San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Video Editor: Bogart Levesque
Bogart’s primary projects as a contractor at Denoise Studios, Berkeley Ca, were for the PBS Show “Paradise Music Hour” aka “Plugged In and Turned On in Paradise”. The show’s Creator and Producer Clay Reid enlisted him to create an episode about the Saxophonist Danny Hull, a member of the band Journey as well as the Doobie Brothers. Danny wrote the original horn tracks for the the Michael Bolton cover of “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” and recorded tracks with Michael Jackson, Eddie Money and Buddy Miles.
Nearing the completion of this episode, Bogart was green-lit to create three more episodes: one about Danny Hull’s blues band called Blue Monday and two other episodes about members of Blue Monday, Keyboardist Clifford Coulter and Drummer Ron E. Beck. The remaining member of Blue Monday, Guitarist Chris Cain, who appears in all of these episodes somewhere or another already had an episode made about him. Bogarts background in many different bands and years of musical training made the hours of editing and research an exciting experience.
Check out a sample below:
Paradise Music Hour’s Website: https://pitoip.com/index.html
In between working on these videos, Bogart edited a variety of videos that came through Denoise’s door. Denoise got the standard fare of wedding videos, events as well as more creative projects.
Bogart was also assigned to Tubi TV, an up-and-coming streaming service. He made super-edits for them of the funniest scenes, best car chases and so on of the Movies and TV currently on their site.
Though Bogart’s been editing for at least 8 years, this has been his favorite editing job. There was a bit of adjustment to producing content for a clients instead of himself and he had to learn to quickly adapt to ever changing client preferences. There were a lot of techniques that were quick and practical that he picked up at Denoise, and working around other editors day-in-day-out became a highly useful resource.