Monday, April 25, 2011

Work With STS9 & Help Saxton Blow People's Minds

A message from Saxton Waller, STS9's Lighting Designer:

Collaboration idea... After doing these poster/t-shirt contests I have realized just how many amazing artists are out there in this community we have all created together. With that in mind, I would like to inspire all of you to take this i......dea of collaboration to the next level. As most of you know, we use all sorts of images, footage, and computer generated graphix and loops on the LED walls onstage. I am proposing that we all work on this together. The first idea is for all of you with nice cameras and knack for capturing beauty to go out and do just that.

I am in love with all of the PLANET EARTH series and other movies that capture all of the unique beauty that exists here on our planet. Lets get out there and capture some of it from our own perspectives. Time lapses of flowers, plants, lunar and solar cycles, Snow gathering and melting, cloud formations, thunderstorms, human behavior (rush hour, airports, train stations ect...) BE CREATIVE!!! So many different occurrences are happening in all of our communities on the daily. Lets capture some of this and share it with each other at the shows.

The second Idea is all about the artists out there that specialize in computer generated graphix and art in general. We are always looking for new artist to collaborate with and I just want to extend the search to involve all of you. I have thought about this for a while and now think I have a format that we can work with. If you are interested in creating some content for the shows, pick a tune and contact me here. Some tunes obviously have stuff going on that we are very happy with so I don't want anyone to waste their time. Contact me here and we can start moving forward with conveying the theme of the tune with specific ideas and images. This is a wonderful opportunity for those of you who are new to this game, have mad skillz and want your talents to be noticed and recognized. As well as an opportunity to work with us behind closed doors in the future and receiving compensation for all of your talents and hard work.

This is just the beginning of an idea that I think will be an ongoing art project for the next decade. A way for us all to share together, support one another, and celebrate each other every night on tour. We will soon launch some sort of share page where all of these images and videos can be posted for the band, myself, and everyone involved to check out. As for now, GET OUT THERE and start creating magic.

I am counting you to help us make the STS9 production a truly one a kind experience for all of us involved with this community. (Please keep everything tasteful and positive)

Much love and respect,

Contact Saxton via Facebook with your ideas and offers of help!

Saxton Waller is STS9's Lighting Designer & damn does he have a good idea!!


  1. This is really exciting I can't wait to see what the community brings together. The potential of this is HUGE!!!

  2. I am absolutely thrilled for this. I've photographed STS9 at a few festivals and I am always pleased with the performance. I was involved in film for about three years, photography has been a "done it since i was a kid" thing, but i'd like to take this opportunity as a way to do more time lapse work and turn it into an eye opening short film for everyone to enjoy. I don't get easily inspired these days, you pinched a nerve! Let the work commence. :)

    -Kylie Alyssa Kinsolving