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“Leaving Song” by Andrew Austin OFFICIAL VIDEO

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Please watch this video, it’s a good song and people you know and (probably) like helped to make it:

Thank you to talented people who helped out. See the credits below:

CREW
Producer: Robbie McNamara
Director: Sarah Lasch
Director of Photography: Adam Crosby
Assistant Director: Kyle Patrick Sanderson
Art Director Derek Walker
Stylist: Brian Wong
Camera Operator: Tim Donnelly
Continuity: Danny Sinnett
Craft: May Sinnett
Production Assistant: Alexander Lasch
Editor: Andrea Agro
Mixed, recorded and engineered by: David Hermiston
And thanks to Andrew Smith for the use of his rooftop

PERFORMERS
Vocals and guitar: Andrew Austin
Drums: David MacDougall
Bass: Kurt Nielsen
Lead guitar: Kevin Neal

RUPTURE: A Fashion Film

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

A friend and favourite of srahberry.com, photographer Renata Kaveh makes her directorial debut with RUPTURE: A Fashion FIlm.

I’m always surprised and delighted by the sophistication and unique beauty found in Renata’s work. I, and many others, are watching her closely and looking forward to what magic this talented artist will continue to create.

Greatest gift to myself

Friday, August 6th, 2010

One of the best things in the whole world is riding a bike home in the summer after a great night. I live pretty far away from everything now, but if I can, I will always take that lone, long ride through the city. I cannot think of many things that feel better than that. When I’m old and overweight with 4 kids living in the suburbs (gosh, hopefully that will never happen, though I joke) I will always remember living in Toronto and riding around the city and be so very glad I took advantage of the roads and my bicycle. Really awesome moments I get to live everyday. Also, thank you Toronto for the Jarvis bike lanes which help me get home safe.

Andrew Austin – Two More Time

Monday, July 5th, 2010

So Andrew wrote a song that Ritz Crackers really liked and so they put it on their cute commercial. Or that’s the short version of the story anyway. The commercial is about an enterprising little girl who bribes a line up of kids with buttery crackers to get to the front where her crush is waiting. However, when she finally gets to sit with the object of her affection, she has run out of crackers to share with him! What happens next? You’ll have to watch the spot to find out:

So the response to the commercial has been phenomenal. People are going crazy for this song, searching for it on the internet and they are really into it. Makes sense cause it is a really great song. Andrew is releasing it on his next CD so it’s not ready yet… but people want to hear it! So I made a recording of it to tide people over. The real recording of it is going to be way better than this one of course. Remember that.

Also, we shot a video for it and that was really fun! We’re releasing it with the song. The people I have shown think that it is “cute” and “funny,” and even though they are all my friends, I think that is a good sign! Can’t wait to show people and see what strangers think. I hope it’s done soon and I hope people are still excited about the song and to see it by that time!

Two More Time Video Shoot

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

It was my bday and it was a video shoot and here are some teaser pictures! Oh, it makes you so interested right? One take video, no cuts! Very fun.

jay and jon shooting
Jon was the DP and Jay was the focus puller and a whole lot more as crew was tight. We only got everyone down to the beach and started rehearsing as the sun was going down so… Miraculous that it went off ok. (Photo credit: Elizabeth Kerim)

prepping the shot
Jon looked really cool wearing his steady cam equipment. I want to show you the other tonnes of people in the video and the set, but that would spoil everything. EVERYTHING. (photo credit: Angèle Morgan)

Me directing
This is my debut directing look I’m giving Andrew Austin! Can you tell I practice it often? (Photo credit: Elizabeth Kerim)

Andrew Austin Two More Time
Andrew is totally in character here. He’s a real acting talent. We asked the dog politely to leave and luckily he agreed that he didn’t want to ruin our shoot. How big of him. (photo credit: Angèle Morgan)

SHAD – Rose Garden

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Yay Hot Dog Garbage for directing this super cool, well-thought out low budj video for the amazing SHAD that looks like it could have been shot behind my old house or most of the people-I-know’s houses!

Woodhands – Dissembler

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

This is a great song by Woodhands and a great video directed by Jose Lourenco and edited by Andrea Agro:

Andrew Austin – So Easy live w/ guitar

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

I know the video quality isn’t that good, but I just love this song and wanted to post it. On the recorded version he’s accompanied by piano, in this one it’s guitar.



This was December 10, 2009 at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto at an Indie Love Radio showcase Thursday Night Confidential hosted by DJs Paddy Jane and Jay Nadler.

http://myspace.com/andrewaustinsongs

Living and Saying

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

No more big talking for me. Just you wait til 2010.

In the meantime, a list of five interesting things I’ve seen in the past week to ring in the holidays. I’m going to try to hit on as many of my categories as possible in this one:

  1. Thursday morning “Things I wish I could pull off”: Woman in her early-forties tending to her 8 Tamagotchis while she waited for the bus.
  2. Friday night x 2 “Religion and then birthdays”: Went to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit and saw ancient pieces of parchment on a triple date (geeky) and then my friends took over the Central for a most fun Birthday Three-Way – Cutebarf, Lady Parts, and one half of the Slow Clap performed.
  3. Monday night “Local celebrity sighting”: Nikki Payne and this actor who is in a million commercials chatting together on my subway car from Keele to Spadina.
  4. Tuesday evening “Wacky bike”: This guy in covered recumbent bike on Queen East near Church. I really wish I took a picture cause I can’t find anything like it on google. It was literally a stainless steal pod low to the ground with a little head and helmet sticking out the top – awesome.
  5. Tuesday night “Just a concert”: Arkells at the Horseshoe – twas a great and free show. Looking forward to many shows there in January too. Horseshoe always kills it.

And sticking with my arts and craft mandate, I just saw this internet-wise (which doesn’t count for my list) which I think is awesome:

Knitted caps and beards

Buy them here: http://www.beardhead.com/

Make sure you check out the mix-and-match mustache add-ons in different styles and colours.

Donovan Woods – The Widowmaker Trailer

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Donovan Woods is releasing a new album, “The Widowmaker.” When? “Soon”… Very mysterious.

In the meantime, here’s a trailer for the album.

Donovan’s myspace.