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November 28, 2007

Ola Podrida - Eastbound

So what I've been working on is the latest music video for Ola Podrida, the amazing Texas-by-way-of-Brooklyn band fronted by David Wingo. Every song on their Plug Nominated debut record is going to be helmed by a different director, and I was given charge of 'Eastbound' - a song that I developed a pretty close personal attachment to over the past few months. Hopefully I did it some degree of justice:

If you really want to see it, please go here to see it in full resolution streaming HD. It's worth it. And then go buy Ola Podrida's record. It's also very, very worth it.

The video was produced by myself and Barlow Jacobs, who also stars in it. Assisting in the production were a handful of the usual suspects: Clay Liford, Adam Donaghey, Toby Halbrooks and Michelle Proksell. Thanks to James, Amy and Yen for facillitating the production by putting up this wayward filmmaker and his stalwart crew.

Posted by David Lowery at November 28, 2007 3:24 PM


love the video, david...great job...

Posted by: frank at November 28, 2007 7:06 PM

Thank you, David.

I really, really liked your video. It tapped into my desire to just run, indefinitely (in a non-Forrest Gump way). Yet it contains a fragility that pounded me emotionally when he was hit by that car. Your film language is what struck me most, though - the choices are always in tune with the mood of the song and the story. I loved the first long take, and then how your editing evolves together with the mise en cadre (to get French on you). Kudos, en masse.

Your video also reminded me that I need to get you to see the Norwegian film "Reprise" (a DVD of it got lost in the mail together with all the other stuff). Anyway, it features both a jogger with a similar Björn Borg-ish headband, and a character that is hit by a car followed by striking sound design to great effect.

Keep it coming!

Posted by: Karsten at November 28, 2007 7:11 PM

pretty song. and even prettier video.

i checked out the songs on their myspace page. now i really want to hear the entire album. seems like the perfect winter album...

Posted by: valerie at December 4, 2007 4:45 PM