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Alithia – Fallen Times music video

21 Sep

A few months back I worked as camera op on a video clip that Niel Bilas directed for the Melbourne band Alithia. The track is Fallen Times and the track was launched at the Pony Bar on sat 19/05/12, where they also launched their national tour.

Neils has done a fantastic job with this clip and its always fun being on one of his shoots. There is always some oddity mixed in with intensity on Neils shoots and for me this time around it was his fake eyeballs that he’d made being eaten and played with. These things looked so real and so very gross on set and they came up great in the final edit, you can check them out in the clip at 2:32 min. You can find one of Neils early short films here

Here’s what Alithia have to say on their MySpace page

ALITHIA is a band at the forefront of a new movement in music known as ASTRAL SPACE CORE. More than simply a genre or musical tag, ASTRAL SPACE CORE taps into the chakra and connects the cosmic consciousness of its listener. More than just words and musical strokes, ASTRAL SPACE CORE reflects a world we live in where unlimited possibilities of the mind are being explored. Influenced by post modernism, ALITHIA incorporates a vast array of sounds, and philosophies into its ground-breaking sound. ALITHIA’s music is a celebration of life and death, darkness and light, confusion and clarity. It’s a sound based on personal and spiritual experiences which has become an open vessel for all who wish to join them on their journey. . The result is an authentically unique sound that combines ambient, melodic, psychadelic, electronic and punk rock music. ALITHIA plays from the core of its being, conjuring ætheric moments in time and space inspired by the beauty of the mysticism of the universe.

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ALITHIA are a Melbourne based band which formed in 2004 and has since experimented to establish its current sound. Many artists have come and gone, but through these shared experiences, the group has gained strength and musical diversity. The core members – John Rousvanis, Danny Constantino and Mark Vella – have evolved and honed Alithia’s craft into ever expanding musical boundaries and have now established its musical maturity. ALITHIA’s live shows are an undeniably atmospheric and hypnotic experience. The music flows openly and freely, taking the listener on a journey of shared self-expression. The costumes, theatre and energy in an ALITHIA performance stimulates all of the senses and takes the listener to another plane and makes them part of the experience. ALITHIA are a band leading the ASTRAL SPACE CORE musical movement. Unique, personal and honest, ALITHIA does not bend to the whims of fashion. Regardless of passing trends, ALITHIA is committed to crafting songs like spells – a bewitching sound and sonic vibration that echoes through time and space.

You can find copies of their albums and tee-shirts here

Dirty York ” No Apologies”

23 Feb

This is a music video that I edited and colour graded for Dirty York

They supplied around 30 min of very roughly shot single CCD footage and I played around with it to produce this.

Also here is an interview I produced for Melbourne Rock City with Dirty York @ Revolver

The Creep Team – “Fire in the hole”

23 Feb

This is the film clip i produced for the Creep Team

Here is the creep team performing at the Blue Tile Lounge on Smith St in Collingwood. There is also some backstage footage from filming the “Fire in the Hole” film clip.

Underground Loop Mentorship Program 2009

23 Feb

Two Tap Tv

In 2008 and 2009, Two Tap TV produced a series of music Videos for each of the graduates of these mentorships. Time and resources were short and each of these videos were shot in under 2hrs and edited in less than 5 or 6. It was a hectic schedule and i am immensely pleased and proud of the results. It was very rewarding working with these kids and helping them create a end product that they would be proud of. There are 3 videos in this years collection and are all available in the playlist bellow.

http://www.livingmusic.com.au/our-team

Tarah, Gabby and Nettie may contrast in their talents as MC, guitarist, and classical pianist, but they have all ‘learnt heaps’ and had ‘lots of fun’
while recording their music and shooting music videos for the Underground Loop Vol. 3 CD.

The new ‘Loop’ CD marks the completion of the third volume of young emerging Melbourne talent through the Underground Loop Mentorship –
one of Living Music’s ‘at risk’ youth engagement programs.

Trixide (Tarah), 20 years old, has been rhyming for ten years, only trying MCing in the last few and found her mentor easy to relate to and helpful
as she developed her style.

‘Julez MC and me were on the same level regarding hip-hop – we have the same views about the Melbourne scene.’

Concert pianist Elyane Laussade passed on her own musical experiences to 20-year-old Fitzroy local Nettie;

‘I enjoyed learning so many new things and Elyane was really nurturing’.

Gabby, a 24-year-old St Kilda resident, was already working on her rock songs with renowned Melbourne musician Charles Jenkins at Gateway,
when he talked about the mentorship program.

‘He suggested it would be good to help stretch my boundaries’,

Gabby admits. Taking the plunge and committing to the six-month collaborative process payed off in the end.

‘He gave me really good advice and ideas for songs and he was really easy to talk to. And making the music video was really great.’

The album features seven tracks with a different young artists creating and developing their contribution with the assistance and professional
guidance of their assigned mentor: including Melbourne favourites Charles Jenkins, Pete Satchell (Dallas Crane), Julez MC, Elayne Laussade,
Dan West and DJ tomtom.

Complete with bonus video features, the CD is available through Sound Vault Distribution www.soundvault.com.au and www.livingmusic.com.au

This mentor ship is run by Living Music at their studios in North Melbourne

Living Music recognizes music as a powerful medium for positively engaging young people to act in their own interests, with their own beliefs and to their own capabilities.

Through Living Music’s programs youth participants can re-connect, fostering relationships with community based welfare organisations, professional musicians and music industry.

With young people working alongside high profile music industry professionals, Living Music provides a range of opportunities that will assist young people to forge careers in the music industry as well as build self-esteem and social connection.

Underground Loop Mentorship Program 2008

23 Feb

http://www.livingmusic.com.au/our-team

Underground Loop is a groundbreaking mentorship program which has facilitated collaborations between leading Australian hip hop artists and young teenagers at risk and within Victoria’s Juvenile Justice System.

The Underground Loop 2008 CD features 22 compelling and boundary-pushing original tracks straight out of hip hop’s real underground.

The Underground Loop CD is the result of collaborations between 22 teenagers aged 15-21 and mentors such as Tom-Tom and Rhyno (True Live), Paso Bionic (Curse Ov Dialect), Mantra (Equills, The Herd) DJ Wasabi (Illzilla, Combat Wombat) and other established DJs, MCs, musicians and producers on the Australian music scene.

Complete with bonus video features, the CD is available through Sound Vault Distribution www.soundvault.com.au and
www.livingmusic.com.au

This mentor ship is run by Living Music at their studios in North Melbourne

Living Music recognizes music as a powerful medium for positively engaging young people to act in their own interests, with their own beliefs and to their own capabilities.

Through Living Music’s programs youth participants can re-connect, fostering relationships with community based welfare organisations, professional musicians and music industry.

With young people working alongside high profile music industry professionals, Living Music provides a range of opportunities that will assist young people to forge careers in the music industry as well as build self-esteem and social connection.

Two Tap Tv

In 2008 and 2009, Two Tap TV produced a series of music Videos for each of the graduates of these mentorships. Time and resources were short and each of these videos were shot in under 2hrs and edited in less than 5 or 6. It was a hectic schedule and i am immensely pleased and proud of the results. It was very rewarding working with these kids and helping them create a end product that they would be proud of.