It's been a little bit since we've given any updates on our content, our goals, our progress...If you're still here with us, we thank you. We've become quite the busy crew within the past couple of months, and we couldn't be happier about that. The opportunities and experiences we've had the privilege of taking on has been valuable beyond words. The only down side is it makes you shift your priorities and potentially let other things fall to the side (like blogs and web content, just as an example...)
So, what the heck have we been doing? Well, for starters, we had an amazing weekend in Missouri recently to do some work for Boeing and Bud Light. The Boeing spot we shot was in collaboration with USO, and focused on veterans and those currently serving in the military. It was a beautiful day at Busch Stadium and a great way to honor those who serve while also capturing some great moments from within the crowd of dedicated baseball fans.
Shortly after, we travelled over to Kansas City for the Chiefs vs. Chargers game. We got to shoot all around the stadium with the Bud Light team, focusing on fans they had picked to watch the game from their exclusive "Party Zone". The energy was high, the crowds were rowdy, and the locals made us feel very welcome.
On the music video front, we've just finished our video for "Lay Low" by Brother Starrace. Filmed at The Dojo DIY space (one of our frequent Chicago collaborators) it's an examination of a past relationship coming back in full force to haunt someone who may not be ready to let go yet. The video is set to be released later this month.
Having recently signed with Equal Vision Records, the eager pop punk outfit called Sleep On It was a blast to work with. We got to create visuals for the first single off of their upcoming EP "Lost Along The Way". The video for "Unspoken" was released a few weeks ago (click below to watch it), which shows the band members trapped in a game of dodge ball that is no doubt a metaphor for the struggles they've faced in the past few months ("It's been a long year", as the lyrics make clear at the opening and close of the song). We've also put together a Behind-the-Scenes segment detailing the band's experience during the making of the music video, which is coming out very soon.
Remember the Flow Motion Booths? No? If you're unfamiliar, it's where we set up a backdrop, get a camera capable of shooting in slow motion, and we put willing patrons front and center to let loose and witness there own glory in super slow motion. We got to capture Workday Rising's 2016 Chicago conference at Navy Pier, and it was a surge of good times (click below to see our highlight reel from the night).
Once again, The Dojo gave us a chance to let us create some slow motion beauty at their one year anniversary party, Squadfest 2016. We let loose with this one, bringing paint to the equation to create the most colorful Flow Motion Booth yet. We let those lucky enough to attend grab paint brushes and add to our canvas, and some even made a canvas out of themselves. Was it quite a mess to clean up? Yes. Worth it. Yes! Check back in about a week to see the slow mo videos from this amazing night of art and music.
Now that we're up to speed, it's time to continue our pre production work for our upcoming music videos. We're in the picture-lock stage for our short film Mantle. We've got some original music being composed for it, and we're even playing with the idea of creating some stories from this fictional world in graphic novel form.
As always, there is a lot to be excited about, a lot to work on, a lot of things to juggle.
We'll be here, creating, dreaming, pursuing our passions.
Until next time,
-Flow Motion Media