Archive for the ‘Athens’ Category

Vic Chesnutt and Panic in Dave Schools’s basement

August 5, 2009

In September 2000 the Hanson brothers asked me to come to Athens to help shoot a segment for their documentary The Earth Will Swallow You about the rock band Widespread Panic.  I was happy to do so because the shoot featured Vic Chesnutt, who has collaborated with members of Panic for a couple of records under the name brute.  I brought my 16mm camera and shot some little fragments of the guys playing and hanging out.  I didn’t think the Hansons would use much of what I shot because it was raw and they had the action covered with a bunch of DV cams, but my footage ended up comprising a big chunk of the Vic Chesnutt segment.

For what it’s worth, there’s a really great documentary called Speed Racer that documents the early part of Chesnutt’s career, and it looks like this film will soon be released on DVD.