Tonight, the Film Kitchen is doing its yearly contest for local filmmakers at the Regent Square Theater. The concept this year was to make a music video for a local band, and they provided ten tracks to choose from. Contributing artists include groups Black Moth Super Rainbow, Boca Chica, Centipede EÃ¢â‚¬â„¢est and Shade; solo musicians David Bernabo and Ben Opie; sound artist Steve Boyle; and spoken-work artist Vanessa German. All of them great tracks, all of them getting music videos made by local filmmakers, so it’s a great thing for the local creative class.
And here’s where the “Hey look at me!”/Full Disclosure part comes in. My friend Brian Staszel and I shot the video for the Shade track “Rivals Place” (that’s a still from it above, and you can listen to it on their myspace page). I have no idea whether people will dig it, but I do know that the band really likes it, and that is what we set out to do in the first place. They had a certain idea in mind when they wrote the song, when they recorded it, and when they play it. So we sat down with most of the band a few weeks ago at the Harris, drank a lot of beers and scribbled furiously on a notepad, the result of which can be seen on a big screen tonight at the Regent Square Theater. You can see it, along with 9 other great videos and a live performance from Centipede EÃ¢â‚¬â„¢est for the low, low price of 6 bucks, and hell, that includes snacks and beverages. Bonus: it’s right up the street from D’s, home of the Beer Cave. As the kids say, w00t!