Donna the Buffalo at the Orange Peel

Jesse Hamm took this footage of Donna the Buffalo at last Thursday’s Orange Peel show.

Donna the Buffalo live at the Orange Peel from Jesse Hamm on Vimeo.

Last week’s story from Xpress writer Dane Smith on Donna.

And more on Donna’s Asheville connections, from BlogAsheville:

“Bass player Jay Sanders has lived here for 12 years and has played music throughout these times. He started off as a bass player with Snake Oil Medicine show when they first moved into the WNC Scene and played with CX-1 for a brief period as well. Jay also plays with Acoustic Syndicate and a Jazz Group called the E.Normus trio. Look for some collaborative projects from him starting February, Tuesday nights at the Rocket Club…

Dave McCracken, the keyboard player, has family ties for generations in Asheville. His father, James, was born a raised here playing music at the Grove Park during his late teens before moving on to Greensboro where he opened a music store. Dave’s grandfather, Cicero Jr. was born in 1911 in town and his great grandfather, Cicero, was a country doctor that rode through Fairview on horseback to treat patients at home. Dave was born in Greensboro to the music scene there and continues to stop through Asheville with many collaborative projects with Hobex Cyril Lance, Folkswaggin, and Cosmic Charlie. He also was an engineer at Moog in Asheville building analog synthesisers for a little over a year.

Vic Stafford, the drummer, was born and raised in Asheville, having even gone to the Biltmore School before it shut down. He has collaborated on projects with stephaniesid, the Goodies and Kat Williams. Steven Heller from Upstream Productions is one of Vic’s mentors and co-collaborators. He has also frequently does work with both Collapseable Studios and Echo Mountain.”


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2 thoughts on “Donna the Buffalo at the Orange Peel

  1. Jeff

    Is that a four-camera set-up? Five? I wonder how they did that.. wired, unwired? Shot separately and edited together (very unlikely.) Well done live piece. ~ Curious how it was made ~ Jeff

  2. Jesse

    Thanks for the questions!! It’s actually shot with just one camera. In essence, I filmed that song with a tripod from the back of the Orange Peel. Then as the night went on, I did a variety of close-ups and extreme close-ups to help create the look of multiple cameras for an individual song. The camera was never wired, so I could roam anywhere in the Orange Peel that I wanted. So it worked out. Thanks again for the questions!

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