Monday, January 27, 2014

dredg - I Left My Heart In San Francisco (Tony Bennett/Video)

dredg entered the studio a few months ago, posting some brief thing on twitter about it. It was apparently for this.

Haven't heard it yet of course. But the song is a Tony Bennett song. For some reason though, there's a The Flower Kings song "I Am the Sun" that references it, that always comes to mind. As well as in one passage in Song Remains the Same the double live album/movie from Led Zeppelin, I recall Robert Plant may have sang a part of this tune as well.

What this means for dredg and 2014? who knows. The fanboy in me and many others hope it inspires them to get back to recording at least 1 more record soon. Maybe a year from now, I'll be sitting here happy to have hoped for that.

The "About":

Behind The Scenes Video -
Download Song Free Here -
Directed, Filmed & Edited - Marc Donahue

Roth Rind - Producer -
Bryce Grimm - Assistant Camera Operator
Shiseido Ruiz - Associate Producer/Location Manager
Michael Shainblum - Additional Timelapses

Music: Dredg -
Track: I Left My Heart in San Francisco Tony Bennett cover
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I was truly inspired by the song I left my heart in San Francisco by Tony Bennett. I already had a passion for time-lapse and of course, the beautiful landscape that is SF. Thinking on how to approach a new project I decided it was best to collaborate with Dredg, a band that I had grown up with and admired. Dredg was equally excited about the prospect of covering one of the best classic songs of our time and morphing it into something artistic and new. We primarily used the Canon 5D Mark III, which has served as an amazing product for our projects. To capture unique movement within our shots we used Dynamic Perception's Stage 0 and the Stage 1 accompanied with Emotimo's TB3 Black Pan & Tilt System. With the backing of these two companies we were able to successfully capture our vision within each composition. 
And of course, what is a project from PermaGrin Films without using our GoPro armada. As we ran around the streets of San Francisco guerrilla style, GoPro's served as an excellent behind-the-scenes tool to show off our techniques. You can find these videos on our instagram -

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Special Thanks to:
Stanford Court Hotel -
Parc55 Hotel -
Tracy Rodriguez
Mike Juco 
Scott Keenan
Eric Perez
Matt Cross
Stephen Burich
Leland Mitchell Tong
Patrick Anderson
Sean Parker
Drew Roulette
Mark Engles
Gavin Hayes
Dino Campanella
Brandon Cotter