A Drum Kit And A 7-String Guitar

Scott Amendola and Charlie Hunter have a music making relationship going on 20 years. Here is a press kit video for their latest record is called Pucker. All shot and edited by me.

I found that I really love doing this work. If I had discovered this long ago I would probably be a film editor now.

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Swerving Away From The Middle

One of the perks of having a long term relationship with a client is that, after a doing a few shoots over the years, a certain amount of trust is built up and you can break away from the usual approach and experiment.

Scott Amendola is a composer and drummer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is in the enviable position not having to live in New York or LA to have a national audience. For the latest round of publicity photos I made sure to get the basic portrait but I also loosened up and photographed details, movement, and out of focus. Some of the non-portrait images proved to be useful on the intro page of his website and email announcements.

So To Speak, Episode 5 – The Sonic Science of Jeff Parker

Scott Amendola is a drummer and composer. His latest record LIFT is a trio project with Jeff Parker on guitar and John Shiflett on bass.

Scott and Jeff Parker have known each other since their days at Berklee Music School. In this episode Scott talks about what its like to work with Jeff and how he he got Nels Cline and Jeff to meet.

For more about Scott – scottamendola.com
For more about Jeff – jeffparkersounds.com

So To Speak, Episode 4 – Tuned in Fourths

Scott Amendola is a drummer and composer. His latest record LIFT is a trio project with Jeff Parker on guitar and John Shiflett on bass.

The bass has a noble place in music. Its often seen, merely, as support for the more upfront characters on stage. Scott talks about John Shiflett’s ability to fulfill that purpose while asserting his own personality and agenda in a tune. Mr. Shiflett is both the Tin Man and the Scarecrow, all in one.

For more about Scott – scottamendola.com

So To Speak, Episode 2 – Bells, LED Switches, and Memory Chips

So To Speak is a short format interview series that sheds light on the creative process by sharing an artist’s experiences, opinions, and thoughts.

Scott Amendola is a drummer and composer. His latest record LIFT is a trio project with Jeff Parker on guitar and John Shiflett on bass. In this episode he talks about how he makes the sonic loop in ‘Lullaby For Sascha’ with some bells and electronics.

For more about Scott – scottamendola.com
For more about Maneco loopers – manecolooper.tripod.com

So To Speak, Episode 1… We Have Lift Off!

So To Speak is a short format interview series that sheds light on the creative process by sharing an artist’s experiences, opinions, and thoughts.

Scott Amendola is a drummer and composer. His latest record LIFT is a trio project with Jeff Parker on guitar and John Shiflett on bass. In this episode he talks about how he wrote the melody in ‘Lullaby For Sascha’, the closing track on LIFT.

So To Speak is a short format interview series that sheds light on the creative process by sharing an artist’s experiences, opinions, and thoughts.

Scott Amendola is a drummer and composer. His latest record LIFT is a trio project with Jeff Parker on guitar and John Shiflett on bass. In this episode he talks about how he makes the sonic loop in ‘Lullaby For Sascha’ with some bells and electronics.

For more about Scott – scottamendola.com