Back in May of 2011, I handed footage that I shot of Blackberry Smoke during studio sessions in the summer of 2010 off to Jon Grimson, so that he could edit a music video for CMT. The song, “Yesterday’s Wine”, was originally written by Willie Nelson, and this version of the song was recorded in Nashville with the legendary George Jones and Jamey Johnson.Fun-fact about my family and George Jones: when we lived in Nashville, we lived in the neighborhood next to him. As Boy Scouts, we were going door-to-door selling M&M candies. Good ol’ George, invited us into his home, and bought all of the candy that my two brothers and I had. ALL of it! So, with that in mind… it is pretty cool to me that so many years later I got to shoot footage that made it’s way into a music video with him in it. Unfortunately, the shots with George and Jamey in it is the only footage NOT shot by me… so I didn’t get to share that story with the man himself.Regardless, I think this video turned out really cool, and I’m honored to have been a part of it. Very special thanks to Brit Turner for having me along to shoot it, to Richard, Charlie, Paul, and Brandon for always being great to shoot, and to Jon Grimson for editing it all together.Shot using Canon cameras (5DMKII, 7D, and XLH1). Be sure to check out more of my adventures with Blackberry Smoke by clicking here.
This short film, actually shot on film, is simply breathtaking. Everything about this film just feels right… from the cinematography, to the titles, to the narration. Simply… breathtaking.
I had the pleasure of working with Blackberry Smoke to help promote the Brothers and Sisters Music Festival by putting together this :30 second promo. I had a shotgun start on this project late last Friday night, and had the weekend to get it done. I’m definitely stoked how it turned out… especially considering the timeframe I had to complete it!If you’re in Atlanta on September 8th, you can (AND SHOULD) get tickets here!
Having just passed a kidney stone, I decided to try and shoot the rally, instead of riding the 40+ miles. Since it is impossible to be in more than one place at the same time, I only walked away with five shots from an entire day of shooting, and because of one slow car… I wound up missing the one shot I set out to get. Frustrating, nonetheless… but still fun.