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.

Day 24 – “Mr. Tragedy” by The Slackers

August 2, 2011 Leave a comment


Mr. Tragedy
The Slackers
Directed by Steph Ching
Cinematography by Jeff Brink
Animation by Steph Ching and Robinson Deckert
G&E: Jorge A Garza, Spencer Shangkuan
PA: Pamela Karp

The Slackers are:
Ara Babajian (Drums)
Marcus Geard (Bass)
Dave Hillyard (Sax)
Jayson Nugent (Guitar)
Glen Pine (Trombone/Vocals)
Vic Ruggiero (Keys/Vocals)

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Video #21 – “Mr. Tragedy” by The Slackers

January 14, 2011 1 comment


…open up your eyes, or this whole world is gonna pass you by…

Finally! It’s been a long time coming but here’s our video featuring The Slackers. One of the coolest things about this album (The Great Rocksteady Swindle) is that it was truly a team effort – each of the Slackers took a turn at writing. This video is for the kinda morbid, kinda bizarre “Mr. Tragedy” written by drummer Ara Babajian.

We shot this back in October at C-Squat. The Slackers are: Ara Babajian, Marcus Geard, Dave Hillyard, Jayson Nugent, Glen Pine, Vic Ruggiero. Cinematography by Jeff Brink, with some G&E help from Jorge Garza and Spencer Shangkaun and PA Pam Karp. The animations for this eventually became labors of love for animatorRobinson Deckert and myself.

So come with us on an adventure into the surreal with “Mr. Tragedy” and The Slackers.

Again, special thanks to Bill and co at C-Squat. Be sure to check out The Slackers upcoming shows in the next couple months.

Shooting the Slackers at C-Squat, aka one of the most surreal afternoons ever

October 28, 2010 1 comment

Spent the afternoon shooting a video for The Slackers at the legendary C-Squat over in my old hood. Wicked short shoot but I suppose that added to the surreality of it all. Seeing the location in person for the first time, yesterday, was also a trip – graffiti everywhere, broken guitars and mic stands stacked in the corner, a beautiful beautiful old piano harp, a pair of someone’s pants to help block out the last shaft of light coming through the corner of the ceiling high windows. Many thanks to Bill and Jill (and Brett and Jon) at C-Squat (and the other house members who stopped by/put up with us being there).

Despite some delays, all Slackers were willing and ready to go w/ this shoot. Quite a challenge given that they’d just come off a tour and that a bunch of their other acts/solo projects have been touring as well. Not to mention the next leg of a Slackers tour coming up next month.

There’s something really bizarre about shooting a band who you’ve heard countless times though had not really met before (as a whole). Not to mention whose music had gotten you through so many big (and little) life moments. So really, thanks Ara, Marcus, Jay, Vic, Glen, and Dave for getting together, and getting THIS together, and making today happen.

Also super super thanks to our skeleton crew, Jeff Brink DP extraordinaire, G&E Jorge Garza and Spencer Shangkuan taking time out of their busy schedules to help light this crazy crazy location, and Pam Karp for helping make sure everything was under control.

Check out some pictures. Get ready for an intense animation/live action video. Wild.

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