This tour felt like no other. The evolution of team GRiZ has been years in the making. I believe this tour was the pinnacle of all the hard work we've all been putting for years. Grant is one of the best leaders i've ever worked with. He knows what he wants and wont settle for anything other than top notch work. If you came to any of these shows you can clearly see how much love is put into the live show. Not to mention the overwhelming amount of love ping ponging back and forth from stage to the crowed and back. Grant's relationship with his fans from 12k rooms to a handful of kids at house parties hardly varies. "This is what I live for. Fuck everything else" pretty much sums it up after recording horn lines in the green room before a show. Grant's dedication to his craft only amplifies each and everyone of the team members passion and dedication to their craft and bigger picture. Collectively our relentless pursuit for growth and experiences blossoms into a loving family on the road. I want to thank every member of this team for being them and giving everything towards the GRiZ project. Also all the fans that allow us to do this. Without you guys we would never be able create such beautiful memories with one another. Which I believe is the most important part of this. Coming together and creating amazing memories night after night. So cheers everyone. Another one in the books. And many more to come. #goodwillprevail
What a crazy whirl wind the past 3 - 4 months were getting this project off the ground. Working with the girls and their team is always such a pleasant experience. Ideas are constantly being spit balled and we always seem to really make powers combine to make something were all so stoked about. Something about having an idea down on paper and then just hoping all your prep work and the team you've acquired is gonna make magic. The process of manifestation is something I can say I literally live for. Making yourself vulnerable for failure for the sake of expression... Just wanna express my gratitude for everyone involved on this one. Everyone really stepped up to a new level. Solid memories <3 Hope you enjoy Krewella's latest music video "BEGGARS" below.
Also if you're interested. I've added the original idea boards below the video. CRAZY HOW IT ALL COMES TO LIFE!
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Another Tour with Cherub in the bag. This one definitely had a feeling of solidifying the family that has been brought together to create the Cherub touring crew. So much love and passion dumped into one of the longest tours i'm sure any of us had been on. Upwards of 47 shows over 2 and half months with the new full band. Cherub has always been a forward thinking band but now that the live show has filled out with live drums and back up guitar and keys... I think they are finally bringing the fans the sound they didn't know they wish they had. This post could go on forever if I were to try and recap it. So please feel free to go through the gallery of my favorite photos above and I'm sure you can pick up on the vibe of the adventure.
Just wanted to say my thanks to everyone who came out and supported this tour. You are what make these tours so special and memorable. Also thank you to Cherub for having me out with them to document this crazy tour. You guys have become some of my closest and dearest friends. Not to mention you inspire me everyday.
MIXED MEDIA 2015 FILM REEL
This one was something special for sure.
Garrett Warren (renowned stunt coordinator for huge pictures such as Avatar, Sin City, Transformers etc. also had a huge helping hand in Krewella "Party Monster" Music Video) texted me out of the blue one day asking if I could help him co-direct a music video for up and coming electronic artist "Party Favor" (Dylan Ragland). Was quick to hop on board being that I knew it would be an extremely exciting project.
After a short phone call between Garrett, Ryan Thomas (Party Favor's Manager), and myself. The concept was set and we moved forward with PreProduction. Original Treatment is below. With about a month to prepare. Garrett, Ryan, and I reached out to everyone we knew to be the best players for the team we were assembling to produce the project. Andrew Amani and Steve Stone did such an amazing job locking down locations and any and all logistics. Was able to have a new friend Brandon Parker DP the shit out of this. Such a talented dude. Garrett Hammond collected the most amazing stunt doubles and coordinate the stunts to really sell the hits we needed. Many more helpful hands were on set and without them this project wouldn't of left the ground.
Between smashing people in the face, drift triking downhill, and being surrounded by such amazing people all coming together for 3 long days to get everything in the bag. This Project was a total pleasure to be a part of and coming away with a ridiculous video and a bunch of new friends. The Bap Squad!
The video was picked up by REVOLT TV and aired for the world Premier on 12/11/14. As well as premiered via the interwebs by Your EDM. Link Below.
Also, Check out the Behind the Scenes that Taylor Lane put together below!
Thanks for reading!
BEHIND THE SCENES.
