Published May 7, 2010
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Tags: 2010, aaron brown, ben chappell, cass mccoms, chicago, directing, dreams come true girl, focus creeps, foundation content, interview, karen black, Los Angeles, music videos, shoot magazine
The Focus Creeps were recently interviewed by Shoot Magazine for this month’s “New Directors” showcase!
Here is a segment of what the boys had to say:
It’s fun to invent problems that you then get to choose who you want to figure it out with. Collaboration and seeing how other people see things, and the ultimate product that comes out of everyone’s input and contributions is a tremendous feeling. It’s fantastic to have an idea and then see that idea realized in front of you. Like going to battle but without the casualties.
Check out the whole article here!
Published September 2, 2009
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Tags: aaron brown, ben chappell, cass mccombs, chicago, dreams come true girl, folk, foundation, karen black, Los Angeles, music, music video, new york, the executioner's song
Phew! Two big headlines in just one day!!
Pitchfork and Time Out New York just posted these articles today featuring Aaron Brown as the director and Ben Chappell as the DP on two of Cass McCombs’ videos, “Dreams- Come- True Girl” and “The Executioner’s Song”! Check them out below!
TIME OUT NEW YORK
These guys are unstoppable! Congrats Ben and Aaron!
Published September 2, 2009
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Tags: aaron brown, bay area, ben chappell, cass mccombs, content, cult, dreams come true girl, folk, foundation, guardian, karen black, Los Angeles, music, Publicity, video
Remember this post about Karen Black and Cass McCombs’ duet “Dreams-Come- True Girl”?
Well, the duo has made headlines yet again! Check out this online article from the San Francisco Bay Guardian!
The review is pretty solid! See an excerpt of it below!
Beginning in Buddy Holly territory, “Dreams-Come-True Girl” moves handsomely through contemplative passages before Black arrives. It isn’t an overstatement to say that she turns in a country-rock grand dame performance worthy of a Wynette or Loretta Lynn while very much putting her distinct stamp on the song, switching from sublime siren calls to comic dance requests on a dime.
Once again, we’re very glad we got to be a part of this and if you haven’t checked the video, directed by Aaron Brown and shot by Ben Chappell, check it out below!
Published May 15, 2009
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Tags: accoustic, american, ben chappell, california, cass mccombs, chicago, come true, content, dream, folk, foundation, girl, karen black, music, petaluma, songwriter, video
Foundation’s own Ben Chappell has just shot and directed a music video for Cass McCombs which features noneother than utterly fierce and fab actress Karen Black!
It’s a very cool video and was shot entirely on RED in Petaluma, Ca. Matt Egan did one of the first cuts which Cass and Ben ended up using pieces from for the final edit. Ben said of working with Black, “Karen was a great pleasure to work with and contributed a lot to the look with her dark yet sensual presence.”
See it featured at Pitchfork and The Fader! Wanna see production stills? Check out our FLICKR PAGE!