Friday, September 2, 2011

new video: LUCKY DRAGONS "No Reason" out now!

Lucky Dragons "No Reason" directed by Steven Andrew Garcia

Here's a new video I did with LUCKY DRAGONS spontaniously to promote their upcoming show at Pehrspace next Monday with some very special guests.

hint:
the guests names rhyme with Ran Reacon and Puture Mylands....
for more info check seancarnage.com

Friday, August 19, 2011

new music video: KIT "Out of Ruins" OUT NOW!

LA Record just released the new music video I directed for KIT "Out of Ruins".
This is my third time working with KIT and it was fun to shoot on the Bolex 16mm camera and get action-packed with such a bizarre concept. 

CHECK IT OUT:

Monday, July 11, 2011

Rose

ROSE
dedicated to my grandmother, Rose Gonzalez






I edited this film using color 8mm footage of my grandparents getting married back in 1948. The family thought this footage descentigrated and that they had sent me a roll of my grandfather tossing the football.
Editing and coloring this film was a sort of existential experience, gazing into before it all started, my parents, or any of my aunts or uncles; seeing my grandparents young and passionate and those that were close with them. I'm glad I'm able to share such a rich and beautiful portrait of my family.

I have a few other short films I'm editing using my family's archive of original super 8mm footage. Stay tuned at STALAGMITE.TV

Monday, June 27, 2011

2 new music videos coming soon!

I just directed a new music video for Kit's song "Out of Ruins"
This is my third time working with Kit and we got to shoot on 16mm film and do some really fun shots.
Out of Ruins will be out by the end of July.

George, Steve and Kristy of KIT.

I've also booked another music video for Lavender Diamond's new single, "Perfect Love For Me", which I will be directing later this month, also on 16mm film. 

Both videos are being produced through my new production company, STALAGMITE

Saturday, May 28, 2011

No Age 3D poster

Today I worked on a poster-making workshop with Girl Skateboards' art department, The Art Dump.
I've been subliminally influenced by their graphic sense for the past 12 years of my life as a skateboarder.
Here's a poster I made using an old photo I shot of No Age at the Smell a while back. It turned out kinda 3D*. (*it works better with red on your right eye) Ultra limited edition, (1/1).

Monday, May 16, 2011

new animated short!

I'm directing a new short film called "LIGHTNING CHASERS", using stop-motion animation and construction paper.
I'm also collaborating with Maya Erdelyi on production design and Levi's Film Workshops as a studio on this project. Will be out this summer on stalagmite.tv Stay tuned...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

premiere of "OUTSIDE IN"

I've basically been living at the Moca exhibit, "Art In The Streets" for the past two months or so.

I had the pleasure of watching the walls go from white to 'taggedthefuckup' and saw shipments come in and become installations; and was able to document some of that with director Alex Stapleton and Doomsday for the documentary "OUTSIDE IN".




A lot of interesting moments with an amazing line-up of artists will be included in this documentary, 
which is premiering at the Egyptian Theatre on May 24, 2011.

COME TO THE PREMIERE! RSVP HERE!


*BONUS EVENT:
Some music videos I shot with Vice Cooler and Rich Dorato, including Male Bonding "Years Not Long" will be screening at a showcase of VC's vids, Saturday 5/21/11
with performance by SFV Acid and The Urxed (Rob of High Places) at Dem Passwords. 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

photo extravaganza pt.13

Here are a few recent photos I shot.

Steve Martin and Ryan Reichenfeld

Chris Milk

Spike Jonze and Ed Templeton

Patrick O'Dell


Becky Stark

Mike Mills and Aaron Rose



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

STALAGMITE: video archive

This blog is always changing as I make new things.

If you would like to see a selection of music videos I've directed or shot, all in one place, please visit: S T A L A G M I T E

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Life Is A Series Of Treats in MODERN DOG Magazine!

Toward the end of 2010, my friend Walt Gorecki asked me if I'd put together a video for an art show at Echo Curio and I joked "Only if it can be shot entirely by my dog". He said "Ok that sounds great", so that's literally what I did.


