Friday, May 1, 2009

Music Video Contest

NYC based indie hip hop record label, Crown Digital Records, will be holding their First Ever Music Video Contest for Mr. Ozwald's single A Night To Remember, with a $1,000 grand prize offering.

The contest will run from May 1st - June 5th, features a prize of $1,000 and local guest judges Joe Rosati, Late Night host of Z100 and Peter Shankman of Help a Reporter Out, who will help choose and name a winner.

All contest details are available here:

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

This Is How You Do a Video in One Take!

How do you make a hot-ass music video on a low budget with just one take? Easy- just use talent, creativity and hustle - The Down and Dirty formula. Sometimes less is more.

Check out hip-hop artist, Nyle, performance in this live music video remake of Lil' Wayne's "Let the Beat Build" done by film and music students at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and Clive Davis Institute for recorded music.

It was filmed in one take, with audio being recorded simultaneously with the film. The video features Nyle ( and is produced by Last Pictures ( and 194 Recordings (

It's been burnin' up the internet video sites for a few days now. I haven't been through the Clive Davis School yet, but can see that a visit is long overdue. Y'all are doin' ya damn thang over there. Congrats on the video and looking forward to seeing more of your work.

UPDATE: Read the New York Magazine article on the video.

Nyle "Let The Beat Build" from Nyle on Vimeo.

Special thanx to Tahir Jetter for the tip!

Tonight - Weds. April 29th - on The Double Down Film Show

Tonight on a special EXPANDED edition of The Double Down Film Show we'll be sharing a private webinar originally given for Turn Here Productions that gives some key tips and tricks to documentary and corporate production.

  • How do you get good documentary "performances" from "real people"?
  • What can you do in low light situations?
  • What are some of the most helpful tools for doc filmmakers?
  • What's a "ghetto light kit"?
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The answers to these questions (and much more) will be revealed tonight in a special hour and a half episode as show co-host, Anthony Q. Artis, will expand on the info in his best-selling book, The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide.

Join in the chat room to have your doc production questions answered live. Call in questions after the webinar- time permitting.

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