Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies students have completed work on the fifth season of the Gladden House Sessions, a video series produced in partnership with WOUB Public Media at the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival (NMF).
The episodes of the Gladden House Sessions were filmed on location at NMF from May 31st - June 3rd. This series features artist interviews and stripped-down performances at the festival, all from the porch of the historic Gladden House in the Robbins Crossing village. Gladden House producer/host and MDIA instructor Josh Antonuccio leads the team of MDIA students who handle all aspects of production, including multi-camera shoots, editing, audio multitrack recording, live sound production, artist relations, publicity, and stage management.
The performance area has became a popular attraction, with renowned artists such as Lake Street Dive, Cloud Nothings, Valerie June, Tyler Childers, Mandolin Orange, The Black Lips, and Pokey LaFarge drawing big crowds in previous years. This year featured another phenomenal lineup of artists, including Tank & the Bangas, Nick Waterhouse, The Middle Kids, and many more. The series was started in 2014 by Antonuccio and developed in conjunction with NMF Director Tim Peacock and Marketing Director Brian Koscho, who were also involved with planning this year’s production.
Each year, OU MDIA students who participate on the production team are given the opportunity to work with a host of national and regional artists and produce video content that has far-reaching national publicity. “Festival attendees were thrilled by this year’s lineup,” said Antonuccio. “Once again we were able to feature a host of national and regional artists and students got hands-on experience in the production process of a live industry event.”
Previous seasons of the Gladden House Session are now approaching 700k views and are searchable alongside of other major national music series, such as NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts and KEXP’s Live In Studio series.
The 2018 season will feature 16 episodes, released via WOUB Public Media starting in mid-June. The past four seasons can be viewed on WOUB Public Media at Gladden House Sessions.