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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Apr , 05

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J-Roc – Roc N Roll

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.

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May , 11

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Tje Austin – Hollywood

Artist : Tje Austin
Album: Xperience
Song: Hollywood
Director : Louie Fattz
Shooting & Editing : Raymond J. Schlogel

TUNE INTO NBC ON TUESDAY NIGHTS TO ROOT FOR TJE AUSTIN AND TEAM CEE LO!!! (Sorry Christina, I’ll still have your baby or make you a music vid but gotta root for mah buddy Tje!)

So this was shot and edited about a year ago for the track “Hollywood” off of Tje Austin’s second album Xperience long before his getting picked by Cee Lo on NBC’s “The Voice”.

For concept, casting and directing all credit goes to the one and only Louie Fattz, look him up. I was brought in to do the crewing up, shooting, lighting and later took on the task of editor.

Since I didn’t direct this one I don’t have some of my usual banter but as far as behind the scenes random info goes this was the quintessential low budget run-n-gun. Everything was filmed in one day bouncing from the strip club (no pun intended) to the bus station to the street and clothing store (which I had actually already done a promo for, you can see that here: vimeo.com/​7366099) and than finally to back to my house where we shot Tje’s performance in the middle of my humble front room.

Though it was a brutal day I don’t think things could have gone any smoother. Tje was great to work with, incredibly humble despite being oozing with talent and Sasha Garcia, our female lead, was just a blast to work with. I don’t think there was a break between takes that she wasn’t smiling and laughing. Perfect casting in that she was able to play the shy unassuming girl from a small town then effortlessly transition to the *ba-bam* lured by bright lights and fast money exotic dancer and back again.

And for the technically minded video peeps this was shot on a Sony EX1 w/Letus35 Extreme, edited in Sony Vegas with additional color correction done in Magic Bullet Looks.

tjeaustin.com
Tje Austin Xperience on iTunes: tinyurl.com/​43v2dy4
Tje’s NBC “The Voice” Blog: tinyurl.com/​685f3h4
management: brownstownmusic.com