News The Blakes Video Shoot: Seattle Bands Unite
posted by October 7 at 14:57 PMon
The Blakes are in the midst of making a new video. A mega video, written and produced by Chase Jarvis and co-directed by Jarvis and Will Hyde. It was a two-day shoot at multiple locations around Seattle with thirty to fifty-five people on set. Theyíre in the editing, post production process now and arenít sure exactly when it will come out. Chase shot with multiple high-end badass cameras and booms and dollies. The kind of cameras you donít even like to look at they are so high-end. Because if you look at them, youíll break them, or youíll slip and fall on one of them and owe nine bazillion dollars.
Several Seattle bands make cameos in the video. Saturday Knights (as seen yesterday), Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, Natalie Portmanís Shaved Head, Head Like a Kite, Disjointed Isotopes, and Voltage Periscope to name a few. Jarvis said, ďItís really cool to see all these bands come together. Seattle bands unite instead of divide.Ē
The (very) general storyline for the video is that there is a Nazi-ish music taste-maker who decides which bands make it and which bands don’t. Bands are brought before him and he decides their life or death on a whim, without listening to the music.
(pictures: chase jarvis)