This is the official trailer for Sylva, the collaborative album between Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest which was shot in the Spring of 2014 in The Netherlands. I am always thankful to serve as co-director on these projects with Michael League of Snarky Puppy and look forward to the world-wide release on the iconic Impulse! label in the Spring of 2015.
The Tri Delta executive offices commissioned us to create a film that would announce the location of their 2014 convention in a comedic and fun way
This was a trailer created for a concert DVD for Bill Laurance to promote his album, Swift to be released on GroundUP records in 2015. The album was shot at Dreamland studios in Woodstock, New York in August of 2014. The music, as always, was amazing to say the least.
This was a commercial video which we created from footage we shot around the McKinney, Texas area to create a video background for a website for our client, Charles Russell. The idea was to show various highlights of the area as well as show a day in the life of Charles at work doing what he does best. He was a real joy to work with.
This was a short promotional film to showcase the Wtoo brand of dresses based out of Dallas, Texas.
This was a series of three videos created to highlight the beautiful process from three different artists creating their design for the iconic Neiman Marcus catalogue, "The Book". Special thanks to footage shot by Joe Turner Lin from Outside the Frame of the photoshoot process.
The city of Denton commissioned us to create a promotional film which showed the highlights of a holiday festival on the downtown square. Comments from the people we interviewed were scripted by myself so that we would have relevant content which would match the vibe of the footage we created.
This was a music video I shot and directed for Robert Gomez. Special thanks to Brad Holt for collaborating on this project with me.
This was a music video I had the pleasure of filming for a Denton, Texas based band called, "The Holler Time".
This was shot on a Canon 1DC at 4K and down-converted to an H.264 2048x1080 frame size for Vimeo. I have noticed that the sections with post-crop are significantly softer because of the lower resolution. I would not suggest cropping very much on footage even if it is shot at 4k and the deliverables are in 2k.
All in all I was impressed with the image quality but the post-production is a pain in the ass for this camera. I would definitely go with a Scarlet with the 1DCs price point as of May 2014.
This is a promotional film we shot for local realtor, Charles Russell. Charles requested footage be shot over the course of two days of the North Texas area to be used in the promo so potential clients from out of state could learn more about the area.
This is the trailer I created to help promote a documentary I shot which followed Bill Laurance and his band during the recording process of his first major album. I spent two weeks on the road with them and came to a life-changing decision in the process.
This was a 2014 grammy-winning song for best R&B Performance I had the pleasure of directing for the band, Snarky Puppy featuring Lalah Hathaway. We designed the lighting and stage design over the course of a few days and then shot in front of a live-studio audience.
This was an award-winning film created for the city of Denton which aimed to show some of the highlights of the city. The parameters dictated that the story be told by my perspective and how I saw myself as being a Denton resident.
This was a music video I had the pleasure of shooting and directing for a wonderfully talented singer/song-writer named, Michelle Hanlon. Michelle had a basic idea for the story she wanted to tell and I helped her adapt it for the screen.
Mark Lettieri recorded an album and we had a great conversation about it and some of his philosophies as a composer and musician.
Shot in the Fall of 2013 in Holland. Video directed by Andy LaViolette.
This is a short promo that was created from footage we shot while filming the band's album at Carriage House Studios in Stamford, CT. The band used the promo on social media as a way for fans to become more aware of the music and when they would be where. The full film can be purchased through www.forqmusic.com.
This client had several amateur photographs and asked for a promotional film that would drive people to become members of The Greater Denton Arts Council. Through scripting and recording a voice-over, my hope was to give a down-to-earth feel to the viewer that would show them the accomplishments and relevancy of the organization.
We shot this promotional short for Emeritus College, a college for people over fifty located near Denton, Texas.
This was a short spot for a company based out of Canada that needed web content to promote their beauty products.
We shot this music video for a Dallas, Texas based band using footage from a live performance and behind the scenes footage before the concert.
This was footage shot by a talented amateur on the set of a Neiman Marcus shoot in NYC. I was hired to take the footage and create a short spot for Neiman Marcus to use on their website.
The lovely folks at Tri Delta gave us the opportunity to record some voice over to give a comedic twist on some images of the location for their 2016 convention meeting, The Arizona Biltmore.
Too much fun.
A promotional film for a branch of Sally Beauty Supply called, "Cosmoprof".
This is a music video I had the pleasure of creating for the amazing Shayna Steele. Shayna tours all over the world collaborating with so many amazing artists as well as regularly appearing on the Broadway scene. It was my pleasure working with her on this project.
Robert "Sput" Searight and Nate Werth of Snarky Puppy collaborated to create their debut CD/DVD album, "Fortified" to be released in the Summer of 2015. They are supporting the album with "The Detour" a tour featuring other Snarky Puppy side-projects including Cory Henry and Mark Lettieri groups. Check out the tour and the album!
Musicians on "Fortified"
Find out more information about the tour and the album at www.facebook.com/theghostnoteband.
Find out more about upcoming Mr. Magic Carpet Ride Productions films at www.andylaviolette.com.