Metro Ottawa reports on Mark Flesch, who has attracted 1.3 million Vine followers and earned an award nomination at the iHeart Radio Much Music Video Awards on Sunday:
His loops include music samples and what Flesch calls “in-the-box electronic instruments.” They are synced with little intriguing videos – of Flesch playing an instrument, or looping an animation – that are so seamless you can watch one multiple times without realizing it’s a loop.
“It’s almost like you’re hypnotizing people with a little video clip,” he said.
One video, called “Encore,” shows Flesch strumming a sweet guitar melody before throwing the instrument in a firepit and smashing it with an axe.
Although he has been playing guitar, piano and drums for years, he never signed up for Vine to promote his music, but to get better at producing. He would play around with samples from other artists and show them the end product.
Eventually, he started attracting followers and then scored a couple of advertising gigs with Gatorade and HTC.
Here are couple more of his Vines:
Thanks to the anonymous reader who sent us a link to this video, shot in late December on Carp Road. We’ve heard people cry foul about OC Transpo but this takes it to another level.
“We were on the Carp Rd. In Ottawa the other day and couldn’t help but stop to check out this wild turkey waiting for OC Transpo bus.”
Jim Bryson released a new video today for his song The Depression Dance.
“A video project in which we had people send us “dancing” videos. They arrived from all over the globe and what joy it was to watch them all. Ottawa Singer/Videographer Jeremy Fisher put them all together and added some other footage I had from various trips I have recently been on.”
Bryson’s latest album Somewhere We Will Find Our Place will be released on Friday, and he’s playing three sold out shows at Quitters on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Here’s our interview with the musician…
Stittsville’s Dave Rooney set up his camera to record the snow falling on his back deck. Fifty centimetres of snow fell during the day, a record amount for a single day.
Wow. Stittsville photographer/videographer Hien Hoang has done it again, this time with an amazing perspective of the historic Bradley-Craig Farm. (For what it’s worth, we haven’t heard any updates about the development status of the barn.) You can watch it below.
Paul Meek lives in Stittsville and is the owner of Kichesippi Beer, and he’s started a video series interviewing interesting people in Ottawa. In the latest episode, he talks to Mark Saunders, the owner of Saunders Farm, about what’s in store for haunting season this year.
It’s long – over 13 minutes – but it’s a fascinating look at the wetland from a perspective the area. Most of the wetland is far from roads or paths and on private property, so this video gives a unique view. The video starts with a flight heading north west from the Trans Canada Trail towards Hazeldean Road. Continue reading
Here’s a video from B. R. Ravishankar of the Canada Day Fireworks in Stittsville. They were part of an annual event organized by the Stittsville Village Association on the grounds of Sacred Heart High School.
(ABOVE: Stittsville dad John Hughes wants to see an upgrade or an entirely new skatepark in Stittsville. And sooner rather than later. Photo by Jordan Mady.)
John Hughes, 47, looked around at the skateboard park next to the Goulbourn Recreation Complex (GRC) as three young girls used one of its drop-in ramps as a slide.
There wasn’t a skateboarder in sight. Hughes said his kids, 13 and 10, don’t use the park, either. Continue reading
Spunky, determined, energetic. Those are three words we’d use to describe 44-year-old Corinne Carroll (above, photo by Jordan Mady), owner of the Culinary Meltdown food trailer in Stittsville. She sends out gourmet comfort food favourites on the daily in the form of bacon mac & cheese and caramelized onion grilled cheese sandwiches. Visit the Carp Rd. (at Rothbourne) location and you’ll have a meltdown like never before. Are you drooling yet? Check out the video at the end of the article to see how the bacon mac & cheese is made. This interview is part of our continuing series on Stittsville food trucks.
Heads up: the food truck is at the Dragonboat Festival until June 30 , but back at their usual location on Carp Road after that. They’re also at Bluesfest from July 8-19.
Here’s Josh, a volunteer firefighter from Station 81 on Stittsville Main Street. He took part in a dance-off at Shad Qadri’s party in the park. Skip ahead to 30 seconds, and then watch as he really gets going at around the one minute mark.
“This short movie was based on actual events surrounding the infamous 1938 bank robbery at the Bank of Nova Scotia in Richmond Ontario. The script was written by students at Sacred Heart High School in Stittsville, Ontario, based on research and published accounts of the actual robbery by journalist John Curry. In addition, more than 25 grade 11 students, under the leadership of Marina Westbrook, served as both cast and crew. Local businesses and the Goulbourn Museum stepped forward to provide historical signage, props and locations. This production was shot in Richmond and Stittsville over the course of 3 days by videographer / director Sandy Durocher. This included the exterior of the building in Richmond where the actual bank robbery occurred 77 years before.” (More about the film.)
Here’s a video shot by Chris Griffith on Saturday showing storm clouds over Bandmaster Park in Fairwinds.
Here’s a video shot by Stittsville aerial photogapher Twitch back in the fall. He was just getting started with aerial photography back then – hence the shaky camera in a few spots. Continue reading