Simon Yu Production
23Oct/140

Filmconvert Competition and new releases!

We entered the Filmconvert cinematography competition and the voting is open til Oct 28th! It just need one click to vote and please share if you like the film :)

A Portrait of the Artist - Miho Hazama Film Convert Entry from simonyuproduction on Vimeo.

 

Link to Vote

www.filmconvert.com/Competition_2014/Video.aspx?id=880

 

New Releases

 

AsianInNY 10th Annual Fashion Show @ Grand Central NYC

Video & Music by Simon C.F. Yu

 

Ben Lorentzen - Ugliest Girl in the World Music Video

Directed/Edited by Simon C.F. Yu
2nd Camera by Yusuke Suzuki
Make up by Mika Mitamura

 

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The Video I shot for Jojo Mayer's Nerve live in Mercury Lounge will be on the bonus material for Jojo's new DVD Secrets Weapons for the Modern Drummer Pt. 2: A Guide to Foot Technique if you order it through Guitar Center!!

Click Here to Pre-Order

 

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19Sep/140

New Releases

FORQ - GroundUp Music

The debut album/DVD is available at http://forq.bandcamp.com.
www.forqmusic.com
www.facebook.com/forqband

FORQ is
Adam Rogers - guitar
Henry Hey - keyboards
Michael League - bass
Jason "JT" Thomas - drums

engineered by Rudyard Lee Cullers.
mixed by Nic Hard.
mastered by Josh Kessler.

Directed by Andy Laviolette, filmed by Simon C.F. Yu, Nikki Birch

 

Official music video for Madysin Hatter's original song "Lightning Strikes Twice", available worldwide on iTunes athttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pre...

Music Video Directed & Edited by Simon C. F. Yu. Second Camera by Yusuke Suzuki.

CANOPUS Drum Demo video series with Justin Tyson

Recorded at Riro Muzik Brooklyn NY

Video by Simon C.F. Yu

Yoshino Nakahara "Composition 1" live recording

Recorded at Riro Muzik Brooklyn NY

Directed/Edited by Simon C.F. Yu

2nd Camera Yusuke Suzuki

 

 

CD Covers on Posi-Tone Records

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13Aug/140

A Portrait of the Artist – Miho Hazama

Hi everyone,

I am happy to release this short film project I've been working on recently.
"A Portrait of the Artist - Miho Hazama"
Yusuke Suzuki, Andrei Matorin, Caroline Stucky and myself have been working together for quite a while and we have been working on many musician's documentaries and EPK (electronic press kit) videos.
We decided to work on a project that showcase the musician's life in an artistic way where most of the scenes were staged and we shot it with the Magic Lantern RAW video hack on the 5D mkiii, then colored it with Davinci Resolve to get the best images possible. To take a step further we also took photos during filming and did a text interview so we can know more about the artist in different spectrum.
Special thanks to our makeup artist Mika Mitamura for her great work on making the artist looks great on both video and photo.
Make sure you check out the behind the scene video afterwards!

A Portrait of the Artist - Miho Hazama from simonyuproduction on Vimeo.

A Portrait of the Artist - Miho Hazama
Directed, DP, Edited by Simon C.F. Yu
A.C. Yusuke Suzuki, Caroline Mariko Stucky
P.A. Andrei Matorin
Makeup by Mika Mitamura
Music by Miho Hazama
Tracks used: "Hidamari", "Ballad", "What will you see when you turn next the corner" from the album "Journey to Journey" - Miho Hazama available on iTunes
Shot with Canon 5D mk III with Magic Lantern RAW,
Lens: Canon 24-70 f2.8L mkii, Canon 70-200 f2.8L, Canon 85 f1.2L, Canon TS-E 24 f3.5L

Interview:

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Q: When did you start learning music?

Miho: I started taking lessons for piano, electric organ and composition when I was 6 years old. I briefly started thinking that I would love to be a composer when I was in middle high school, so I studied classical composition in high school and college. Then I happened to be the pianist in a college big band, and found contemporary jazz composition very attractive. That made me came to NYC to study jazz composition.

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Q: What is your source of inspiration?

Miho: Music, experiences, emotions and memories.

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Q: Why do you choose to live in New York City?

