In only 2 short weeks, “Ardoyne,” the music video produced by Blackstone Edge Studios with lyrics by Philip Clayton-Thompson and music by Daniel Buhr, is among the top ten songs on ReverbNation.
The video uses clips from “A Place Called Ardoyne,” and animates the children of Belfast’s paintings created for the original 1972 film, which won the Chicago Film Festival in 1973.
Watch it HERE: http://youtu.be/t5MqhJaNeRM
October 18, 2014 No Comments
We’ve navigated the waters of ASCAP, US Copyright, VEVO, and our trusty YouTube to bring you “Ardoyne” online – the music video we produced with lyrics by Philip Clayton-Thompson of Blackstone Edge Band, music by @DanielBuhr, Music Producer Tim Ellis of Kung Fu Bakery Recording Studios, editing by Donna Pizzi with animator Marshal Serna, BSE’s Tech Director, and over 30 other musicians, engineers, from Stockholm, Dublin, Portland and LA.
TURN UP YOUR SPEAKERS, IT’S GOT TO COME ALL THE WAY FROM IRELAND
October 7, 2014 No Comments
Blackstone Edge Studios has created a sumptuous, tasty new website, all done from scratch – all cooking term puns intended! Visit the custom made Thai Square website by BSE and you’ll be drooling. Not only for its vibrant colors, tasty food and snazzy new logo, but also for its YouTube video, which takes you behind the scenes to see just how your food is made… You’ll wish we had installed a scratch and sniff as well!
Grass doesn’t grow beneath our team’s feet… because we enjoy what we do!
May 19, 2014 No Comments
You’ve heard of the Energizer Bunny, right? Well, Blackstone Edge Studios, known for its yummy vignettes, has compiled a bevy of beautiful, perky, funny, images, including some funny cats, dogs, and mannequins – as the perfect way to start your day! Or uplift that 4 o’clock slump. The music, composed and performed by Colin E. Cowles is the best antidote to any sort of bad weather blues. Now, just click and enjoy! Don’t be afraid to click several times, just to see them all again… and, well, maybe AGAIN!
April 7, 2014 No Comments
As passionate filmmakers, we at Blackstone Edge Studios wanted to amend our website to feature some of our film clips and awards as a landing page! Now you don’t even have to go to the “tile” marked “Awards” at the bottom of the Home Page to see what Blackstone Edge Studios has garnered most recently.
We hope that more of clients present and future will make use of our talents as filmmakers and editors to promote their product in a unique way.
You’ll want to see this on device larger than your cell phone to get the full visual effect. We’ve highlighted a few of the clips with references to their original films or YouTube series, but others you will have to go a bit deeper into the site (click on YouTube tile, for instance) to discover their origins.
April 2, 2014 No Comments
I hosted last night’s Meet Up event held at the Baghdad in Portland, OR on “How to Pitch & Package Your Idea to the Movie Industry.” I enjoyed sharing my knowledge of the film industry to a standing room only (SRO) crowd. Thanks to all who attended.
I received several enthusiastic comments, including this: “It’s great to have a presenter who understands the complicated process that films go through before they go into production.”
And this from a USC graduate with a pilot film to sell: “It was great meeting you tonight. You certainly sent me in the right direction for my pitch!”
March 4, 2014 No Comments
I will be presenting a Meet Up event on Monday, March 3, 2014, at the Baghdad Theater in Portland, Oregon. The event, which will focus on “How to Pitch & Package Your Idea to the Movie Industry,” starts at 7pm. Many people have already signed up to attend, but there’s always room for more! Come on down.
February 28, 2014 No Comments
February 8, 2014 No Comments
Blackstone Edge Studios has had a number of fine photo assistants over its long history, but none so illustrious and entertaining as Matthew Dae Smith, now of Lansing, Michigan. Matthew is a highly respect AP photographer, who was chosen to cover President Obama’s visit to Michigan recently. You can also see him as the funniest of hosts on BSE’s Pack Your Kit hit YouTube series with over 100,000 hits worldwide about how pro photographers pack their gear. Kudos, Matthew!
February 8, 2014 No Comments
While snow flurries dot the Portland landscape, a flurry of national and international covers by Blackstone Edge Studios are appearing on newstands every where. This adorable seaside cabin with a lighthouse tower – article written and house styled by Donna Pizzi of BSE – is located in Cannon Beach, Oregon. We shot the cabin after photographing a pair of homes, one in Cannon Beach and another in Astoria, Oregon for the same magazine.
The Brick House Beautiful, which we photographed for Old-House Interiors before it was shuttered has now graced the covers of two Old-House Journals, including the initial 40 year anniversary cover of the combined magazines. Kudos to clients Karla Pearlstein of Restoring History and Matthew Roman of Roman LLC for the kitchen design. Here’s the cover shot of exterior.
Finally we shot an Oregon hi-tech CEO for the cover of Mobile Europe, which should appear very shortly!
We’re nearing 200 national covers very soon…
February 6, 2014 No Comments