Frank Moore

Originally we had planned to do a documentary about Frank's life and work because we have so much footage and so many photographs. But we did not want to do a "normal" talking head style documentary. We realized that Frank had already written a biography of sorts in his book, "Art of a Shaman" so we decided to try to use that as the "script" for the video. We decided to see if we could get people who were important to Frank and had played a part in his life to each read a chapter of the book. After drafting the email and sending it out we were blown away at the immediate response and the project took off. We assigned chapters to readers using the random principle ... as Frank loved to do ... pulling a piece of paper with a chapter number written on it from a bag as we read a person's name.

Once we had all of the recordings of the readings and added up the time, the documentary was going to be at least 3 hours long ... and it was going to take a really long time to put together. We then had a eureka on a walk one day.... we could put each chapter out on the web as we create them ... as episodes!

Several musicians are now creating "background music" for each episode.

Way back at the beginning, when we first had the thought of even doing a documentary about Frank, we asked Vinnie Spit Santino if he would write a song for it, without any idea how we would use it ... or what we were even doing with the documentary. Vinnie wrote the amazing "Let Me Be Frank" that will be the opening song for each episode ... and the title of the series!

Thumbnail photo by Les Barany.

"Art Of A Shaman" Chapter 3 text: eroplay.com/Cave/ArtShaman/artsham3.html

Follow the Let Me Be Frank Channel: LET ME BE FRANK

Reading by:
Michael LaBash

MUSIC
(in order of appearance)

Opening music:
Piano by Frank Moore.
An excerpt from a live performance,
"Sing Along, Jam Along, Play Along, Dance Along,
Rub Along, Move Along with Frank Moore"
for Leslie Baker's Salon, Montreal, Quebec, Canada via Skype.
Recorded March 10, 2012.

“Let Me Be Frank” (the song)
written, arranged, performed and produced by
Vinnie Spit Santino
recorded, mixed and mastered at Vinali Creative Group, Van Nuys, CA by
Vinnie Spit Santino

Vinnie Spit Santino - lead vocals, all guitars, bass
Frank Moore - vocals on bridge
Rebecca Kyler Downs - backing vocals and all harmonies
Gary Ponder - drums
Drake Peterson - trumpet
Tony Rinaldi - trombone

Chapter title animation music:
by Michael LaBash

Background music:
by Sander Roscoe Wolff

“Day of The Tomorrow Men”
Written, arranged and produced by Vinnie Spit Santino
from the album, “At War With Nature”

Excerpt from “Water Music III”
by Michael LaBash

Closing credits music:
“Mad Funk Jam at Frank Moore’s House"
written by Jerome T. Youngman
performed by Mutant Press
500 Pound Weasel Records

“To Be Free”
written and performed by Tha Archivez
Longhorn Entertainment

Photos by:
Jim Appleton
Les Barany
Ken Jennings
Steve Jennings
Tracy Kauffman-Wood
Eric Kroll
Michael LaBash
Daniel Lorenze
Linda Mac
Alexi Malenky
Diana Meyer
Debbie Moore
Colleen Neff
Dave Patrick
Kevin Rice
Annie Sprinkle
David Steinberg
Mary Sullivan

Illustrations by:
David Hochbaum
Lee Kay
Michael LaBash
Frank Moore
Justin Page
John Seabury

Additional footage:
Dave Swan’s Dog House
Betty Boop: “Minnie The Moocher” by Max Fleischer [Public Domain]
Betty Boop: “I Heared” by Max Fleischer [Public Domain]
Three Stooges: “Disorder In The Court” [Public Domain]
One Got Fat: Bicycle Safety (1963) [Public Domain]
First Year Anniversary of the Berlin Wall (1962) [Public Domain]
One World or None (1946) [Public Domain]
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) directed by Robert Wiene [Public Domain]
The Night Of The Living Dead (1968) by George A. Romero [Public Domain]

Editing, Animation, and Title Design:
Michael LaBash

Produced by
Linda Mac & Michael LaBash

Directed by
Frank Moore

Thanks to all of the readers so far ...
Tha Archivez
Kenneth Atchley
Attaboy
Dr. Susan Block
Paul Couillard
Steve Davis
Stephen Emanuel
Paul Escriva
Barbara Golden
Fred Hatt
John the Baker
Dr. Richard Kerbavaz
Michael LaBash
Lob
Kirk Lumpkin
Linda Mac
Alexi Malenky
Jake McGee
Kayla Moon
Corey Nicholl
Carl Off
Vinnie Spit Santino
Erika Shaver-Nelson
Russell Shuttleworth
Linda Carmella Sibio
Gerald Smith
Megan Soriano
Annie Sprinkle
David Steinberg
Veronica Vera
Martha Wilson

And thanks to all of the musicians who have created music for this project so far …
K. Atchley
Stephen Emanuel
Barbara Golden
Phog Masheeen
Vinnie Spit Santino
Sander Roscoe Wolff

Thanks to the crew at Coffee Conscious for keeping us going!

Thanks to Vinnie Spit Santino for the title!

See other episodes at
eroplay.com/letmebefrank

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  • james

    i think your work is outstanding

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  • Bennet Pimpinella

    hi,
    vimeo.com/86249687
    this is my last job scratched frame by frame directly on 35mm film,
    2 months of work, more than 7000 frames
    I hope you like it

    by Bennet Pimpinella

  • Nash Hardy

    Hi Frank, I was wondering why you ONLY like nudity clips and videos on Vimeo? Are you THAT perverted?? Lust is such a big sin, and you are addicted to it to such a great extent.

    Anyway, hoping to see the brighter side of your brain someday.

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