About this project
What is this?
Based in Milwaukee Wisconsin, Rock N Roller Remote Controller is a DIY style webseries. The show is a music video anthology wrapped in a comedy burrito. Starring Tabman as our unlikely hero, along with his magical remote controller, we follow his misadventures through Milwaukee as he co-mingles with bands that break into music video tangents. Every episode highlights bands from Wisconsin as well as one touring band. The show is currently in production of it’s fifth episode.
Check out some of these links to see what we've done:
What is episode five about?Episode 5 will feature Milwaukee acts, Trent Fox and the Tenants, Uh-Oh!, and Static Eyes as well as Seattle-based, Big Eyes. In this episode, we not only find out the true origin of the remote control but Tabman must also battle for his life and the fate of the remote as he squares off against his evil nemesis.
A Little Background Info…
Rock N Roller Remote Controller began in 2009 as a final project in a video production class at the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). Students Karen Deau and Cole Juntila had the opportunity to make a half hour long show about whatever subject they wanted, which would then be broadcast on Milwaukee Public Television (a PBS affiliate). The original concept simply involved our host, Tabman, introducing bands and their music videos. As production developed, this concept grew beyond a hosted video showcase, and morphed into a scripted comedy adventure with the music videos intertwining with the plot.After completion of episode 1, Karen and Cole decided to produce further episodes. The crew expanded to include other MATC and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) graduates as well as other musicians and artists.
Karen Deau (Producer/Director)
Steve Deau (Art Dept/Director)
Cole Juntila (Director/Editor)
Ethan Lightner (Director/Head PA)
Mark Peterson (Writer/Art Dept)
Mitch Rasque (Producer/Post Production)
Now into our fifth episode, our storyline and characters have continued to evolve and we have made over 20 music videos! Terrible Twos from Detroit, Sonic Chicken 4 from France, and Jaill, The Sugar Stems, and Holy Shit! from Milwaukee are just a few of the bands we have had the pleasure of working with. We’re proud that with each new episode we have been able to continue developing our production skills, build more elaborate sets and props, and create original scripts and music. We’re really getting the hang of this and want to keep it rollin’!
Why do we do this?
Other than having a rip roaring good time making the show, this gives us a creative outlet for our love of movie-making and music. This also allows some of the best bands you’ve never heard to gain a different type of exposure. Our goal is not only to fill our own creative void, but to give some amazing bands the opportunity to add an exciting visual component to their music. Basically, we love these bands and think you will too! This is our way of introducing them to a wider audience.Why do we need your help?
This show wouldn’t exist without the enthusiastic contributions and efforts of our friends, family, and the Milwaukee community. Numerous amazing artists, musicians, and people of all sorts of unique talents have been generous enough to lend us whatever they have to offer, whether it be a special skill or just spending their valuable time as an extra. Additionally, many local businesses have joined in the fun by letting us shoot in their establishments or hosting our premieres and fundraisers. Those are just a few examples of how much of a community effort the show has become. We have been fortunate enough to have such wonderful local collaboration, but sometimes in order to keep rocking and rolling, monetary support is required. Currently, our show is being funded out of pocket by its small crew. Now, here is the part where we ask you for money...with your financial encouragement we can keep bringing to life the crazy sets, unique costumes, and fancy props we envision in our minds. From updating our equipment and software to keep up with these fast moving times, transporting ourselves to and from shooting locations, to just keeping the talent happy you can rest assured that even a small donation will go far with our DIY style production. With your help we can continue providing our growing audience with an entertaining show for top-notch bands to gain the further exposure they deserve!
Best Movie Makin’s!
CHECK OUT SOME OF THESE INCENTIVES!
Episode 5 (currently in production) DVD!
Episodes 1-4 DVD's!
T-shirt (4 different designs)!
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