Theodore Strange at Jabba’s Palace (2016)

Theodore Strange at Jaba’s Palace (7.22.16) from Industrial Grade Films on Vimeo.

Client: Theodore Strange
Project Type: Music Video
Production Company: Industrial Grade Films
Budget: $500
Start Date: July 2016
Completion Date: October 2016
Credits: Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Live Sound Engineer, Live Sound Post Production Audio Mixing and Mastering
Equipment/Technical Info: Canon 60D DSLR, Canon VIXIA HV30, Fostex FR2-LE. Edited with Adobe CC

Theodore Strange is a Rock band out of St. Petersburg, Florida. This wasn’t my first collaboration with the members of Theodore Strange, having done a studio music video shoot and concert filming of their previous bands. This was a small jam at the now defunct Jabba’s Palace, which was a practice space for several bands in the Tampa Bay Area. We wanted to do something different with this, so we decided what better way to make Theodore Strange even stranger than adding a Japanese Kaiju movie to the background?

One of the major challenges with this film was trying to make sure the small part of the movie during this song would still attempt to tell a story, so it wouldn’t seem completely non-sequitur. I ended up using pieces from another film to bridge the gap towards the finale, as well as add some punch to the comedic editing.