February 21, 2013

Bassnectar NYE 2013 Recap (Video)

A composite of some of some video stills from the night
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Well, our Break On A Cloud produced Bassnectar NYE 2013 Recap video was officially released a few weeks ago; but per usual, I am just now getting around to making a blog post about it, haha. Watch and read below:)

It's really hard to put into words how amazing of an experience it was working on this project from start to finish. We spent a total of 3 full days shooting footage and time-lapses in and around Nashville's Bridgestone Arena and the Downtown Nashville area to document all the hard work that goes in to building a production of this magnitude. On the day of the show, we had a 4-5 person camera crew and 6 cameras capturing every little facet of this spectacular event from every angle possible..the night was a huge success! 

Lorin (Bassnectar) absolutely blew the roof off the place that night! Surrounded by some odd 11,000 fans going completely nuts, his setup for the evening incorporated a 360 degree rotating stage setup in the smack dab in the middle of the arena accompanied by some of the most amazing sound and lighting production I have ever witnessed. It was hands down, one of the our most memorable NYE experiences to date! Definitely the craziest show I have ever helped document, even more so than last year's Bassnectar NYE show (which was also insane). 

Balloon/confetti drop at midnight, insane!
photo by Kelly Hite
The feedback has been great so far...the video is sitting at around 30k views right now on Bassnectar's YouTube Channel, with a lot of great comments and joyous fans reminiscing about this magical night. It really makes me feel good to know that our work has created a permanent visual memory of this experience that fans can revert to whenever they want to escape back to that time and place. We had such a blast documenting this incredible event and putting these visuals together for everyone to see...can't thank everyone enough for making this such an amazing NYE experience once again!!

Huge shout-out my Break On A Cloud fam, Lorin and the Bassnectar crew, LMG inc. and all the crazy fans that raged the night away!!

Visuals shot by Matt Miller, Brendan Donohue, Jonathan Gaynes of Tram 17 Productions, Nicole Abbett and Robert Bragdon. I can't say enough good things about working with this dedicated crew!

Edited by Matt Miller and Brendan Donohue

Photos from the night by Kelly Hite, she did an amazing job...you can see them all RIGHT HERE!!

photo by Kelly Hite

Yours truly on stage filming the man himself!!
photo by Kelly Hite

February 7, 2013

Art for Animals 2013 Photo Booth (Photos)

Over this past weekend, I had the extreme pleasure of volunteering my services (in the form of a fun photo booth) at the 6th Annual Art for Animals Fundraiser. The event, held at The Factory in Franklin and hosted by Nashville Paw Magazine, welcomed 500 guests (twice as many as last year!) and raised an incredible $33,000 for our Nashville Paw Foundation to help fund local spay and neuter programs!

I was thrilled to be a part of this hugely successful event and hope to work more with the Nashville Paw Foundation in the future. Huge shoutout to all the sponsors and volunteers involved that made this so enjoyable!

Check out some highlights below and a full gallery of photo booth pics from the night here!

If you are interested in booking a photobooth setup like this for a party or event, please feel free to shoot me an email for details and pricing - brendan@pureformmedia.com


Mike Wolfe of History Channel's "American Pickers" was in the building as a special guest to show his support. He auctioned off a piece and is featured in the new Nashville Paw PSA

Here was my setup for the booth

Flyer for the event