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Mutemath: Nashville to Nola


Back in February, we flew to Nashville to film Mutemath as they put the finishing touches on their 5th record, “Play Dead.” We had an amazing time working with the band as they recorded their record and prepared to release this amazing 10 song set. You can find a bunch of video and photos of our experiences with the band on our Instagram here.

We flew to New Orleans in April to film a couple other projects for the band as well.

Much has changed since April, as the band’s drummer Darren King announced his departure from the band. Although this changed much of the content we were creating, the trajectory of the band, and the momentum for LP5, remains undeterred. Here are some of the teasers we shot and edited (above) for the band over the past couple months and a gallery of behind the scenes photos.

Here’s a quick behind the scenes look at the Dew Drop Live session.

Buy the new record here.

 

If you haven’t been to Arizona, you should go. Sedona is there. Four Corners and Horseshoe Bend are there. The Grand Canyon is there. And, in October, Lena and Ryan happened to be there too and their wedding was pretty much the best. Flagstaff was the perfect setting for this couple. It has a bit of country, an extra helping of the outdoors, and romance to spare. We enjoyed the heck out of our time with the Washburn’s and we think their film is pretty dang fun too.

Details:
Filmed/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd cinematographer: Travis Bell
Photographer: Heather Kadar heatherkadar.com
Makeup: Danielle Terrin danielleterrin@gmail.com
Venue: Flagstaff Ranch flagstaffranch.com/

Music: “Arizona” – Frances Cone; “Take Your Name” – Shaylee Simeone (Licensed through Music Bed)

Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii (2), Canon a6300, Canon 5D mk III, Sony A7S, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Sigma 85mm, Sigma 50mm, Sigma 35mm, Letus Helix Jr, Rode Smartlav, Sony a6300, GoPro, DJI Inspire 1


We’ve been to a lot of weddings and we can honestly say that Billy and Laura’s dance party was among the best we have seen. Our first wedding of 2016 (1.22.16) set the bar pretty high. Laura, an event florist, and Billy, a debonaire gentlemen, threw a party that would make Gatsby proud. Here’s to hoping that the rest of 2016 is as beautiful and joyous as it began.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Planner: Lindsay Lauren Events http://www.lindsaylaurenevents.com/
Photographer: Randy and Ashley Studios randyandashley.com/
Flowers: Enchantment Floral http://www.enchantment-floral.com/
Location: Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore casarealevents.com/
Music/DJ: Entourage Events SF www.entourageeventssf.com/
Rentals: A Grand Affair & Pleasanton Rentals http://agrandaffairrental.com/
Dress: J’aime Bridal www.jaimebridal.com/
Makeup: Makeup by Adele http://www.makeupbyadele.com/
Music: “All Those Pretty Lights” – Andrew Belle (licensed through The Music Bed)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav, DJI Osmo X3, Rhino Evo Slider


There’s something special about filming the final wedding of a given season. Areta and Joe’s Casa Real wedding was the 25th wedding of our season and we went out on a high note. I love fall weddings and the Flores nuptials were no exception. The shot of the couple standing among the red, orange, and green vineyards is probably one of my favorite’s from the season. It has been a great year of weddings and the Flores’ beautiful November ceremony is near the top of the list.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Johnny Lee
Photographer: Red Sphere Studios redspherestudios.com/
Planner: Samantha Vayek
Location: Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, Livermore casarealevents.com/
Music/DJ Macala Entertainment Eugene Macala
Florist: A2 Imagine Events
Lighting: Fantasy Sound Event Services
Bakery: The Original Red Onion
Officiant: Reverend Tim Mills
Music: “Starlit Nights” – Raft; “Chariot” – Jacob Lee (Licensed through songfreedom.com)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav

Ben and Annie are pretty great. With some couples, you have to crack jokes to loosen the mood and make them smile, but that wasn’t the case with the Easton’s. They were smiling from the moment we met them. Everything came together so well on November 7 in San Diego. From the perfect Southern California weather to the boat race happening outside the wedding venue, the stage was set for a picture perfect (or video perfect…see what I did there?) wedding. The couple is from the Los Angeles area but they chose to have a San Diego wedding at the Kona Kai Resort because of the special significance it holds for the couple. To be honest, you would be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful setting. Did we mention the couple arrived at their reception on a sailboat? You should probably watch their video.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Photographer: Rico & Rachel Castillero (THEY ARE DOPE) studiocastillero.com/
DJ – My DJ’s mydjs.net
Photobooth – Amigo Booth amigobooth.com/
Coordinator: Simply Exquisite Weddings weddingsbyse.com/
Location: Kona Kai Resort resortkonakai.com/
Music: “Triumph” – Generdyn; “I Knew (When I First Saw You)” – Landon Austin (Licensed through musicbed.com)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rode Smartlav


