Brian French

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Brian French
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Background information
Birth name Brian Keith French
Born (1968-03-07) March 7, 1968 (age 47)
Origin New Hampshire, United States
Occupation(s) Director/Producer, Editor/Writer, Tour/Production Manager, Owner – Tempo Entertainment
Years active 1990s–present
Website www.temporocks.com

DIRECTOR – FILM AND MUSIC PRODUCER – DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY - EDITOR - TOUR AND PRODUCTION MANAGER

When Brian was a boy he would sneak to his family's music store to listen to records. He'd pore over the liner notes, searching for insight into how the music was conceived. When French was six years old, his father, a big-band drummer, began to teach him to play. These two early experiences would determine the future of French's life, but not until good fortune struck years later, when he was working his first job in LA. He was in the studio tuning a drum set for an instrument rental company. Mick Fleetwood happened to be in the room and was so impressed by French that he asked him to accompany him to Australia as his personal drum tech. It was as much a job as an apprenticeship and Brian has been in the business ever since. In a long career of music production Brian has worked with likes of Kelly Clarkson, Rod Stewart, Kevin Costner, Bruce Willis and for the past 16 years Smokey Robinson.

While Brian's career in music was flourishing he began experimenting in filmmaking, he wrote, shot and edited his first short film "Stella Forever" in 2003. For the past 12 years Brian expanded his resume by producing, directing and editing a long list music, commercial and film projects.

Brian French is the President of Tempo Entertainment Inc., a company that specializes in Film & Video Production, Live & Studio Music Production, Tour/Production Management and Choreography.

Brian has been the Production Manager and Producer for Smokey Robinson for over 19 years and co-produced 3 of Robinson's album’s, TIME FLIES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN, NOW AND THEN and TIMELESS LOVE. Brian is also a partner in the television/film production company Cevallos Brothers Productions, where he is in charge of the music division. He was the Senior Manager of Production for the House of Blues Corporation from 2000 to 2003. French started as a drum tech for FLEETWOOD MAC then to various bands and artists and soon moved into Film Production, Stage, Sound, Music Production and Tour Management. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife Linda Cevallos-French.

Productions[edit]

