A few years ago I started writing and recording music for my son Jude when he was 4 months old. I decided to start making videos for those songs. Here is the first one called “J is for Jude (The Alphabet Song)”. It features my friend Sean’s illustrations which he calls “Simplevision”. Enjoy!
I shot a live in-studio performance by Australian band Twerps performing a catchy song called “Back to You”.
Shot with Canon 5D MKII, MicroPro LED, a few overhead light bulbs and a few takes.
Recorded by Mike Kutchman at Kutch-1 Studios in Brooklyn, NY March 12, 2015
Last year I decided it would make sense to get some YouTube traffic for ThatSongSoundsLike.com. Using Adobe After Effects I set up a fairly simple template that allows me to import new album art and audio and automatically render the waveforms. Here is the video version of Britney Spears vs. Jermaine Jackson.
A few weeks ago my co-workers and I took part in Music Hack Day in NY. We created a simple to use service that allows anyone to tweet music. You send us the name of the artist and we build a playlist for you or your friend. Check out this great Mashable article for more info and then start rocking! Try it out right now by tweeting in one of the following formats:
arcade fire @sndchck
or make a suggestion to a friend:
@KeithHopkin arcade fire @sndchck
Now just come to SndChck.com, sign in with your twitter account and we’ll do the rest.
I wanted Ricky to here some Mogwai so I tweeted
@rickyrobinett mogwai @sndchck
Here’s what his page looks like:
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New video I directed for Gross Relations. This is what happens when you feed a band a bottle and a half of whiskey.
Director: Keith Hopkin
DP: Russ Heller
Shot on Canon 7D, 60fps.
7″ and Free Download:
“Gross Relations is a new band from Brooklyn that is, indeed, pretty sick. These four dudes rock the lo-fi guitar/bass/distorted vocals thing. But Gross Relations also rock some surprisingly happy sounding keys over all the controlled melodic clutter. And those keys are key indeed. Those keys bring the POP out and make things sound more interesting. Gosh, pop rules, doesn’t it?” – Oh My Rocknes