The Janks Music Video – Hands of Time: A Behind the Scene Snippet

January 4th, 2011

UPDATE 2: For those that didn’t get to see the footage, here’s another version cut with an already released song, “Long Way Home”. The more I listen to these guys, the more I love them. Can’t wait for the new album to drop in April.

UPDATE: We accidentally jumped the gun a bit. The band and the real video shoot were so sweet but we just need to give the band time to release the song properly. We will have an altered version of the snippet up soon with a different sound track, until “Hands of Time” can be properly introduced. I guess this makes for good propaganda and viral marketing. Check back soon to view the footage.

A couple weeks ago my friend Gary Lundgren (writer /director – Calvin Marshall starring Steve Zahn) and his long time DP Patrick Neary (dp on Calvin Marshall) shot a video for a ridiculously cool band from LA  “The Janks.” The video was a 1930’s sort of speak easy concept and Patrick shot it on his 1940’s hand cranked 35mm camera.  I’ve never seen anything like it.  Gary invited me down to hang out with the crew as “2nd AC” and I was able to shoot a few stills and some motion clips I thought I’d share with you.

Pat is an amazing DP and I really was impressed with not only his skill as a cinematographer, but how calm he was shooting a world war II era camera, with limited stock on hand and no budget or room for errors or screwups.  I’d of been totally gripped.  There were about 70 people including crew and cast and everyone had a blast.

The band, a super talented and fun group, is releasing their first album and Gary and Pat are producing a few videos for it.  I can’t wait to see the footage.  I’ll pass it along when it’s out.

I recommend checking out the movie Calvin Marshall – it’s a great coming of age baseball movie and was shot in Southern Oregon in 2008.

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