Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Making "Free Love," Not War

In March, 2010, we filmed a music video in Long Island. Fortunately, Fred Brehm was there to capture the madness and mayhem of the shoot, the dark circles, the general fog of fatigue and oddly worded explanations of concepts, that goes with four days of no sleep.

I was extremely happy to work with director/ FX mistro Gary Breslin and his company PanOptic on our third project together. They also did the FX on "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Undead" and Gary co-directed the animated music video for Mark Ronson’s instrumental ode to 1980s video games - “Circuit Breaker.” Also mad props to Saul Metnik, the cinematographer, producer Forrest Heidel and the dancers: Ashley Wallace, Kimberly Bellinger, Chloe Douglas and Christina Williams.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Love of the Free Variety

Gary Breslin, a director and fx master I worked with on the video for Mark Ronson’s “Circuit Breaker,” directed a video for my song “Free Love” off my new album, “Search Party.” I stayed in front of the camera this time around with Breslin directing.

“Free Love” chronicles the late-night adventure of a gazelle-like blonde who sneaks out of her boyfriend’s bed and winds up in the middle of a choreographed, psychedelic dance routine with a number of equally graceful, somewhat trippy, ladies. Waking up in an empty bed, her boyfriend (played by me) sets out into the woods looking for her.

Free Love from Jordan Galland on Vimeo.

Shot on the Canon 5D digital camera, featuring gorgeous cinematography by Saul Metnik, who gives the live action video an almost fantastical look thanks to the ultra-vivid colors and image clarity.

Produced by Forrest Heidel. Dancers: Ashley Wallace, Chloe Douglas Christina Williams, Kimberly C. Bellinger.

Breslin’s company PanOptic did the special effects for “Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Undead.”

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Vids from Union Pool Concert

Highlights from Friday’s show at Union Pool, Brooklyn.



In case you missed it, here's the profile published in Nylon Guys (June 2010) Lovely interview with Lizzy Crocker and Photograph by Sarah Forbes Keough (Guess where the toy saxophone is from.)