October 01, 2014

The Piano Guys: Batman Evolution



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Story behind the song

Holy hemiola, Batman! 50 years of music and film all rolled together in front of the cars that have become icons of super hero history. This is one of those projects we’ve wanted to do from the very beginning of The Piano Guys. We love super heroes, the dramatic music that has brought them to life, and the vivid films that have made them legends. We used piano, cello, handheld cameras, a radio controlled helicopter, and some scrappy special effect techniques in the most creative ways possible to emulate the three epic eras of one of the greatest super heroes ever created: BATMAN!

As we conceptualized this music video, we wanted to take you on a ride through time … READ THE REST OF THE STORY HERE: http://thepianoguys.com/portfolio/bat...

Arrangement written and produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
Based upon: “Batman Theme” by Neal Hefti (1966); “The Batman Theme” by Danny Elfman (1989); “Like a Dog Chasing Cars” by Hans Zimmer (2008)
Mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios in Utah
Performed by
Jon Schmidt: Piano
Steven Sharp Nelson: Steel, carbon fiber, electric & acoustic cellos, cello-percussion, vocals, percussion
Al van der Beek: Vocals, percussion
Video produced by Paul Anderson & Shaye Scott

Special Thanks:

Helicopter footage - Chris Newman http://cinechopper.com/
Special Effects - Aaron Sorensen & Shaye Scott
Aarons Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/aaronsbo...

89' Batmobile & Tumbler - Dave Dickson & Herald Tapley

66' Batmobile Car - Jett Yaskow
66' Set Contractor - Jonas Sappington
Set Gaffer - Phil Shepherd
89' Cello Fabricator - Gail Flynn

Picture Credit:The Man Behind the Most Iconic Movie Posters of the ’80s and ’90s


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