This is an official PSA (Puppet Service Announcement)
These are snaps of behind the scenes during the MFLS 12 hour video shoot. It took a production crew of 6 to make this happen with most people volunteering their time. Oliver de Lantsheere and I produced this music video.We brainstormed a week before the shoot and a couple of days before the shoot I collected 50 vases, 2 wedding dresses, copious amounts of white fabric/lace, tables and chairs while Oliver filmed, crushed, froze, burned flowers I had gifted him. The night before we set up most of the backdrop at the Super Natural Factory in West Oakland. On Friday Feb 6 we began to unload at 3 pm. The party started with mimosas and snacks. Jalua and Donna spent hours on my make up and hair while Max, Noah and Oliver finished the set dressing. Max stepped in to finish off my recycled wedding dress and head piece and then at 8 pm I was ready to go on set. We began to discuss and improvise what I would do up there. We began rehearsing while Oliver continued to projection map and experiment with new images. Around 1 am, after many rehearsals, we began filming live takes. I was allowed to do everything except break the vases so I had to pretend that until the last take. At 330 am, hours later, excited, blistered and exhausted, we opened the last bottle of champagne, toasted to the fun and insanity that comes with being creative and then took the last take. This time I was allowed to break glass which was exhilarating except I kicked my shoe off half way through the take and the floor was covered in broken class so I had to hop on one foot for the dancing scene. We ended up prefering the last take, no edits, and chose it for the music video. Thanks to Oliver de Lantsheere, Jalua Dell, Max Neuman, Donna Wood and Noizy Ark for helping me make this happen!!!
join us in the art alley this sunday, we will be playing off and on all day
TIME: May 4, 2014 at Noon
DESTINATION: A new way of thinking and living.
INSTRUCTIONS: Have Fun!
LOCATION: HOWARD & 2ND STREETS – 37°47’12.4″ N, 122°23’53.7″ W
DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO, EARTH, SOL, MILKY WAY, UNIVERSE
Boarding commences at High Noon on May the Fourth.
Arrive early so that you do not miss any of the voyage.
Maximum fun can be achieved through acceptance and discovery of new and diverse things, as well as respect and appreciation for the unlimited creativity of the universe. In other words, be weird.
Fine tuned art and sound technology will be deployed to stimulate your mind, body, and soul. Music spanning the range of electronic music styles will provide an epic soundtrack for your dance through the cosmos.
How Weird is proud to host some of the best music and DJs on the planet for our journey into Outer Space. This year will feature 13 stages by Enchanted Forest, Muti Music, World Famous Productions, Symbiosis Gathering, Opel, Opulent Temple, Urge Productions, Space Monkeys, Pink Mammoth, SF House Music, Temple Nightclub, Pulse SF, Party Babas, Red Marines Festival, THINK YOU CAN DJ Game Show, The Boomtown Revue, Underground Nomads, Hookahdome, National Dance Week, SomaFM, and more. Come dance to the vibrations of peace!
Art Alley is in a new location this year, with expanded space and more art. Tehama Street, off of 2nd Street, will be filled with creativity and artistic delights, including live painting, exhibits, and interactive art murals.
On Friday, March 7, in downtown LA, noaccordion will be the opening act for the many Tech House DJ’s that will be playing that night. The headliner, umami, comes from Berlin and combine upbeat dance music with excellent song writing. Andrew Kroma, music producer “Bellhop” and “Terrakroma”, has been greatly inspired by the duo, umami. Andrew is spearheading this event and has brought all these artists together for a night of naughty mischief.