A really awesome friend of mine Yael, whose an amazing drummer and overall mad creative person had been shooting footage for a documentary of her own creation. Being in the elite musician circle thats she's in, she decided to make and document an album whose songs cover a wide range of genres and hand picked some ridiculously talented musicians to bring each song to life. (Singer Sasha Lazard, Violinist Lucia Micarelli, Guitar player Alex Skolnick from Testament, Drummer Terry Bozzio, Musicians Dave Eggar, Yury Anisonyan, any many others!) This odyssey is known as "The Love Project" and certainly was a labor of love for Yael and everyone involved. Its a fantastic album of awesome music as well as a fun, insightful and inspirational documentary which i was privileged to take part in.
Initially my friend Alain and I would help Yael shoot various recording sessions from time to time (See the DW behind the scenes section in my photography…. very special day!) then eventually Alain co-directed and edited the documentary along with Yael and I did the title sequences and designed the DVD covers, inserts, etc. As anyone whose made a documentary like this before knows, the goliath amount of work that goes into dealing with so much footage from so many different cameras and formats is more than daunting and for months i watched Yael and Alain tirelessly hammer away at this task and the results are amazing. Not to mention the music is fracking awesome and even more importantly Senza Peso was one of the songs from this documentary and album which inspired a 3 year love project of its own. See the Senza Peso project on my site! Check out Yaels URL http://www.drumaddict.net/.
© 2012 Cory Strassburger.