Austin is a really small town, you can know just a handful of people here and through them have a connection to most everyone else you meet.
Case in point, I wanted to get Dana Falconberry on the Transistor Six film schedule. I first heard her on KUT here in Austin and have seen her name around town playing a number of this city's great venues. As soon as I started to ask around to see who managed her I got an email directly from Dana the same day introducing herself as an Austin based artist who really liked the work we were doing and wanted to see if we were interested in doing a session. That kind of kismet happens frequently here in Austin, Texas and it's pretty amazing.
So, a little about Dana, she is originally from Michigan and moved to Austin a few years back. Her band of musicians including Karla Manzur, Gina Dvorak, Matthew Shepherd, Lindsey Verrill and Christopher Cox are all exceptional musicians and singers and together they bring a sound that is really unlike any other. The songs themselves are stories of childhood summer retreats, giving the feeling of innocence and wonder. With many artists you feel like an audience member watching a show, but with Dana and crew you feel like you are around a campfire with friends and part of the party. When you leave you can't help finding yourself longing to go back again. The new album is called Leelanau and it's really beautiful. Check it out and get it here: http://bit.ly/136wSrv
Be sure to check out the Dana Falconberry bonus session tracks "Dolomite" and "Please Sparrow" on our Facebook page!
The photos were shot at the Scottish Rite Theater and we had a blast doing Sparkler Portraits, Double Exposures and enjoying the fantastic company of Dana, Gina, Karla, Lindsay, Christopher and Matthew. The Diana Baby 110 was used on some of the "Gangsta Face" sparkler pictures, Diana F+ was also used on Sparkler shots, Sprocket Rocket camera was used with the band sitting down and has the sprocket holes visible in the shot and LC-A + was used with some of the double exposures.
Check out the gear we used and if you have questions about shots you can direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org . We will feature some of them on our Facebook pages with answers. Please be specific about the photo in question and we will try to get back to you.
The Transistor Six Original Film for "Possum Song" was shot on Super 8 and Lomokino 35mm at the Barton Creek Greenbelt here in Austin and is the first of our Original Film Series.
We recorded and filmed "Crooked River" on Super 8 at the Scottish Rite Theater, which is a fantastic, 19th century Opera house located in downtown Austin.
Production by: Supply Co & Mo-Freek
Directed & Edited by: Kevin Ford
Filmed by: Christopher Morse & Kevin Ford
Photos: Cory Llewellyn & Cameron Russell
Audio Session: Media Tech Institute w/ Matt Howard & Ford Hook
Words: Cory Llewellyn