Tag Archives: Documentary

Documentary Recommendation: Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)

This rockumentary came on high recommendation to me from one of my musically inclined friends. I watched it today at 8AM because I got up particularly early today because my wife was leaving early to participate in the Color Me Rad 5k in Indianapolis. This documentary gets 5/5 in my book and a 98% on rottentomatoes. Check it out if you are into incredibly talented and eccentric drummers. It’s inspired me to dust off my Fresh Cream LP and give it another go.

I’m on a gnarly documentary kick as of late. This is the third good doc I’ve seen in the past 2 days.

Judi Lee Session

Judi Lee Session from Reber Recording on Vimeo.

Here’s a short documentary that Lauren Reber and I created for Judi Lee who came into my recording studio, Reber Recording, to record a 5-song EP comprised of songs written by bands from Indiana’s past. This is my first attempt at documenting a recording session in this way. I work with audio so this video stuff is still pretty new to me. That being said, I look forward to making more of these. Feel free to like the studio FB page!

Indie Game: The Movie

Tonight I had the pleasure of watching this documentary about the trials and tribulations of a few independent video game creators. I gave this documentary a 5 out of 5. It was very well done and managed to give a great deal of insight into the stressful issues involved in creating a unique game. I appreciate that the focus was centered around the people and not just the technology and code. This made the story relatable to a wider audience of people that otherwise might not have sat through the entire film.

I’ve learned that independent game makers and song writers are not all that different. I like to think that the majority of creators share similar experiences and emotions regardless of their chosen medium. However, I can’t speak for everyone. We’re all different and have our own opinions and views. That being said, it’s time for me to go to sleep. I have to be showered and ready to teach class in the early AM.

Judi Lee Micro Documentary

Here’s a shitty soft-focus glimpse of a micro documentary that I have been editing for the past couple of days. The documentary is focused on local Muncie musician, Judi Lee. Judi came into my studio a few weeks ago to record a 5-song EP consisting of cover songs originally composed by Indiana bands that she had grown up listening to.

I am hoping to wrap up the editing process in the next couple of weeks. As soon as I am comfortable with it, I will upload it to vimeo and embed it in a blog post. I wish I had more time to devote to editing but I’m being stretched pretty thin between grad school, teaching, recording, and filming. Life is feeling pretty crazy at the moment.