Sony - Lost in Music w/ Tinashe at National Sawdust!

What an incredible time we had this past weekend shooting at National Sawdust in Brooklyn.  The crew and venue was so well oiled and set up to support production, made working there a dream.

Tinashe put on a great performance and the event itself went off without a hitch..  Crushed another one with Bulldog DM.  Now time to dive down the hole that is all things SXSW!!!

3 Days w/ Collide!

Our crew had a blast supporting the folks from Collide as we shot artist profiles highlighting area bands and what they love about Austin, TX.  

Super fun crew and we were thoroughly impressed with their artist choices.  Everyone was super down to Earth, friendly and talented.  What more could you ask for?  

And, 4 year old Lexie (Dusty's youngest daughter) got to make her XI Media crew debut on the last shoot day.  Yeah!

Toyota Music Den - Lollapalooza 2017!!!

Our amazing friends at C3 brought our team to Chicago to produce all video content for the Toyota Music Den this year at Lollapalooza.  What and incredible honor and pleasure it was to capture 24 artists and produce 3 recap pieces daily.

Highlights for our team included Frenship, Flint Eastwood, Sofi Tukker and The Districts.  We can not WAIT for the next opportunity to work with both C3 and Toyota.  

Outside of the festival, we had time to catch up with local friends, eat some delicious pizza and catch a few after parties...none of which could touch Floodfest on Saturday night featuring a blistering set by Grace Mitchell and DJ sets by Alt-J's Gus and Flint Eastwood.  Much love to FLOOD!

Alternative Press Music Awards 2017!!!

Long in the works, our team was finally given the opportunity to produce the 2017 edition of the APMAs in Cleveland, Ohio!!!  To say this was a massive undertaking is an understatement.  Months worth of work and planning paid off though. 

Working with the AP team was an incredible experience.  We have made life long partners / friends and everyone is proud of what we were able to put together.

The live stream was 4 hours long, featured a dozen different awards and 16 artist performances ranging from the stage to the aisles.  Highlights included Against Me! performing a career spanning medley, a drum off featuring Frank Zummo, Adrian Young and Josh Dunn, Set it Off! performing in the audience and a special appearance by GWAR!

You'll find a super cut of the performance highlights on the main page of our site.

Hurray for the Riff Raff Pitchfork Live Stream @ Meow Wolf!!!

More often than not, we are brought into conventional music venues to do that thing.  Each venue is unique, but it's still essentially still a "music venue".  Then, there's MEOW WOLF in Santa Fe, NM.  This place can truly only be understood in person, but if you like climbing through a refrigerator and ending up in an under the sea themed lounge, or if the idea of exploring Lewis Carrol's dream house, then this place is for you!

Our team was brought in to shoot Hurray for the Riff Raff performing for a few hundred people in the performance space at Meow Wolf, and what an incredible experience!  The venue itself leant to such an incredible vibe and look.  We then tried to match the artistic vibes by shooting unique video clips for each song in Hurray's set.  Overlaying these videos shot all over the Meow Wolf space really helped convey the artistic experience of attending / performing in the space.

Such a fun shoot and we truly hope to revisit Meow Wolf soon!

XI Media Teams with Word Up Productions to Rock Skull Candy "Showdown" in Austin, TX!

The fine folks at Word Up Productions reached out to have a few rolls filled for their live stream of Skull Candy's "Showdown" to play the Warped Tour this Summer.

The live stream event was so well produced and we are very grateful to be involved.  Dusty acted as Production Manager, Jon Burke was the live segment Stage Manager, Geoff Gan ran point as AC / Pit Cam Op and Dave Novak brought his talented eye to the BTS shooting.  Overall, it was a great success.  Hope to work with this same team again soon!

FestForums NYC

Our team is excited to be heading back to work with our friends at FestForums again this year in New York City.  Craig from the team will be taking a provided feed at the Time Inc. HQ and encoding for a live stream of most of the main panels on May 11th and 12th.

Always a pleasure to be in the company of so many great industry event leaders.

Pitchfork Live Presents: Sigur Ros Performing w/ The LA Philharmonic

There are few words that can capture the absolute magic that took place on 4/14 at The Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA.  Pitchfork brought our team in to produce an incredible evening of music featuring Sigur Ros w/ The LA Philharmonic and then another full set with just the band alone.

It was stunning and we had a superb time capturing what will go down as one of our favorite shows ever.  Here's the YouTube link that will only be live for a short period of time;