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TexasBigStar Fall 2016

During the Fall of 2016, Mustang International is launching a series of Internet-based shows all branded under the name of TexasBigStar.

The first of the shows to be launched was TexasBigStar LIVE.

Links:

YouTube.com/TexasBigStarLIVELive show broadcasting every Sunday Afternoon

TexasBigStar.TV More informationtexasbigstarlive-logo-small-square

YouTube.com/TexasBigStarBehind-the-Scenes from the Crew

 

Video Assist Interview with Jordan Brady

In April 2014, Matt Wallace provided Video Assist support to a commercial production crew producing a series of new DODGE TV spots. Jordan Brady was the director, and he also produces a Podcast called “Respect for Process” that discusses commercial production.

During the last day of shooting, Jordan interviewed Matt about video assist services. Click here to visit Mustang International’s page regarding these services.

FYI: Jordan uses the terms “VTR” and “video assist” interchangeably – which is common in the industry. VTR is short for Video Tape Recording. Even though tape is no longer used on set to capture and playback images, the term “VTR” is still used to describe the function on set that originated with video tape machines and operators. A more accurate name for the actual function currently provided on set is “video assist” as it encompasses not only the recording and playback capabilities, but the service of providing high-quality video monitors for real-time viewing to assist the overall production.

 


Jordan Brady’s Podcast Website

 

Photography

Mustang International does not position itself as a photography service, but the fact of the matter is that photography is almost always a part of most specialized projects. Crisp, content rich images are critical for just about any type of endeavor… video projects, websites, special presentation… all of them need imagery to tell the story.

Aftershock Photos

Mustang International helped document the behind-the-scenes production of the short film AFTERSHOCKS.

Behind the Scenes of AFTERSHOCKS

Executive Summary: Mustang International was tasked with capturing behind-the-scenes video and photographs during the filming of the movie promotional short for Aftershocks.

Short films are becoming more and more important in the entertainment world as companies want to produce something powerful and engaging, while not investing too heavily until an audience can be confirmed. AFTERSHOCK is a short film that lets the audience get a taste of the storyline that includes a strange twist in conjunction with what appears to be a hostile alien invasion. The project is produced using top quality personnel and equipment. The process of showing the competency of those producing it is often as important as the final piece since pieces like this can be springboards to much bigger things. Mustang International was tasked with this job.

WATCH AFTERSHOCKS

The Kilroy Show

Executive Summary: Mustang International produced a high-end, high-definition music program television show pilot that far surpasses the typical quality of such projects.

In the spring of 2009, Eddie Kilroy, country music producer and the creator of XM Radio’s Willie’s Place, contacted Mustang International. Kilroy, and his friend Willie Nelson, had discussed producing a television show out of Texas using Willie’s truck stop/theatre just south of Dallas/Ft.Worth as the venue. After months of planning and assembling a 35+ person team, two one-hour shows were produced as pilot episodes featuring a number of acts including country music legends Charley Pride and Mickey Gilley. The project required multiple top-quality high-definition cameras. The audio was superbly mixed, album quality, using the 31 channels of audio recorded live during the taping. The result was astounding quality.

Unfortunately, Willie’s Place as a venue did not survive, but this pilot continues to impress those who know what they’re looking for and listening for in video. Mickey Gilley did state that it’s likely one of the very best recordings of a performance of himself that he had ever seen. A week after the taping, Mickey Gilley took a serious tumble, leaving him severely paralyzed. He has recovered some mobility, but unfortunately, he’s unlikely to ever play the piano again as well as in this pilot recording.

This project is still actively leading to new production opportunities in the works even now.

B-Sweet Music Video for Dolby Labs

Executive Summary: Mustang International assisted with the production of a high-quality music video for Dolby Labs.

Mustang International as asked to assist in the production of a music video that would be used by Dolby to highlight new 7.1 Surround Sound technology and a extremely high-end production video monitor. Mustang International provided key logistical support behind-the-scenes including communications, mobile facilities for staging and actor make-up and wardrobe, as well as general troubleshooting throughout the multi-day production. The shoot required special considerations as it highlighted high-speed and extremely high-definition cameras.

Much of the B-Sweet crew was part of the AFTERSHOCKS movie production in May 2011.