Interview with As It Is Director Jaylie Jo Wayling

Jaylie Jo Wayling
Director: AS IT IS  video

The first official video from the new booklet/CD Boston Rock and Roll Anthology Chapter #21 is “As It Is” from the duo Karmacar, Track #3 on the new compilation.
We interviewed the filmmaker on her production of “As It Is” as we launch an online video compilation of the album.
 Q: How did you choose “As It Is” with all the songs Karmacar has in its repertoire?

A: “As It Is” was the newest addition to the upcoming album and we felt it was the best song to capture the essence of Karmacar.

Q: What theme did you want to convey with your camera?

A: I wanted to create a theme surrounding nature as Heidi and Nic enjoy walking through London parks and taking in the surroundings. We thought it was important to display a spur of the moment adventure.

Q: What equipment did you choose for taping/filming and then editing?

A: For filming we had a basic set up in order to be able to move location quickly. I used my personal DSLR: Canon 1300D and it was later edited by Nic.

Q: Who chose the location?

A: Golders hill park was a place we were all fond of and we collectively decided that it would be a perfect place to create a beautiful vibe for the music video.

Q: Were there discussions on wardrobe and makeup?

A: Heidi and Nic chose their own outfits which they felt reflected them best.

Q:I love the intro where singer Heidi-Jo is wearing something matching with the flowers, and the make a wish dandelion.  Was there a storyboard written?

A: Everything filmed was spur of the moment, as I like to let the location inspire each shot I take and let my imagination run wild. When walking, we found a patch of dandelions and instantly wanted to find a way to incorporate them!

Q: The music and lyrics are by Nico Barchiesi & Heidi Jo Hines. Recorded and mixed by Nico Barchiesi & Heidi Jo Hines at home using a Yamaha AW16G audio recording workstation.  How did you match up the audio to the video?

A: Nic managed to match up the audio using a software on his computer.  

Q:The camera work is amazingly steady.  Is it all hand-held or did you use a tripod?

A: Most of it was filmed handheld! It was difficult to find smooth ground in order to place the tripod but we made it work.

Q: You are the granddaughter of Jo Jo Laine and Denny Laine. I know Jo Jo would be so proud of you for such quality work.  What are your future video plans?

A: Aw I appreciate that, I hope she would be! I hope to create more music videos with Heidi and Nic as I am excited to explore the narrative behind some of their songs. I am also currently working on creating some short films. I’m really enjoying experimenting and building my skills.

Q: Anything else you’d like to say to our readers?

A: If you want to listen to some beautifully serene and vibey music during these difficult times make sure to check out Karmacar on Youtube and Facebook and your stresses will melt away. Sending love to you all! 

Karmacar site: 

Track 3 “As It Is”  Karmacar

Track 1    3d   “Everything But Peace”

Track #2  Pamela Ruby Russell   “Space and Time”

Track #3  Karmacar  “As It Is”

Track 4  The Complaints “Downtime”

Track 5   Phil DaRosa   “Faraday”

Track 6  Kitoto Sunshine Love “Proud Soul Heritage”

Track #7  Slapback “Guardian Angel”
Here’s “What You Should Know” by Slapback

Track #8  Empty County Band  “Until The End”

Track #9  Blackenstein Instrumental

Track 10  Tom Mich “Table Scraps”

Track #12 Mad Painter  LETTER

Mad Painter: Letter Live on WMFO

13)Joe Black  Monster

14)Empty County Band    “Skeptical”

15)Pamela Ruby Russell  “Walk Thru Fire”

Walk Thru Fire LIVE  1999

Greg Walsh’s New Ghosts  June Gloom    Counting Down to Zero (from 1) is the track on the disc

Track #16  Love You  Kitoto Sunshine Love

Peter Calo, guitar
Steve Holley – drums
Dave Maxwell  Piano
Thomas Hebb  Bass

Track #17  Karmacar  “Who’s Foolin Who?”

Track #18  Joe Viglione “I Thought About You”

Track #19  Dalia Davis “Eleven and a Half”
Spotify – no video

Dalia Davis on Plastic EP Melbourne Australia

Track #20  Fire in the Field  “Bossman” Live by Mike Moore

Track #21  The Ballad of a Rock Star – Matty O’


The Story of Ballad of a Rock Star

Mastered by the legendary Rob Fraboni, Grammy winner with Keith Richards

Rob Fraboni has recorded sound for over 40 years. He’s consulted and worked with many of rock’s pre-eminent artists.
Names like Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Band, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, The Beach Boys, Bonnie Raitt, Hubert Sumlin, and many more.
In his best selling autobiography, Life, Keith Richards says about Rob, “His knowledge and his ability to record in the most unusual places are breathtaking. He worked as a producer on “The Last Waltz”; he remastered all the Bob Marley stuff. He’s one of the best sound engineers you can ever meet.”

Matty O Lyrics are here:


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