Sunday, March 23, 2008

Karma Generator - Concert Wrap-up

Well, it's been a very interesting 5 month journey we've had with Brian Vander Ark and making the film Karma Generator. That journey concluded last night with a sold-out screening of the film and a blistering performance by BVA in front of a warm and appreciative audience of 400+ at Aquinas College's Performing Arts Theater. What a great venue!

Last November, my brother Brad and I loaded in some gear and headed down to North Carolina where BVA was recording in the home studio of producer Bill Szymczyk. Brad and I both didn't have much time...busy work commitments back home wouldn't allow us to stay very long. Our plans were humble, simply to grab enough footage to produce a 2-3 minute video to help promote BVA's album when it came out.

But we managed to get some great interview content...and my brother is the king of killer b-roll. So last night we screened our (now considerbly more ambitious) 25 minute Karma Generator on an amazing 16' x 9' wide screen...that's FEET people!

Somebody pinch me...

My email has been burning up today with well-wishes, wonderful comments about the film as well as the concert that Brian and his band put on. It's hard to describe what a passionate and polished performer Brian Vander Ark is...if you've seen him live you'll know exactly what I mean.

Oh...Brad and I also shot the whole concert performance for a future DVD release...

A new journey begins...

5 comments:

adam said...

any idea on when the DVD might hit the streets?

Brian Kelly said...

BVA is thinking June...we shot 5 cameras and so there's a ton of footage to edit and synchronize.

Feel free to hit me for more info later...happy to give you an update.

Patti said...

WOW, what an incredible concert experience! I'm totally impresssed with the film, the set, the music, everything about Saturday was top-notch. My head is still humming with all the songs. My mother and 11-year-old son had a terrific time too. So looking forward to the DVD. You all worked so hard, it showed, thank you!

adam said...

thanks for the info, Brian. I can't wait. I assume the DVD will include both the concert and the documentary? I'm hosting a private BVA concert in early May, too bad the DVD won't be ready by then:(

Brian Kelly said...

Adam, keep your fingers crossed for late May...you never know. Glad you're having a LCLR show with BVA.

Thanks, Patti. Glad I got a chance to at least wave hello on Saturday!

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