Monday, March 10, 2014
From Garbage to Nirvana, Director Wendy Schneider Tells the Smart Studio Story
Director/Producer Wendy Schneider worked at Smart Studios in the early 90s and has maintained a lasting friendship with both Vig and Marker. In 2010, after the closing of the studio, she began gathering video interviews of musicians who had recorded at Smart. With each interview it became apparent Smart Studios had touched every artist who spent time there. It also seemed the time might be right to really focus on creating a feature length film, so the entire scope of the story of Smart Studios could be documented. Schneider is now in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for the project, The Smart Studios Story.
I recently spoke with Wendy Schneider about the documentary, the Kickstarter campaign, and the unlikely center of music in the midwest, Madison, Wisconsin.
full interview over at Earth Hertz Records.