Seeking Empire – “Caving In”, Shoot Phase 2

Yesterday my rag-tag group of grips, outcasts and all-around awesome people collectively gathered to capture the performance scenes for the new music video for Seeking Empire. The location was at the old Paradise Lounge. Even with a weeks notice the results came out even better than I expected! Much appreciation to my department in-charge of aesthetics: stylist Tietjen, MUA Veronica and Monica. Special thanks to Lizzie and my brothers AJ and Eugene for taking time to help me run the show. Sincere gratitude to our location owner Adam who was super patient and welcomed us into his venue. This dude has best stories to tell. Of course I could not have done this without the support of my dear friend and partner in filmmaking Matt Abaya whom I’ve been working with for the past two years.

Hitting the suite for a short time to log and transfer until our next shooting day coming soon.


Seeking Empire | Drum Tracking at Studio Trilogy

We quickly meshed together this behind the scenes featurette of the band while they were recording drum tracks at Studio Trilogy (formerly Talking House Studios). The studio itself is probably one of the best and cleanest I’ve ever seen in San Francisco. In 2006 I was standing in that same control room when it was only cinder blocks and rebar. Be sure to check out Seeking Empire at