directed by me - Samuel J. Macon director of photography - Ross Riege
This the official trailer for SIGN PAINTERS a documentary by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon. For information regarding screenings, and other news please visit signpaintermovie.com About the project... There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade. In 2010 Directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, with Cinematographer Travis Auclair, began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. The documentary and book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco's New Bohemia Signs and New York's Colossal Media's Sky High Murals. The book published by Princeton Architectural Press in November 2012 features a foreword by legendary artist (and former sign painter) Ed Ruscha. We encourage you to pick up a copy at your local book shop, or directly from Princeton Architectural Press - goo.gl/aTZLq
August 17th, 2008 Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI Decibully: Jim Neumeyer Andy Menchal BJ Seidel Kenny Siebert Aaron Vold Nick Sanborn Ryan Weber Director: Sam Macon Producer: Jonah Mueller Producer: Timm Gable CAMERA DEPARTMENT DP: Alex Garcia 1st AC: Colleen GRIP DEPARTMENT Dolly Grip: Rob Wernette Grip: Travis Auclair Grip: Travis Huss ART DEPARTMENT Set Designer: Faythe Levine Art Director: Gene Rueter Art Dept: Nolan Treolo Art Assist: Sarah Wojner CREW Craft Service: Nathan Lilley Stylist: Sunny Shokrae Location Still Photographer: Dale
Official video for "Human Condtion" by Wax Idols. From their album "No Future." Shot & Directed by Sam Macon Edited by Mark P. Smith
a simple night out goes downhill fast when a drunken santa gets behind the wheel and t-bones a cast member of the local christmas pageant. but never fear! the boys in blue show up to set things straight... but has anyone seen rudolf?!
The hot toddy's sing a medley of their favorite Christmas tunes, while throwing down a few too many whiskey cocktails.
a short film... enjoy.
The official video for crocodiles track "sunday (psychic conversation # 9)" off their new record "endless flowers."