The Do LaB and the Kitchen Sync: A History in Videos

Watch the new video by our good friend Matthew Smith of The Kitchen Sync. He has witnessed and recorded countless hours of Do-LaB-mayhem over the years. This video captures some of our dearest memories and brightest moments….

 

See a few more of our favorite videos from the Kitchen Sync and read the insightful interview with Matthew Smith below:


Check out our interview with Matthew Smith:

How many hours of footage did you go through to create this video?

MS: This video includes more than 5 years of footage, spanning multiple continents and many, many hours of footage.

How many individual clips did you use?

MS: Lots.  It was wicked hard to decide which clips to use but for me i always prefer what one of my all-time favorite directors John Ford called “the most interesting thing in the world: a human face.”  I love faces and close ups and we have so many incredible and beautiful people in our community that pretty much all I have to do is turn the camera on, hit record and get right up in people’s mugs.

Why is film/video your preferred artistic medium?

MS: I love film/video because it is a combination of many mediums including photography and music.  There is something about it that resembles the language of dreams.  It is one of my deepest passions and I am also fortunate to make it my profession as well.

How long have you been a filmmaker?

MS: I have always loved movies, going to see “Return of the Jedi” when I was 4 is one of my earliest memories.  I started making videos as soon as my family got a camcorder.  In middle school and high school I would sometimes make a video instead of writing a paper or giving a presentation.  I went to a small liberal arts school on a hill in the middle of nowhere in Ohio called Kenyon College.  At the time they did not have a film major but one of my favorite professors Jonathan Tazewell worked with me on independent projects my Junior and Senior year where I made short films.  I remember going into his office and saying “this is what I wanna do.”  After college I moved to Los Angeles and started working my way up in the biz from being an intern and a PA to where I am now as a writer, director, videographer, editor and producer.  It hasn’t always been easy but I have an amazing family who have always been super supportive and I just know that this is what I gotta do and when you know that you do whatever it takes to make it happen.

What is The Kitchen Sync?

Well as it says on my website (which was designed by Do Lab superstar Heather Shaw http://vitamotus.com and built by her superstar brother Brian Shaw http://beclicking.com) “The Kitchen Sync is an all inclusive cutting edge content creating machine built by Matthew F. Smith and rooted in authentic storytelling, dynamic collaboration and chutzpah hustle.  From conception to completion, through production and editorial, to screens all over the world.  Always home cooking fresh.”

What current projects are you most excited about?

I have two feature films that are getting ready to be released this year.  One of them, “The Light of Love” is based on the “Lucent L’amour the movie” webseries and features The Do LaB, Lucent Dossier and many other familiar faces.  The film culminates at Lucent L’amour 2010.  It’s kind of a big wet kiss from me to this awe-inspiring community that I am so honored to be a part of.  I also wrote a samurai sci-fi psychedelic spaghetti western, which is being developed right now.  And of course I am wicked psyched to do some filming at Lightning in a Bottle 2011!

And finally, what is your favorite memory with us?

Oh wow there are so many, it’s hard to choose just one!  I have been working with The Do LaB for 5 years now and it has been such an incredible journey.  Every time I turn my camera on I wanna shoot something extraordinary and with The Do LaB community and the environments they create it makes my job really easy.  I am so grateful for every moment we have shared together and I look forward to many more to come.

Thanks you Smitty! It’s been an honor to have you as a friend! W’re all looking forward to many more memories with you!

See even MORE RAD videos by Matthew Smith of The Kitchen Sync below:

THE DO LAB PRESENTS THE MONSTERS OF BASS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnvoJTBADRs

THE DO LAB PRESENTS KRADDY, AN-TEN-NAE AND RUFF HAUSER
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaoHOGBxIUc

THE DO LAB PRESENTS ANA SIA, GAUDI AND GLADKILL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgrOymRqzWA

THE DO LAB PRESENTS BLUETECH AND EMANCIPATOR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYrySx3Pf2g

THE DO LAB PRESENTS THE GLITCH MOB
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_PetS0mxB4

THE DO LAB PRESENTS RANDOM RAB
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMRoQOCoOts

THE DO LAB PRESENTS PANTyRAiD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l6r_al6puk

THE DO LAB PRESENTS BASSNECTAR @ THE EL REY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr3De4Cq_ko

 

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