The Liann Kaye Blog
Psyched to share that my music video for TalkFine's “Dance Like This” is going to be featured in the Sprockets International Music Video Festival!
Fri. July 18th @ the 40 Watt Club.  Athens, Georgia.
Watch the music video here:

Psyched to share that my music video for TalkFine's “Dance Like This” is going to be featured in the Sprockets International Music Video Festival!

Fri. July 18th @ the 40 Watt Club.  Athens, Georgia.

Watch the music video here:

Shot an EP Teaser for Carlos Valdes (of Once, Jersey Boys, Arrow, and now THE FLASH fame!)  He was also the bass playin’ foolio in my hallway freshman year of college!

When he’s not acting, he writes funky jams on his bass.

Also, we were running around BK all day yesterday with two crew members.  So hot tip for the mobile music video: put your iPhone in a cup!

Get ready for some new tunes in September!

Jack White - Lazaretto

The first thing I thought when I saw this the other night was, “Jack White made a hip hop video!”

Don’t get me wrong, this video still rocks very hard.  In fact, I love that he’s rocking so hard, the glass in the vicinity shatters when he picks up a guitar.  It’s such a great concept because not only does the effect make him look like a badass, it’s the perfect special effect with that “wow” factor that also happens to work thematically with the song.  They put him down in the Lazaretto, the glass walls are reminiscent of observation rooms, or maybe they merely suggest the feeling of being locked up and confined.  And because NOBODY TELLS JACK WHITE WHAT TO DO it all comes crashing down around him in such a artful way.

Most importantly, he just looks so cool throughout the whole thing.  The directors, Jonas & Francois have done a bunch of videos for Kanye West and Justin Timberlake, and their signature style really shines through.

The black and white video shot in against a white cyc is something we’ve seen in many a rap video, but we don’t often see this level of polish in rock.  No longer is Jack White that kid playing dirty garage punk with music videos shot in standard definition (although life-changing music videos shot in SD).  Now he’s got Justin Timberlake level effects, sleek and bold lighting, expensive cars, smooth, gorgeous camera moves, and weird imagery of snakes, bulls, skulls, and fire just to shake things up.  I can’t help but think of Jay-Z.

Check out:

"On to the Next One" - Jay-Z  

"My Love"- Justin Timberlake

While “Lazaretto” references some signature hip hop tropes, it’s by no means a cheap imitation.  The directors completely created something new and cool by spinning this signature style to work within a rock context.  The look is pretty slick, but they are able to balance that with some raw and dirty shots that slip off the white background so you can see the film set behind.  At one point, he spits into the camera, breaking the 4th wall, which epically shatters into a million pieces.  By the time Jack White is done melting your face/ shattering your soul with his guitar solo, feel free to hit replay— I know I did about 70 times this week!

So cool!  Charlene is featured on the Music A to Z podcast, where they talk about her for an hour!  (And the also mention some of my vids!)
Check it out here:
http://musicatozpodcast.com/c-is-for-charlene-kaye/
Thanks Steve and Doug Ferguson!  From brothers to sisters :D

So cool!  Charlene is featured on the Music A to Z podcast, where they talk about her for an hour!  (And the also mention some of my vids!)

Check it out here:

http://musicatozpodcast.com/c-is-for-charlene-kaye/

Thanks Steve and Doug Ferguson!  From brothers to sisters :D

Charlene Kaye covering Beyonce’s “Rocket.”

charlenekaye:

I covered Beyoncé's Rocket. Finally, an opportunity to sing the sentence “Let me sit this asssssssss on ya.” 

Thanks Liann Kaye & Taylor Stanton for shooting and to Ken Rich at Grand St. for engineering & mixing! 

Check out some behind the scenes photos for my latest music video “Dance Like This” with Talkfine!

More photos at facebook.com/paperframes

And watch the video here!

Thanks for driving traffic to Out yesterday!

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out my latest music video for Talkfine on YouTube! If you like it, please share it!

Check out the music video I directed for Talkfine on Out Magazine’s Popnography blog!
http://www.out.com/entertainment/popnography/2014/05/12/talkfine-wants-you-dance-their-infectious-new-song

Check out the music video I directed for Talkfine on Out Magazine’s Popnography blog!

http://www.out.com/entertainment/popnography/2014/05/12/talkfine-wants-you-dance-their-infectious-new-song

Talkfine’s Music Video for “Dance Like This” Premieres tomorrow!  Don’t miss it!

Talkfine’s Music Video for “Dance Like This” Premieres tomorrow!  Don’t miss it!

MY TALKFINE MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES MONDAY! 5/12

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