Sideshow Alley. Live Music Videos

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The crew over at Sideshow Alley has a really cool concept going on. It is fairly simple. Find a band; get them to play outside, voila a live music video. This is a great way to hone your shooting skills and get some work in the can. I highly recommend trying this at home.

“Sideshow Alley is collaboration between Dave Budge, Ty Johnson and a handful of talented filmmakers, photographers and sound engineers.

The project is all about capturing performing artists in the alleys and lane ways of Melbourne, Australia. Recording them performing one song, one take, with no fixed agenda and no rehearsal. By imposing location, time and technological restrictions we bring out a slightly different take on each artist’s music.

First Aid Kit have some wonderful live performances out there on the Internet. So we were very excited to see what they’d do for us. Their simple guitar sound and stunning harmonies would bounce off those cobblestones like nothing else.

As we were preparing for the shoot, hoping the rain wouldn’t get any heavier, we noticed a horse and cart go by. Hmmmm…. What a great way to pick up the band. Ty chased the cabby and brokered a stellar deal for the one block of transport we needed. We always travel like this of course.”


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