Recently, MODERN DOG Magazine shared the film we made.
I'm proud to own and work with such a 'Modern Dog'. Good job, Laika.
"Life Is A Series Of Treats" in Modern Dog Magazine

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Placebo "Trigger Happy Hands"

At some point last year, I met Swedish director Andreas Nilsson, and was blown away by his MGMT video for "Flash Delirium".
I told him I'd love to help out if he was ever shooting in LA, and in less than a week I was shooting B-cam and camera assisting on this short film he was directing with the band Placebo and lots of clowns.
It was a great experience working with Andreas and Streetgang/Furlined.

Here's the finished video:

Monday, March 28, 2011

Videoskin @ Mastadon Mesa

I'm part of a new Mastadon Mesa art show at Pacific Design Center, happening now.

I'm doing a video-installation called "VIDEOSKIN", featuring several TVs framing various body parts and skintones, cutting intermittently...you can see it in person, or here's another attempt at explaining it:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

new release: Shunda K "I'm Da Best"

I recently traveled to Tampa, Florida and directed a music video for Shunda K of Yo! Majesty.


Shunda K "I'm Da Best" music video from Steven Andrew Garcia on Vimeo.
This is my first hip-hop video, and her first single off her first solo album. My friends Erica Coronado and Brian Lichtenberg helped me out with the wardrobe and Ian Hamrick (of MIA's "Born Free") plays one of the characters. Hopefully it inspires kids that are hated-on and harassed that it's ok to be themselves.
feel free to repost if you like it...here's a "poster"

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Masses Lab

Stoked to be working with The Masses this year as a director in The Masses Lab.
Here's their official press release, with our names and bios, which link to our video pages.
**THE BEST QUALITY VERSIONS OF MY VIDEOS CAN BE FOUND HERE
http://www.wearethemasses.com/masses-lab/steven-andrew-garcia/

if you're interested in having myself and The Masses direct and produce a music video or commercial for you, please get in touch with us :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blackblack "Sophia" on Dublab.com

check out their nice review:
*This was the first music video I directed, didn't get much press when it came out, glad to see Dublab appreciates it a few years later.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

photo extravaganza pt. 12

I realized I have a bunch of photos I've never shown anyone...here are some of them.

badger & groundhog

wounded knee

Avi Buffalo

baby camel & guitar

Aska & Shannyn Sossamon

Paul Gondry, Sonny Gerasimowicz, and a steampunk girl

 Matt Amato & Har Mar Superstar

 Diva's dancefloor

 goth party

Vice Cooler

Anthony Anzalone

Jennifer Romero

Hots dogs

Nasa space crab

earth bulldozer

 red iguana

bubble man

NYC cabs adore BP
 

giant rat

No Age

Ali and Bobb of Best Coast

 Robin and Kevin of Male Bonding

Chloe Sevigny

bowling pals

There are so many others...I'd like to make a little color-booklet/zine. If you're interested in helping with publishing that, please contact me :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

shot: Shunda K "I'm Da Best"

I'm about midway through production on a new music video I'm directing/shooting for Shunda K's new single "I'm Da Best" featuring Shon B.
We shot the performance and cutaway shots on location in Tampa, Florida and will be shooting additional narrative in Los Angeles in January. 

Here's a little article about what we're doing with it: 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Pitchfork's top videos of 2010

Pitchfork recently listed their favorite music videos of the year, and I'm stoked that the Male Bonding video I shot was among the lineup with so many other amazing videos. 

I had fun working on videos with Vice Cooler this year and Male Bonding has become one of my favorite bands. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

photo extravaganza pt. 11

Here are a few new photos I snapped recently.

The Gossip

Das Racist 

Lucky Dragons

JD Samson

Todd Cole and Ed Templeton

Mike Mills

Ariel Pink & Geneva Jacuzzi

Dr. Nakamats


I recently had a "hypothetical shoe design" displayed at Cinefamily in honor of Dr. Nakamats, the greatest inventor in the world. The show was presented by Flaunt Magazine and Mastadon Mesa.


-I also had a video shot entirely by my dog displayed as part of an exhibit at Echo Curio.

-Also, The Mika Miko "Totion" video will be playing at USC next month for an encore screening of the Labrat Matinee vol.8