Client: Huron Guitars
Direction: Luke Jackson & Charlie Steen
DP: Charlie Steen
Additional Cameras: Cruce Grammatico & Eli Brown
Grip: John Sfreddo
Location Sound - Interviews: Cruce Grammatico
Location Sound - Guitars: Chris DuPont
Set Photographer: Heather Nash
"At Leon, we live for sound. Our mission has always been to bring the music to more people and more spaces, and the Leon Loft—our dedicated performance space right upstairs from our shop—is the ultimate expression of that mission. In collaboration with Acoustic Café and ann arbor’s 107one, we’ve had the privilege of welcoming a host of incredible national and international touring artists to our stage."
All photographs by Ben Weatherston
The Acoustic Guitar Project is a global music platform — and concert series — that inspires musicians to write an original song and record it live in one week.
Documentary Series Coming Soon
Frances Luke Accord - Something Moving
The Ragbirds - Breakdown
The Accidentals - Michigan and Again
The Accidentals - Parking Lot
"This has bothered me ever since I've watched musicians play out: people go in a coffee house and sit right at the front table, and they're carrying on a conversation while the musician is playing their hearts out. They act like they're in front of a jukebox, and that never happens here." - Johnny Williams
Johnny's Speakeasy is a short documentary about a music lover, his venue, and the importance of house concerts in an increasingly difficult time for musicians to make a living.
A film by Charlie Steen and Cruce Grammatico
PINK AND BLUE takes a profound look into the BRCA world examining what it is and how this mutation puts both women and men at a higher risk of developing numerous cancers.
Director: Alan Blassberg
The River Street Anthology is a work of preservation- a snapshot of the current Michigan musical landscape.
I have been working with Matt Jones and Steven Holmes of Mostly Midwest to document as many of the performances and recordings as possible with the intention of creating a documentary short about the project.
I have had the pleasure of assisting and camera operating on some amazing projects for some incredibly talented folks. Here are a select few.
Directors/Companies in Order:
Mike Wilkinson/Wilkinson Visual
Chris Duncan and Josh Buoy/Snowday Made
Jakob Skogheim/Mood & Method
Eli Brown/Langdon Media Group
John Berry is a musician/photographer living in Chicago. He is also a close friend of mine. This video was created to help him push his debut solo ablum, Big North.
The Appleseed Collective brought me on the road with them in the fall of 2015 to create Tour Tapes. It is part documentary series, part live performance series, and part EP release. We multi-tracked and recorded every set on the tour, chose the best performances and filled it out with some behind the scenes. Tour Tapes Live EP was released on March 30, 2016.
I like the challenge of a one shot, one take live music video. It puts the pressure on both the camera operator and musician. Here are a few that have happened with varying degrees of spontaneity.
Various live session music videos I have DP'd.