So a guy walks into a bar and meets a girl. He dances with the girl, gets to know the girl, and a few years later he marries the girl. This is essentially the story of Wesley and Liz. On August 15, 2015 in Palo Alto, the Corbera’s tied the knot and added the next part of their “a guy walks into a bar” story.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Event Coordinator: Lindsay Noonan (SHE’S THE BEST!) lindsaylaurenevents.com/
Location (Wedding/Reception): University Club, Palo Alto ucpaloalto.com/
Location (Getting ready): Stanford Park Hotel
Photography: Ruben Cuevas rcuevasphotography.com/
Makeup: Makeup by Adele http://www.makeupbyadele.com/
Music: “Ordinary Love” – Ben Rector; “Ready For Anything” – Landon Austin (All songs licensed through musicbed.com)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro, Rode Smartlav

From the moment we walked into the room where the girls were getting ready, we knew the McGue wedding was going to be a fun. Aly and Clinton exuded love and happiness. At the end of the night we walked up to a couple and let them know how fun it was to capture their love on video. It was so evident that there was no place that Aly and Clinton would have rather been on August 8, 2015. To be honest, there was no place we would have rather been either.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Nate Lopez
Location: Wine & Roses, Fremont winerose.com/
Photography: Kelly Boitano kellyboitano.com
Music: “When I’m With You Fireworks Go Off” – Clemency; “The Heart” – NEEDTOBREATHE (All songs licensed through musicbed.com)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro, Rode Smartlav


On August 1, 2015 Andrés and Michael were married at one of the most beautiful venues Northern California has to offer-Thomas Foggarty Winery. Seriously, this place is amazing. Sitting atop the Santa Cruz mountains, overlooking the South Bay Area, the couple exchanged their vows on the heels of the historic Supreme Court ruling. Amid the celebration there was also a performance we will never forget. Cher (it may have actually been the real Cher?) took the microphone at the end of the night, which was a fitting way to end a memorable evening.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Travis Bell
Location: Thomas Fogarty Winery, Woodside http://www.fogartywinery.com/
Event Planner: Lisa Tomasi www.mandyscottevents.com
Photography: Justin Black Photography www.justinblackphotos.com
DJ: Big Fun DJ www.bigfundj.com
Music: “A Sky Full of Stars” – Coldplay, “Have You Ever Been In Love” – Celine Dion; “Sugar” – Maroon 5 (All songs chosen by the couple)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro, Rode Smartlav


17 years ago Jen and Roly met and let’s just say it’s a good thing they did. Had they not met, we wouldn’t have been able to film one of our favorite weddings ever. When you mix an old school bus, expensive tequila, a mariachi band, and one of the best new wedding venues in the Bay Area with a beautiful couple like Jen and Roly, you can’t go wrong. From their incredible first dance to the all night party, it was an event to remember.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Location: Nella Terra, Sunol http://www.nellaterra.com/
Event Planner: SmittenKiss, Stephania Halikas http://www.smittenkiss.com/
Photography: Wild About You http://wildaboutyouphotography.com/
DJ: Close Cut Productions (Tony is the man!) http://napavalleydj.com/
Music: “When I’m With You” – Ben Rector, “Life In Color” -One Republic (All songs licensed The Music Bed and Song Freedom)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Canon 6D, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro, Rode Smartlav


Cameron and Mariah started dating in high school and 6 years later they committed to a lifetime of love. The Coon’s Livermore wedding was a lot of fun. The couple exude a kindness and love that you don’t see very often. Their community of friends and family helped them celebrate a storybook wedding on a lovely day in Livermore.

Details:
Shot/Edited: Dan Bowen
2nd shooter: Tony Santoro
Location: Ravenswood Estate, Livermore
Event Planner: Wink Weddings www.winkwed.com
Photography: One Love – http://onelove-photo.com/
DJ: Chocolate Sound (he was awesome!!!)
Music: “Live Forever” – Drew Holcomb, “Helicopter'” – Branches (All songs licensed The Music Bed)
Camera/equipment specs: Canon C100 Mark ii, Canon 5D Mark iii, Sony A7S, Canon 6D, 70-200 2.8, 50mm 1.2, 16-35 2.8, 24-105 f/4, Nebula 4000, Canon 6D, Rhino 4ft Slider Pro, Rode Smartlav