Thursday, December 29, 2011
Top 10 Bellmore Blog Videos
With the end of the year near, now's the time when we're inundated with Top 10 lists. Well…here's another. The criteria for this list is the top 10 videos I made specifically for the Bellmore blog. So clips from the movie or scenes from the DVD extras don't count.
1- Ground Zero (cutting room floor) Our first day of shooting was the closing of Bellmore's Ground Zero. A lot of footage was shot that day/night and wound up being a through line in the Bellmore documentary. This is a collection of all the footage that wound up on the cutting room floor. To read the original post, click here.
2- Juke Joint 213 The Juke Joint was pivotal in nurturing the Bellmore "unscene". Hear some of Bellmore's finest wax poetic about everybody's favorite hangout. To read the original post, click here.
3- The Joe Kollar Influence Joe Kollar is one of the Godfather's of Bellmore music. To read the original post, click here.
4- Nude and Dismembered: Looking Back In Horror The Bellmore "unscene" is not just about the music, it's about all things creative – like movie making. Here's a look back at the making of the 1989 student film Nude and Dismembered. To read the original post, click here.
5.1- Through Glassy Eyes: The Life and Times of Scott Jacobs
Scott's footage was absolutely integral in piecing together the Bellmore movie. In the above video I culled down 200 unmarked tapes to 10 minutes, creating a montage of Scott's insanity. People seemed to dig it – I know I did – so I created a second 10 minute Scott video (below). YouTube had a 10 minute rule, otherwise I could've easily made it feature length. That's why number 5 in this Top 10 List has a part 1 and 2.
5.2- Through Glassy Eyes: The Life and Times of Scott Jacobs (part II) To read the original posts, click here and here.
6- Earl Pickens - "Midnight, High Noon" (in the studio) Ever wonder what it's like mixing a song in the studio? Join Earl and the boys as they wrestle a live one into submission. To read the original post, click here.
7- The Intellectuals Reunion (1998) In June of '98 The Intellectuals reunited for a 10 year reunion show at the Juke Joint. All the members of the various stages of The Intellectuals were there...except Billy Kelly. To read the original post, click here.
8- "Bellmore: The Unscene" Premiere @ The Bellmore Playhouse This blog wouldn't exist if it wasn't for this. The night of the Bellmore: The Unscene premiere was a personal victory for Jim and myself. To read the original post, click here.
9- Bellmore-A-Thon Photo Shoot Making Bellmore: The Unscene was a lot of fun, but some days were more fun than others. The day we shot the photos for the Bellmore-A-Thon posters and the Bellmore: The Unscene poster was one of those fun days. To read the original post, click here.
10- The Clayton Gallery and Outlaw Art Museum & The Hot Rod Tattoo Convention Jim Muscarella borrowed a video camera to document the 2001 Hot Rod Tattoo Convention. The night before he also covered The Clayton Gallery and Outlaw Art Museum, where Ron Bianco was showcasing some of his work. To read the original post, click here.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!