Story Behind The Shoot

30Aug

Story Behind The Shoot – Pinnacle Bank “Titans” TV commercials

Recently, I directed/DP’ed and edited a series of 3 commercials for Pinnacle Bank. They all have a “Titans Checking” theme and the spots run on several channels during TV broadcasts in this regional market. Here is the story of how it came together. I was brought into this in collaboration […]

06Jun

Story Behind The Shoot – Kevin Montgomery “Some Comfort”

I’ve known Kevin for many years. We first met when he was on A&M Records and I happened to be in New York with Tish Hinojosa when I worked at Warner Bros. Kevin and Tish were doing a show together and when I met him I told him how much […]

First of all I have to admit Keith blames me for this idea, but it’s for his own good! It actually was my suggestion to Keith to re-arrange this famous piece of music for his amazing 27-string guitar, I imagined it would cover the full tonal range and show Keith’s […]


This video profile was great fun! I’ve worked on Marty’s behalf several times in the past; working record promotion, producing a radio special on his “Dressed In Black” tribute to Johnny Cash, and having him as a guest on “This Week in AMERICANA”. Marty is a walking, talking encyclopedia of […]

This shoot was a lot of fun! The day began at Bobby’s house in his studio. We had much to accomplish in the time allotted; shooting this music video, plus a long interview session with Bobby and his legendary dad, Bobby Bare Sr. I was shooting Canon 7d, the 2nd […]

24Jan

Story Behind The Shoot – Aaron Lewis

Over the summer and fall last year, I spent a good deal of time shooting documentary coverage during the recording sessions for Aaron Lewis’ “Town Line” album coming out on Stroudavarious Records. Aaron, of course is the lead singer in the multi-platinum selling band, Staind, but for his solo record […]

Usually in this semi-regular series, I’ve gone back a few years to older projects I’ve produced. But this is a recent project that I shot in mid-September 2010, which has also turned out to quickly be one of the most popular videos I’ve done, thanks to Keith’s amazing talent really. […]

26Oct

Story Behind The Shoot – Skullkin

I know, I know, most everybody thinks I’m just the “Americana” guy; produce rootsy, bluegrassy, country-type videos, etc. Happy HALLOWEEN! This one’s pretty priceless. Marketing meeting at Gibson HQ with the director’s team once again trying to comprehend orders. The mission: SELL THE BFG GUITAR! How do we do that […]

14Oct

Story Behind The Shoot – Johnny Jones

A year ago today Johnny passed away, largely forgotten I’m afraid to say by many. My memories of Johnny are some of my favorites. In Memphis, I shot an interview at the Gibson ES factory location; same place I shot Scotty Moore and Travis Wammack interviews. Johnny was larger than […]