Wednesday, August 31, 2011

IN:5 Interview - Episode 1

Here's the first episode of a three part interview series with IN:5. Look for more in the coming months!

Friday, August 26, 2011

mayne island finale

at the end of the week of filming, josh & the other musicians put on a concert for the community of mayne island.  throughout our stay, various mayne islanders had hosted our shoots on their property, joined us as members of the chorus or audience for songs, or served us in some other way during our stay.  so it was a sweet final moment to give something back to them in this way.

it was one of my favorite josh garrels concerts ever!  he didn't feel like his voice was in top shape,  but i loved hearing all the songs they'd been playing together all week at one time.  it's not often he gets to play with such a talented ensemble as this.  plus, heron & shepherd got to join us for the show, dancing in the field, playing with trucks on an old quilt, picking blackberries at dusk.  oh, & it was my onstage debut, as we performed little blue together while heron sat on grandpa's lap.  the show was a great finale to an incredible week!

: matt & gabe on mallets :  

: the johnsons' niece, emily, joined the troop on stage with accordion :

heron ran up on stage during "beyond the blue"
& i decided to let her stay.
she led the audience in clapping!

: dan & jon sang "pallet on your floor" :
it was AWESOME!

(everyone really liked it)
: this is emma, sharon, & blayne johnson, our gracious hosts for the week :

(you can barely see, but that's matt, who cooked for us for the week, & mom & dad garrels, who joined us on the island for a few days, in this picture, too)

: the sisters : emma, georgia, & chantal johnson :

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

home again!

two weeks, eight hundred miles, and one hundred & twenty film hours later, we're back in portland!  it was an incredible experience of music, fellowship, & filming with mason jar music up in mayne island, bc as we worked on the documentary "the sea in between".  it was such a privilege to work with such a talented production team, cinematographers, and musicians, and we are ever grateful to the johnson family for making this all possible!

we expect the film to be ready for release in about six to eight months, but for now, enjoy some images from this collaboration in the beauty of the gulf islands in the following posts.  eleven videos were filmed, each in a different stunning location in the seaside & forest landscapes of mayne island.  you'll see pictures from seven of those shoots below.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

film shoot : sailor's waltz

a natural driftwood stage with the rising tide at golden afternoon, with all of us joining in on the "la-da-das" (shepherd & heron, mike & marti, the johnson family, & others from the mayne island community)... goodness.  every one of these video scenes has been spectacular!  georgia, jon, dan, katrina, & andrew, you did an amazing job scouting out these spots!

(i was keeping close tabs on sheppy & heron for this one, so they wouldn't knock over mic stands & what not, so i didn't get many pictures.  if any of the photographers can fill in some gaps of musicians or the general scene, send me a photo or two, & i'll add them here)

: russel on fiddle :

: chad on clarinet, dan setting up sound :

: char on cello :

: here's a little iphone video of a practice session :

film shoot : fire by night

midnight mossy woodland knoll.  felt like a dream.  (one of my favorite songs ever, now with images & memories to match)

(photo by sasha)

: set-up :

: char on cello :

: jkp on banjo :

: jason on drums :

: jon, production & sound :

: russel on mandolin :

: mossy floor :

: "that's a wrap!" :
(but none of us really wanted it to end)