Miho: I believe that NYC is the best city to stay as a young jazz composer. It is also a great timing to dedicate a lot of time and energy to myself, and I feel that this town is perfect for those.

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Q: What projects you have been working on?

Miho: As a composer, I have my chamber orchestra (a 13-piece band). We made our first album in 2012, and we have been playing at venues in NYC and Tokyo such as The Jazz Gallery, Blue Note NYC, etc. We are excited to record our 2nd album in next spring!! As an arranger/orchestrator, I've worked for a Japanese movie called "Evangelion Q", Metropole Orkest (The netherlands), Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (Japan), Yosuke Yamashita, Ryuichi Sakamoto and many others in a wide range of musical styles.

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Q: How was your experience working on this project?

Miho: It was absolutely fun to work with such talented friends. I had no idea what exactly the video would look like, so I just tried my best to follow Simon's directions. I am not used to acting, but at least I tried to not be shy! I got so excited when I first watched the video, and there are a lot of cool editing techniques and shots in it! I hope you'll enjoy it as well.

 

Photos by Yusuke Suzuki
Makeup by Mika Mitamura
Edited by Simon C.F. Yu

 

Behind the Scene

Behind the scene of "A Portrait of the Artist - Miho Hazama" from simonyuproduction on Vimeo.

Behind the scene of "A Portrait of the Artist - Miho Hazama"
Directed, DP by Caroline Mariko Stucky
Edited by Simon C.F. Yu
A.C. Andrei Matorin
Photographed by Yusuke Suzuki
Makeup by Mika Mitamura
Music by Miho Hazama
Track used: "Tokyo Confidencial"" from the album "Journey to Journey" - Miho Hazama available on iTunes

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5Aug/140

Jojo Mayer’s Nerve @Nublu

NERVE Live at Nublu – June 23, 2014 from Nerve Official on Vimeo.

Directed by Joseph Marconi

Filmed by Simon C.F. Yu and Yusuke Suzuki

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5Aug/140

Tobias Ralph x Pat Mastellotto x Jim Black


Indiscipline-3 drummers- Hammerax

Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp-Composers
Pat Mastellotto- Drums
Jim Black –Drums
Tobias Ralph- Drums
John Stannard- Arrangement, Fretless Guitar, Piano, Vocal
Sergio R. Samayoa- Recording Engineer and Sample Editing
Water Music- Thanks to Rob, Chris and Ernie
Baby Seal- Catering
The MIDI-ING Cartel- Vocal and piano editing

No Processing was used on Drums/Guitars.

Recorded in 2 takes at Water Music Hoboken 2014.

Video by Simon C.F. Yu
2nd Camera Andrei Matorin

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21May/140

New Releases May 2014


Vogue Taiwan Cover Shoot with Miranda Kerr
Video Assisted and Music by Simon C.F. Yu


Rami Lakkis & Gene Lake - Neverend
Directed/Edited by Simon C.F. Yu
2nd Camera Pete O'Hare

Gene Ess "Fractal Attraction"
Directed/Edited by Simon C.F. Yu
2nd Camera Andrei Matorin
(Sorry Embed disabled by youtube)

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29Apr/140

Jojo Mayer, Leo Genovese, Carlos Mena “Trip to Wendy’s”

Jojo Mayer on drums Leo Genovese on keys and Carlos Mena electric-bass, and acoustic bass quartet
Recorded/Mixed by John Davis @ Bunker Studio
Mastered by Avi Gunther
Directed/Edited by Simon C.F. Yu

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5Apr/140

Screaming Headless Torsos EPK on Rollingstone Mexico!

Congrats Screaming Headless Torsos- Official Site on their Rollingstone Mexico feature! The EPK video was shot in various locations produced by Freedom Bremner and shot by Yusuke Suzuki Joel Stephen Andrei Matorin Pete O'Hare and yours truly.

http://rollingstone.com.mx/videos/screaming-headless-torsos-estreno-un-adelanto-de-code-red-su-nuevo-disco/

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31Mar/140

Sarah Kervin – Into the City (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Sarah Kervin - Into the City (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Filmed/Edited by Simon C.F. Yu (except footages from the farm)

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20Mar/140

New Releases

"ertia": Isamu + Panagiotis Andreou + Justin Brown

Finale - Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins

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