This video is my first foray into the world of ''lyric videos,'' which are becoming extremely popular in the promotion of new music. They cost a lot less than a traditional music video, and they take less time to create. Do you need a lyric video created for your band or artist? Yep, I am for hire (contact info here)! While this is my first, I've already been booked for two more - each for a very different artist.
If you missed it last month, I also directed and edited the video Blood Coated Concrete by the band PRODUCT OF HATE. At the 4-minute mark is a preview of a short film we did together starring HELLRAISER actress Ashley Laurence. FX Legend Robert Kurtzman (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN) produced, while visual FX were handled by his Creature Corps. Check it out...
Bringing all worlds together, you can check out both DIRGE WITHIN and PRODUCT OF HATE together when they hit Luna Lounge in Appleton, Wisconsin on March 31, or when they hit Reggie's in Chicago on April 22nd. Rock!
Work: DIRGE WITHIN - For My Enemies (Official Lyric Video)!Written by James Zahn
So what does my offline work include these days? Well, I've been doing some directing and editing again, and the latest piece has hit the 'web as of this afternoon. Below the break you can check out the official ''lyric video'' for the new DIRGE WITHIN single entitled For My Enemies. The video was put together by yours truly, and the song will be featured on the band's sophomore album THERE WILL BE BLOOD, which arrives at retail on April 10, 2012 via THC: Music, Rocket Science Ventures, and SONY RED Distribution.
James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance. Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.
As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.
He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board and regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers.
Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global.
James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.
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