Kevin here, with a couple extra notes about this little teaser video:
- The song featured is "Be My Baby Tonight" by Josh Caress, a SW Michigan native who I became a fan of after seeing a live performance at (surprise) a Michigan microbrewery, the Livery in Benton Harbor, MI around 4 years ago.
So in addition to it being a great rock and roll jam for a promo like this, it is very fitting that we would use his work for this promotional video.
- We tried our best to show a wide variety of places and people in this promo, but we also wanted to keep it simple and quick. So there is a TON more that we have already shot, in addition to a TON more left to shoot!
- If you have recommendations for:
Breweries to visit.
Bloggers/Writers to learn from.
Awesome restaurants that feature Michigan Beer.
Bands/Musicians From Michigan who would be rad and let us feature their music in our film.
- If you're wondering if we will be running a kickstarter campaign to fund additional trips around the state as well as post production.... we're thinking about it! We would love to make it all the way to Keeweenaw.
Feedback? Please let us know!
- If you're wondering what we shoot with? Everything on this video was filmed using (another surprise) Canon 5D Mark II/III.
We possibly will be upgrading our shooting equipment sometime while still in production, but we will weigh the options of how that will affect our consistency.
- We are not 100% certain that we'll keep the title as "The Michigan Beer Film" More than likely, we will use this as a tagline and a proper title will be announced later!
Greenbush Brewing Co.
Bells Brewing Co.
Paw Paw Brewing Co.
Hop Head Farms
The Michigan Hop Alliance
Michael Kiser - Good Beer Hunting
John Liberty - Mlive/Kalamabrew
New Mission Organics
Founders Brewing Co.
Dark Horse Brewing Co.
The Winter Beer Fest