3 Checkered Owl Video Releases In One Week

we got this shot with the help of jimber jam studios and far toofast productions in an old church in grande prairie alberta

We have had a really busy month since moving our office back to Grande Prairie, Alberta!  It’s rare that we get to release 3 videos in one week, but…Here we are! There are also lots of things happening behind the scenes, so, stay tuned and book any video ideas you have soon! Here are this week’s releases. We created a …

Black Indie’s New Album Is Out Now!

Black Indie’s new album Soul Dancer is available now wherever you get your digital music! It’s so good. Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7lDLZmsma9p9piTavZzDZ7 Bandcamp: https://blackindiemusic.bandcamp.com/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/soul-dancer/id1210547367 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Dancer-Black-Indie/dp/B06XCS29Y2

Music Video For Lynn Johnson (I Want All Of You)

grande prairie music video shoot the red barn photo farm

A few months ago I received a call. It was an artist in need of a music video, who had seen some of the others I had directed and wanted me to come shoot for her, however, with this video there was a unique twist. Lynn had already had some of the footage shot for one storyline in the video …

New Releases From Black Indie & Caleb Hart

Black INdie My Best and Caleb Hart White Diamonds album art

It’s been a busy week of releases here at Checkered Owl! On November the 22nd Black Indie released his much anticipated single “My Best”. This song was first performed publically on The Voice Austrailia and fans have been awaiting a proper release ever since. Recorded in Toronto at Baldwin Street Sound with the fantastic Aaron Goldstein, this song hints at …

My Favourite New Social Media Platform

Every so often you hear about a new social media platform that actually sounds worth checking out. Every once and a while, you don’t delete off your phone after a couple weeks. This time, I found one that became a favourite. I was listening to Tim Ferriss’ podcast a while ago and he had B.J. Novak (yes, the one from …

Get Better At YouTube – An Interview With Patrick From Jimber Jam

Our friend Patrick over at Jimber Jam has released a new video series to help you make better videos for YouTube (or other online short form video platforms)! These are really solid, packed with great information, some technical and some more creative so make sure to take them all in! I’ve known Patrick for a long time in real life and in …

Branded Content, TELUS, & The Future Of The Arts

The last 20 years have brought big changes in the way entertainment media gets funded, consumed and created. 17 Years ago P2P transfers, Napster, Limewire, and other services, forever changed the way music was consumed and funded (or not). 15 Years ago iTunes set a path for a new way forward, sure the money wasn’t as good as CDs but people were buying music again. …

My #1 Facebook Tip

I have written about this before. But, it was bundled in with a bunch of other ideas and I want to make sure it’s in one clear, easy to access place. This is not a full social media strategy (though we would love to help you build that too), it is one simple tip. A simple tip anyone can implement easily, …

If You Aren’t Using Facebook Video You Will Miss Out

I’ve been meaning to write a blog for a while about how CRITICAL video is becoming to Facebook, but this week I read 3 important pieces of news confirming that Facebook is going full focus on video, so it’s time to actually get this out. I’ll keep it fairly tight, but, if it’s going to get TLDR for you let’s …

Tasman Jude’s New Album GOLD Available For Pre-Order Now

Grande prairie band tasman jude releases new album GOLD

Tasman Jude’s much anticipated album GOLD is available for pre-order (along with large selection of exclusive merch and experience bundles) on PledgeMusic now! The album includes a few songs that have been crowd favourites for the last couples years and new material that pushes the boundaries of their trademark Canadian Reggae sound. The album is being primarily recorded and produced …