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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Unified Underground Videos


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lakeside Cornerstone 2009 Chronicles now available

The Lakeside Cornerstone Chronicles 2009 (includes bonus footage of Unified Underground 2009)

Filmed and edited by Joel A. Swanson documenting the shenanigans of the Lakeside Cornerstoners while at Cornerstone and on the trip to and from Cornerstone. Also documents the music and events of the festival. LIVE Performance bootlegs are also available.


Cornerstone 2009 LIVE Performance Bootlegs:

Cincinnati @ Cornerstone 2009 (all full sets)
The Beneath, All the Day Holiday, Brian Beyke, I Am The Messenger, We Became The Sun







Unified Underground @ Cornerstone 2009:

Sleeping Giant & FlatFoot56 (full sets)
Clips of FBS, Revolution Radio, Rodent Emporium, Sexually Frustrated,Pastor Skip (Rise Above), Our Corpse Destroyed, The Last Hope, Dan "Pops" Bawinkel (Fat Calf) ,Eric Gregson (Sleeping Giant), Venia, Lara Freeburg (Hope For The Rejected), Coriolis, Skot (Leper), Red Baron, Jason Berggren (Strong Arm), The White Collar SideShow, GraveRobber, HeadNoise, The Deal, Jeremy Ritch (Hold Fast), Mattie Montgomery (ForToday), Leper, Jenni Brooks (Rise Above), Crush The Enemy, Thommy Green (Sleeping Giant), xLooking Forwardx, The Scurvies



Rock/Indie LIVE Performance Bootlegs from Cornerstone 2009:

Project 86 & MewithoutYou (full sets)
Clips of The Illogical Spoon, So Long Forgotten, Timbre, And Then There Were None, Stavesacre, Gasoline Heart



Hardcore/Metal LIVE Performance Bootlegs from Cornerstone 2009:

The Chariot, The Crucified, Living Sacrifice (full sets)
Clips of The Showdown, Becoming The Archetype, War Of Ages, The Devil Wears Prada, UnderOath





Thursday, October 15, 2009

Covenant's 9-11 Show available for donation on DvD


DvD now available with footage of the Covenant September 11th Show featuring:

The Never Setting Suns


The Calm Blue Sea


Good Morning Gladys


Still Pioneers


The End Of The Ocean


All footage filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson

Available for a donation at aTigerRAWkFilm.blogspot.com

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Covenant Hip Hop Nights (2009) LIVE Performance DvD

New Performance DvD available now through aTigerRAWkFilm.blogspot.com.

Covenant Hip Hop Performances - Summer 2009 featuring Kings Of Tragedy, K-Drama, B.I.G. S.T.E.V.E., Bracey, Chozen, D-M.A.U.B., and Soulja-K.


Kings Of Tragedy




B.I.G. S.T.E.V.E.


Bracey (with K-Drama & Deacon)



Chozen (with Bracey & Deacon)






Sunday, September 27, 2009

Punk and Hardcore show now available on DvD for donation


CovenantSHOWS LIVE footage from June 19th now available on DvD for whatever you can or will donate featuring:

The Last Hope


Revolution Radio






I Am The Messenger


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Covenant Spring/Summer 2009 & Dan Thom's Worst Yard Sale Ever!

Check out the video I just made of Covenant Spring/Summer 2009.


This is a compilation of footage filmed during several events this past spring and summer. Several of the guys of Covenant took an urban hike led by Kevin Johnson along an old railroad on the west side of Cincinnati. Covenant held a family picnic at Mount Storm Park. Guys of Covenant took a camping and canoe trip to Brookville, Indiana and encountered a beaver. There is also some footage filmed at the Krohn's Conservatory during the butterfly show. Finally, there is footage of this summer's VBS.

Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson

You may notice the audio quality is a bit lacking. A live version of a song was used due to copyright issues (which have been addressed).

A video of Dan Thom's Worst Yard Sale Ever:


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

WEBN and other Cincinnati Fireworks of Summer 2009

Fireworks footage from 2009. Includes the WEBN fireworks then the Postgame Cincinnati Reds Fireworks in chronological order.


