One of our clients, and a band that we have grown with since their inception in 2013, is Joe Russo's Almost Dead. A Grateful Dead cover band with a serious hunger for deep jams and exploration, each member of the band brings a truly unique way of tackling this classic music and share a long history of playing with each other in different forms over the years. We work with the band directly at many of their shows, and hopped in the tour bus this past February for a NorthEast tour that started in Washington, DC and brought as all the way to Portland, ME, finally wrapping up in Burlington, VT. From the jump, our goal with this band was to capture every show using several Go Pros and other camera set ups when the opportunity presents itself. We do a fairly frequent, if not weekly, video release called 'Rad Tracks'. Some of the videos come close to 40 minutes. Here are a few of our favorite videos and a few stills of some Go Pro shots we got on the last tour. Check the band out on Facebook and if you dig it, we will be directing a live stream of their shows at Brooklyn Bowl March 24-26th, available on Nugs.TV!
Well, the summer flew by in a heartbeat...and we sure have been keeping busy. One particular aspect of business here at Foggy Notions is wedding videography. What sets us apart from other video companies is that we believe in leaving the smallest footprint possible during these special moments. You won't see a bunch of big cameras during the ceremony, and you most definitely won't be blinded by a camera light while being prodded with the cliche question, "Do you have anything to say to the couple?" It is with that belief that we search for the most natural and creative ways to shoot weddings. Here are just a few choice shots from weddings that we have shot over the summer. If you or anyone you know is interested in our video services, please contact us now!
On top of a very busy wedding season, we recently wrapped up production for the web series On The Fly. You can now view the entire season on http://streamnowtv.com/realdoc/on-the-fly/ We are really happy with how the season came together, and the good people at Allhiphop.com seem to agree.
Going way back in time, to July 8th to be exact, the home to our office opened it's public bar and rooftop. There to help break the spot in was Mac DeMarco. Mac was giving out hot dogs in exchange for canned goods, and was also selling passes to a run of shows that were sold out here in NYC. It was a hot and steamy day in Bushwick!
Our Wicked Lady is a multipurpose space, home to artists and musicians with a large rooftop and bar. Located in Bushwick, it is a fantastic place to grab a drink and listen to great tunes. Check their calender for events, there is something for everyone!
Excited to premiere our newest endeavor, entitled #OTF, or OnTheFly, or OnlyTheFamily. The concept is simple, a piece is recorded live in a location. Where it gets interesting is that each audio take is uniquely tied to the visuals. What we end up with is a video that is more organic than a music video, but more fluid that a recording session. So here is the first episode. Enjoy!
Welcome! This is the first post to this site, the first of many. First off, let me introduce myself. My name is Sean Smith. I am a 24 year old independent filmmaker based out of Brooklyn, New York. Since early 2008, I ran and operated a personal site called www.smithersproductions.com. What started as a personal site for friends and family to check out while I was at college quickly became somewhat of a business for myself. Now, I have decided to legitimize myself and with a strong list of contributors and people I can rely on to help with any project that may arise, I am starting my own business. That's where Foggy Notions comes in. I have worked primarily in music for the past several years, and one of the reasons I picked up a camera as a teen was to capture music. I want Foggy Notions Productions to cultivate new projects not just for myself, but for other creatives and like minded individuals. Our office will be located at Our Wicked Lady Studios, located in Bushwick on Morgan Avenue. With jobs coming and going, and new contacts being made every day, follow this blog to see what the future has in store for Foggy Notions Productions! - Sean