The long-awaited Paint Drumming Project is complete!!!
All the snippets have been shared, the video is edited, all that’s left is for you to enjoy 🙂 I would like to present to you ‘Volcano Rising’, the three-month production involving 25 crew members, 20 pizzas, 10 litres of soft drink, 3 bags of cookies, a whole lot of water, lights, cameras, action, recording equipment, drums and true joy for the production of originality and support of talent.
The piece will be used as part of a series of videos combining music and percussion with visual effects – based loosely around the concept of synaesthesia – and hopefully with the help of social media and crowd funding develop into a full theatrical show.
Thanks to Jasmine Russ for directing the filming of the production and bringing great support and some of the most brilliant ideas.
Thanks to Lachlan Hawkins and Christina Mirangelli for joining the production and being at every one of the early rehearsals that involved pretty much the three of us!
Thanks to all the drummers: Lachlan Hawkins, Christina Mirangelli, Thomas Sweeper, Andrew Doo, Anna Kho, Tracie Comber, Tim Ricketts, Macaulay Merrett, Sebastian Hetzel, Michael Stegeman and Zach Brankovich. Thank you for bringing your drums and equipment and thanks for coming to all the rehearsals, practising your parts and taking time to be a part of the project.
Thanks to KC Chen for recording the piece and taking a chance with his equipment in such a wet production.
Thanks to the photographers Jasmine Russ, Caleb De Leon, Ryan Greaves and backstage and stills photographer Andrew Butler.
Thanks to Takahiro Nogita for editing the video.
Special thanks go to Craig Rippon for the initial help in sourcing materials and teaching me how to get everything working, Michael Askill (and Griffith University) for helping with procuring a venue, Mary Stuart and Urban Art Projects for providing the venue, Sandy Lokas for lending us his camera and supporting with ideas throughout pre-production, Neil McMurtrie for lending us his trailer and Maya Delaney for helping backstage.
Lastly I want to thank my amazing family for supporting me throughout the entire process. Thank you for helping me test out the effects, filming the tests, giving amazing ideas, building stands, getting wet, driving me to and from venues and lugging gear from place to place. Thank you for helping the project get going and helping backstage during the filming day.
Production 1 down. Many more to go…
I will be uploading a behind the scenes video showing how the video was made and how all the effects were achieve. There will also be many more productions like ‘Volcano Rising’ combining percussion and music with visual effects. If you’d like to see all of these extras and more productions you can subscribe to tsoofbaras.com and to the TsoofBaras YouTube channel.
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