Joshua LaBuda, who plays with the Fairbanks band The Young Fangs, performed his solo acoustic act at the Rain or Shine Art Show, which we made a mini-documentary about recently. This shoot was particularly exciting as I got to use these new lavalier or lapel mics (that small clip on his shirt). This provides us with a way to record awesome audio from singer-songwriters while they’re on the move! The first video is one of him walking around the UAF Pub during the art show, so keep an eye out for you favorite artist’s work!
The songs are “Show Me the Way,” “Keep Your Heart,” and “Winter.”
KSUA TV is so very close to becoming 100% operational. We’ve recently received the hard drive we need to run our TV automation system, and have also started setting up our Roku receiver, so we can start playing Free Speech TV. We’ve also been busy ordering equipment that UAF students, staff, or even the community can use!
If you go to our “Information” tab at the top, you’ll find the Equipment Available tab. There, you can see what we have to offer! Cameras, microphones, tripods, etc. If you need anything else, or wanna suggest something for us to acquire, feel free to contact us! Our info is also under the Information tab.
We’ll soon be getting another Panasonic HD HMC40 AVCCAM soon, along with a green screen(!). Expect some hilariously awesome projects to come out of this!
Been busy at UAF over the break. We shot a bunch of material from the Wall of Balloons Day of Comics event held recently at the Wood Center. We’ll have lots of great discussions about comic history and the art form in general, along with some music by New York natives Jeffery and Jack Lewis, and local celebrity Isaac Paris.
But until we get those finished, here’s a mini-documentary about the Rain or Shine Art Show that was put on at the UAF Pub, and a 1-minute version of the Ester 4th of July Parade. Enjoy!
Haifa is a local Fairbanks, AK band that just happens to have our new General Manager Rebecca File as the lead vocalist. Describing them is difficult, and I mostly end up at something like classical-rap-folk? They’re all classically trained in their instruments, but they aren’t afraid of sounding cool.
The concert is a 3-camera shoot, requiring 3 operators and 3 hours of footage to edit down. The last two songs, Dressed and RIP/Burnface/Bayani Mashup, are the strongest of the entire concert, and can also be found in their own Youtube videos.
TV on the radio, the idea always makes me laugh. But in Alaska, things can sometimes seem kind of…backwards. Such as, millions of Americans watch TV instead of listening to the radio each day, but at UAF we’re restarting the TV station from the ground up, while the radio station is one of the largest volunteer-run organizations on campus. So, we must advertise on the radio station to get people involved with the TV Station!
We’ll post any other TV-related radio PSAs as we make them, and with the semester starting just around the corner, that will be sooner rather than later.
It’s been an exciting summer, between all the musical artists coming up and festivals going on. It’s easy to forget that we also have artists of all kinds at UAF. Over the last year, KSUA has been working with Chris Green, a local comic-style artist, to hang a mural of his on campus. The plans were finally made, and it now hangs proudly outside the Wood Center, next to the entrance to the Pub. May it forever provide smokers with interesting conversation, and leave wonder in beer-filled college students.
Expect content from the Rain or Shine art show that happened at the pub this month, and lectures from the Wall of Balloons comic day.
And to celebrate all this, here’s a time-lapse video of the mural hanging process set to funny polka music!
This week we were graced by the presence of the New Orleans based band the Gutter Sheiks! They’re a punk-folk band (I like to call them hard-folk), and at first they might sound a little rough. Give ‘em a few minutes though and you’ll be dancing all over the place!
The songs they played for us are: a cover of “You are My Sunshine,” their original song “Ranch Hand” (there’s some naughty language in there, you’ve been warned!), the traditional Folk song “Moonshiner,” and another original piece called “Gallows Calling.”
It’s hard to sleep regularly under the Midnight Sun, and of course the week of Summer Solstice is the height of summer-mania in Fairbanks. Instead of sleeping like normal Lower-48ers, I spent some time filming the beautiful sunrise this morning. Here’s just one video I made, but if you want to see more, go to our Youtube Page or go to the Videos tab on this page and click KSUA TV Station IDs.
Here are our Laura Gibson Take Out Session Videos! Along with Lenka Dusilova and David Dondero, she is the third nationally known artist that we’ve had the opportunity to film. You may have heard NPR singing praises about her. You can expect more Laura Gibson videos soon, as she also performed as part of the Summer Concert Series with Haifa. Keep tuned!
Here are her songs “The Fire,” “Milk-Heavy, Pollen-Eyed,” and “La Grande.”
Here are some KSUA TV Station IDs we’ve made while getting ready to go on air. 30 seconds of beautiful Alaska with music and a simple logo. If you have music or footage that you would like to see in a station ID, send it to us!