Jan 22

December+13,+2017+at+the+Aeolian+Hall

Allstage+Full+picture+shoot:

Brent+Doerner+&+Ted+Van+Boort+at+Red+D+Film+and+Editing:

Nick+Olmsted+at+Rockdog+Pictures:

You+can+buy+the+VOLLMER+album+in+vinyl,+CD,+or+digital+download+at+ www.planethelix.com

Please+support+myself+and+Canadian+classic+rock+by+purchasing.

Thank+you”

I+had+the+privilege+of+hanging+out+with+Brian+Vollmer+at+The+Aeolian+Hall+here+in+London+for+his+planned+video+shoot+for+“If+You+Need+Me”+where+I+had+the+privilege+of+taking+pictures+of+the+session.+Walking+in+I+had+no+idea+the+video+plot+nor+the+characters+involved+other+than+Randy+Heywood,+Brian’s+lifelong+friend.
Soon+upon+arriving+I+was+graciously+greeted+by+Brent+Doerner+who+was+the+main+director+of+the+video+shoot+along+with+video+techs+Ted+Van+Boort+and+Nick+Olmsted+all+of+whom+made+me+feel+very+welcome+and+one+of+the+group.
I+also+met+the+delightful+Maggie+Park+who+along+with+Brian+was+the+“star”+of+the+video.+Sean+Kelly+came+in+for+a+cameo+appearance+and+he+was+an+absolute+charm+to+be+around+as+his+musical+pedigree+preceded+him+from+what+I+knew+of+his+accomplishments+in+the+music+industry.
It+was+fascinating+as+well+as+long+as+it+was+10am+to+6pm,+yet+the+time+passed+rapidly+as+I+was+privileged +to+witness+each+segment+and+wonder+how+it+would+all+come+together+in+the+final+cut+before+the+video+went+public.+It’s+much+like+some+kind+of+murder+mystery+where+you+are+seeing+multiple+takes+and+shoots+as+the+video+plot+is+created+and+wonder+how+it+all+is+going+to+end+up+looking+like+in+the+final+phase.
Bob+at+The+Aeolian+who+did+the+sound+segments+and+stage+prep+along+with+lighting+worked+non–stop+all+day+he+was+critically+important+to+the+entire+sequence+of+events+through+the+day+and+turns+out+he+is+a+drummer+too+which+explains+his+high+level+of+intelligence.
There+was+a+lot+of+hilarious+events+that+took+place+during+the+day,+from+Ted’s+drone+who+on+its+own+became+a+Terminator+killing+machine+that+left+Ted+with+a+torn+and+bleeding+hand,+to+the+cab+driver+who+was+supposed+to+back+up+30+feet+from+the+Aeolian+and+then+drive+up+and+drop+off+Maggie+at+the+front+door+but+instead+took+off+with+her+captive+in+the+car.
There+was+numerous+times+during+the+day+as+I+stood+there+like+a+deer+in+the+headlights+only+to+have+Brent+holler+at+me+“Jim,+you+can’t+stand+there+you+are+in+the+way+of+the+shot+!”+Ha,+this+was+AFTER+he+told+me+stories+of+how+musicians+get+in+the+way+of+shots+at+video’s+-+no+one+said+I+was+the+coldest+beer+in+the+fridge+J
It+was+a+pleasure+working+with+such+a+creative+team+and+to+those+of+you+out+there+that+have+bands+where+you+want+to+make+an+investment+in+a+video+that+is+exceptional+–+contact+thru+the+links+below+to+reach+out+to+Brent,+Ted+or+Nick+at+their+respective+companies.

“If+You+Need+Me”+Video+Info
“This+video+was+shot+at+The+Aeolian+Hall+in+London,+Ontario+in+December+of+2017.+The+song+was+originally+written+and+performed+by+Wilson+Pickett.+Gavin+Brown+produced+the+whole+record+(of+the+same+name)+and+drummed+all+the+tracks.+Gavin+Brown+has+won+numerous+Junos+++a+Grammy.+He's+also+drummed+for+band+such+as+Big+Sugar,+The+Sky+Diggers,+Sarah+Harmer,+and+Great+Big+Sea.+Sean+Kelly+played+guitar+and+co-produced.+Sean+has+played+for+Nelly+Furtado,+Gilby+Clark,+Lee+Aaron,+Honeymoon+Suite,+and+Alan+Frew.+On+bass+is+Daryl+Gray+from+Helix.+The+song+was+recorded+at+Noble+Studios+in+Toronto+and+mastered+by+Harry+Hess+of+Harem+Scarem+fame.+The+female+lead+in+the+video+is+Maggie+Park,+the+usher+is+Randy+Heywood.+Thanks+also+go+out+to+Nick+Olmsted+and+Ted+Van+Boort+for+helping+out+by+lending+their+cameras+to+the+mix,+Dave+Southen+for+helping+set+up+the+hall+and+the+usher's+uniform+from+the+Grand+Theatre,+and+Mike+McDowell+for+some+of+the+props+used.+The+video+was+filmed,+edited,+and+produced+by+former+Helix+lead+guitarist+Brent+Doerner,+who+over+and+above+in+spending+extra+time+on+this+piece+of+film.
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