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    Brian Siskind

    Drone Cinematography

    Documentary Film

    Original Music Score

    Fine Art Photography

    Video Art Installations

    Strategic Content

  • Those Drones, LLC Creative Drone Works

    Making new nostalgia.

    nos·tal·gia

    /näˈstaljə,nəˈstaljə/

    : a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past

     

    Brian Siskind creates sublime and contemplative films, original music, and authentic content that performs.

    Siskind's drone cinematography and documentary work have been featured on major networks, film festivals around the world, and named "Best Drone Filmmaker" by the Nashville Scene.

    Siskind's music has been heard on Grammy winning records, the electronic music underground, art installations and performances in world renowned fine art venues including the Rothko Chapel and The Frist Art Museum - as well as national ad campaigns for brands including American Express and Adidas.

    "A very original soundscape - It has to me, a seductive quality - I want to hear what's going to happen."
    -
    Brian Eno

  • Drone Cinematography

    Guido van Helten mural - Faulkton, South Dakota

    Filmed only using a drone, a collection of documentary footage of artist Guido van Helten painting in Faulkton, South Dakota.

    Memphis and the Lorraine Motel

    Scenes from Memphis for a documentary series, including the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King was assassinated.

    Nashville

    A collection of documentary footage of downtown Nashville.

    Scale

    Filmed using only a drone, SCALE is a black and white non-narrative documentary short that proposes a quiet meditation on the notion of scale and perception - featuring artist Guido van Helten painting an abandoned grain silo mural in Nashville.

  • One Day Documentaries

    I shoot, edit, music score, color grade, and deliver finished docs in one day.
    If you have a topic/story/human story suggestion, let me know your ideas.
    If you want to hire me to make one for you, that works too.

    The Dead Deads

    Capturing the spirit of the Dead Deads, while recording in the famous Big Boy room in Nashville.

    Forest Therapy Nashville

    A look into the practice of Forest Therapy, based on the Japanese practice of “Shinrinyoku,” or “forest bathing”.

    H and H Market - Closing Hours

    H and H Market had been in business under the current ownership for 48 years, until December 22nd, 2018 when the store was open for the last time.

  • Video Art

    Awarded Nashville Metro Archives / Audiovisual Heritage Center
    2019 Artist in Residence

    TIME OUT OF MIND
    New Nashville Nostalgia

    A video art work that explores the psychology of change, nostalgia, and relational memory amid rapid change in Nashville using drones, archival film, and sound art. Brian Siskind 2019 Artist in Residence - Metro Nashville Archives / Nashville Public Library In cooperation with Fort Negley.

  • Vignettes

    Ongoing playlist of short vignettes.

    Shot, edited, scored in 120 minutes.

  • Nice things people said

    "When searching for a drone operator for my documentary, Brian stepped up to the task. In difficult filming conditions, Brian was there bright and early every morning with a smile on his face and swirling ideas of what to capture next. Above all he was a pleasure to work with and captured truly jaw dropping footage which my film couldn't have done without. I would hire Brian a thousand times again and even if I have to fly him across the country, he is a must for any crew I would assemble."

    Jake Williams
    CEO/Producer, Bright Sun Films

    Nice things people said

    "Brian's efforts to document Nashville's endangered historic places with the use of a drone and music is ingenious and aligns perfectly with Historic Nashville's mission. We are so appreciative that Brian creates these stunning videos that show images of historic places that are often overlooked, unknown, and cannot be viewed from the street. The aerial views are important for not only documentation and education, but also for inspiring action and advocacy. Brian's creative work is helping promote and preserve the historic places that make Nashville unique, and for that we are truly grateful."
     

    Robbie D. Jones - Historic Nashville, Inc.

    Nice things people said

    "LOOK! Up in the sky it's a bird, it's a plane...oh wait, it's one of Those Drones and my friend Brian Siskind doing what he does best - looking at the world from a different perspective. What a beautiful thing to share these awe inspiring videos and pictures. It's inspiring to see the world from a new view!"
     

    Jeff Coffin, Dave Matthews Band

  • Tennessee State Prison

    ON THE INSIDE

  • Recent Art Exhibitions

    Frist Museum of Art

    Red Arrow Gallery
    Fort Negley Gallery

  • New music. New decade.

    Available everywhere.

    THOSE DRONES - NEW DECADE
    Released 1.1.20

    Music and Production - Brian Siskind

    Mastering - Andy Alexander

  • Those Soundtracks

    For music score, and licensing inquiries make contact.
    Available on vinyl and digital.

  • Artist Statement

    Those Drones, LLC Creative Drone Works Brian Siskind

    Brian Siskind

    I have 25 years of professional creative work in media and music production, original film music, fine art photography, documentary film, new media, technology, and marketing as a Strategist and Creative Director.

     

    My independent film projects are often immersed in abandoned, forgotten places, and endangered historic properties. I also tell the stories of people in relation to place. I help brands get strategic results through effective use of authentic content.

     

    I see endless potential to use drones for artistic and commercial projects that expand perceptions - and for the social good. Being a longtime music artist and visual artist, makes for an ideal marriage of the visual with the sonic.

     

    - Brian Siskind
    October 2020

    photo credit:
    Michael Weintrob from the Instrumenthead series

     

  • Pecha Kucha Nashville

    Presentation on drone photography and architecture/civic design

    at Nashville Pecha Kucha event at the Frist Art Museum

    in partnership with the Civic Design Center.

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