Monday, December 15, 2003

RockOut Online! 

Following up on my December 7 post, my short video for RockOut SF is now on line thanks to my good friend Gary Hobish and Armin Hammer Productions!

Shot in an hour, edited in a day, RockoutSF! captures the December 6th rally in San Francisco for mayoral candidate Matt Gonzalez. Many bands all over the city took to the streets and rocked their hearts out from 1 - 2pm, which was especially phenomenal due to the threat of rain.

This is the first piece that I have ever done in a spontaneous manner since I did not really think about making a video for RockOut to use for promo purposes until a day before the event. So it was limited to me, my camera and the Inner Mission. No extra shots were done after the event. All sound was done on location. No frills, no muss. I even got it done in time to show at the Matt G. campaign party where it was viewed by a whole lot of drunk people!

So go to my "films" page and check it out. Then come on back here and let me know what you think!

For more information on RockOut and the excellent things they do, check them out here!

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Fighting the good fight.  

So, Matt G is not in the house and Gavin is. That I am bummed about.

However, I am immensely happy because for the first time, I believe that people can make a difference in politics and I agree with Matt that while we did not win, we also did not lose. An amazing thing happened here in San Francisco and if we keep it going, change will come. That's something I have NEVER believed in before and I know a lot of people at the campaign party that I spoke to last night felt the same.

I also believe that since Gavin is now our mayor, it's our responsibility to keep an eye on him and to, as Matt put it, oppose him when he's wrong and get behind him when he's right. We have too much at stake to do otherwise.

I am also super stoked because my Rockout video got screened at the party in front of lots of people who appeared to really dig it. However, it was almost midnight so I have no idea if Matt was still around and if he saw it. But it was still a thrill! It's not on the web yet, but stay tuned!

I'm a filmmaker. Hell YEAH!

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