Friday, August 7, 2009

CarniTOUR & June 5th, 2009 BBQ Shows Available on DvD

Just finished editing all the footage from the CarniTOUR which passed through Cincinnati on June 15th. All footage filmed and edited by Joel A. Swanson at Covenant in Northside, Cincinnati, Ohio using multiple cameras. It is now available at http:///aTigerRAWkFilm.blogspot.com for a donation.

CarniTOUR DvD trailer:


The Bell & The Hammer


The La De Les


Jonathan Hape


Sing For Company


Lindsay Donovan


The Seasons (Andrew Owens & Courtney)


Still Pioneers


Brian Beyke


Ed Milano


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Videos from TigerRAWk Film!

So over the last weeks I posted a ton of video from CovenantShows (CovenantShows.blogspot.com). Last week after have a few difficulties compiliing a DvD of a certain performance, I took a bit of a break from the show footage to put together a few other clips:

A video clip highlighting the vision for the future of Covenant that was supposed to be shown during the South West Ohio Church of the Nazarene District Assembly (apparently it was not ever shown so this is the world premiere!):


The Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup celebration from the view in my apartment in Cincinnati:


Cincinnati Reds Post Game Fireworks!

June 5th after losing to the Cubs 2-1:

Part 1


Part 2


July 17th after beating the Brewers 4-0:

Part 1


Part 2


Show footage:







Friday, July 17, 2009

Modifying The CASH Patch On My Black Jacket

I bought a CASH back patch recently for my black jacket. It had Johnny Cash flipping the bird. I felt this might not be in best taste to wear so I tried to figure out a creative way to remedy this even though I am not really a fan of censorship (I can give you my reasons if you care to know). Some suggested just painting over it to cover up the finger but I came up with another plan. I used lyrics to a song he once recorded and painted with whiteout around the image of Johnny Cash and over top of the obscene finger:


Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Autobahn9 Now Available on Bootleg DvD for Donation

My apologies for those who had hoped to see this footage a while back.

Autobahn 9 took place on April 25th, 2009 at Joe's Java in Wilmington, Ohio. Joe's Java had been renovated providing an improved concert environment.

Autobahn 9 playlist:


This year, I put together the Autobahn 9 Film project compiling a song from each artists along with a few other bits of footage I had included at the beginning, the middle, and the end. I also added to the DvD full sets of The Reagan Eighties, Cut The Red Wire, Joy Electric, Travelogue, and The FoxGlove Hunt.

Reagan Eighties:


Cut The Red Wire:


Joy Electric:




The FoxGlove Hunt:


The project is available for a donation.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

All The Day Hoilday CD Release Party Bootleg DvD Now Available

On April 18th, 2009 there was a CD release party for All The Day Holiday's new album - "The Things We've Grown To Love." I filmed the entire evening but all the opening bands I filmed from the back of the venue near the sound booth. This caused for me to not have much good footage of those bands so I found the songs with the best footage and kept those and trashed the rest. I also had a dead battery at the end of the All The Day Holiday set which cuts short the encore song "Take A Moment." My apologies. Here is the playlist and the trailer for those who may be willing to donate for a copy of the DvD.

All The Day Holiday CD Release Bootleg DvD trailer


Playlist of All The Day Hoilday's CD Release Show along with a song from each other artitst who performed that night.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

David Van Buskirk, Jess Lamb & Redline, A Wayward Heart, and Matthew Simpson LIVE at Covenant available now!

A trailer for a bootleg Concert film project filmed LIVE on April 3rd, 2009 at Covenant in Northside Cincinnati, Ohio. This footage features David Van Buskirk, Jess Lamb & Redline, A Wayward Heart, and Matthew Simpson. The project is available on DvD for whatever you can or will donate at http://aTigerRAWkfilm.blogspot.com


David Van Buskirk


Jess Lamb & Redline


A Wayward Heart


Matthew Simpson


Also recently filmed, a fireworks event after the Reds game on Friday, May 22nd, 2009. The Reds beat the Indians 3-1.



Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Film of Explanation of A New Camera Aquisition & Fireworks

I am back at the video production thing after about a week of being without proper functioning equipment.

This video gives an explanation of a new camera acquisition and why that had to happen. It is also my first attempt at multi camera editing.


