Texas Music

Wanted: $100 Music Video From Emmy Winner

Rocks Off likes to troll the musicians section of Craigslist in an effort to catch interesting acts at their very inception. Usually we get the same old thing day in and day out:

Need FOC (Friend of Christ) bass player for worship band. Must have ride.

18 SERIOUS singer looking for band. Main influence is Evanescence.

Emmy winner will make your music video for $100.

Wait. What?

If Rebecca Black has taught us anything, it's that the right video on YouTube can launch you into... actually there may not really be a word for what she is now. The point is you know her name and you know that song even though we're avoiding typing it like it's Voldemort. 60. Million. Views. We did cartwheels when a film of us being attacked by a Papillion hit 100,000.

However, even as the technology becomes more accessible and user friendly not all musicians have the ability produce a good music video. Now, you don't have to be. Laurel Portié, a recent transplant from Dallas, has three Regional Emmy awards for commercials she produced, shot and edited in the Jacksonville-Greenville market.

Now she's offering her services to local Houston bands for the flat sum of $100.

The reason for the bargain basement price is that Portié is currently using Vado HD pocket cams to shoot on, and is saving to upgrade her equipment to a Canon Marc D - the same camera they used to shoot the fifth season of House. However, Portié may continue the low cost even once her work improves in quality.

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Jef Rouner (not cis, he/him) is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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