Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My dear friend Rebecca Roubion let me film her for a videography gig I'm working on right now for a non-profit Musicians On Call. For that project she actually sang another one of her originals "Free" which you can also check out on her myspace ... but I thought I would post a new one she just wrote.... it's quite wonderful... singing her new tune "Fall Holiday"

This was all done in one take, so please excuse any extra movement or background noise that may be a little distracting... overall I think it turned out really nicely.

Rebecca Roubion "fall holiday" from Melanie Little on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Saturday Night Dance Party

Every Saturday night in Nashville, there is a local dance party known as Y2K.  Two good buddies of mine, Jeremy Todd (DJ 'Coach') and Samuel D'Ameilo (DJ 'Hands Off Sam'), bring the tunes and mood to the small venue, while I'm there to photograph the party!  I haven't posted anything in a while, so I thought I would post a few images of what my summer Saturday nights have consisted of.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Keegan DeWitt: "Michel Bizot"

 I was lucky enough to be a part of filming this lovely music video for my talented friend, Keegan DeWitt. Enjoy!

Keegan DeWitt: "Michel Bizot" from Keegan DeWitt on Vimeo.

Keegan DeWitt featuring Madi Diaz and Peter Groenwald. Off of the forthcoming Daytrotter EP release "Nothing Shows"

Shot by: Melanie Little and Logan Matheny
Cut by: Keegan DeWitt
Recorded by: Justin Loucks

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ashes and Snow

A friend of mine from Rocky Mountain School of Photography gave me a book to read called Ashes and Snow - A Novel in Letters by Gregory Colbert. He told me that he found it to be artistically inspirational and thought I would too; he was more than right. I wanted to post a journal entry that is specifically more inspirational to me, due to being a photographer, but think any artist would relate.

I hope you enjoy.

P.S. thank you Jeremy for letting me borrow this book for so long.. I promise it's in good hands and will return to you soon!

Letter 184

As I lay dreaming, Montezuma waded with me into the Limpopo River. We crossed through the swirling eddies and shared a sun-baked stone in the middle of the river.

Montezuma said, "You are disoriented. Your journey is in danger of becoming an elaborate flight away from yourself. You are paying too much attention to numbers, compass points, altitudes, tides, temperatures. You are looking for patterns or logic in coincidences. Your movements are mathematical when they ought to be musical. You're doing steps. You still haven't learned how to become the dance.

"Remember, a compass and a pen can give you a reading on the lay of the river, but no mechanical instrument can measure the motion of the heart.

"Some maps are drawn in melting snow. By living in your mind, you are draining all the meaning from your miles and rivers. Your heart is a flute, but you are playing it like a drum. A camera is a musical instrument. There is a whole range of octaves you are leaving totally unexplored."

He paused for a long time. I said nothing.

"You are writing and photographing the miles. Are you really living them?"

Still I said nothing.

"Put away your pen and camera for a while. Prove that you are worthy of the gifts you have been given.

"Look at the world through the lens of your own eye.

"Then you will be ready to navigate in the spirit of birds.

"And know that one day, when you have crossed your last river, you will stand before an elephant who will measure the values of your life not by how many miles you have traveled and how much you have seen, but rather by how much you have loved."

 an image inspired by the novel

Friday, January 29, 2010

Little Snow Day

Little Snow Day from Melanie Little on Vimeo.

After I gallon size ziplocked my camera away in hopes of 'waterproofing' it... Rebecca, pets, and I went outside to play and lasted about 20minutes, till the snow melted through our clothes, and we could no longer take the freezing air.

Middle TN doesn't see snow like this too often... it never gets old to me :o) If it's going to be cold.. it's actually bearable (for the most part) when snow is falling.
Sidenote: this was my first time playing with imovie... I feel like I taught myself a lot today, but I'm excited to play with it more and get better at home/movie making!
(also sorry the quality doesn't seem that great... need to figure out how to save it at a higher res!)

Music by:
Keegan DeWitt :
The Helio Sequence :

Wednesday, January 13, 2010