Sunday, May 27, 2012

Vimeo Awards Festival NYC recognizes Notes to Self --

After being shortlisted for the Vimeo Awards, the word is finally out that unfortunately our official video for "Nobody" has not been voted in as a finalist. However, Vimeo has hand picked our video to be screened with a select few of other choice work at the Awards Festival on June 7 - 9. It will be screened with the assets we produced as shortlisters; a short making of, as well as a directorial portrait created by myself & JR, that will screen in accompaniment w/ Nobody, all up on the big screen, in its full archivist of glory. Cop tickets if you're in NYC that wknd and you wanna see some wild film making & superb editing, and an ode to classic material on a slightly larger screen, with that degraded analog 90s video tape grain you can't seem to re-live enough for one lifetime. A special Thank You to all those Notes heads who voted & supported - voting was only a portion of their selection process, judges also deliberated, but we'll get'em next time y'all - It was an honour to be shortlisted with such great talent in the running, and we're very excited to have our pieces screened and seen at the festival, regardless. It's been well documented that our video for our song "Nobody" is World Class, thanks to y'all. Best of luck to the finalists. As many claimed on YouTube, Nobody was fuckin with this video, Haha... Love y'all for all the kind words and continued support. Our Nobody video as you know is dedicated to GURU (R.I.P Forever). We dedicate its arrival to the big screen via the Vimeo Awards NYC with this very opportunity, to the recent loss & memory of a legend, Adam "MCA" Yauch. We will never forget his contribution as an outspoken and extremely creative artist in his own right - the culture is forever grateful of/to MCA, Rest in Peace, Adam. Somewhere deep in the concept of bringing the visuals for Nobody to life, we channeled Nathanial Hörnblowér for the courage to pull such an homage off. CG and all. Thank you. Stay tuned. Beastie for Life. Bronze. Notes to Self • Course of Study • Motioneer

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Notes to Self - All of the Above [BBRC] (Official Video)

Feeling like Frontiersman, we grew our beards and arrived in Mactier at 7:30pm. Cold as f*ck. 4 hour drive North. Pitch black outside. Cabin smelled like pine and rosé. Dropped our bags, chose our beds, Bronze took the air mattress. Half hour till the NBA Dunk-Off. Donk was geeked. Flat screen, satellite, middle-of-nowhere. Heats on. Lee is lit. Drunk off Timbits. Blake Griffin jumps over a car. Here to shoot a music video. Eric suggested we charge the equipment. Didn't knock on wood. Inexcusable in a cabin. Power went out. Cold as f*ck. Pitch black inside. Cabin smelled like weed and sulfur. Dropped our plans, went to bed, Bronze froze on the air mattress. 5 hours till daylight. Rosh is lit. Left-over Timbits for breakfast. Last night Blake Griffin jumped over a car. Here to shoot a music video, with Ben to direct. A take on raps pioneers, we planned to wear fur. The events that followed were captured on camera; 'All of the Above' took place. This is a true story. *No animals were harmed in the making of this video. - Notes to Self -- Artist: Notes to Self Song: All of the Above [BBRC] Produced by Bronze One (of Notes to Self) for Course of Study & Book (of Beatface) for Jigsaaw *AKA BOOK & BRONZE for Heart on Sleeve Raps by Roshin, Swamp Donkey & Bronze One (all of NTS) Cuts by DJ Dopey (of NTS) Directed & Edited by Benjamin Young Hart for Concept by Benjamin & Matthew Cinematography shot by Eric Boucher Assistant to the Director: Lee Gaul Online by JR for Drawing by Adrian Forrow ( Graphics & Treatment by Course of Study Creative & Peekay Art Dept. From the forthcoming Notes to Self project "Used to be Dark [RECOIL]"

Thursday, January 5, 2012


A sneak preview teaser of Notes to Self's video, "All of the Above [BBRC]" - the third visual from their new project & video series, Used to be Dark [RECOIL].

Live Cut Session by DJ Dopey of Notes to Self (for DopeMuzik)

Live footage Shot by Jason Janarious
"All of the Above [BBRC]" Video excerpts Directed & Edited by Benjamin Young Hart for
"All of the Above [BBRC]" Cinematography shot by Eric Boucher
Teaser Edits & Online by
Concept by Benjamin & Matthew

Produced by Bronze One (of Notes to Self) for Course of Study & Book (of Beatface) for Jigsaaw
AKA BOOK & BRONZE for Heart on Sleeve