Thursday, August 24, 2017

Beholding's Ocean Grave to provide soundtrack to Beneath the Painted Surface

I've always had great luck finding music for our films.

Battle at Beaver Creek's score was created by myself from selections of Kevin MacLeod
Kevin MacLeod, if you don't already know, provides free music online for you to use in your films.
Thank you Kevin! Find him at incompetech.com

Battle at Beaver Creek did feature one fantastic original track by MoloKaii a rework of a Nine Inch Nails song, Demon Seed.
Check MoloKaii out here https://soundcloud.com/molokaii 
Molokaii also provided the awesome theme to Deadlights, our series idea that went nowhere...
See it on our youtube page

Garf Garf was scored by Aaron Howe who goes by the name Feed Them Brains.
Feed Them Brains has a lot of material, albums x 6 I think. Aaron also gave me raw tracks of different "instruments" that I could use to build themes.
Feed Them Brains also gave us the soundtrack to the Bite, our first film.
Thanks Aaron, check out Feed Them Brains here https://soundcloud.com/feedthembrains
Aaron has waaaaay more stuff than is on his page, write him a note and demand some tracks!
Tell him Brian sent you...

 ETS 400 was inspired by music. There was a moment in 2013 where two things happened that I smashed together:

1.) Choral composer Eric Whitacre released his cover of Depeche Mode's Enjoy the Silence, Mr. Whitacre offered up the song to genero.tv and I made a video for the contest, I think it should have won, but it is admittedly dark. See it here http://ge.ne.ro/watch-video/37103

 2.) There was a brief "craze" of songs being slowed down a great amount, like 1000%, becoming these aural things, "something else." Choral pieces worked particularly well. I slowed Whitacre's Enjoy the Silence down 400 times, which leaves more "song structure," and plunked it over a new, moody, black and white edit of Garf Garf.  ETS 400 It's a trip worth taking... on our youtube page.

Finally I come to today where I am listening to Ocean Grave by Beholding, aka Lukas Vanderlip. I've known Lukas for a few years now, shot films with him. He ran in the woods and died in a chair for me in The Dream is Ready but I never knew he was a musician, let alone a composer, producer, engineer and super genius.

I immediately fell in love with Ocean Grave and knew I had to have it for Beneath the Painted Surface. I am very pleased to announce officially that Beholding will provide a number of tracks from the album for our film. Asking was the easy part, but it turns out editing has been the fun part. The songs fit very well.

I think if the average listener heard a few snippets of each song on Ocean Grave they might say that the experience was, atmospheric, instrumental, experimental, classical, moody, maybe unusual, maybe dark. Sounds like perfect film music to me, but also more than that.

Admittedly, I have a penchant for noise, but I'm also a musician, I can appreciate a note for a note and a sound for a sound. Sometimes I drive my wife crazy listening to mountains of droning synths with some Himalayan throat singing or whatever. I'm all over the place.

With Beholding you get a bit of both. In Northward the opening track, it's obvious this isn't going to be an ordinary musical experience. Two (or is it three or four) piano's repeat a simple theme, but one of them is an out of tune, honky-tonk piano. These tracks fade in and out, right and left, becoming passengers on a rocky rowboat. Until they end, I presume because we have landed ashore.

My favourite track on Ocean Grave is featured in my add for Destanne Norris' Stellar Exhibition, currently showing at the Vernon Public Art Gallery, it is called Submerged. A man with giant hands plays big heavy piano cords, that echo and shimmer, but maybe as a whale would hear them. At first it seems like Vanderlip is not following a particular musical pattern, but he is and it is revealed beautifully. After it is revealed you'll hear it again and then you will join in loving it. The climax of the song sounds to me like a million voices singing out, over-processed pianos play a simple musical phrase, like the notes from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It's breathtaking. If I had written Submerged, I would be very proud indeed. I have transcribed it, if anyone is interested...

