MIDLAKE - 'BALLOON MAKER' VIDEO, 16MM, 2004

After having heard Midlake's first album, 'Bamnan and Slivercork,' I became a big fan. In 2004, I was acting in a small film in Austin, Texas while SxSW was happening and met the band after one of their shows at the festival. We stayed in touch and decided that I'd use the Bolex to make a music video with them in their hometown of Denton in North Texas. Wanting the video to be B&W, the stock I used was Kodak Tri-X reversal ISO 200. The concept was the band's and I loved it. This was my second opportunity to use my Bolex 16mm camera for a specific purpose.