Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Hittin the road

Although I was stoked to reach 20% funding on our kickstarter, I realized that JamQwest wasn't gaining the momentum that it needed, so I threw my drums in the subaru and went on a recon mission to Smith Rock state park- home of the legendary Monkeyface. I've had the opportunity to watch people climbing it, and been studying up on exactly how I'm going to make this happen, and meeting a lot of lifers that have spent lots of time on monkeyface and know the routes.  The view of MonkeyFace is magnificent and I'm stoked to get the chance to make magic up there. I will be joined by Jerred (cameraman) in a few days so that we can plan the route and what the most optimal filming vantage points will be for him.
Monkey Face notice the line between the cliff and the monkey mouth- thats where we will build a pulley for the drums

We will be hiking up Misery Ridge Trail- A very steep and rugged trail

Turns out its a 400 foot spire. Epic

We're going to climb that cheese

I love that the lifestyle that comes with JamQwest is sleeping on epic cliffs that overlook winding rivers, hiking through stunning terrains, and jamming in nature all in the name of the most epic jam. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Jam Appetizer

Just made an awesome qwest to Mill Creek and had a truly amazing Jam experience at the base of a huge waterfall. Made for great footage and a rugged qwest. The outcome:   One of the most incredible Jams in the midst of the mists of mama natures rushing waters. I bring to you a quick taste. More to come when we reach $1000 on Kickstarter

Monday, July 22, 2013

A big thanks and lots of love to those who have become a part of the JamQwest magic and supported either through funding or spreading the word. HUGELY appreciated. We are now 17% of the way to our funding goal with 25 days left to go.  More and more people are beginning to utter the words JamQwest which is awesome.  Much love n gratitude. <3

When we reach our first $1000  on our kickstarter I will be releasing a video for all of our backers and supporters. In the process  of filming some awesome jams in some incredible locations. Waterfalls?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I'm stoked to say that our Kickstarter Page has now gone live! We now have 29 days to raise funding for our JamQwest 2013 video. Now its my job to promote which means I will be traveling around with my drums and playing in random locations to attract attention to our JamQwest kickstarter page and get backers who want to be part of the magic.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

 Production Toys

Jerred who is in charge of the logistics behind JamQwest has sent me these pictures to give everyone an idea of how technical and difficult the filming of monkey face will be. But with that comes the excitement to see the outcome of what Jerred and his film crews' geniusness can make with these amazing filming toys

We will rent a drone helicopter and hire a specialist to film ariel views of Monkey Face

Example of what J n crew will have to do to get the desired footage

Riggin to the wall

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

JamQwestMobile ReCreation

 When I bought the Whalefish/JamQwestMobile with intentions of JamQwest last year, it was nowhere close to being qwestworthy. These past few months I've dedicated to changing that and making it an epic mobile recording studio while still being a home to myself and the JamQwest crew. 
Unnecessary Frills


Gutted Whalefish

Whalefish Tats
The innards of the fish

JamQwest Trailer

Bangerang Productions Presents- JamQwest promotion vid. This is the video that will show up for our project to catch the eye of potential backers and make them need to know what JamQwest is all about. Consider it a nibble of the deliciousness to come. This entire video was shot on go pros, no recording equipment, no funding and no real cameraman. I will be working on the real project with Cascadium Productions with cameraman Jerred North and his film crew. As funding comes in we will be renting all of the camera toys necessary to get our locations filmed, including areal views when we're JamQwesting monkeyface.
As the kickstarter gains momentum I will continue to release bits of what the real movie will be as we gain funding and sponsors.