July 30, 2013

Eyes On This: Heartbeats of Fiji

The Beat Making Lab, in partnership with PBS Digital Studios, recently released an episode about their beat lab in Fiji. This piece is produced by Jon Kasbe, a friend who I've worked with since we were students together at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Over the years, it's been amazing to see Jon grow as both a shooter and editor, and I'm now thrilled to share his recent work with you.

In this video, Jon uses the budding friendship of two BML participants as the vehicle to capture the Fiji lab.  Check out this first installment of the Beat Making Lab's Melanesian campaign Heartbeats of Fiji - the first in a series of 5 episodes.  Touching narrative complete with beautiful imagery, montages, and scenes from Fiji.

More about the Beat Making Lab:
The Beat Making Lab is an electronic music studio small enough to fit in a backpack. We build Labs in collaboration with communities all around the world; donating laptops, microphones and software. Our goal is to create positive social impact by giving youth the tools and training to make beats and songs.