Alash Ensemble, ‘Buura’ at the Artery Houston 2012

Tuvan throat singers Alash perform ‘Buura’ at the Artery 2012.

It’s original site demolished, The Artery was one of Houston’s classic Art Houses. Unlike the Orange Show or the Beer Can House, its artist/director, Mark Larsen is still alive. Like Inversion the art space itself has been demolished. Unlike Project Row Houses, which has moved from art to include immediate community development, the Artery was entirely consumed by the development in the neighborhood. The Artery depended on private donation almost exclusively and had a large retinue of longtime volunteer participants. In this aspect , the vibe and operation was most closely like Anderson Fair

I met Mark Larsen through Bill Kelley and first worked with Mark on the hugely ambitious and influential ‘The Imminent Asteroid‘, which I sound designed. This was the beginning of one of my longest attendances in admiration, in that I have witnessed many magical evenings there. Bill Day was the long time serving sound artist at the Artery. He recorded this and almost all of the Artery Media Project works while mixing the house PA through a window. Bill, to my mind, is one of the great unsung heroes of Houston Sound. It was my honor to be asked to finish mix several sessions for picture in my ProTools suite.

More Alash: “Odarladyp Semirtiili”, “The Reindeer Herder’s Song”, and ‘Buura’

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Neighborhood live”Sweater Weather” Citizen Doug Provides A1 mixing

The Neighborhood performs “Sweater Weather” live at Bayou Music Center Houston, TX 7-17-14

Citizen Doug provided A1 mixing for Yahoo/Live Nation’s Live Webcast of The Neighbourhood at Bayou Music Center in Houston, Texas. Local crewing was provided by Sirius Video. Remote production truck was provided by Sure Shot Teleproductions. Event production was provided by Live Media Group, a division of Live Nation.

This is part of the ambitious live show per day one year plan where Yahoo finances the streaming of Live Nation Touring acts using the technologies of their acquisition RayV. Yahoo’s platform is Yahoo Screen and is available as an app that works on most platforms.

This is a four camera live switch with an enhanced taper style board feed and ambient crowd record as specified by the producers.

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Gigapan Sam Houston Park Sunset


Sam Houston Park 1000 Bagby Sunset Downtown Skyline Houston TX 77002

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department was created by city ordinance on March 15, 1916, with two facilities, Sam Houston Park and Hermann Park.

Copyright 2014 Douglas Robertson for Citizen Doug Productions

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Douglas Robertson recordist for First Community Credit Union ad with Brian Cushing


First Community Credit Union, featuring Brian Cushing. 2014

Location audio recording for this ad was provided by Citizen Doug Productions. Douglas Robertson is in the first few frames of the opening establishing shot. This ad is another successful collaboration between You Squared Media and Moffett Productions . Shot over a day by DP Richard Lacey at NRG Park including the Methodist Training Facility, NRG Stadium, and locker room, the camera was a Red Epic with double system recording on a Sound Devices 633 with a reference track wireless hop, wireless lav and IFB by Lectrosonics. Time code synchronization support included LTC Jumpstart app and Denecke TSC timecode slate.

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Cheek “Crooked Mile” at KUHT 2000


Cheek performs their original song “Crooked Mile” at KUHT circa 2000.

Cheek is Jay Maulsby vox + guitar, Brett Needham vox + guitar Chris McFarland bass, and Steve Bundrick drums. Brett and Steve’s current projects include The Dead Links

More Cheek: “Drop”, “Sew Shut”, and “Catawampus (Cattiwampus)”

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Gigapan Dusk From Houston Central United States Post Office


Dusk From Houston Central United States Post Office 401 Franklin St Houston, TX 77201-9998

Copyright 2014 Douglas Robertson for Citizen Doug Productions

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Douglas Robertson car shot audio for “Fun” Classic Chevrolet by Moffett Productions

Citizen Doug Productions was honored to support this campaign with location sound. Moffett Productions saw this campaign as a casual ride along with owner of Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land , Don Kerstetter recorded directly to a Red Epic. Director of Photography is Richard Lacey The audio was recorded on the road while Don drove.

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Sisters Morales “Adoro” at KUHT 2-12-03


Sisters Morales, Lisa Morales and Roberta Morales, perform their original song “Adoro” at KUHT on 2-12-03

More Sisters Morales: “What I’d Do For You (Right From the Start)”, “El Talisman”, and “Adoro”

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Gigapan Austin St. Lot Dusk Downtown Houston Texas Skyline


Austin St. Lot Dusk Downtown Houston Texas Skyline

Copyright 2014 Douglas Robertson for Citizen Doug Productions

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Douglas Robertson records Michael Sam for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award video

Michael Sam HS Coach 400Douglas Robertson of Citizen Doug Productions provided location sound services for the production of Maggievision’s ESPY’s event video about Michael Sam’s journey to become the first openly gay NFL player. It was played in house at the time of the presentation of the 2014 Arthur Ashe Courage Award. We did two days of interviews with Sam’s closest friends, extended family, coaches and teachers in Sam’s home town Hitchcock, Texas. It was an honor to meet them and hear the great things they had to say about Michael.

