VIDEO: NAC Presents #FOMO w/ A Tribe Called Red, The Lionyls, U.S. Girls & Mehdi Cayenne

In January 2016, the all Canadian singer-songwriters series NAC Presents celebrated 5 years of loving Canadian music with a live show entitled #FOMO featuring A Tribe Called Red, U.S. Girls, Mehdi Cayenne and The Lionyls.  Fantastic live art was provided by Ariane Beauchamp and Robbie of Ottawa’s Fall Down Gallery.  Seeing a national institution continue to surprise, inspire and reinvent itself up close through excellent curation, programming and execution is both awesome and encouraging.  It was a blast to be a part of the event and to try and distil the energy that was in the National Arts Centre that night into a brief film.  There was so much fun footage to work with that it was difficult to encompass a wide ranging showcase into 1 minute and 20 seconds, but I’m delighted with the results, and hopefully it succeeds in it’s task of giving you a case of #FOMO.  Filmed by Alexander Vlad and Alex Brazeau for the National Arts Centre.  Music by A Tribe Called Red.

VIDEO: Lost To The River Documentary Episode 1

Follow indie rockers Lost To The River’s recording process at Gallery Studios in Ottawa, Canada through a three part mini documentary.  Formerly known as Miss Polygamy, it has been an honour, and frankly a ton of fun to document the band over the years and to witness their evolution into a more mature, cohesive unit.  Shot and edited by Alexander Vlad, with additional camera by Val Volfson, look out for the second episode in the coming days!  Check out Lost To The River online at LTTRMusic.com and discover some incredible new music.

VIDEO: Back To The Balkans

Captivate is back in Romania for our second euro shoot trip of the year, this time with Christopher Eades joining us on his first overseas jaunt.  To celebrate being back in Eastern Europe so soon, we’re kicking this journey off with a small recap of the last one, backed by a mean groove.

The video was shot by Alexander Vlad, Stefan Amariutei and our Romanian colleague with a similar name and predilection of all things Canon, Alex Vlad Covaci.

Still photography in the video by Alexander Vlad.  In the coming days we’ll reveal a number of the projects we were working on over here past and present and reconnect with our production family to cook up something new.

Assistance by Stefan Amariutei and Alex Vlad Covaci, who worked like champions all across the country and who helped make this whole enterprise possible.

Video edited by Christopher Eades, who may end up subconsciously learning Romanian by scrubbing footage.

The journey to Transylvania in September / October 2014 also produced some interesting results.

MUSIC VIDEO: Riff Raff The Neon One

Finally released in the wild in 2014 is a music video we shot for American rapper & entertainer RiFF RaFF.  It was a commissioned as a combination of recording studio footage, live footage, and as much elemental randomness as we could conjure up.  The lyrics were really out there, as is expected, so the decision was made to spell it all out for everybody to experience in vivid detail.  Neon flavoured waterfalls.

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