Collaboration

MUSIC VIDEO: This Can’t End Well “I’ll Let You Watch” from Chad Michael Ward on Vimeo.

At long last! The anxiously awaited debut of our first music video “I’ll Let You Watch.”
A million thanks to Chad, Niko, and everybody who had a hand in making this possible!!!

Please let us know what you think, and if you like what you hear, friend us on facebook.

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Written, Produced, Directed, Shot and Edited by Chad Michael Ward and Niko Sonnberger
Assistant Editors: Diana Lopez and Mary Taylor
Gaffer: Carlos Oropeza
Production Designer: Sarah Taub
Grip/PA: Fefe Amazing
Makeup: Cris Alex

Lolita: CourtLyn Canñan
Man: T.C. Smith

This Can’t End Well is:
Star St.Germain – Vocals, Cello, Laptop, Guitar
Kristen Adam – Viola, Glockenspiel
Adam Willumsen – Violin

Location courtesy of Sarah Taub
Lighting package courtesy of Dean Nichols
Additional props courtesy of Allan Barnes

Camera: Canon 7D

Shot on location in Hollywood CA, January 2011.

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Stay tuned for more behind the scenes stuff coming up next week!

I recently took a trip down to Los Angeles with my bandmate Kristen, so we could shoot a music video for the first single on our upcoming EP!
It was directed by the amazing and talented team of Chad Michael Ward and Niko Sonnberger.

I’m going to give the video it’s own post, so you can get a sneak peek of what Chad and Niko have planned for your eyeballs. Also, there will be a bunch of behind the scenes video and other goodness after it actually comes out!

Before all the excitement of working on the video, though, we had to drive all our gear down to LA, and get checked into our hotel.

We stayed at The Standard– which is basically my favorite hotel in Hollywood.

They will deliver booze-filled milkshakes TO YOUR ROOM.
If somebody can make that happen at my house, I would pay good money. Just saying.

They also have a pretty excellent restaurant in the lobby that’s open all night.
Behold it’s cuteness as we frantically drink coffee and decide what foods we ought to nom:

Tune in later this week for part 2: Our visit to Pygmy Hippo Shoppe!

Timescale Proposal Rendering

My friend Morley decided to do a massive project for Burning Man 2009, called Timescale.
Her team recently put together a grant proposal packet for the folks at Burning Man Headquarters, and asked me to draw the artist’s rendering you see above.

Here’s some more info on the project:

Timescale is a journey
through 4.57 billion years of planet Earth’s geological and
biological evolution, extended across one mile (5280 feet)
of open playa. Beginning with the formation of the Earth
from a cloud of gas and dust, participants will traverse
through time — advancing two million years with each
footstep, culminating at the present day. Each chapter
in Earth’s growth is highlighted along the way, allowing
participants to appreciate the transformation of our
planet and the exponential complexity of living things.

As participants travel through the one mile corridor of the Timescale
project, each new significant chapter in the Earth’s history will be marked by an 8-inch square concrete column rising from the playa surface. The 6.5-foot tall column holds a clear box which contains a sculptural representation pertaining to that period of time, and a plaque on the side of the column further details the story of what occurred during that chapter.

The final proposal was delivered inside a hollowed out concrete block, which housed a guidebook, and a scale model of the project. The model was in the form of a piece of rope, which was tagged with the location of each concrete column. It was topped with a piece of acrylic which contained the proposal and my rendering.

Check out these photos of the whole thing by Nicole



I’m really excited to have helped with this proposal, and I’m even more excited to contribute some art to the installation this summer!