So What Is Underground Planet?

Underground Planet is an award winning production company based in Austin Texas. From concept to completion we develop, plan, shoot and edit amazing videos for some of the most incredible bands and artist that a company like ours could ever hope to work with.

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Arthur Brown – E.P.K.

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)

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Adan Davila – I’m Sorry

Artist : Adan Davila
Song : Sorry
Album: Open Up
Director: Raymond J. Schlogel
Production Company : Underground Planet

This music video is for Houston Texas solo artist Adan Davila. Since this was going to be Adan performing without a band I wanted to try to incorporate some other elements to keep it visually interesting. Of course when working on a budget and needing some additional footage what better than old footage that’s now in the public domain?

I didn’t want to simply make the shots of Adan black and white or use a generic film effect so I decided to go with more of a ” Pleasantville” look. After some thought on how to best accomplish this it occurred to me that the easiest most efficient way would be by simply lighting everything but him with green gels and removing the saturation in post. There are pre-effect pics along the bottom right of this page to see how it looked before removing the saturation from the background.

This video was shot and edited in three days though countless hours were spent combing through footage to find the right clips that would capture the passion, angst, and longing that I hoped to convey … with just a hint of levity thrown in for good measure. =)

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