New Documentary: The Making of Scorpio Monologue

We followed David Brookings as he embarked on the journey of recoding a new album with his band, The Average Lookings. While this is David’s eighth studio album, it’s only his second with the band.

We started filming in September, 2018, and wrapped up filming in January, 2019. Countless hours were spent editing and crafting the right story to tell. We screened the film on Friday, April 19, at the album release show at The Art Boutiki in San Jose, CA. David Brookings & The Average Lookings gave us an incredible performance, and the documentary was very well received.

Check out the documentary on Vimeo or in our “Films” section of the site. Buy David’s new album on iTunes or other digital retailers.

We want to thank David for letting us make this film, and the Art Boutiki for hosting our San Jose premier! We had a great time, and it was truly a special evening.

After the screening and performance at Art Boutiki, 19 April 2019

After the screening and performance at Art Boutiki, 19 April 2019

David Brookings Teaser

We’re hard at work putting together the David Brookings and the Average Lookings documentary! We *think* we’re done with filming, so it’s on to the editing process now.

This is an inside look at an independent/unsigned band, giving you glimpse behind the scenes of the making of a new album. There’s more to it than just recording instruments!

Production has Started!

We just started production yesterday for a new documentary for the upcoming album from David Brookings. The first day of filming went fantastic, and I must say that I’m really looking forward to the new album! If you haven’t heard David Brookings, do yourself a favor and give him a listen:

David Brookings on iTunes

We’ll be shooting the entire weekend, as well as next, and a couple of weeknights sprinkled in between. For this production, I’m covering all the bases as director, cinematographer, and sound recordist! It’s a good work out. If you want to know what that looks like, here’s a shot of what I’m carrying around (literally) all day:


We’ll keep you posted as to when the film (and the album) are complete. Until then, get familiar with his music!!

The Stupidly Fun 48 Hour Film Project

Each year, Dirt Dog Productions participates in the San Jose 48 Hour Film Project. If you're a filmmaker, and have never participated in this event, we can't recommend it enough! This will truly put your creative skills to the test as you must make a complete film in 48 hours or less.

How about a brief overview of the process to give you an idea as to how it works? All teams gather for a kick-off meeting on the Friday the event starts. This kick-off event starts at 6:00pm, then ends at 7:00pm. At this event, each team draws a genre out of a hat. After that, all teams get the same three required elements (these must be in the film):

  1. Character Name and Occupation
  2. Prop
  3. Line of dialogue

At 7:00 the teams are released. From that point on, you'll need to conceive your story, write, rehearse, film, edit, compose music, color grade, add special effects, export, and whatever else you may need to do in order to have a completed film turned in by Sunday, at 7:30pm (you're given an extra half hour for drive time).

Why do we do it?

If your film wins the "Best of" award for whatever city, then your film goes to Filmapalooza. If your film wins Filmapalooza, then it goes to Cannes. Pretty cool, right? But that's not why we do it. We do it because it's incredibly fun and the big reward is the fact you get to see your film on the big screen!

Every film is screened at the screening events. Since films have a minimum required time of four minutes, and a maximum time of seven minutes, you'll get to see between 12 to 15 films at each screening. How many screenings there are will, of course, depend on how many teams participate.

It's a great way to connect with the local talent in your home town. Make new connections, new friends, and maybe work on future projects together. If you've never participated in the 48 Hour Film Project, you owe it to yourself to do it at least once!