The first project I finished since being able to once again transfer video from my camera to my computer was footage of the Cincinnati Reds Post Game Fireworks:

Part 1


Part 2


Monday, May 11, 2009

Cornerstone 2005 - a "vintage" TigerRAWk Film

At the moment, my Canon ZR500 digital video camera is at A-Hi shop in the Norwood part of Cincinnati. It is there because yesterday while I tried to transfer some footage of various things (concert footage, church services, fireworks) I could not get a signal to come from the camera, through the firewire, to the mac but instead had the "DV-IN" blinking at me which I believe indicates a problem. Eventually it stopped appearing at all which indicates no connection what so ever. This is frustrating due to the fact I have a rather uneventful week and would love to have the footage available to edit but cannot without having the camera or something to playback the miniDV tapes. I only ever did it with the camera and as I mentioned in the first line, it is at the A-HI shop to be serviced (I hope). I tried a new firewire cable as my other one had caused some difficulty most every time I ever used it but that did not solve the problem. I did not want to send it away to the Canon service center and found A-Hi online as one of the few local jobs advertising repairs for cameras so I hope they can repair the DV jack on my camera at a decent price and within the next week or so. Once again, I am a very frustrated person at this point in time and it seems all else in life also is frustrating me on top of this situation. God help me constructively release this frustation!

Last week I finished getting a project uploaded to youtube so in the meantime...

This footage is from an analog video camera. It is amongst the first things I filmed. This is the last project I filmed with this camera. Please do not judge my projects based on the quality of these videos. All this footage is part of Cornerstone 2005. there are 19 different videos in the playlist of various bands and shenanigans. It may be of interest to some of you and I hope you enjoy this for what it is. For better footage please check out my Cornerstone projects starting in 2006 and getting progressively better up through the 2008 year...and there will be more to come as Cornerstones continue to happen!

Filmed & Edited by Joel A. Swanson


Thursday, May 7, 2009

My 29th birthday Film

Here is a short film of me turning 29. It was rather uneventful and overshadowed by Obama's 100th day in office. Why was 100 days celebrated? I don't know but it didn't really matter to me. I took the time to renew my driver's license and got a few nice things from my family. I ordered some CDs and such as well for myself that so far have all been good. A few years ago my friend Gregor celebrated what he called his Golden birthday because his age and the day of the month matched up so apparently that's what my 29th birthday was. To me it is really just another day to be grateful for being alive and another day to live to God's glory.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Cornerstone 2004 - a "Vintage" TigerRAWk Film Project

This footage is from my old analog video camera during Cornerstone 2004. Not yet realizing this, the battery life was very short and the camera did not last through the 2nd day when most of the footage was filmed. Also on this year, I brought along a camera to take pictures along with film and found its battery too was dead. I went it alone to Cornerstone and I camped between the "Encore" stages where now there is at least one generator stage set up. This footage is not the best quality by any means; please do not judge my abilities on these "vintage" TigerRAWk film projects.

Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson


Monday, May 4, 2009

First of 2009 Cincinnati Fireworks night films

As some of you may have noticed, I enjoy filming fireworks. I don't know that I will film quite as many as I did in 2008 this summer but here is a fireworks display from April 24th, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Some guy seemed to be coughing to death as he smoked a cigarette near me.

Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson

Part 1


Part 2


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Vintage TigerRAWk Fim - Life 2004 & 2005

This series features footage shot on an analog Panasonic VHS video camera from 2004 & 2005 in Mount Vernon, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Warren, PA, & Meadville, PA. It was my first experience playing with a camera. All footage transferred digitally (and distorted to a widescreen 16:9 presentation whilst it was originally filmed in standard 4:3) through an Element full HDTV and recorded with my Canon ZR500 then edited with iMovie and Final Cut Express for your viewing pleasure.


Filmed by Gregor Reynolds & Joel A. Swanson
Edited by Joel A. Swanson


Friday, March 20, 2009

Video: Saint Patrick's Day Celebration 2009

Saint Patrick's Day 2009 was spent in Louisville, KY.  The celebration started at Chas' apartment where we concocted and consumed some Irish Swill (half 100% Apple Juice & half Jones Green Apple Soda) as is tradition since 2003, we also drove around to see the local happenings in the Highlands of Louisville.