CLICK TO GO THROUGH GALLERY ^ ALL PHOTOS BY : LOREN HOFFMANN
It really is the most rewarding thing when you have a little idea and with a solid team and hard work that idea manifests into the real world. This project was such a pleasure to work on with some of my closest and new friends. It all started with a few ideas between the Cherub guys (Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber) and myself. Then we got going into more detail with style boards (you can view these below) we all agreed on how we wanted this shoot to go.
I got in touch with a long time friend whom I met in Film school, Jessica Altamaro for her incredible talent at making people look damn good and being the most positive and delightful individual to have around. She also called her friend Loren Hoffmann for a helping hand, take awesome photos, Which you can view her photos above! As well as providing us with an insanely talented pole dancing instructor Karissa LaShelle to rock it in front of the lens and help us have the worlds first ever "Stripper TeatherBall" match!
Together we started the mission of making this thing real. Wardrobe, props, locations, cast, helping hands. It's insane how things come together when you get friends together to make something special. Nathan Wright. You may know him from the star role in Cherub's "Jazzersize" music video was able to cast 3 lovely ladies from ATL's legendary Clermont Lounge to star in the video! Without them we really wouldn't of been able to hit the mark that we did.
Nick Curtis, (Cherubs' Producer) has his families home on somewhere around 90 acres of land outside of Atlanta, GA. They really are the saving grace that made this whole production possible. There are endless favors between allowing us to use their land, cooking us meals to keep us fed, and putting up with our group of upwards of 30+ people. I mean we needed specific things such as a tractor, boat trailer, old run down boat and then some how get these things on location. Funny Part is they were already there. Well, the one thing that wasn't was the tractor. Luckily, we only had to ask a friendly neighbor next door to solve that problem. THE PERFECT tractor for the job was just sitting in his backyard. It hadn't been started in over a year but turned right over for us! Excuse my language but FUCK YEAH!
Also, I made sure I got my good friend and one of my most trusted shooting partners Brant Hawkins (DP'd TWO FRESH's "SOME PURPLE" MUSIC VIDEO aswell) to help shoot and light this thing. He ran the glide cam with a wide angle and I went hand held with a 50mm. We went at it for 2 days and nailed everything we needed to make this thing so incredibly easy to chop together in the editing bay. It literally took a day to put this edit together. Thats how you know It was a very successful shoot! Not to mention a total blast. We basically had a party, hung out, played dress up, and documented it all for 48 hours straight.
Unfortunately not all of it could be put into the Music Video final cut. Were definitely going to be putting together a behind the scenes of this one and releasing soon after the release of the music video! Keep an eye out!
I want to thank everyone and everyone who was involved in this project. Without all of you this would of never left the ground. It is truly something to be proud of and we can't wait to share it with the world!
Sorry my writing and grammer skills are shit... Never really been my strong suit.
Anways... Much Love!
CHERUB. "STRIP TO THIS" OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
BEHIND THE SCENES
ORIGINAL TREATMENT BELOW
I always love making edits of good hangs from the past years with all my closest friends. Using some of the footage that never made it into any projects from all the adventures and good hangs. This one is for everyone and appreciation for being alive and able to share life with all those that you love. I hope this brings a smile to your face!
Much love everyone!
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Things are happening. And I'm extremely excited about it all! Between growth in both my personal life as well as career I can see the hard work and dedication coming into fruition. Being able to start brand new at the same time seems like all is falling into place nicely. With every change in life sacrifices need to be made to make room for the new. A lot of the time, this is a somewhat scary situation and the unknown begins to over take the known. (Which can also bring on a shit load of excitement). With that being said, I'll always have so much love in my heart for the times and experiences i've shared while living in the mid west. Some of my best friends were made in the last few years and I will certainly be back in no time.
Moving forward, MIXED MEDIA will be traveling to Europe on Tuesday 062414 to document the Skrillex European tour through the end of July. After working with this team at SXSW, I am confident that this one is gonna be something special! This will be our first job outside the country and working along sides one of the most talented and hard working artist in the game, I couldn't be more stoked on the opportunity!
My instagram would be the place to stay up with all that goes down over this journey so If you wanna see all the madness first hand follow @mixedmedia.
Thanks for reading!