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“A Swinging Centennial: Jackie Robinson at 100” video posted in three days

On September 29, a world premiere jazz work was performed in Pasadena, CA. We were there to film it, and we posted the edits only three days later!

Our only regret: because the sound board was hard-wired into the venue, we were not able to pull a feed (or better yet — a multi-track feed with ProTools) from the soundbooth. So everything you hear is from our mics placed throughout the room.

However we’re proud that we were able to pull this off in such a short time, and that the client is happy with the result!

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Past project spotlight

I’m working on getting some new stuff onto the blog, ‘cuz I’ve been really busy lately with some beautiful projects. But I just can’t get enough of this woman’s voice, and I got to film her last Fall. Check it out!

In the next several days, I’ll post the newest issue of the magazine that I art direct, a few photo shoots that I have done, as well as some wonderful film work, in Washington, D.C., in Phoenix, and here in Los Angeles.

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Hearken Creative produces Electronic Press Kit


credits: Loren A. Roberts, producer, ProTools recordist and editor, film editor, b-camera operator; Jordan McMahon, a-camera operator

Jennifer Robin is a fantastic jazz artist that I have known for almost 20 years, but have never gotten to work with before. That opportunity finally came when she announced a CD release party for August 2011. I stepped in to both run sound for the show and assemble some live footage for an electronic press kit. All mics were mine — we ran 12 channels directly into my ProTools rig, and then straight out to the board for live mixing. Jordan and I both brought cameras, and later I mixed down the live recording and married it up with the footage as well as some interview clips that I filmed a few days after the concert.

I love how much of her personality I was able to capture, both in the concert and in the interviews. Jennifer deals with life with a thoughtful but in-the-moment grace that is hard to find in artists, and I believe that comes through loud and clear here. And she surrounds herself with wonderful people, too: the whole band was game for trying things, but gracious and helpful as well.

In all, a good time putting together a powerful package that I hope helps her sell some more albums. And a good piece showing what Hearken Creative can do on short notice…

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Shakedown Mambo photo session

Wow, I had a blast today. We are currently working on a CD packaging design for Shakedown Mambo’s upcoming album, and to support that effort we shot some photos of the duo — Rick and Phil. Some iconic shots here (click on any image to get the larger sized lightbox):

Can’t wait to show you the rest of the CD package, as soon as it’s done. These guys sound as good as they look!