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Modern Baseball - Your Graduation

This video was truly my first big step into the music video world. Directed by Kyle Trash, we spend 4 freezing cold days and nights shooting something that turned out to be really special to a lot of people. While I couldn’t feel my hands during the shoot (or for the next few days after as they thawed), Vince Tuth and I managed to shoot this with an incredible crew of Drexel students and alumni. We also put John Komar’s brand new EPIC through freezing cold, snow, and extremely high jib moves. It’s shocking that he didn’t have a heart attack.

This post is about me

I feel like I always talk about what I’m doing, but not who I actually am. Since I have almost zero info on who I am unless you go back to my first post, I’m going to write about it here! 

So my name is Eric Teti. (facebook.com/eric.teti)

I play bass in a band with by best friends and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. (Facebook.com/vulpesvulpesband)

I’m a film major at Drexel University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania where I’m now living, but I was born and raised in South Jersey. And I’m still home every weekend, for band. Here’s my film portfolio! (vimeo.com/kitsuneseamedia)

I love Tea, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Hayao Miyazaki, Apple Products, and Enter Shikari, in no particular order. 

I would love to love a girl who loves Tea, Zelda, Final Fantasy, Hayao Miyazaki, Apple Products, and Enter Shikari, in no particular order. 

Well that’s a quick quick description of myself. Feel free to add me on Facebook, it’s not weird. And please if you get a chance, check out my band. We’re not awful like most local bands, I promise!

And if you’d like to have tea and do anything related to one of the things I listed above, I’d love to.

Who am I?

The short bio: My name is Eric Teti, and I’m a cinematographer living in Brooklyn, New York. I have the best experiences, best friends, and best life of all time, and I’d never trade it for anything. Whether it’s on my blog, or in person, I want to share my adventures with you. 

The long bio: On October 18th, 2011 I said “I have really big plans and the highest of expectations for myself and my video work, and maybe I’ll be disappointed in the end. But what if I’m not? What if everything I want falls into place because I work my ass off and get myself to where I want to be? I’m about to go on film overhaul and work until I can’t work anymore. I know I can do this." I remember writing this on my old tumblr, as I sat in my dorm dreaming of being on tour, working with bands, and making my music dreams come true though my passion for video. These were lofty dreams to say the least, and I really had no idea what I would be getting into.

Two weeks after writing that post, I was sitting back stage at the Electric Factory with Anthony Green, filming him perform acoustically to me. Thanks to my new shooter/editor job at PropertyOfZack, these kind of events became the norm. I got the chance to work, and become close with some of the most incredible bands, and surreal doesn’t even begin to describe it. Skip ahead 8 months, and I’m getting on a non-stop flight to Arizona to start my first Warped Tour. It’s still hard to believe that the long haired, nerdy kid who used to buy tickets to Warped every single year, waiting anxiously for the best day of his summer, was now a member of the tour. Every day of that summer was the best day of my summer. 

That tour ending was the best thing that could have happened, because it made me hungry for more. It made me want to push myself even further. The lofty dreams got loftier, and to this day I haven’t stopped dreaming. Since then, some of the things I’ve been lucky enough to experience are living in Ireland for 3 months, shooting the first Warped Tour UK in London, traveling to San Francisco for a commercial shoot, and moving to New York City to accept a full time position at my dream job. 

I’m doing a million and one things, working more than sleeping, feeling exhausted and energetic at the same time, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I’m becoming the person I’ve always wanted to be, and I couldn’t do it without the amazing people in my life. At the end of the day, I’m just a kid that loves what he does, loves zelda, Miyazaki movies, tea, adventures with new friends, nostalgic nights in with old ones, and living life. All I know, is everything falls into place.

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Here’s our official music video for “No Good”, directed by Eric Teti. Reblog this video, and come see us play this song on tour with Senses Fail and No Bragging Rights this fall. 

DATES:

9/03 – House of Blues - San Diego, CA

9/04 – Troubadour - Hollywood, CA

9/05 – Slim’s - San Francisco, CA

9/06 – Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR

9/07 – El Corazon - Seattle, WA

9/09 – Club Sound - Salt Lake City, UT

9/10 – The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO

9/11 – Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, NE

9/13 – Skully’s Music Diner - Columbus, OH

9/14 – Mr Smalls Theatre - Milvale, PA

9/16 – Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA

9/17 – Marlin Room in Webster Hall - New York, NY

9/18 – Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY

9/19 – The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA

9/20 – Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ

9/21 – Ottobar - Baltimore, MD

9/23 – Cat’s Cradle - Carrboro, NC

9/24 – Underbelly - Jacksonville, FL

9/25 – The Social - Orlando, FL

9/27 – Walter’s - Houston, TX

9/28 – Index Fest - Dallas, TX

9/29 – Red 7 - Austin, TX

10/1 – Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM

10/2 – Club Red - Tempe, AZ

10/3 – The Glass House - Pomona, CA