The Farmers and the Funk

Seth Wereska check audio levels before shooting an interview with tap dancer Lee Payne.Geoff Briggs and Seth Wereska trekked on up to the painfully bucolic town of Dublin, NH to video tape a loft (barn?) party played by the newly formed Groove Heroes. The project is anchored by Vinx, a master percussionist and long time friend of Productive Media. The band rounds out their sound with an amazing German jazz drummer, a young New York hip-hop vocalist, a German cellist who doubles on electric bass, and a tap dancer. Yes.  Tap dancer.  From London. It's very cool.

Productive Media got involved to help boot strap GH's promotional Seth Wereska, Vinx, Geoff Briggsmaterial for an upcoming European tour. It turns out that with a lineup like that, a person really needs to see and hear the music to start to understand it. We lit Vinx's performance space and ran a three camera shoot of their first-ever live performance while also conducting up some quick interviews with the band. We're looking forward to turning out a unique electronic press kit for their label Dreamsicle, and maybe catching a show some time when we aren't glued to a viewfinder. (It's tough to nod your head to the music when there's a camera in the way)

Now where did I put my Beret?

Photography by:
Seth G. Newell Photography
We got the chance to help get the Somewhat North of Boston Film Festival back on it's feet this year. We worked with Red River Theatres in Concord, NH to provide 3 video projectors, 4 wireless microphones, sound support, a media server,  and much of the logistical support needed to make the festival happen.

Photography by:
Seth G. Newell Photography
This years festival included 35 sessions in 3 theaters, over 60 films, a DSLR film maker meetup, live music, panel discussions, film maker Q&A sessions and a local food and beer tasting.

A big part of this festival was flexibility and responsiveness, and Productive Media facilitated that by designing a media server and playback system that allowed the festival to respond to the viewers by scheduling "best of" and "encore" blocks on the fly.

Our all digital delevery and playback system also allowed us to accept High Defination materials from more film makers than ever before, show advertisments and trailers for other viewing options, and individually identify each film and director prior to it's showing.