Hey:We will be performing some new songs at Move Music Festival (4.25.14). The shows at Red Square. Carl Daniels goes on at 7:30pm, we go on at 8:30pm, and Black Taxi closes the night at 9:45pm. [Tickets / FB Event]
About a year ago we began filming a music video for “We Own Nothing”. Big thanks to Lee Kirchner (director of photography), Aaron Kosvick & Evan Moore (visual effects), Maura Tompkins, Jack Durnin, Valentines (RIP), and Afrim’s Sports.
"The footage was initially being edited in a joint effort by me and the Director of Photography for the video, Lee Kirchner, who is very talented and has helped us shoot a lot of our live videos. But because he was under a lot of time constraints from his job, and being that he lived out of town, it was hard for us to get together and edit and we were making very little progress on the video. So the job of editing got passed on to another film maker friend of ours, Jack Durnin, who then also got overwhelmed with other film projects and couldn’t make any progress on the music video. After our friend Evan Moore offered to help edit and made some progress on music video but also kind of hit a wall. And finally I was just able to get all the technology together that I needed, and I had just finished a documentary I was working on and I decided to do it myself. In a lot of ways I think it worked out for the best. Each editor had a different approach to editing the footage. Lee Kirchner, for example, was playing a lot with speeding up and slowing down using a lot of ramping tricks, and Durnin was going to do a lot of colorizing and adding glares in after effects. And Moore was playing a lot with tilting the frames and disorienting the shots in cool ways. And I ended up kind of putting all of those elements together. Taking bits and pieces from how each editor saw the video and put it into one. Also being that I did the editing, as a band member I was able to easily get input from all the other members about editing ideas they wanted to add to it too. In a lot of ways this whole video was a huge collaborative effort.
The video was a lot of fun to make but because we rented the camera we used, we had a very limited amount of time with it. So we ended up pulling a couple of all nighters, almost back to back just trying to get as much footage as possible. And we basically just got to play with a slow motion camera and fog/foam machines and projectors and we just tried to take all this weird abstract footage and make sense out of it.”-John Glenn