New Year’s Eve 2012 in Flint Michigan
Produced & Directed by Shawn G. Chittle
Edited by Phillip George
An Afternoon With Bob Perani
Produced & Directed & Edited by Shawn Chittle
Cinematography: Timur Civan
“Bagels Return To The Lower East Side” Mini Doc
“We Gone Make It (The Fight Ain’t Yours Alone)” Music Video
Written & Directed by Shawn Chittle
Executive Producer: Yusuf Bauswell
Editor: Phillip George
Currently being sent to film and music festivals all over the USA.
The Village Underground
60 second commercial spot for the legendary Greenwich Village club.
Producers: Noam Dworman (client), Shawn Chittle
Spinning Time With DJ DB Wonder
Mini-documentary of NYC DJ DB Wonder.
Producers: DB Wonder (client), Shawn Chittle
Get Nigga Time!
60 second parody of “As Seen On TV” infomercial
Flint Rock Episode 1: “Peter C presents AC/DC & The Who”
Author, DJ, concert promoter and legendary rock aficionado “Peter C” Cavanaugh talks about the time he attended a concert in 1967 Flint, Michigan where The Who opened for Herman’s Hermits at Atwood Stadium. Cavanaugh’s WTAC AM600 was the first radio station in America to play The Who (the song was “I Can’t Explain”). Later that evening Keith Moon would drive a Cadillac into the Holiday Inn pool, thus cementing his legendary destructive nature.
Ten years later, Cavanaugh was again breaking new bands to America and debuted an Australian act called AC/DC. They record did very well in Flint, and he put on a concert where the MC5 opened for AC/DC in 1976, again in Flint, Michigan. AC/DC’s first American concert. Cavanaugh’s book Local DJ: A Rock & Roll History is essential reading.
Producers: Shawn Chittle, Leanne Barkus. Peter Cavanaugh was interviewed by Doug Pullen.
Spring On The Avenue
Timelapse view of Avenue A in the East Village on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Filmed & Edited by Shawn Chittle.
American Town (2005) Documentary Trailer
In 2004 I bought a DVX-100 24p video camera, and with no experience, set out to film a follow-up documentary about the people and places featured in Roger & Me. It had been almost 20 years since that film had come out, and I wanted to show how the people were doing, how Flint was coping, and what the future had in store.
The other angle was Flint Firsts which revealed a number of things Flint did first that few people knew. From the first city to have an open housing ordinance, one of the very first to have a black mayor, on over to things like the first town to play AC/DC and The Who – Flint was breaking national acts to America. That’s usually what LA and NY do.
The one thing I learned is that you can’t make a documentary part-time. You have to dedicate several years of your life to it. I shot quite a bit of stuff, but was unwilling to put everything down to really do it justice. I have about 50 hours of footage and I cut a bit of that footage into this trailer. Perhaps someday I will try it again.
Sorry for the narration – I needed a placeholder for it and did it myself – awful!
Producers: Shawn Chittle, Ryan Eashoo, Leanne Barkus
Remember Keys – a 48 hour film
Written, produced, shot and edited in 48 hours.
Directed by David Douglas
Director of Photography Jason Hammonds
Produced by Michelle Slonim
Sound/lights/assistant camera by Shawn Chittle
Edited by Jason Hammonds