Guest DJ: Ryan Booth, Filmmaker

Bring in the joy — our new mixtape SerialBox Stories is here. We have 10 hopeful folk tracks that distill the sense of community and celebration.

We had the chance to catch up with Ryan Booth about his inspiring work as a filmmaker and founder of SerialBox: a project where he captures live, raw performances in one single take. Booth's work embodies the sense of hope and optimism, celebrating the thriving music community in his stomping grounds of Houston, TX.

Energized by Ryan's work, we've curated 10 tracks inspired by his SerialBox Sessions, capturing stories that can only be shared with good company. Enjoy.

Posted on November 26, 2014 .

A Film About Coffee Now Available to Rent and Own

Since May 2014, A Film About Coffee could only be viewed in select sold-out screenings...until now. We're proud to announce that this film is now available to rent and own.

Created as a labor of love, this film was directed and produced by the ever-talented Brandon Loper and Dalia Burde, along with the rest of the incredible folks at Avocados & Coconuts. This has been an amazing collaboration that we're excited to make more accessible; lovingly scored by Marmoset's own Brian Hall with Music Supervision by Eric Nordby and Ryan Wines.

Check out the trailer below and get lost in this beautiful ode to one our favorite addictions. Full of striking footage of all aspects of coffee culture, this isn't just a film about coffee, it's a love story about a way of life.

Tell us what you think about it at sharing@marmosetmusic.com.

Posted on November 25, 2014 .

Music + Picture // Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design find the right mood for their story

Stories and celebrations are too important to not share with others. When we hear and see them, we always take something. This week's story comes from Kristine Kilborn from The Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.

Kristine worked on a film about alumni Gregory Hayes and his recent success being awarded the prestigious MarCom Award. In telling his story, she was looking to "capture Gregory's calm and contemplative demeanor." She was seeking a mood that echoed his unique painting style "he [Gregory] uses a dropper to create his work, so we looked for something that was rhythmic and measured." Through our platform, they landed on "Walking Home" by Cavaliers. Here is Gregory's story.

Kilborn excitedly shared her thoughts with us "When we're filming and editing we spend hours figuring out how the footage is going to come together and what the overall message and feel will be. The viewer doesn't go through that process, so there has to be an immediate way to convey the vibe that we've discovered." She continued by saying "The right music can also add an incredible layer of depth. Video is such a powerful storytelling tool because it engages us both visually and auditory. To get the most out of film, every element has to be at its best, including the music. Get it wrong and the story seems off, but get it right and suddenly everything works together."

We couldn't agree more. 

What's your deal? What's a story you're excited to share? Send it over to sharing@marmosetmusic.com. Join the conversation.

Posted on November 25, 2014 .