Bigger and Louder

I cringe right before the movie plays. When an IC video goes up at a film festival – projected on a bigscreen with a pro surround soundsystem – I wince and I cringe. I cut our movies on my laptop with my computer’s speakers the guide for my audio mix. Part of that is convenience and part of that is a belief that soundmixing is most successful when it’s crafted for the medium where the video will be seen the most. In this case, we are of the internets and most people watch our videos with only computer speakers. So I crank the mix and don’t worry too much about nuances.

Then the videos go and get into some festivals and screenings get scheduled and there I am in the audience, eyes squinting and heart mildly pounding. It’s overreacting of the first degree but at this point, it’s kind of my M.O. when it comes to sitting in an audience and taking in a nice IC flick – big and bold.

So if you’ve ever wanted to see me wince charmingly through unsmooth changes in aural ambience, or even better, want to just see Bodega or Checkmate on the bigscreen, the opportunity is nigh.

Peep bigscreen game:

Friday, September 12
CHECKMATE plays at Rooftop Films
NY Nonfiction Show on the roof of New Design High School
350 Grand Street between Essex and Ludlow in Manhattan
830pm = Music
9pm = Movies
11pm = Open bar at Fontana’s on Eldridge just above Grand St.

Saturday, September 20
BODEGA plays at the Last Supper Festival
At 3rd Ward in Bushwick, Brooklyn
195 Morgan Ave.
6PM – 1AM = Food (!), films and music

October 1 – 5
BODEGA plays at the Woodstock Film Festival
Woodstock, NY about 2 hours north of NYC
Friday, October 3 at 11am – Short Documentary Program
Sunday, October 5 at 11:15am – Short Documentary Program

We are going to hit all these festivals.

If you ask us, we will save you a seat.
If you nod knowingly, we will bring you back some free beers from the bar.
If we don’t see you there, we will give away your drink tickets.

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