Friday, June 01, 2007

The Pants | Reunion Concert Film

A little over a year ago, wunderkinds of the late 90's Burlington music scene, The Pants, played a reunion show at Higher Ground. It was quite the event. Well, Bill Simmon is now almost done with both the concert film of The Pants reunion show and the documentary on the band. To celebrate the anniversary of the reunion show, Bill has released a clip from the concert film of The Pants performing "Vermont".

As I mentioned in my review of the show, I'm not a big fan of The Pants music. However, if the rest of the film is as good as this clip, it looks like Bill did a great job of capturing the show visually and aurally.

For updates on the progress of both film projects, bookmark Bill's Pants website. Bill has also made an mp4 file available for the iPod nation which you can get on Candleblog.

Also, for those that haven't seen it, here's the trailer for the documentary. I'm the wet blanket at the end talking about them being local legends.

1 comment:

Bill Simmon said...

I'm not just tooting my own horn here, but actually, the rest of the concert film looks better than this clip. We picked this clip because the performance was pretty high energy, but it's the part of the show that I ended up not personally shooting (we had 5 cameras and I was operating one of the roving hand-helds). So there are only 4 cameras for most of this clip shooting from 4 mostly stationary positions and the rest of the show has 5 cameras, 2 of which move around a lot and get some pretty dynamic angles. The film is gonna rock. Hard. Matbe you'll even wind up liking the band more, Brian!