"A WORLD TOO BIG" MUSIC VIDEO
October 27, 2014
Below is the official "A World Too Big" music video! Thanks to Dewberry Cinema (www.dewberrycinema.com) for the incredible experience and the unreal production value! Enjoy!
September 05, 2014
The feeling I get when composing and performing music is unlike anything else I've ever experienced; there's catharsis in it to say the least. Yet, over the past few months I've had some incredible opportunities in both my personal and professional lives that actually rival my sheer adoration of making music.
Over the course of July and August, I was hired to produce and engineer a 6 song EP for an aspiring singer/songwriter named Claire Talley. Although I've engineered and produced other projects, never before have I actually enjoyed producing someone else's music enough to invest as much time and energy as I do my own. Claire's songwriting is quite good in general, but it's exceptional for her age and level of industry experience - keep an eye out for her in the upcoming years! Her EP, The Lucky and the Brave, is currently being mastered and graphic design is in the works. More to come on this front soon.
Switching gears to a more personal level, there's no better feeling than watching your kids succeed. Kathryn and I are only about 9 weeks out from the birth of our baby girl, Olwyn Ann, and we can hardly wait to meet this kid, but what's so wonderful is that Layne and Finn share our excitement and are eagerly anticipating the arrival of their new baby sister! Cultivating a blended family has been the most challenging and rewarding thing I've ever done with my life - I'm just so thankful for and proud of these kiddos, my kiddos, for patiently navigating through this crazy thing called life with me.
Layne's not too keen on taking pictures, but I've so enjoyed watching her play softball and basketball over the past several years; in fact, it's become somewhat of a tradition in our household for the two of us to go out at the start of each season and purchase her new gear together. I don't imagine she knows it, but I desperately look forward to the start of every new season because of this ritual; we don't get to spend enough time together these days, so I cherish the time that I get. On the other hand there's Finn, who's a little more open to being photographed; if I were to write a symphony that rivaled the works of the best composers the world has ever known, it wouldn't come close to touching just how proud this photograph makes me:
Getting to help coach Finn's very first t-ball game last night was one of the best experiences I've had in my life. Watching him work with others, listen to his coaches, and focus with such intensity, I couldn't help swelling up with pride. The boy was barely 2yrs old when I met him, and now he's playing organized sports. Who knew something so simple as participating in a child's sporting event could be such a life altering event?
Maybe I'm starting to feel my age, or perhaps it's the notion that I'm about to be a biological father, but for the first time since marrying their mother, I feel like I can finally place less emphasis on the "step" with Layne and Finn and just be a dad. I'm dying to meet my daughter, Olwyn, but I already owe her a debt for giving me a blood link to my other kiddos.
It's going to be an exciting fall season in the Bramble household. Stay tuned!
PICTURE JOURNAL FROM MUSIC VIDEO SHOOT
May 30, 2014
Below are some shots from my "A World Too Big" music video shoot with #DewberryCinema (dewberrycinema.com) over the past few weeks:
Thanks to @rachdewb for sneaking this action shot (although admittedly I felt like I was creepily serenading her at the time because she stood in the sightline for my focus spot in order to get it!)
The "headshot session" setup for the video's double exposure effect, which will look incredible!
A shot of @Jdewb capturing some B-roll (worth noting is that this camera, which is worth about $100,000 after lenses and filters, is insanely heavy, so John was grateful for some tripod time by the end of the day.)
The lovely, talented couple examining captured footage.
We wrapped filming on Tuesday, May 27th and editing could take about a month, so the final product should be ready by late June or early July. I'll keep you posted!