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‘SCV Rock Star’ videographer offers special deal to bands

Get a music video produced for less than $100

Posted: July 31, 2008 4:43 p.m.
Updated: October 2, 2008 5:01 a.m.
 

For artists and/or bands who still need a video in order to enter the "SCV Rock Star" contest, videographer Brandon Blair and his Artistry Productions are offering a special deal.

Blair, one of the contest's Prize Sponsors, will do a two-camera shoot of an artist or band performing live and produce a completed music video clip for just $60.

The video session can take place at the band's local rehearsal space.

Alternatively, Hubbadaddy's Rehearsal Studios in Canyon Country will provide a room for $18-$25 per hour, depending on room size. Also an SCV Rock Star Prize Sponsor, Hubbadaddy's owner Kevin Cloud will waive the studio's usual two-hour minimum if it's a shoot for the contest.

"I want to help bands who still need a video so they can enter SCV Rock Star, because I think the contest is a good route for bands to get exposure to a larger audience," Blair said. "It's not easy to get a quality video made, and a lot of bands deserve to have one, so I created my business to make that available to them, even if they don't have a big budget."

Artists interested in having a video produced may contact Blair at (661) 476-1541 or artistrycinema@gmail.com, or by visiting www.artistrycinema.com.

The SCV Rock Star contest, a new twist on a battle of the bands and presented exclusively online by The-Signal.com in association with top local rock promoter Higher Level Productions, is designed just for Santa Clarita Valley-based musicians.

Local musicians have until Friday, Aug. 8, to enter the contest by uploading a video and brief description of their band and its music. Fans may also enter videos on behalf of their favorite bands. Home-made videos are welcome.

Online voting will be open to all fans from Saturday, Aug. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 7.

The top three finalists in each of the Pro and Am categories as determined by the online votes will perform live at the contest's big finale, the "SCV Rock Star Night" concert at the Sports Complex Friday night, Sept, 19.

At the concert, a panel of expert judges will add their scores to the finally tally and determine the first-, second- and third-place winners in each category. A Best Video winner will also be named from among the entries.

Top SCV Rock Star contest prizes include a new performance-based music video produced by Blair and Artistry Cinematics, time at Command Recording Studios, time at Hubbadaddy's rehearsal studios, a professional photo session from Paige Photography, a separate headlining concert produced by Higher Level, and coverage in The Signal newspaper and on The-Signal.com.

Blair is also working as a videographer with Lisa Lane and Lisa Lujano's La Lu Productions, who will shoot video at the SCV Rock Star Night event for their "Rockstar Reality" documentary about the SCV music scene, now in production.

Contest sponsors include Mission View Public School, the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons, Robek's Juice of North Park Village and Lowe's Music of Newhall.

For all the details on how to enter and vote, visit www.The-Signal.com, click on "Contests" and then "SCV Rock Star."

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