Michael Sam Walks TracksThe shoot was done on the Red Epic and Panasonic ASR-100 with audio recorded double system on a Sound Devices 633 with Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid wireless and Sennheiser and Sonotrim microphones.

See Michael Sam’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award Acceptance Speech here.

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Clay Farmer “Texas Radio” at KUHT 4-28-04


Clay Farmer performs his original song “Texas Radio” at KUHT on 4-28-04.

Robert DiBlanco bass, Joe Deleon drums, Randy Wall keyboards, Paul Burnett electric guitar

More Clay Farmer: “Crippled Picket Fences”, “Texas Radio”, and “Come To Me”

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Gigapan East Side Downtown Skyline Houston Texas Dusk Two


East Side Downtown Skyline Houston Texas Dusk Two

Copyright 2014 Douglas Robertson for Citizen Doug Productions

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Citizen Doug Provides A1 mixing for Yahoo/Live Nation’s Live Webcast of the Neighbourhood


The above original concert is typically only available for one day. Here’s a link to “Sweater Weather” from that show on Yahoo Screen.

Citizen Doug provided A1 mixing for Yahoo/Live Nation’s Live Webcast of The Neighbourhood at Bayou Music Center in Houston, Texas. Local crewing was provided by Sirius Video. Remote production truck was provided by Sure Shot Teleproductions. Event production was provided by Live Media Group, a division of Live Nation.

This is part of the ambitious live show per day one year plan where Yahoo finances the streaming of Live Nation Touring acts using the technologies of their acquisition RayV. Yahoo’s platform is Yahoo Screen and is available as an app that works on most platforms.

This is a four camera live switch with an enhanced taper style board feed and ambient crowd record as specified by the producers.

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Citizen Doug location recordist for the political ad Peter Brown’s Third Ad: Community, Focused On Public Safety

Citizen Doug was the location recordist for the political ad Peter Brown’s Third Ad: Community, Focused On Public Safety. Shot by DP Mark Gunning. The ad was lit by Mark Clark of The Lighting Zone.

Here’s another project I shot with Mark Gunning

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Teresa Kolo “Book” at KUHT circa 2001

Teresa Kolo performs her original song “Book” at KUHT circa 2001

More Teresa Kolo: “What She Needs”, “Book”, and “Blow Biten Blow”

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Gigapan Willow St Pump Station Sunset 811 North San Jacinto 77002


Willow St Pump Station Sunset 811 North San Jacinto 77002

Shot just below the main building of Houston’s first sewer system, Near the confluence of White Oak Bayou and Buffalo Bayou. It is also the location of the Allen Brothers’ first sawmill in Houston. In 1915 it became the location of a city crematorium. In late 2003, the University of Houston Downtown, located just across the water, spent $2,200,000.00 rehabilitating the little buildings and turning them into a community center, a center for the study of urban ecology, and a greenhouse.

Copyright 2014 Douglas Robertson for Citizen Doug Productions

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Citizen Doug Hired for Sound on Farouk Shami Gubenatorial Campaign Ad 2010

Farouk Shami, owner of CHI, is a Texas billionaire who ran as a Democrat for governor in 2010. He was defeated by Mark White in the democratic Primary. Douglas Robertson was recommended by DP Mark Gunning. The ad was lit by Mark Clark of The Lighting Zone.

Here’s another project I shot with Mark Gunning

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Gigapan Rosemont Bridge Sunset Over Buffalo Bayou Downtown Houston, TX Skyline


Rosemont Bridge Sunset over Buffalo Bayou Downtown Houston, TX Skyline
Rosemont Bridge is a hike and bike crossing over Buffalo Bayou east of Montrose at the bottom of the Memorial by Windsor. The bayou is high after a flooding night rain.

Copyright 2014 Douglas Robertson for Citizen Doug Productions

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Erin Fisher Wright “Andrea’s Lament” at KUHT 4-29-04


Erin Fisher Wright performs her jazz composition for two basses “Andrea’s Lament” at KUHT 4-29-04. With David Craig acoustic bass and David Parker drums. I probably met Erin and David Parker at their regular gig at the River on Montrose with this band. David Craig graduated from HSPVA two years after me.

More Erin Fisher Wright: “Song for Rick and Mio”, “Salynkas Blues”, and “Andrea’s Lament”

More David Craig with Harry Sheppard and Bob Chadwick at the Artery

More David Craig “Ringo Star”, “El Camino Del Sol”, “Herbie Mann”, and “Last Concert”

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Gigapan Sam Houston Park 1000 Bagby Sunset Downtown Skyline Houston TX 77002


Gigapan Sam Houston Park 1000 Bagby Sunset Downtown Skyline Houston TX 77002

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department was created by city ordinance on March 15, 1916, with two facilities, Sam Houston Park and Hermann Park. Front and center is the Central Houston Public Library

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