Was really glad I could attend John Pritchett’s 65th birthday bowlarama at the Dart Bowl today. I gave him a microphone with an on/off switch.
Every now and then you get sandbagged by a gig you didn’t know much about going in.
This weekend I got to work at the new ACL facility at the Moody Theater in downtown Austin where the Experience Hendrix tour was doing a two-day stint. What a lineup! Did 14 interviews with some of Rock’s living legends including:
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Cesar Rosas & David Hidalgo
And one of my heroes growing up as a funk-inspired drummer, Bootsy Collins.
We once again returned to England to wrap up production on the Lord Montagu documentary. From Skrillex to the Queen herself, this was an interesting visit. Beginning in York at Castle Howard, down to Chatsworth and then to London. Pics here. I took a barebones kit, including my brand new Schoeps CMIT.
Another first, getting to be a SXSW Panelist. I received a Gold Badge for my troubles. We were pretty well-prepared and despite a sync issue at the start of our video presentation (which was thankfully resolved), the event went well. I was grateful to be included as it’s rare for sound folk to participate in such things. Our panel was called “Make a BTS Web Series and Survive“. During one of the production legs of “Rising From Ashes“, a feature-length doc about Team Rwanda, Rwanda’s nascent cycling team, we partnered with Zacuto and they produced a three-part webseries called “bts“. It’s a doc about making docs. We were all characters in it, hence this panel to discuss the collaborative effect that modern media techniques can instill.
Interesting double-header today, did a webcast with Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard of The Cabin in the Woods and worked a big party at Buffalo Billiards, co-sponsored by Nature Valley.
Nature Valley was promoting their ‘Trail View’ campaign, taking Google’s ‘Street View’ and applying it to three national parks. Got to meet and interview the guy who wore the rig for three hundred miles (poorly pictured).
Today was spent at the ScreenBurn arcade, toiling for Red Five games, promoting their new game FireFall. They wanted a RED Epic so we (Michael Morlan and myself) did the dbl system dealy. I hung a Comtek on it for scratch which worked fine for that purpose. Part of our day was spent following two of the game’s characters, Typhon and the lovely Mourningstar (pictured).