01/19/2012 by Christopher Smith
I had the pleasure of shooting in a 3 man camera crew (Me, Kevin, Jerry) for rock band Borracho last Sunday at a rented out theater in DC. The shoot was cool and went well, everybody got a long and we had a good vibe between the crew and band. I was shooting with my Nikon d3100 DSLR, Kevin was shooting with his AF 100, and Jerry with his HVX (think 200 can’t recall). Had some troubleshooting problems with how to ingest the files on a drive and the AF 100 had a bit of trouble with it’s Atomos Ninja recorder. But we worked through all that and had a pretty good shoot.
The set up we had was cool I was working between my glidecam and shoulder rig w/ d focus system, the HVX was either handheld, tripod, or jib. And the AF 100 was either “man cam”, dolly set up, or on a ladder(yeah i’m serious) hooked up to a monitor most of the time. I got a little (no seriously a little) bit of BTS footage during the shoot, check it out below.
Least to say it was a great shoot covered from all angles and I think the band will really like the video. I encourage you to check out their music if your into rock .<<Borracho Music>>
They gave me a copy of their album and a cool T-shirt. Took a listen and it has a real cool hardcore vibe. I’m more of a alternative rock type of guy, but I think this is a band I can continue listening to most definitely.
One track on the album “Never Get it Right” is something that gets me going. Starts off slow and really builds the song up one instrument at a time and had me zoning. It then speeds up to a steady tempo accompanied with the grungy vocals. The thing that I like about this track is that it switches up the feel of the song enough to keep you engaged.
My favorite track has to be “Concentric Circles” though, really high paced, awesome lyrics, drums on point, guitars on point, and bass on point.
One thing your probably wondering is which songs was the music video done for? You are going to have to wait for the next post to check it out and see for yourself.