Direction & Project Management: KUT’s Retread Sessions

log-1One of the projects I began and directed while working as digital media producer at KUT 90.5 FM was KUT’s Retread Sessions, a web-only video series featuring special Austin locales. I booked the bands, hired the crew, oversaw the edits and published the content to the web before marketing and spreading the word. The series was supported by the radio station for one year before meeting its demise due to budget setbacks. If you have any questions about this project, please contact me.


Mates of State “My Only Offer” from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.


Mates of State “You Are Free” from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.

The Mates of State session was filmed in Austin’s historic Driskill Hotel bar.

Crew: David Hartstein, Kevin Schneider, Lauren Burton, Paige Maguire


Balmorhea “Untitled 2″ from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.


Balmorhea “Untitled 1″ from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.

The Balmorhea session was filmed in Austin’s Blanton Museum of Art. Special thanks to Brady Dyer.

Crew: David Hartstein, Kevin Schneider, Corinna Ortiz, Paige Maguire


Akron/Family — Internet Song from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.


No. 7: Akron/Family “I Know You Rider” from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.


No. 7: Akron/Family “They Will Appear, Behold” from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.

The Akron/Family session was filmed in Austin’s Enchanted Forest during SXSW of 2008. Special thanks to Jared Flamm and Todd Cote.

Crew: Jose Flores, Kevin Schneider, JP Garrigues, Paige Maguire


School of Language “Marine Life” from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.


School of Language “Extended Holiday” from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.

The School of Language session was filmed in the green room at Austin’s Mohawk.

Crew: Kevin Schneider, JP Garrigues, Tod Campbell, Jose Flores.


No. 6 Bill Callahan – “Nothing Rises To Meet Me” from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.


No. 6 Bill Callahan – “Vessel in Vain” from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.

Bill Callahan (Smog)‘s session was filmed on Austin’s Mt Bonnell.

Crew: Kevin Schneider, JP Garrigues, Rich Cornelisse, Jose Flores, Paige Maguire, Ty Roberts


No. 4 Do Make Say Think – “A With Living” from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.


No. 4 Do Make Say Think – “A Tender History in Rust” from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.

Do Make Say Think‘s session was filmed in an un-manicured portion of of Austin’s Zilker Park.

Crew: Kevin Schneider, Jose Flores, Ty Roberts, JP Garrigues, Paige Maguire


No. 5 Jose Gonzalez – “Abram” from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.


No. 5 Jose Gonzalez – “Time to Send Someone Away” from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.

Jose Gonzalez’ session was filmed in the Blanton Museum of Art. Special thanks to Brady Dyer.

Crew: Jose Flores, Kevin Schneider, Ty Roberts, Clay Fain, Paige Maguire, JP Garrigues


No. 2 Shearwater – “74, 75″ from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.


No. 2 Shearwater – “Palo Santo” from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.

Shearwater’s session was filmed in Thor Harris’ unfinished home.

Crew: Peter Simonite, Ty Roberts, Kevin Schneider, Eric Loftis, JP Garrigues, Paige Maguire


No. 3 YACHT – “See a Penny Pick it up” from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.

YACHT’s session was filmed on South Congress St in south Austin.

Crew: Peter Simonite, Garrett Johnston, Kevin Schneider, JP Garrigues, Eric Horn


No. 1 Black before Red – “Spilt Milk Mistake” from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.


No. 1 Black before Red – “Matagorda” from Retread Sessions on Vimeo.

Black Before Red’s session was filmed in The University of Texas Tower.

Crew: Eric Loftis, Kevin Schneider, JP Garrigues, Ty Roberts

More About the Crew

David Hartstein

David Hartstein grew up just outside of New York City, in the wilds of Long Island, working in the family business distributing building supply materials. Having made several successful short films that played around the world, Hartstein is now completing work on his first feature documentary What Makes Kinky Run?, chronicling Kinky Friedman’s unlikely candidacy in the 2006 Texas gubernatorial race. His appearances on MTV’s The Real World: Austin as an editorial consultant have led to recognition from middle school students around the country. David is a freelance producer in Austin and part-time lecturer in film production at the University of Texas at Austin. Contact him by email: dhartst@gmail.com.

Kevin Schneider

Kevin Schneider graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in composition, but has since made his living recording and producing music and scores for PBS, Dell, Matador Records and many others. A previous engineer at Austin’s Super!Alright!, Kevin has done everything from write scores to record demos. He currently tours as a multi-instrumentalist for the band Shearwater, and continues to write, perform and engineer all over Austin. Contact him by email: kmschneider@gmail.com.

Volunteers and Resources

We’ve been lucky to meet so many happy volunteers and local filmmakers interested in our project. Since the beginning, these folks have been tireless supporters of what we do.

* Ty Roberts, cameraman, director, producer
* Peter Simonite, cameraman, director, producer
* JP Garrigues, cameraman, editor, producer
* Jose Flores, cameraman, editor, producer

Interns

Corinna Ortiz
Patrick Dentler

1 Comment

  1. Love these videos, and such great bands! What kind of camera did you use to capture the sessions?

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