Chas and I first celebrated Saint Patrick's on a date near the official holiday at MVNU in 2003. I was going through a rough time in my life at that time around the same time, I found some music by Flogging Molly that I compiled to a CD and we'd listen to it and decided we should have a Saint Patrick's Party so we tried to come up with something that looked like Green Beer but in order to abide by MVNU policy we had to go without the alcohol.  At the time we decided to use dnl (7 up - upsidedown) and apple juice.  It made for a highly sugared and caffeinated beverage.  We also had Ale-8, Lucky Charms, & Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.  The weather was nice so we were out in our courtyard sharing Saint Patrick's cheer with anyone who came near.  It was so much fun we decided to continue the tradition.

In 2004, we tried hosting it in the Den at MVNU but it wasn't quite as good that the first time but we added some new music at this point.  It was colder this year and Chas & I didn't live in the same apartment anymore.  We didn't get along as well as we should have when we roomed together but realize now that we are darn good friends and probably could have worked through our differences back then a bit better.  We did have our Original Swill though yet again as well as Lucky Charms and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.

In 2005, I was in PA during Saint Patrick's day and various others were scattered around in other places.  There was no gathering amongst us in 2005.

The gathering was reinstated back at MVNU in Redwood dorm in 2006.  I drove down from Mansfield.  We chose a new ingredient in 2006 to go with the Apple Juice and so began the use of Jones Green Apple Soda in our mix.  The Lucky Charms and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream was again present.

In 2007, the Saint Patrick's gathering consisted of Gregor Reynolds and I at a MewithoutYou show in the Cincinnati area.  Chas was unable to join us but we did consume some Irish Swill using Mountain Dew in place of the Green Apple Soda.

In 2008, we held the Saint Patrick's gathering in my Northside Cincinnati apartment.  We had a group of college students from UC that included Chas' sister and we had several people come down from Dayton, Ohio.  Chas came from Louisville and we returned to the use of Jones Green Apple Soda for our Irish Swill and once again had Lucky Charms and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.  Our Irish playlist was complete with Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, The Pogues, FlatFoot56, Ballydowse, The Bloody Irish Boys, The Tossers, Afro Celt Sound System, and The Gangs of New York soundtrack.

And so goes the history of the celebration of Saint Patrick's Day by Chas & I.

Music: "Whirl-y Reel" by Afro Celt Sound System.

Filmed by Chas Meinecke & Joel A. Swanson

Edited by Joel A. Swanson


Friday, March 6, 2009

Video: Covenant's Open House Tour

This is a tour given by Pastor Abe Brandyberry during the Covenant Open House on February 28th, 2009.  He explains how each section of the building is utilized by the ministries of Covenant as well as some future ideas.

Filmed & Edited by Joel A. Swanson


If you want to see the flyers I included in the video, you should go to the Covenant myspace page:



David Van Buskirk is playing a show at Covenant on Friday April 3rd, 2009.  It costs $3.  Doors open at 7pm.  A Wayward Heart & Matthew Simpson are playing sets as well.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

VIDEO: Answering Questions About Faith & Life (Parts 1-3)

This is a series of films where I answered some questions about my faith & life and how they mesh.

Part I:


Part II


Part III


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Video: RIP Peryl Mae Sorensen

This is a film where I talk about the life & death of Peryl Sorensen, my great aunt.  I used a song and some pictures from a video that my cousin Taylor put together in her honor:


Go here to see Taylor's much better video:


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Jonathan Hape LIVE @ Covenant DvD Project

I just finished a film project of the performances from a show at Covenant on Friday, January 23rd, 2009.

Here is a trailer for the DvD available at



Jonathan Hape Set


"and they said no" set


Jon Clark set


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sophia's Last Show Bootleg now available on DvD

The last show that Sophia played in Cincinnati was filmed and compiled to DvD.  Here is a trailer of that show (which is available to you for a donation):


Here are the playlists from that DvD:



All The Day Holiday:


When Hope Prevails:


The Beneath:


Here is a fun little film project of my Super Bowl night at work.  It's not really that great of work but I wanted to have something to use with the Steelers Polka and so I made this silly video:


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Some Winter Film Projects

On Sunday, January 25th, 2009, Shakia Newell was baptized at Covenant by Abe Brandyberry:


Later in the day, the children & adults created art to decorate the new home of Covenant:


Between January 26th through January 29th, 2009, a Winter Storm hit Cincinnati so I took the camera and created this little project: