This is one of four officially unofficial live performance videos for the South Florida band MillionYoung; which is also known as the formerly [OFFICIAL] video of the same name and from the same performance.
Of the four videos in this collection, "EASY NOW & CYNTHIA" (two songs in one video!) ranks number three in order of performance and a big fat FOUR in "edit-intensity," meaning, it is the most "intense" of the four edits.
Shot in Chicago during the cold winter of 2011 at The Empty Bottle on Western Avenue, the concert was covered by four shooters and six cameras [SD Flip cam, HD Flip cam, miniDV Handycam, Canon 5D, Canon T2i, and a Bolex (unfortunately, the lab did not push the film the stops we requested and botched our processing - #@!%)].
Working these cameras were myself, Chris Davis, Charlie Anderson and Brent Day. After moving my life and family from Chicago to Minneapolis I unearthed the footage and compressed, cut and finished the set of videos with assistance from Emma Kashian.
Upon delivering the cuts, and after having reviewed the works-in-progress, Old Flame Records, for whom we were (un)officially making the videos, decided to revoke their [OFFICIAL] status. Why? We're not exactly sure... in part perhaps because the band's line-up has changed, or because they experienced some technical difficulties with equipment during the show and are less than totally enthused by the audio quality, or (GASP!) the mash-up of different video formats that everyone was initially excited about? Honestly, we may never know; and alas, I digress. But furthermost, we may all learn lessons from this, and in many ways, that's the [sometimes] fun part in doing this kind of stuff... LEARNING. Meeting new people, trying new tricks, experimenting, and enjoying the satisfaction of completing something. Right? Or do we just do the many things we do in hopes of becoming famous? Hopefully not (although apparently 90% of people under the age of 25 want nothing more than FAME). Hmmm... I digress again. Trotzdem, if you're going to do work "on-spec," or without a contract and written deal, you should only do it if you're compelled by the heart, because it's certainly not a mindful practice.
MillionYoung is the Ambient-Surf/Chillwave/Glo-Fi brainchild band founded by Mike Diaz. Discover more about him/them and/or other offerings from Old Flame Records by visiting their websites or finding them on Facebook.