Feb , 09
Arthur Brown (born Arthur Wilton, 24 June 1942, Whitby, Yorkshire) is an English rock and roll singer best known for his flamboyant, theatrical style and significant influence on shock-rockers Alice Cooper and Kiss, and for his number one hit in the UK Singles Chart and Canada, “Fire” in 1968.
source : Wikipedia
An electronic press kit video for Arthur Brown regarding his upcoming tour with Zeerok (Zhenya Kolykhanov). (2009?)
Was more than honored to do this one as it’s not everyday you get to work with a living legend. I saw Arthur Brown doing a show here in Austin not long before this shoot and was blown away. For one it was a Sunday night and he packed the place. Second was that he was just so engaged with the audience, charming even. It was much like watching a great teacher read a great story to a class of small children. Rarely have I seen a crowd so enthralled with a performer or performance.
Zee introduced Arthur and I after the show and this video came out of that meeting. I was invited to film them during a rehearsal that week and the following day interviewed them both at Zee’s place about their upcoming tour plans. Hope ya like it!
You can see Zee’s solo video here: Zhenya Kolykhanov – отец (Father)
Apr , 05
Artist : J-Roc
Song : Roc N Roll
Album: Raising Hell
Director: Raymond J. Schlogel
Production Company : Underground Planet
A blast from the past, this one going back to 2005, music video for Atlanta rapper J-Roc for his song “Roc N Roll”. Shot on Canon XL2′s.
I’m a huge fan of self deprecating humor when a music vid can get away with it so the concept was (not that I would know) but apparently when a guy is getting a dance from a hot chick at a strip club they tend to feel kinda cool, like a rock star. So J-Roc goes into a club, gets hit up for a dance, and when the dance starts the “I’m a Rap God” fantasy takes over. He’s on stage rapping and it with hot chicks and it seems no matter where he goes or what he’s doing, even as mundane as grocery shopping, he’s so the shit that dancers are hanging out in the isles. He of course, to cool for school, is ambivalent. All this comes to a screeching halt when the dance is over and the stripper hits him up for another dance. The vid was meant to have other locations including a public bathroom, laundromat, etc but sadly the budget ran out.