During SXSW last week I was hired to shoot production stills for an interactive brunch video shoot sponsored by General Electric.
The discussion included founders and leaders of the tech industry including Tumblr’s David Karp, the Onion’s Baratunde Thurston, OK Go’s Damian Kulash, Vimeo’s Jake Lodwick, roboticist Carla Diana, Makerbot’s Bre Pettis. I shot on the set without a blimp using the silent mode of the canon 5D III silent drive mode, which I’ve grown to rely on for lots of events.
…speaking of events, there was a media reception after the shoot that was a lot of fun also.
Here’s the video that was shot at the event, followed by some of my production stills:
Dell Stock Images of Austin – Some of my stock images of Austin are included in the current Dell windows 7 sample photo library including the new Dell Streak 7 tablet which is getting a lot of attention at CES this year.
screen cap at :24 from the video
Brian Birzer is a freelance photographer based in Austin Texas
I was first introduced to the music of Jad Fair and Half Japanese in 1991 when I was living in California, drinking lots of coffee and tequila (usually not at the same time). I instantly became a huge fan of their timeless and pure approach to being in a rock band. Around 1993 Jeff Feuerzeig made a full length documentary (excerpt) of this mostly unknown band. I was also able to see Jad Fair play in San Francisco that year and got some photos of him at the Paradise – and once the infranets were invented a year or so later I went on to build a first gen html fan site.
Fast forward to 2008 and the original line up of Half Japanese is back – they played 5 shows in Austin at sxsw earlier this month. Inspired by these shows I felt it was time to shake the bad html off the site I made 10 years ago and put some new life (and a new domain) into it. It’s a good opportunity to post a very extensive collection of album art that I got directly from Jad. It’s still a work in progress, but I hope to add more photos and video that I shot in the near future.
…so I give you: Half Japanese.info