Ames Sesh 2014

On a very hot summer afternoon in 2013, Casey and Chris skated what is known to the locals as ‘Ames’ loading dock in Saratoga Springs, NY. It was a quick, fun session, here’s what came out of it.

Starring and Filmed by Casey Ray Schultz and Christopher Brown
Edited by Christopher Brown
Produced by Rated Gnar Films
Music: “Idiot” by Wavves, from King of The Beach, 2010 Fat Possum Records
Copyright 2014 Rated gnaR Films/ Bad Culture Films

can’t wait for the snow to go away…

2014!

Happy New Year!
Well another year wraps up, and another interesting one at that. Many great things went on and were accomplished in 2013, and some very not so great things… but it seems that everything is OK and thats a good enough reason to push forward and hope for a good 2014. There are some things in the works and I hope I can stay ambitious with them and be a little more creative and productive than I have been recently.

Expect new music, new shows, new videos, and hopefully a new era in Super Dark Collective, mainly Super Dark HomeVideo… stay tuned.

In the meantime here are my Facebook photo albums of the past year: Shows and Miscellaneous.

Shows 2013

Misc 2013

Peace.

A Call for Films: Submissions for 2 events in 2014

There are 2 events going on in 2014 that encourage free film submissions of varying styles, genres, ect. for local filmmakers in Upstate and Eastern, NY and beyond.

1st:
Lake George Arts Project: People’s Pixel Project
Deadline: January 7, 2014
This is the fourth year of their film fest which offer a bunch of different categories (and a bunch of different winners) from music video, short film, experimental, documentary, animation, and more.
Open for free submission by anyone within 100 mile radius of Lake George.
Check out the details and entry form at http://www.lakegeorgearts.org
p3win

2nd:
WMHT: TvFilm Season 6
Deadline: March 3, 2014
WMHT is the only full-service public broadcasting station located in the capital region focusing on education and sharing media. TvFilm is a show that exposes regional filmmaking and discusses purpose, inspiration, and media today with the directors.
Check out more info, the requirements, and online submission form at http://www.wmht.org/topics/arts-entertainment/tvfilm/
tv
Here’s a link to a video promo for the TvFilm call for films:
http://video.wmht.org/video/2365123795/

I will hopefully be submitting My 2013 Skateboarding Adventure Documentary “Skate Hike” to both events and maybe another film, we’ll see what happens.

Lea Bertucci & William Rees at Spring Street Gallery

lea liam
photo by Christopher Brown

Here’s an excerpt of the performance by Lea Bertucci and William Rees at Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs, NY 7/6/13.

The video captures not only the sound and visual of the musicians themselves but also an interesting look at a couple pieces from the photography exhibit “Faces of Nepal” by Emma Dodge Hanson

Also a piece of Lea’s solo clarinet performance before the two of them played

Tiki Bats live at the UAG

Tiki Bats “Like Before” live at the UAG in Albany, NY 8/10/13

So I just joined Tiki Bats (the noise rock, psyche grunge, brainchild of Asa Morris)
Check out the bandcamp and facebook pages for music/ downloads/ whatever:
http://www.tikibats.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/TikiBats

The new lineup is:
Vocals/ Bass – Asa Morris
Drums – Shane Sanchez
Guitar – Christopher Brown

We had our debut show as this lineup as part of farewell show for Girls of Porn and as a benefit for the drummer of Girls of Porn for unfortunate matters.

The full lineup was:
Scuz
Tiki Bats
Mallwalkers
Lester Mullhannan
Girls of Porn
and DJ PartyHorn mixing it up in between

the show ended like this
UAG destroyed

Christopher Brown “Just for Fun Footy 2008”

Here is the second installment of the “Just for Fun” footy. This is bonus and throwaway footage from the 2008 filming of my “Dirty Maneuver” skate part.

I love having all of this footage because it’s awesome to go back on and realize so much of these years are well documented. So many good times and moments captured to reflect on and feel nostalgic about.

Remember, skateboarding is fun. So here’s me having a great time and enjoying some of the less serious moments as well as the plenty of rad things that just couldn’t make the cut in the actual part. enjoy.

always, much love and thanks to everyone involved in this footage: from skating to filming to just hanging out and sharing life. all the credits are in the video. peace to dan levy.

Love Ritual

Love Ritual
Screen Shot from the movie

The story of 3 heartbroken men who turn to a satanic love ritual in desperation to rekindle their lost relationships, but things get weird and reality is skewed for them and their unsuspecting roommate.

Directed, Filmed, Starring, and Music by
Christopher Brown
Ian Klamp
Shane Sanchez
Samuel Yager

Edited by
Shane Sanchez
Christopher Brown

Produced by Super Dark Collective

©2013 Chainsaw Disco Films/ Super Dark Home Video

Check out/ follow the new Super Dark Home Video youtube

Art Beyond the Gallery

art poster

I am showing a collage of video stuff and probably a debut music video at the Feneex gallery on Beekman St in Saratoga Springs later this month. It is not only videos that i have made and helped make but also an insight to me and the culture, art, and community that I am apart of.

The show is Sunday April 21st and will feature two other artists, check out the facebook event below for more detailed info, and come say hi.

Art Beyond the Gallery

Also, be sure to check out, like, share, and get involved in the
Super Dark Collective
on Facebook – Saratoga based artists and musicians

Here is an old demo reel I had thrown together for a class

Kite Person at Fuzebox

kp
Photo by me.

Kite Person
Saratoga based band consisting of Michael (Rawhead, Rawstrumentals) and Greg (Firefighter Font, Ghoul Poon, Black Ships, My Owl) played their debut show at Fuzebox in Albany 12/20/12. I was there to film a few songs check em out!

“Know Yr Rites”

“Squadron Dogs”

“Hipster Fatigue”

These songs and more are from their debut EP “Tonight We Run” available at Saratoga based label
Sub Bobmin’ Records

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