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Painted Face is a film production company comprised of various artists based on a tribal mentality of collaboration. We are hell bent on delivering avant-garde and emotionally stirring movies, highlighting Chicago's local talent. We appreciate your interest in our work and encourage you to contact us for collaboration or support in our endeavors.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Getting Feminized & Running With The Wolves

Hello followers of the P.F. Tribe! I just got done working with the inspiring women of the Spirit of Leadership Conference this last weekend, with a special thanks to Chris Moses and Faith Curtis (right to left in the 1st pic below) for using the Tribe's services again and again. I enjoyed being the fly on the wall snapping photos of an extremely deep, soul searching, self aware version of a girls sleep over. Instead of pillow fights and gossip the conference featured stirring lectures discussing the power of voice, exploring mandala drawing, and reaching into yourself through intuitive movement of the body... so I guess its like a few steps above oversized T-shirts, some popcorn and The Notebook. It is always refreshing to see a group of people unite and really just learn how to be a better human by relying on the wisdom of others. Sam Fell also pitched in by assisting in the recording of the famed author (Women Who Run With The Wolves) and story teller Clarissa Pinkola Estés PH.D. She told many stories of her grandmother as well as old German lore, always relating it to a greater meaning to be applied in a spiritually sound way in every day life. Unfortunately the recording is for Ms. Estés and not to be heard by the public, but the experience was still very rewarding. I wonder if men would ever create or show up to something like this? What would we discuss? Either way my inspiration tank has been replenished and left me feeling positive about the journey for Painted Face in the future. I am reassured people crave collaborative knowledge situations, and everyone leaves enriched with a new seed planted waiting to grow in to the next creation.

"I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom."
-Clarrisa Pinkola Estés
J.V.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Midnight Conspiracy New Performance Video From Dead Fame Tour!

Ok I know you were just asking yourself what is better than a four meat and four cheese pizza Hot Pocket paired with a 2 dollar bottle of Winking Owl wine from Aldi ? ... Well it's probably this! The new Midnight Conspiracy video that Ryan Berena and Eric Showalter worked their asses off on, Shooting and editing for the tribe and for Midnight Conspiracy. Enjoy the remix of the song "Ho's and Disco's" by Lucky Date done Conspiracy style at the Bottom Lounge Chicago!

J.V.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

"Complications" The NEW A Blurred City Sight music video!

Ok here it is the new A Blurred City Sight music video! The tribe fought hard for this video and we think it really shows. Thanks to Wendella Boats Chicago for allowing us to film on your boat and for being so supportive through out the process. Also thanks to ABCS for your professionalism and sharing your talents, you really could not have asked for a better creative experience. Remember, just by watching you're participating in our creation of Painted Face and its future success, thank you all.

(Blogger is being difficult and we are unable to post the video directly on our blog right now, so heres the link.)


J.V.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Blurred City Sight's new song "Complications"

Hey tribe followers! Lend an ear to the new A Blurred City Sight song "Complications" hopefully this can hold you until the music video is posted. We could not be happier with how the song turned out and more thankful to "ABCS" for allowing us the opportunity to dance and create with their art.

"We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams."-Anonymous

All recording and mastering was done by our very own Sam Fell, enjoy!


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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Music Video with A Blurred City Sight

Hello Followers of the Painted Face Tribe! We just wrapped shooting another video with A Blurred City Sight, except this time its an original tune! This shoot was a little longer than the last, but an incredible experience using the city you love as a backdrop for work you love doing. You know, the entire time we were out there I could not help but smile and think this is the office I always dreamed I would have... A new location everyday filled with sun and the friends I love as my colleagues. Floating down a river with a camera in front of my face and talent on the other side. Stay tuned for the video! But until then, here are some images (click to enlarge) that should give you a mouthwatering taste of the beauty we got to see every day we shot while listening to a great song. Yep... life is going pretty well for the tribe.

-J.V.




photos by Sam Fell


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Government Official

We are all so happy to announce that as of April 8th 2010,
Painted Face has become an official LLC of the great state of Illinois!
Look forward for more excellent videos and art from the tribe in the future
except this time our compensation gets taxed, haha! Thanks to all the
followers and believers...
"Choose a job that you like and you will never have to work a day in your life."
-Confucius

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Architectural Gardens Web Videos

These next few videos were shot, edited and designed by the Painted Face tribe
for Architectural Gardens, a local company from Lake Bluff IL. These video's are
special to us because they are our first under the name Painted Face and turned
out so beautifully. We wanted to show that local and smaller companies can
create a unique web video with artistic flair, as well as reveal elements that are
innate to that company. We hope you enjoy watching these videos, as well as
become inspired by them.


Here is the music video written, shot and edited by the Painted Face tribe, with
a special thanks to the musician Clayton Heinrich. The other special thanks
goes to Margaret Morrissette of Architectural Gardens, for letting us be the
creatives we love to be and realizing the benefit it can have for everyone involved.