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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Mar , 10

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Dog Park – Canon T2i Test Footage

My first little DSLR vid.

After much himming and hawing over getting a 5D or 7D for quite sometime now I finally got lured into the world of DSLRs with the release of the new Canon T2i.

Had my first chance yesterday to go out with my friend Matthew Iha to do a little testing. I can’t pretend that I had any clue what the hell I was doing as the footage will show. It was all pretty reckless, just grabbed the camera and headed to the dog park on Town Lake here in Austin. The profile was the default and we were only using the kit’s EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens. Most of it was shot 1080 24p but did manage to work in a couple 720 shots to try slomo in post.

Would have had this online last night except that due to my noobishness ran into major headaches trying to edit the native footage. Today after downloading CineForm’s Neo Scene, transcoded the files to avi and re-editing it from scatch in Sony Vegas all is right with the world.

Hope you’ll forgive the not so great footage and hasty edit. Overall I loved it. Defiantly not the right camera for all situations but loads of fun. I think the main thing I didn’t like was the lens but today I got the Fotodiox Pro Adapter Philip Bloom mentioned in one of his blogs that’ll allow me to use some of my old Nikon lenses. think that will make a big difference. Will post some more when I get a chance to play now that I know how to edit this stuff. =)

Music : The Cult – Peace Dog

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Feb , 09

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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)