30
Sep 10

Desigual – “Undie Party” Video

At two separate events over the past week the Barcelona based clothing line Desigual gave away free clothes to the first 100 people that showed up in their Skivvies at their SoHo and 34th street stores. Over 500 folks showed up to the two events some as early as 1:00 am.  It got tons of press and I was there to capture all the fun for the Desigual blog.  So check out the video and go to the Desigual website for more info on their brand. Also props to the production team that put together two great events.

Man-Lai – Event Planning & Production
Spin Control – Event PR
Icube-newyork – Digital & Social Media Strategy
Thenewpop – Video Production

Enjoy
Trevz


29
Sep 10

The Selby is not in my “Workspace”

Considering how hard it is to get renowned celebrity photographer The Selby to photograph my space (See chart), I decided to stop waiting by my phone and photograph my own workspace.

I’ve lived in this gritty grimey 1 bedroom Williamsburg apartment for 5 years and everytime I think of leaving I get a little reminder of why I’m still here.  This place this neighborhood has got personality.  It’s got it in spades.  I live on Broadway and Marcy right under the JMZ line. The train noise alone is enough to keep the wide eyed midwestern transplants from taking permanent refuge this side of the 11211.  I’ve seen my block in several films/paintings or music videos.  Just last week Madonna was filming her latest movie (W.E.) right outside my apartment.  I guess it’s got that classic (down on your luck) look.  You know that look you find in old Noir films. The neon light flickering thru a window, the train shaking the whole apartment.  In my case it’s no movie script, it’s where I live.  Everytime the heat doesn’t work, or a mouse runs past me, I start cruising Craigslist to see what’s out there.  But then I think to myself, i’ll probably look back at this place in 15 years and say those were the best years of my life, so try and enjoy it while it lasts. Granted I am not still living here in 15 years.

Enjoy

TrevZ


29
Sep 10

New Pop Vintage 2005 – Jneiro Jarel “Quantum Leap”

Back in 2005 I shot my first on location Music Video for the artist Jneiro Jarel. I first heard this track thru a friend who had a line on Quantum Leap. When I heard the track I was blown away and started to put in motion my first music video that was not shot in front of a seamless backdrop. The premise was to have Jneiro exist simultaneously in three different worlds to represent Quantum Leaping. Each world would be represented in a video frame. Not sure how clearly that idea came across but it was allot of fun.

Enjoy
Trevz


27
Sep 10

Rockaway Taco – A Selby Film

Been a fan of The Selby is in Your Place for a bunch of years.  He just posted his first film about a Taco shop located in the middle of a surf community in Rockaway Beach Queens. It’s a really good piece.  I always tip my hat to folks who do pieces over 5 minutes long for the net.  It takes some courage.

Enjoy
Trevz


25
Sep 10

New Pop Vintage 2005 – Romashka

Here is a blast from the early New Pop past.  One of the first projects I shot even before I owned my own camera was this music video from the Gypsy band Romashka.  I met them while shooting my first event ever at the old Galapogos back in 2005.  Even though I had no idea what they were saying I found myself dancing in the aisles camera and all.  I wanted to capture that same energy in a music video.  I shot this 720 X 480 but wanted to make it widescreen in post.  To this day it was probably the toughest edit I ever tackled.  Adding seamless white isn’t as easy as one would think.

Enjoy


23
Sep 10

Desigual – Undie Party

This morning I stopped by the Desigual store on Broadway below Houston.  The first 100 people that showed up in their underwear got free clothes.  People were there from 10pm lastnight.  I got some really cool interviews and video coming up soon. In the meantime check out a few of the stills I took.

There is another giveaway at the 34th street store next Tuesday.  Log onto the Desigual Facebook or their Website for more info.  Also big thanks to the production team who put together a really cool event.

Man-Lai – Event Planning & Production
Spin Control – Event PR
Icube-newyork – Digital & Social Media Strategy

Catch the next one if you can.

Trevz


21
Sep 10

New Pop Vintage 2008 – “Pop Goes Contessa LES”

From our Pop Goes Contessa series this episode featuring Theophilus London takes place in the L.E.S. I decided to post this as a tribute to “The Bench” at American Apparel which is being removed. Oh the memories.

If you didn’t know the history of the bench here is a little background courtesy of NYracked.com

“Not only is American Apparel hurtling towards financial destruction, but the company just removed five of the nine benches from outside its Orchard Street store. Back in the heady days of 2007, a New York Observer article proclaimed one of the benches “the epicenter of perhaps the hottest ‘anti-scene’ scene on Saturday nights” after a bunch of DJs released a fake press release treating it as a hot new nightspot. (The bench even had—has!—its own MySpace page, although it looks like nobody’s left their mark there since 2008.)”


20
Sep 10

Album of the week: Of Montreal’s “False Priest”

Of Montreal takes listeners to a higher power.

Always a proponent of the ubiquitous glam rock alter ego, Kevin Barnes uses Of Montreal’s tenth studio album, False Priest, to add a new layer to his persona. It is part Prince, part Andre 3000, all holy funk.

However, unlike the past few efforts, False Priest signals a call home from outer space. The result is music that is equally as grounded as it is sublimely weird.  It’s their most accessible record to date, if ever, because of their return to live instrumentation. But it isn’t a masterpiece, like their inaccessible 2007 concept album, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? was.

Accessibility doesn’t rid False Priest of craziness.

K. Barnes croons about crazy girls in the outstanding Janelle Monae feature, “Our Riotous Defects.” The first single, “Coquet Coquette” isn’t their strongest tune, but its bassline and guitar riffs rollick like a funkdafied version of a matador fight song.  No one ever said Of Montreal wasn’t impossibly epic. Throw in a steamy Solange (Beyonce’s little sis shows some indie sex appeal) collaboration in “Sex Karma” and you’ve got an album full of sonic treasures.  “You Do Mutilate?” is a seven-minute overdose on antidepressants and politics ( sample lyrics: “When will certain people realize an afterlife is nothing to live for?”) .

I triple-dog dare you to listen to this album on headphones.  Alone. False Priest is enough to make the most cynical of atheists believers.

-Mickey Woods


17
Sep 10

New Pop Vintage 2007 – “Blue Scholars”

Blue Scholars take us on a tour of some of the indie shops in NYC with one question in mind.


15
Sep 10

New Pop Vintage “Fred Armisen” – 12/08

Two years ago Texas and I were asked to shoot the behind the scenes video for the URB magazine Fred Armisen spread. Armisen talks about his life before SNL, when he got the call for SNL and being a bad boy on set. Check it out.