Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Black Powder County: "Never Began" - Doug Fir Lounge 4.11.15

Black Powder County: "Never Began" - Doug Fir Lounge 4.11.15 from A. F. Litt on Vimeo.

April 11, 2015
Doug Fir Lounge
Portland, OR
Lead Vocals/Guitars - Jake Strasheim
Guitars/Vocals - Tim "Decoy" De Quilettes
Bass/Vocals - Manny Narkrong
Drums - John "Turbo" Leitch
Directed & Edited by A. F. Litt
Cameras: A. F. Litt & Sean P. Tolan
Sound Recorded & Mixed by A. F. Litt
Songwriting Session Video: Will Gerow
Special Thanks To...
J-Fell Productions
Jason Fellman
Joe Ebner
Doug Fir Lounge
...and everone else who made this possible!

Shell Rock Mushroom

A. F. Litt: Wyeth to Shellrock &emdash; Mushroom Along Future State Trail Route (2013)

Mushroom Along Future State Trail Route (2013)
Wyeth - Shellrock, Oregon. October 11, 2013.
Copyright © 2015 A. F. Litt, All Rights Reserved

Photo of the Day by A. F. Litt: October 6, 2015

Okay, missed two weekdays right out of the gate, but I'll get back into the swing of this soon enough. Anyway, I saw this one growing along the future HCRH State Trail route between Wyeth and Shellrock Mountain near the old ruins of Shell Rock, OR.

#HCRH www.RecreatingTheHCRH.org

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Sharing Our Stories: Ron Rock

Sharing Our Stories: Ron Rock from A. F. Litt on Vimeo.

An excerpt from Sean Z Smith's conversation with Ron Rock, looking at the lifesaving power of one survivor reaching out to another... For Epic Adventures for Survivors (www.epicadventuresforsurvivors.org).
Camera: Sean Z Smith
Editor: A. F. Litt


"Sweet Moments"

"Derek's Story"

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Shadowlands: "Future Plans"

Shadowlands: "Future Plans" from A. F. Litt on Vimeo.

Future Plans:

Written by Jason Sartain
Vocals: Amy Sabin-Logan and Jason Sartain
Drums: Casey Logan
Bass: Jesse Elizondo
Guitar: Jason Sartain

Recorded, Mixed and Engineered by Victor Nash



Black Celebration: Mr. Jason E. Lectric's 40th Birthday Bash
High Water Mark Lounge, June 5, 2015
Portland, Oregon

Directed by A. F. Litt
Shot and Edited by A. F. Litt


Resuming the Photo of the Day

A. F. Litt: Hood River Bridge & Loops &emdash; Flower Near Old Hood River Bridge (2013)

Flower Near Old Hood River Bridge (2013)
Hood River, Oregon. May 6, 2013
#HCRH, #HistoricColumbiaRiverHighway http://www.recreatingTheHCRH.org
Copyright © 2015 A. F. Litt , All Rights Reserved

Photo of the Day by A. F. Litt: October 1, 2015 

I am going to try to get this going again.  It may be a lot (A LOT) of photos from the Historic Columbia River Highway to start.

What was killing me the last time out was trying to tack on a decent blog post for each photo.  I would like to do that from time to time, but to make this work, it can't be more than a few words most days.

So, today, I'm starting with a flower...

Sunday, September 27, 2015

2015 "Supermoon" Eclipse

A. F. Litt: Gresham &emdash; 2015 Lunar Eclipse

2015 Lunar Eclipse
Gresham, Oregon. September 27, 2015
Copyright © 2015 A. F. Litt, All Rights Reserved

"Supermoon" Lunar Eclipse... Unfortunately, the manual focus on my decent zoom lens for my dSLR is out, so I had to resort to using my P510 for these. Only one came out ok. Blah. Prep is important! But the world doesn't need a another dozen shots like this one anyway and it serves well as a personal souvenir!

Friday, August 07, 2015

Die Robot: "The Underground" on Vimeo

Ok, so ideas change and getting Vimeo loaded up seemed like less of a priority for several reasons shortly after the last post, but I still want to be adding content here, so I will be posting these concert videos from time to time...   I just do not know how regular the posting will be!

Here's the lead off song from the Die Robot film:

Die Robot: "The Underground" - Die Robot 5.15 from A. F. Litt on Vimeo.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Vimeo & "When the Devil Knows Your Name" by Black Powder County

I've been neglecting this blog!  Buried in video work on live concerts, I've abandoned the Photo of the Day project (for now, it will return!), and between the concerts and the work on Recreating the Historic Columbia River Highway, I just haven't produced much content for the blog recently!

However, I have also been neglecting my Vimeo account.  So, I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and start a new series of posts featuring some of my recent video work as I post the clips to Vimeo.

These will mostly be concert videos with a couple of other things, mostly HCRH related, thrown in here and there.  One of the reasons that I haven't posted these videos and films here before is that they are a little off the subject matter this blog has settled into over the last few years, but it is a major direction that my work is going in now, so I feel that it is time to post them to my primary blog, regardless of the content that I've posted in the past.

Don't worry, this isn't going to fully turn into a music blog.  I still hope to post the sorts of posts that I've concentrated on in the past, the little adventure articles and what not, the landscape photos and travel logs and what not.

But I do want this blog to reflect my full body of work, too.

As for Vimeo...  One of the reasons why I don't post very often there is that I really do have mixed feelings about the platform.  While serious filmmakers prefer it to YouTube, it can feel a little pretentious from time to time.  Yes, everything looks great on it!  It handles video much better than YouTube, but this comes with some additional issues, too.  With clunkier computers or slower internet connections, it can be darned difficult to watch videos on it.  It stalls a lot, at least it used to. 

Over the years, there's been a number of periods when I've been stuck with both clunky, older computers and horrible internet speeds.  During those periods, it was almost impossible to watch any videos hosted on Vimeo.  It was very frustrating.

Perhaps this is why I feel it can be a bit pretentious.  "Oh, your gear isn't good enough to watch my beautiful video?  Rather than letting you watch at a resolution that will work for you, just come back later when you've upgraded on your end." 

Anyway, enough babble.

This is an "older" video  (only a few months, but it feels like years!) from the first concert film I directed and edited for Black Powder County.  They are great guys who make great music and put on an awesome show.

Black Powder County: "When the Devil Knows Your Name" - Live at the Bossanova Ballroom (2015) from A. F. Litt on Vimeo.