  • Pushing Motherhood – (Documentary) Executive Producer / Editor (2014 / In Production)
  • The Bayonets – Crash Boom Bang! (Music Video) Producer / Director / Director of Photography / Editor (2014)
  • iTunes Festival - London - Video Production Manager / Producer (2014)
  • iTunes Festival - Austin / SXSW - Video Production Manager / Producer (2014)
  • iTunes Festival - London - Video Production Manager / Producer (2013)
  • Lumineers - Yahoo on the Road (Live Stream / Capture) - Boise – Production Manager / Stage Manager (2013)
  • fun. - Yahoo on the Road (Live Stream / Capture ) - San Francisco – Production Manager / Stage Manager (2013)
  • Gossip / Capital Cities/ Twenty One Pilots /Willy Moon - Yahoo on the Road (Live Stream / Capture ) - Seattle – Production Manager / Stage Manager (2013)
  • Empire of the Sun - Yahoo on the Road (Live Stream / Capture)- Live in Dallas – Production Manager / Stage Manager (2013)
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Yahoo on the Road (Live Stream / Capture)- Live in Milwaukee – Production Manager / Stage Manager (2013)
  • Imagine Dragons - Yahoo on the Road (Live Stream / Capture)- Live in St. Louis – Production Manager / Stage Manager (2013)
  • Kendrick Lamar – Yahoo on the Road (Live Stream / Capture)- Live in Cincinnati – Production Manager / Stage Manager (2013)
  • John Legend – Yahoo on the Road (Live Stream / Capture) – Live in NY – Production Manager / Stage Manager (2013)
  • Manchester Orchestra – HTC The One (Live Stream / Capture) – Live in Los Angeles – Production Manager / Stage Manager (2013)
  • Grouplove – HTC The One (Live Stream / Capture) – Live in Chicago – Production Manager / Stage Manager (2013)
  • The Bayonets – Sucker For Love (Music Video) Producer / Director / Director of Photography / Editor (2013)
  • Smokey Robinson – Words – Live at the El Portal Theatre Producer / Director / Director of Photography / Editor (2012)
  • The Bayonets – Whatcha Got (Music Video) Producer / Director / Editor (2012)
  • DW'S Artist Access – Drum Workshop (Online Series) Producer / Director / Director of Photography/ Editor (2009-2012)
  • The Killers - Unstaged – Amex Sync Show (Live Stream / Capture) – Live in the Bronx – Production Manager / Floor Manager (2012)
  • Pitbull – Jimmy Kimmel Live (Televised) – Live in Seattle – Paramount Theatre – Production Manager / Floor Manager (2012)
  • Train – Jim Beam Video Concert Series (Live Stream / Capture) – Live in Philly – Production Manager / Floor Manager (2012)
  • Daughtry – Jim Beam Video Concert Series (Live Stream / Capture) – Live in Denver – Production Manager / Floor Manager (2012)
  • Kid Rock – Jim Beam Video Concert Series (Live Stream / Capture) – Live in Boston – Production Manager / Floor Manager (2012)
  • Walmart Summer Commercials – Houston / Dallas / Orlando / Tampa / Chicago – Producer / Camera Operator (2012)
  • Jack White - Unstaged – Amex Sync Show (Live Stream / Capture) – Live at Webster Hall – Production Manager / Floor Manager (2012)
  • Band From TV – Producer and Tour Manager (2012–Current)
  • Alaina Blair – Just Belong – Music Video – Producer / Director of Photography / Editor (2012)
  • Jay-Z – Amex Sync Show (Live Stream / Capture) – Live at Austin City Limits SXSW – Producer / Production Manager (2012)
  • Paul McCartney – iTunes Live Concert (Live Stream / Capture) – Kisses on the Bottom Live at Capitol Records. Producer / Production Manager (2012)
  • Foot Joy – XPS 1 Explosion and Big Four Commercials – Camera Operator / Editor / Music (2011)
  • The Band Perry – Jimmy Kimmel Live (Televised) – Live at Gillys Dallas – Production Manager / Floor Manager (2011)
  • Luke Bryan – Jimmy Kimmel Live (Televised) – Live at the Grand Ole Opry – Production Manager / Floor Manager (2011)
  • Coldplay – Jimmy Kimmel Live (Televised) – Live at UCLA – Production Manager (2011)
  • Brian Ray – Very Happy Song (Music Video) Producer / Director of Photography / Editor (2011)
  • Brian Ray – Under The Sun (Music Video). Producer / Director of Photography / Director (2011)
  • Sideman – Documentary - Director of Photography / Editor (2011 / In Production)
  • Smokey Robinson – Documentary - Producer / Director (2011 / In Production)
  • Brian Ray – This Way Up (Music Video). Director / Producer / Director of Photography / Editor (2010)
  • Latinos Living The American Dream (Documentary). Editor (2010)
  • Smokey Robinson – Now and Then – Album – Co-Producer (2010)
  • Smokey Robinson – Don't Know Why – Music Video. Producer / Editor (2010)
  • Smokey Robinson – Producer and Production Manager (1996–Current)
  • Curt Bisquera on Wheels -The Westcoast Adventures of Kirkee B. Director / Producer / Director of Photography / Editor (2010)
  • Time Flies When You're Having Fun – Smokey Robinson Album – Co-Producer (2009)
  • Rally Against Cancer PSA Television Commercial – Director (2009)
  • KICK SNARE HAT Featuring the Superstars of Hip Hop DVD – Director / Producer / Director of Photography / Editor (2008)
  • The Bookie – Independent Feature – Executive Producer (2007)
  • Rhythm Collector featuring Alex Acuna DVD – Director, Producer / Director of Photography / Editor (2007)
  • Smokey Robinson Tour and CD – Production Manager (2008)
  • "Believe Again" video – Director / Director of Photography /Producer / Editor (2007)
  • Kevin Costner – Tour Manager and sound engineer (2006–07)
  • Bruce Willis and the Accelerators and Bruce Willis Blues Band – Tour Manager and Sound Engineer (1996–2007)
  • Rod Stewart – Pro Tools operator, European/US promotional tour (2004–2008)
  • Stella Forever – Independent Short – Producer / Writer / Editor (2003)
  • Kelly Clarkson – Sound Engineer, Promotional tour (2003)
  • Ivan Neville – Tour Manager and Sound Engineer (2002)
  • Oleta Adams – Stage Manager (1994–1996)
  • Fleetwood Mac – Drum tech and Stage Manager (1991–1995)
  • Rick Springfield – Drum Tech, Stage Manager and Offstage Keyboard Player (1991–1995)
  • The Zoo - Drum Tech and Stage Manager

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