The fine gentlemen at Background Noise have once invited me onto their wonderful show tomorrow.
We will be talking about a lot of interesting stuff, but most importantly we are going to be talking about the upcoming release for the new Orchid’s Curse music video ‘If We’re Divine’. That Devin totally kicked ass on as my D.O.P.
So give a listen, I will be bringing my A-game and we are gonna have a good time!
If you are anxiously awaiting to see this new music video then come on out on May 25th at Michael’s Bar and Grill for the video release party! I promise you good tunes and good times!
We made a kick ass new music video and want to share with the likes of all of you!
I was completely honored to be given the opportunity to helm the latest music video for the boys in Orchid’s Curse. They truly honed their craft on their latest album ‘Words’ which features some of the best written metal music I have heard in quite some time.
Now it was time to create a music video that hopefully lives up to this amazing music. We got an amazing crew together and filmed for two days in March (one of those was during a snow storm) then edited hundreds of hours of video from three cameras and with this we crafted an unique and hopefully brutal music video.
Today is finally the day where I get to unveil the official poster for Presence, designed by the ever amazing Jay Rawding with Be Bold.
Jay and I have been meeting and discussing ideas of what the poster should be and how it will portray the style and atmosphere of the film and nothing seemed to really hit home. Then one of those magical moments happened where Glen Matthews and Krista Comeau came up with a photo idea on set which ended up matching an idea Jay had early on and very quickly we realized that this was the perfect poster image for the film.
I am completely blown away by how amazing everything looks and I am so excited to finally be able to share it with all of you. I hope you love it and please show your support for Jay over at Be Bold because she is constantly doing amazing things and deserves all our love.
This has been yet another amazing experience through the adventure of making this film and I am so grateful to Glen and Krista and especially Jay for going above the call of duty to provide me with such a beautiful piece of art.
After having my mind opened by my experience with ‘Robocop’ my exposure to all things genre was a little limited by a concerned Mom.
But I was fortunate enough that we owned a certain King of Pop’s album on vinyl and I was obsessed with listening to a certain song off of it. What I wasn’t prepared for was the first time I saw the short film of a video directed by the genius John Landis.
I think it is safe to say that the video for Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ was the catalyst that began my life long obsession with everything zombie, and as I will discuss in a blog to come, there was nothing more influential in my decision to become a horror filmmaker than zombies.
It also happened to be the first time that I had any exposure to the behind the scenes of filmmaking. One of our regular trips to the video store led to the discovery of the a VHS tape called “Making Michael Jackson’s Thriller” and after one viewing I was hooked and obsessively made my parents rent it for me as often as possible. Not only did I get to see the music video that I adored, but I also got to see the magic of how it was made.
My imagination took off, creating zombie stories at every turn and picturing everything as if it was a movie. So much so that when I helped tear out the gyprock in our kitchen during a renovation, I spent the entire time picturing it was zombies tearing through our wall.
I made a point of watching Thriller every year at Halloween to get us in the holiday spirit because as Vincent Price says,
“For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller”
-Colin MacDonald Foster Avenue Productions