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I got this brand new baby, she is amazing. Then I got this brand new camera, and captured this ridiculousness while learning how to use it.Read more
I met this producer, Brother El, on the plane to L.A. to go to the ASCAP expo. He was sitting next to me as I
read pretended to read my book "The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be" (still need to finish this). I hate talking to people on planes... usually. It's not that I don't like people I'm shy, I just would rather take off and land without getting caught up in some dreadful pointless small talk, is that so wrong? Crazy how the world proves my routine flawed every time.
My wife sees the person next to me has an iPad with some turntable dj/music app on it. Naturally I'm interested, anything related to music will bring me out of my impending slumber. Come to find out, this guy is going to the ASCAP Expo too. My last blog entry went into the whole expo experience briefly, but basically it's an event where music creators that are members of ASCAP go to mingle and learn in Los Angeles. This random passenger showed me a bunch of sick synth apps for his iPad, and we talked about a variety of random music subjects, a good prep for my first trip out to the expo. So we chop it up, exchange business cards, and blah blah blah, eventually it leads to me doing a remix for his group: Makers of Sense back in Chicago.
The remix album is up early on their bandcamp, and should be available shortly on their website, iTunes, facebook, and probably any other way you can think of to find it online (Google). Either way, check out track 3, which is the remix I did. I was definitely out of my element so it was a little more challenging. All of the tracks and remixes were done by people with roots in a variety of dance music, and so it's not hard to pick out immediately which one comes from the Hip-Hop guy. I'm proud of it though so let me know what you think of it on Facebook.
I finally decided to dive in and take the journey out to the ASCAP Expo this year. It truly was a rewarding and learning experience. I linked up with a TON of talented artists, producers, business folk, and creators. It was also nice to see some familiar faces from the iStandard Producers crew. Shot out to Brother El from the Makers of Sense, Amy Rodd, and anyone else who kept in contact. Needless to say, I plan on going back next year and every year after. So hit me up if you plan on going next year or want to see some of the highlights I have on DVD now from it. Highlights including Bruno Mars and the rest of The Smeezingtons talking about coming up as writers and their creative process, The Writer's Jam where songwriters like Priscilla Renea sing their recent hit songs that are performed by some of today's biggest artists, Ryan Tedder, and of course the mega Production duo Stargate (Katy Perry, Wiz Khalifa - Black & Yellow, and more)
Now for pics!
The Covelli's in Hollywood:Read more
Creative Director / Producer: Brian Atchley
Director of Photography: Mark Helenowski
Music: Brian Covelli
Casting Director: Joette Waters
Editor: Tony LaRocca
Graphics and color: Chris Anderson
Production Manager: Michael Lippert
Voice over: Manuel Pérez
Talent: Brian Rooney, Iris Kohl, Joette Waters, Michael Quintos, (Sheridan, Linden, Berkeley, Greenlee, Julie & Scott) Clayborne, (Laura, Sarinah & Liam) Schofield, Sarinah Khan, and Mark Arturi.
This is the video I scored for the AT&T submission of the MOFILM Barcelona 2012 contest directed by Brian Atchley. Although it didn't claim the top prize, it turned out great and I look forward to doing more work like this soon!