Tagged: music.

Last week I got to spend a day at the Warehouse Studio and hung out with the amazing Danielle Marie who was recording her latest album.

Lots of photos (and videos….;o) ) were shot at this incredible studio right in the middle of Gastown in Vancouver.

It was my 4th time shooting at this incredible recording studio, own by Bryan Adams, and it’s such a tremendous pleasure to come back every time.

More about Danielle Marie here.

And more about the Warehouse Studio here.

  10:33 am, by briceferre 4  |  Comments

Last year, Gail Suderman, music director of the incredibly talented Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir, asked me if I would do a promo video for the choir. To which I immediately responded: “Yes!”

I am always looking for fun and challenging projects and this one was both.

The fun part is pretty obvious, if you are into music and enjoy facing 80 people singing gospel. (one of the most powerful things I’ve ever witnessed by the way…)
And the challenging part, well, you know, following the choir around during rehearsal, concerts, and doing interviews… with only one camera.

I often say that I am always running around with my camera when I shoot, and this project was no exception. Most of the songs in this video were done at least twice (which makes my job relatively easy), but some of them I only had one shot to catch.

That’s when you have to be quick on your feet, and run like the wind to the other side of the church, hoping to catch the chorus again with a different angle.

Try and do that with a 70-200mm hand held, while crawling, not to disturb the crowd too much and you have your workout for the week.

It all worked out quite well in the end and I am pretty proud of this video.

What do you guys think?

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A few weeks ago, the Lovely August Wiled stopped by my studio to do what she loves most… Dance!

At the time I just got my hands on the latest “Muse” album and thought some of the songs would go nicely with a ballerina dancing.

Here is what we came up with, I’d love to know what you think of it.

And of course, if you are in the neighborhood, please, feel free to come to my studio to pose, dance, have fun!
I’d love to have you.

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Tomorrow afternoon I will be flying to Edmonton for a super quick trip, but guess who’s coming back to the Vancouver studio first thing tomorrow morning for a brand new video project…

I am pretty stoked about it!!!

More on this very soon…

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  04:57 pm, by briceferre 11  |  Comments

Here is another video, part of the “My Song” series.

Introducing Tristan Risk, aka "Little Miss Risk" and her Lullaby for you.

If you’re into corsets, then this video is for you. If you’re not into spiders, then you might wanna brace yourself… ;o)

And as always, if you want to be part of this series, give me a shout.

Enjoy.

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Last week I got the chance to hang out on stage with "A Tribe Called Red".

"A Tribe Called Red" is an all Native American DJ crew from Ottawa, Canada. They remix traditional Pow Wow music with contemporary club sounds.

I have been around quite a few Native round dances and pow-wows lately (and I’m talking about the raw version with just drums and voices) and this is already extremely powerful.

So when Bear Witness, Dan General and Dee Jay NDN bring the computers and electric beats in on top of it, it gets pretty freaking intense.

And guess what? Their album is available FOR FREE here: www.electricpowwow.com

So check them out.

Also you can listen to their music here, and visit their blog here.

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  01:31 pm, by briceferre 3  |  Comments

I’ve been in Edmonton for the past few days and one of my assignments was to photograph the first night of "The Works" festival.

This night was sponsored by "Martyshuk Housing" and organized by "Progress Unlimited" (with whom I work very closely), and included a few hip-hop concerts.

Don’t you hate it when a young hipsters gets in front of you and blocks your view while throwing punches in the mosh pit?!

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  04:13 pm, by briceferre 6  |  Comments

Here is the new episode of the “My Song” video series. Today Arinn chose to dance on Nina Simone’s “My baby just cares for me”.

If you missed the 2 previous episodes with Lizbit and Victoria, check them out here.

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02:15 pm, by briceferre 12  |  Comments

A few weeks ago, the American/Vancouver based singer- songwriter Cole Petrone, asked me to collaborate with him on his upcoming CD photos.

What at treat! I got to bring my love of music and photography together and follow Cole around for a while. I photographed him while he was playing gigs and we also organized a couple of photo shoots. One of them actually happened in Bryan Adam’s studio here in Vancouver. (You can see one of Bryan Adams’s mics, part of his HUGE collection on the back cover of the album.)

So I ended up shooting most of the photos for the booklet (except a few oldies that Cole had in his archives and that were too cool not to include).

And after putting everything together, the CD “Songteller” finally came out a few days ago.

Feel free to check it out on Cole’s website: www.colepetrone.com

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  03:59 pm, by briceferre 2  |  Comments

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Those of you who know me, already know how big of a Chase Jarvis fan I am.

I have posted many times about his commercial photo/video work of course, but mostly about his great behind the scenes.

Chase Jarvis and his team were the first ones in the business to actually make full on videos about their work. Giving us tips and tricks to improve our own photography. If you want to know what I’m talking about, you should visit the ChaseJarvis.com video page.

Anyway, on top of all that, Chase also do what he calls CJ Live, which consists of a 90 minute broadcast from his Seattle studio every month or so.

A different guest is present every time, and so far we’ve seen Tim Ferriss, Sir Mix a Lot, Mike Horn, Vincent Laforet, Jasmine Star, Jeremy Cowart, Zack Arias, We Are Augustines and Jason Sutherland to name a few. They talk about photography, music, business and all sort of awesome stuff.

Last week, Chase announced that for his next episode of CJ Live, he would invite 25 people to come to his Seattle studio. I immediately entered the contest and got chosen to be part of the audience.

What a treat!

So I spent last Wednesday, in Seattle, in “the garage” as the studio is called. For this episode, Chryde, a french music video director and producer was invited with the amazing Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

If you’re not familiar with their work, you should know that Chryde founded what filmmakers, photographers and the music industry agree is “the most impressive underground music project to hit the web in the last decade”, La Blogotheque…featuring : The Takeway Shows (“Concerts à emporter” in French) and Pocket Parties (“Soirees de Poche”).

He is the man responsible for this video of Beirut. (Which was actually shot in the street where I used to work, in Paris. But that’s another story)

And of course, Maklemore and Ryan Lewis are two amazing musicians, who recently did this song called "Wings". If you don’t know what I’m talking about you should definitely check it out.

Anyway, the 25 lucky ones got to spend an amazing day at the studio, after the interviews, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed a bunch of their songs for us and it was very very cool to be there. The rest of the day got spent chilling with Chase, the crew, and of course, Macklemore, Ryan Lewis and Chryde.

You can check the video of this episode of Chase Jarvis Live here or here.

Of course, we were aloud to snap some photos so I brought back a few souvenirs for you guys. These are photos of the studio, the CJ Team and guests during the show.

I will also put some photos of Maklemore’s performance in my next post of course.

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02:50 pm, by briceferre 8  |  Comments