A/VEC: A Celebration of Artistic Collaboration

A project inspired by a curiosity to explore what a filmmaker and a musician can dream-up, create and execute when paired together, with a limited amount of time, direction and with mutual anonymity.

For our second installment of the A/VEC series, we recruited filmmaker, Zak Davis of Juliet Zulu, and Marmoset band, 1939 Ensemble. Once both parties were selected, Davis was given one month to create and produce a short film, which was then discreetly delivered (via Marmoset) to 1939 Ensemble, who then had 10 days to write, arrange and produce a complete live soundtrack.

Each step of the process challenging the participants to push creative boundaries and think beyond what is expected -- empowering both parties to throw comfort and control to the wind. The result? A one-time, intimate performance all happening live in front of an audience of friends, family and the greater creative community at Marmoset's studios. 

Watch the final product of this collaborative, live performance below. 

Over the next two days, we'll be sharing interviews with both filmmaker, Zak Davis, and 1939 Ensemble band member, Jose Medeles, discussing their take on this unique creative experience.

We'd to thank everyone involved in this project. We're excited to continue this A/VEC as an evolving collaboration between music and picture. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find more information about future performances. 

Posted on July 20, 2016 and filed under Filmmaking, Music, Marmoset.