The Oasis: Live Video of Icarus the Owl

Recently touring band Icarus the Owl played The Oasis and I was able to capture a song of their set. This is a great band and it was a total pleasure to record them!


There are lots of great shows coming up at The Oasis. Keep up to date by liking the Oasis facebook page.

An upcoming event that is near and dear to my heart is Girls Night. This is going to be a stellar event. If you are in the Grayslake area, definitely stop by. Full night of entertainment for a small $5 donation!

Illinois Shorthair Rescue

Latest client video – animal rescue group, Illinois Shorthair Rescue. These pups are adorable and very high energy. Luckily, I only got knocked down by one of them once during production. Not too bad considering how many I met.


Some new things are afoot for Cooperland. I’ve been a bit off with updating recently, but keeping busy. As always, if you have any questions or interest in video, please reach out at


What Not to Wear: Save-A-Pet Edition

In brainstorming new and viral content for Save-A-Pet, I developed this parody reality show concept. This is the first video in that vein and dependent on the feedback, could be a direction we are going to explore more. I think this concept really told this specific story very well and am hoping it is well received. Any thoughts or comments? Let me know!


Tuxedos for Tails Recap

A year ago and change, my relationship with local animal adoption center Save-A-Pet began. One of the first events I covered for them was their last year’s Tuxedos for Tails fundraising event. It is quite an event, media wise, filled with slideshows, a presentation video, and of course the desire to have to recapped for all those who weren’t able to be there that night. Last year, I did the recap. This year, I did it all. In a year that has been a bit slower in terms of development and big news moments for Cooperland, this is one spot of growth that is a highlight. While 2 out of 3 aren’t prepped for internet release, I can share this year’s recap video. Features our very own SAP alum Kado “Potato” up front there, who is always in his tuxedo.


They always say, when it rains, it pours. The Chicago Fringe Festival has come and gone. There is a bunch of video content on the Cooperland youtube but I’ll add a highlight here.

And another.

As the life of a producer goes, now that post is done, back into pre. Things are churning away and I’m keeping my eyes and ears open for whatever comes my way. Have an interesting project idea? Send me an email –

Until next time, goodbye.

2011 Chicago Fringe Festival

I am lucky to be working with the Chicago Fringe Festival taking some video of there events and shows. What’s a Fringe Festival? Well, the Chicago Fringe Festival website defines it as

A Fringe Festival can be loosely defined as a performance festival that seeks the un-tried and the weird. A movement that started in 1947 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Fringes now appear across the U.S. and all over the world. Our closest Fringes are Minnesota Fringe, Kansas City Fringe and Indianapolis Fringe.

This is the Chicago Fringe’s second year running and from what little I’ve seen thus far, it looks like it is going to be incredible. Here is just a taste of a show I was able to tape last night: