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New video project trickling out

Kendra Celise - Cold Coffee

We keep pressing forward on many projects simultaneously. The newest video clip is the first of a series that we recorded and filmed in my studio for singer/songwriter Kendra Celise.

Kendra sent a few sample YouTube videos so we could get a feel for what she wanted, and we spent the better part of a day filming her performances. A new camera — the Sony PXW-W70 — was used for this shoot, as well as some of our amazing Michael Joly-modified microphones. The camera was mounted on a mini-jib so that we could move around smoothly throughout the song.

The rest of the videos will drop over the coming weeks. We had fun on this project, and believe the final product will help Kendra market her new EP successfully. Congrats to Kendra!

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New music video released

We are incredibly excited to be showing you a new music video from Shakedown Mambo, a musical duo comprised of Rick Solem and Phil Bloch. Loren A. Roberts produced and directed the video with assistance from Lilly Wild, based on a concept devised by the band along with Loren and Lilly (and Lilly’s wind-up nose). A fun shoot, and gratifying to have a product up on YouTube that can help the band sell more records (hopefully)!

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Buddy Zapata live music video: "Boat Ride"

Buddy Zapata is a good friend, a great collaborator, and one helluva musician. We took a few cameras over to Beantown in Sierra Madre, set up, and let Buddy play for a few hours. It was a magical evening. Not only have we filmed him, but

  • Hearken Creative built the Buddy Zapata website,
  • Mr. Zapata collaborated with Loren A. Roberts on The Fair Trade soundtrack, and
  • we’re now working on some new material for the upcoming Buddy Zapata album.

Pretty cool? Yes, but even more so when your business colleagues become some great friends in the process.

See more Buddy Zapata music clips here!