Tag Archives: live music

Broken Body Clock filming for the Tech Production Network

20 Feb

I have started producing a series of tutorial videos for the web site of the Tech Production Network

The College of Sound & Music Production (ACAS Member College – RTO#50392), is now offering comprehensive training resources for the delivery and assessment of Music and Entertainment Qualifications for VET in Schools.

The College of Sound and Music Production is able to provide auspice arrangements for schools, allowing delivery of accredited training that culminates in students receiving a nationally recognised Certificate or Statement Of Attainment.

The concept of our unique service is designed to bring teachers of VET Music and/or Technical production together and provide training resources as well as a forum for guidance on design, delivery and assessment.

We call it the Tech Production Network (TPN)

The videos that I am producing so far consist of tutorials on:

How to mic up a drum kit in a recording studio
How to set up and tune a PA
How to roll up mic leads
Interviews with industry figures including band manager Darren Danielson, studio engineer Greg O’Shea

The first video is I completed is a re-edit of a instant CD live recording that Salt Studios produced for Clutch, Strange Cousins, Live at the Prince of Wales in 2009. Using a mobile recording studio set up in the back of a Hiace parked in the car park, the crew from Salt mixed and produced a live CD of the Clutch gig that was then available for sale minutes after the band left the stage.

For now all the videos except this one are only available to the students of TPN, if in future any are made available to the public I will post them up here for everyone to see.

Pyramid Rock Festival 2010 Video produced for Myspace Festival Guide

9 Feb

In 2010 Oriel Guthrie and I headed to the Pyramid Rock Festival to film a series of interviews and promo videos for MySpace.com. About a week after we finished and uploaded the vids (and thankfully after we had been paid) MySpace shat itself and cut its world wide staff by 50% and closed down all MySpace offices outside of North America. So I think we were one of the last to film anything for them in Australia. I think Justin Timberlake is running the company now.

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I was so stoked to have the chance to meet and interview Arrested Development as they have been one my favourite bands for years and some of the first CD’s I ever bought. I picked up a couple of second hand albums at Au Go-GO records way back in 97 and they come out every so often when I want to say Hi to Mr Wendall. The interview went great and they were all happy which was great until at the end of the interview i realised that my fly had been open the whole time, damn you cheap Jay Jay jeans.

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Shout Out Louds Interview at Pyramid Rock Festival. These guys were pretty cool and had some great stories about playing at festivals above the artic circle and up the Amazon River and were suitably impressed by my ability to sweat in Swedish

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Little Red, it shocks me how good this song makes me feel. These guys are a great party band and had the crowd jumping and generally going nuts. Look carefully and you can see a bloke with another dude sitting on his shoulders who in turn has a girl sitting on his, crazy.

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Spencer P Jones Live @ Kent St Bar Fitzroy

9 Nov

Recently Kent St Bar started a live acoustic night every Wednesday, here is the legendary Spencer P Jones from his performance on the 18/10/2011

camera :Oriel Guthrie, Flynn Buckland
Audio recorded by: Flynn Buckland
Edited By: Flynn Buckland

The Verses Live @ The Toff in Town

8 Sep

This series of videos was filmed half way through The Verses mammoth 9 week residency at the Toff in Town by Two Tap Tv. Jesse and Ella Hooper first hit the stage as Killing Heidi. Killing Heidi were huge when I was at high school with three top 10 albums, and eight singles so I was stoked at the opportunity to film them at the relatively new Toff in Town.
They are a fantastic pair of musicians and two very lovely people and I could really sense their joy at being on stage and enjoying the new direction their music and songwriting was headed. The Verses have continued to grow since I filmed them in 2008 and in the last few years have supported Fleetwood Mac on their Australian Tour, the Counting Crows and their debut album Seasons was released on Friday, 13 August 2010, a very auspicious day. The Album was recorded in LA by Mitchell Froom, the great American producer whose worked with Suzanne Vega, Elvis Costello, various Finns and countless others.

This video set also includes an interview piece I shot and edited for Ben Pitcher for his Melbourne Rock City series of music interviews.

Playlist
1: The Verses Melbourne Rock City Interview
2: “Horrorscope” Live @ The Toff In Town
3: “Holiday” Live @ The Toff In Town
4: “Everything” Live @ The Toff In Town

Melbourne Rock City Interview
Presenter: Ben Pitcher
filmed and edited by: Flynn Buckland

Live Tracks: Filmed by Flynn Buckland, Oriel Guthrie and Randell Joseph Edited by Flynn Buckland Audio recorded and mixed by the Toff in Town

Winterun Live @ The East Brunswick Club

24 Aug

Below the shallows of mainstream music there lie’s an alternative scene running rich and deep. Having spent the last 10 years building a strong clan within this healthy community in Australia and abroad, Winterun now lure you Into The Underground.

These videos are from a DVD released by Two Tap Tv in 2008 and comprise of a full multicam production of the launch of “Into the Underground” filmed at the East Brunswick Club on 19th October, 2007.

Like a Truckload of log set loose down a mountainside, Winterun are a rolling blend of infectious heavy rock. Raw energy, beers, big dirty rifts, grooves and stomp is what’s to be expected. Captured beautifully by Two Tap Tv, you’re guaranteed you wont miss a drop of sweat.

Play List

Break The Black Box
Spitfire
Beautiful Day
Dirty Sky
Diabhal (Prattle Battle)
Healer (still to be added)
Forgotten Good? (still to be added)
Pony (still to be added)
Sucker for Punishment (still to be added)
Lochran Aigh Nam Bochd (still to be added)
Heavy Rain (still to be added)
Down Driver (still to be added)
Stompa (still to be added)

This DVD was the first live multicam production that Two Tap Tv turned into a full commercially released DVD and was launched at the first “Red Carpet Night” at Kent St Bar on Smith St Fitzroy in January 2008. This still remains one of the most rewarding projects I’ve completed, the band members have become good friends of mine and are still producing some of the best heavy rock in Melbourne. I recently caught up with the Winterun clan at their gig at the Tote and I have begun to think that with this being their 10th year as a band that it might be time for a Winterun retrospective doco.

Here is an early interview conducted by Ben Pitcher early in the beginnings of his freelance enterprise, Melbourne Rock City

Winterun have been a part of Two Tap since the beginnings, I remember sitting with Oriel at the bar of “Labour In Vain” on Brunswick St where she introduced me to Nick Dunstan, lead singer of Winterun. Over the course of an arvo the three of us bounced idea’s around about how to film bands, what we wanted to achieve with our new production business, talked about music, bands and eventually settled on the name for this new enterprise. Two Tap Tv! One of the first projects we tackled with the newly formed Two Tap crew was a film clip of Winteruns new single “Stompa”.

We filmed this at iconic late night rock venue Pony Bar I found it so satisfying to see that well known pony skeleton at the back of the stage through the lens of my camera, Melbourne has some legendary stages and for me the Pony’s is right up there. The film clip was a mixture of set shots filmed during the arvo and live footage from much later on in the night. True to form the Winterun Clan came out and the Pony was as wild as I’ve ever scene it. Plaster was falling from the roof and the dance floor was an inch deep with spilt beer as the crowd thrashed out and hair was flying. The film clip came out a treat and was our first to be broadcast on Rage, another long held dream of mine and a thrill to see your work on telly at 4:30 am. So for me Nick and Winterun have been there right from the beginning of my freelance career and I always look forward to the chance to work with them and surround my self in their heavy groove filled sound.

With 2011 seeing the release of their new EP “Shadow” and a full length album slated for release later in the year, stay tuned for more rumblings from the underground.

Cover art for Winterun's 2011 EP release