But there are many interesting things on this album, I really look forward to revealing it to the world in Beneath the Painted Surface but you don't need to wait. Go here now and listen to Beholding https://beholding.bandcamp.com/

And thank you Lukas, not only for letting me use your music, but for creating it in the first place.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Stellar Exhibition Preview released

EQF and Brian C. Taylor are proud to release the Stellar Exhibition Preview.

Stellar is an upcoming exhibition of paintings of the cosmos by artist Destanne Norris, the subject of our ongoing documentary Beneath the Painted Surface.

 The preview features hubble space images intermixed with Destanne's art.

It is also the first of what we hope will be many uses of music by Beholding (aka Lukas Vanderlip.)
Check him out!

For those of you following, the documentary is nearing completion and shaping up nicely.

In the meantime, check out Destanne's show. It runs at the Vernon Public Art Gallery from July 27 o Nov 1 2017


Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from Brian Taylor and En Queue Film!

2016 was a breakthrough year for EQF, in that we did very little, yet still generated revenue, traffic and interest in both our films and our all-volunteer film production company. We also, finally, released Battle at Beaver Creek for free on all platforms.

In 2017 our focus will be on completing Beneath the Painted Surface our documentary about the life and art of Destanne Norris. It probably won't be released this year, but it will be completed.

Mr. Taylor also has plans to be involved in some other people's projects this year, in addition to continuing to seek investors and funding for the EQF business unit. There is some exciting news in this area, but it can't be divulged until actualized.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Battle at Beaver Creek Released to public online FREE


Here it is folks!
Battle at Beaver Creek in its entirety, in HD, with CC, for FREE everywhere including youtube.
Watch, Share and beware the American mind control technology!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Another snippet of documentary released.

Please watch this scene from our upcoming documentary Destanne Norris Beneath the Painted Surface.

Fall 2016 Update

Hello Everyone!

It may seem like there's not a lot going on at EQF these days, but that's just because it's all behind the scenes.
We have two films nearing completion.
Actually, one is complete.
Our joint production with One Inch Punch Productions Oswald & Tate is slated for a November release. Brian Taylor co-produced, edited and stars alongside Gavin Opp (The Dream is Ready.)
We all look forward to showing this short to the world!
 It was written and directed by Randy Kirk.

Brian's documentary Destanne Norris - Beneath the Painted Surface is shaping up nicely. It looks like it's going to be 45 minutes, but might end up 60. It is hoped that it will be ready by November as well, but we're still filming because interesting things continue to happen.

Last Human Being, Real Country Dark and the Smell of Sun on Skin are still on the table, basically waiting for an influx of money to move forward. It is still our desire to make these three features, but we're not opposed to selling the scripts.

In the meantime Brian continues to write and seek out film projects that EQF can produce for little or no money. Other projects, including all the secret ones, continue to fester in Brian's computer. Perhaps by spring one of them will escape. We will have to wait and see.

Oh, I just about forgot!
On December 21 2016, Battle at Beaver Creek will be released, for free streaming and or download, everywhere. I may also release the film with the director's commentary on youtube. (I have to listen to it again, make sure it's not stupid.) Everyone is looking forward to this...

Best thoughts, Everyone.
May 2017 be a better year than 2016 seemed to be...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Destanne Norris Beneath the Painted Surface Trailer released

En Queue Film and Brian C. Taylor are proud to announce the release of a trailer for our upcoming documentary Destanne Norris - Beneath the Painted Surface.


Norris paints scenery that reflects not only the beauty of landscapes, but the lives of those living there
Sometimes it's as if the paintings express thoughts of their own
Knowing things the artist doesn't, but will come to learn later.
Norris doesn't lay claim to any supernatural gift
Nor does she deny it.

For now the paintings will tell the story...

destannenorris.com
enqueuefilm.com

En Queue Film Presents
A film by Brian C. Taylor
Destanne Norris - Beneath the Painted Surface
Coming Soon.