Posts Tagged ‘Michael Raynes’

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 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 28 – “Park Slope (In The Eye)” by Matt roi Berger

August 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Alas, I miss the place already. Though clearly Mr. Berger does not! Check his anti-slope anthem which was honestly one of the most fun to shoot (and probably most ridiculous to watch).

Park Slope (In The Eye)
Matt roi Berger
Directed by Michael Raynes

Shot in the basement of Berger.
Special Thanks to Robinson Deckert for the use of the green screen.

Day 25 – “Lighter” (NEW) by Jonny B Goodman and the Area Men

August 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Here’s a brand new version of “Lighter” by Jonny B. Goodman and the Area Men.

Jonny B Goodman and the Area Men
Directed/Shot by Michael Raynes
Edited by Kevin Chew & Michael Raynes
Featuring actors: Leo Fallon, Alec Signorino, Gabrielle Miller, Flannery Spring-Robinson, and Pamela Karp

Shot at Judson Memorial Church

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It’s time…

July 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Finally, here is Project 30 in 30 as it was first intended. Tonight begins 30 days of music and 30 days of great videos.

Exactly 9 months after our first video, Don’t Ask Now by Jonny B. Goodman and the Area Men, aired, our baby is born – all limbs and toes intact. We are proud to present The 30 once again! What better way to spend a lazy summer evening than with new music? Check back each night at 9pm to see a new video or save it for the morning – I know you’re youtubing at the office anyway.

The best part? You won’t know which video to expect next. I actually had a lot of fun playing DJ and putting together the setlist for this run. But to start us off, let’s go back to the beginning.

Once again, with beautifully gritty animation and an ambling tune here’s “Don’t Ask Now” by Jonny B. Goodman and the Area Men.

Don’t Ask Now
Jonny B. Goodman and the Area Men
Director/Camera: Michael Raynes
Editors: Justin Chan, Michael Raynes

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Video #16 – “Park Slope (In the Eye)” by Matt roi Berger

December 3, 2010 1 comment

Bashing my hood eh? For such a silly, awesome, and just plain ridiculous video, I’ll allow it.

Matt roi Berger has taken on an ambitious project – Song Cycle where he writes a song for each week in 2010. Sound familiar? His songs range from feel-good pop punk to twee-pop with bizarre lyrics to straight up 90s-driven rock. Matt cites Weird Al as an influence which is certainly apparent in this video for “Park Slope (In the Eye).”

Pair Matt’s wacky (and deadpan) performance with the smart camera/special effects work of Michael Raynes and you get this glitchy, off-the-wall, spastic, super fun, “eff you” to one of my favorite places. Sweet.

For more with Matt roi Berger, New Yorkers, check out the upcoming Teen Girl Scientist Monthly show Friday December 10 at R-Bar on Bowery.

Video #8 – “Lighter” by Jonny B Goodman and the Area Men

October 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Here we have it, the second Jonny B Goodman and the Area Men video for our crew. This is a never-before heard demo track for a song that’ll ultimately be on their next album. Stay tuned for the OFFICIAL song release/video in the coming months. In the mean time, enjoy this video directed/shot by Michael Raynes, edited by Kevin Chew and featuring actors, Leo Fallon, Alec Signorino, Gabrielle Miller, Flannery Spring-Robinson, and Pamela Karp. Starring the musicians, Jonny B Goodman and Joe Del Balzo. Shot at the beautiful Judson Memorial Church. Enjoy!

Drumroll Please…

October 11, 2010 3 comments

Our first video has finally arrived.  Directed by Michael Raynes and featuring Jonny B. Goodman and The Area Men, the Don’t Ask Now music video kicks off Project 30in30 with a bang. The first of many excellent videos to come. Enjoy and stay tuned. Project 30in30 is just getting warmed up.

Don’t Ask Now
Jonny B. Goodman and The Area Men