So, Sano-Quinn Media (SQM) is an ongoing collaborative effort between myself and Cody Quinn of Cody Quinn Photography. In a nutshell, the project is a YouTube Channel. Cody and I go way back (as we state in our channel trailer on YouTube now! Just search for Sano-Quinn Media) we have been working together in various creative spaces for probably a little over a decade now. We first met in the high school band program where we performed in the wind ensemble and marching band together. From there, I briefly performed with Cody in a band he was in before I had to go and pursue other things, and we have worked together on a number of other projects throughout the years. Through all of this, we formed a strong friendship and respect for each other that has led to the formation of SQM. As we both have entered into adult life from adolescence, we wanted to have an excuse to still work and create together. Thus Sano-Quinn Media was born.
Now, you may be wondering what you can expect from this project. Well, wonder no more! I am going to put on my best "But Wait, There's More!!" and try to sell you on all the many awesome things to come out of SQM. So, without further ado, here is what you can come to expect:
Covers: That's right, there is a new kid on the block performing cover songs with creative videos to go with them like you have only maybe seen a ton of before! But we are different! Once a month, we are striving to bring you a larger cover video that has a creative video shot to go with it. These covers will strive to genre-bend the source song, bringing in elements of another style to create an unique listening experience. Now, I know what you may be thinking, "One cover a month?!? Tyler you know that is not enough content!" And I would agree. This is also why we will be striving to bring you additional covers and arrangements of songs throughout the month, but these will be more traditional covers in how the videos are shot and in how the music is done. Because we are not full time YouTubers, we simply cannot devote the time necessary to produce the quality of cover that we hope to have for these monthly covers on a weekly or every other weekly basis. But wait, there's more! In addition to covers we plan to provide:
Original Content: Since both Cody and I are creators, one thing that we are striving to bring you is original content. What does this mean? This means that through SQM, we hope to create a source where we can share original music and film ideas as the channel matures, and as we have content to release. There is no true timeline for these releases, as they will be released when projects are ready, and as ideas occur to us. However, know that we do plan to use this platform as a means to share our original content in all things media. But Wait, There's More! We also are going to provide you with:
Reviews: Do you really need to buy that fancy microphone for your studio? How about take that Hans Zimmer Masterclass (Whoops! Post-Spoiler Spoiler Alert)? Is anything really worth the cost? Since both Cody and I are extremely knowledgable in our respective fields, we will be bringing our take to various products through reviews. As of now, none of these reviews are sponsored or paid product promotions (although if you know of someone who can hook me up... I'm just saying let me know). They are purely are take on the various products and services that we use related to media. But WAIT, There's MORE! It's one thing to review a product it is another to provide you with:
Tutorials and Classes: Our expertise is good for more than just reviewing things, we also are going to strive to bring you appropriate tutorials and classes that pull back the curtain, revealing the wizardry of how we work. These tutorials may cover anything from one offs of how to do something to mini-series "classes" on how to use certain programs or do different things. I know that I am being kind of vague here, but basically we plan to help teach you things. BUT WAIT, There's More! While we pull back the proverbial curtain through tutorials, we are also going to pull back the curtain through:
Behind the Scenes: One thing that we really want to do is talk about our own work so that people may gain a glimpse into our creative process. These videos will talk more about how we got inspired to create a specific project more so than to talk about the logistics of how we created it. So for example, we may talk about why we chose to shoot a certain scene at dusk as opposed to talking about how the lighting was set up to accomplish the shot. The goal of these videos is to be entertaining (as we hope all of our videos are) and to talk more about some of the creative thought that goes into the making of a video. Again, we hope these videos are entertaining and also somewhat informative. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!!!!! How can there possibly be more, Tyler, are you trying to bury me with information???? Well in addition to all of this, there is also:
Miscellaneous Content: This category is for everything and anything else that we come up with along the way. Again, we are creative people, and we may shoot a number of one-off ideas that don't necessarily fit into one of the other categories above. I would give you more information, but there isn't any more to give at this time! I guess, you will just have to stay tuned!
Now, if you have survived my infomercial thus far, it is time for your reward! Coming this week to SQM is the first in our monthly cover series. Well, I will let the graphic speak for itself:
I know this week and last had posts that were less geared towards discussions of music, but I promise next week I have an exciting post planned that will pair with a SQM video that is directly related to music and composition.
I also want to thank you all for putting up with my ramblings week after week. I hope that you all have gained some useful information or insight or at the very least have had a chuckle or two!