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Nominated for an Emmy at the 2013 50th Annual Emmy Awards!
I wanted to take the prim and proper concert piano and pianists straight off the stage and throw them into the dusty, scary, grimy mess of the factory where these majestic black creatures are born.
I have always wanted to make a video with a piano in it and finally got the chance to make this quick little video! I have always been mesmerized by pianos, even just the look of them. They have always had an ominous quality to them. Their shiny, black skin, and volcanic vibrations inside. I wanted to show the piano the way I saw them...as passionate, living beings that suck the creative life out of anyone who touches them and feeds it into the ears of the listener.
Steinway let my cinematographer (Nathan Miller) and I into their factory to run around and shoot with some of their brand new crazy expensive pianos. It was a dream come true! They don't let filmmakers or photographers in very often, so I am very grateful that they let us do the things I did inside there!! Haha! And to work with the pianists, having fun experimenting on this was one of the best times I've had this year. I almost got heat stroke, I sprained my ankle, and almost died from the fumes in the factory, but I (we) survived it! And thank you, Clay, for enduring the craziness!
Director, editor, sound design (Sony Vegas): Matthew Brown
Cinematographer (Canon 7D and HV40): Nathan Miller (nathanmmiller.com)
Piano Track Engineer: Steven Epstein
Music by FRANZ SCHUBERT
Arrangement for piano/four-hands by ANDERSON & ROE
Performed by the ANDERSON & ROE PIANO DUO (andersonroe.com)
Elizabeth Joy Roe
Special thanks to:
Steinway & Sons
the Yale School of Music
And HUGE thank you to the pianists for letting me beat them up, soak them, cover them in paint, and make them play their fingers off! You are two extremely talented people! WOW.
BEHIND THE SCENES of the shoot...random fun moments, hehe... http://tinyurl.com/3nxq5x6
I was asked to go to Basilicata, Italy to participate in a Digital Diary contest for the tourism board to show one of the most untouched parts of Italy...
It won Grand Prize in the competition.
Created by Matty Brown
Music by the amazing Reid Willis (If you like his music please contact Reid personally at firstname.lastname@example.org That is his PayPal email too, so donate a little smoething to him! Help an unknown artist out! He deserves it!! His new album with some amazing tracks is not out yet, so contact him) reidwillis.com The main song used in this is called "Parachute". The first aural song is called "My Sincerity" And please donate a little something to him! He deserves it! His
Shot with the 7D
Edited with Sony Vegas
Special thank you to Nathan Miller and Jason Vo for letting me use your equipment. And a massive THANK YOU to Mikaela Bandini and Caspar Diederik; without you two this would not be possible for me. Big hugs to you guys! cantforget.it
Thank you Steven Weinberg for the impromptu help getting the words to go in the video! you my script doctor! haha. Without you editing my words around it would've been a joke, lol.
And thank you to everyone who supported me with the project! SJ Chiro, Goncalo de Almeida Costa, Steven Weinberg, Joaquin Baldwin, Brenton Perry, and the list goes on and on!