I shot a video for Arctic Fox today at the Tribal Cafe. I was lucky to get there and capture them playing. They hired me to shoot a video for them, which I didn’t mind at all. It’s good practice for my operating skills and it’s all in good, musical, fun. I left my house at around 5:40pm. I live south of Downtown Los Angeles. To get to the cafe is a major bitch because I have to drive through Downtown and at time that I left, I;d have to pray for miracles. Somehow, I made it exactly at 6. The band was suppose to play at that time. I was suppose to be there at around 5:45pm to set everything up. Luckily, I knew how to get there. I did speed quite a bit. I got out of the car and sped walk there from the back of the cafe (am I allowed to?). I see them putting the final touches on their set. I shook hands with Cesar for it was the first time I ever met him in person.
Their set lasted about half an hour. It was nice. Their sound is pretty unique, they switch musical styles during song. The acoustics, though, of the cafe doesn’t really do justice for them. I couldn’t hear clear vocals. I’m not saying Cesar was singing terrible or anything like that, I’m saying that the vocals weren’t too detached from the decibel level of the instruments. He sings pretty well. On Monday, I’m doing a photo shoot with the band around Downtown. They suggested the tunnels around the river. It should be very fun and interesting if it happens at the location and on the given day. I’ve never shot there and I always wondered where I can get access there.
After the video shoot, I went over to Josie’s to hang out. It was bitch as well trying to find parking. There was no space to park at all. I ended up parking at the next block, By the time I walked over to her house, there was a parking spot. Some luck. Oh well. I had a nice time with her. I always do.