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Birds on Fire Show Reel

Our newest reel, featuring clips from our music videos, shorts, commercials, and some old ass feature-films of ours.

featuring the collective work of Birds-on-Fire:
Trey Cartwright – Cinematographer, Editor
Carlos LaRotta – Director, Production Design/Art/Costume
Joe Nicolosi – Director, Animator/FX

and the talents of our collaborators:
Jason Archer
Cydney Tucker
Marcus Hysmith
Nick Dicenzo
Eric Hueber

track used: “Think Niles Drink” by About, listen to more About here:​aboutabout

White Denim: Ieieie!

Artist: White Denim (​bopenglish)
Track: IEIEI

a video for Texas band, White Denim. Shot by White Denim, animation by Jason Archer, edited by Jason Archer and Carlos LaRotta, for Birds on Fire (

Before heading out on tour late 2007, Carlos gave White Denim three CVS-brand, One-use (disposable) Digital Camcorders… so that they could document their first North American tour.

The boyz from White Denim filled up all three cameras with a mess of stuff, none of it being Performance footage. When they got back to Austin, White Denim gave Carlos the footage. Carlos ran over to his buddy Jason Archer’s house (of Archer$Beck fame). Carlos and Jason edited the footage together with all their might. The footage, a mess of stuff that was nowhere near being Performance related, was missing something. Jason, being the kind of guy he is, added some animation to the footage.

Then, once the video was edited together, Carlos grabbed the DVD, smashed up the place, and sprinted back to his house. There, he tried to shove the Music Video into his computer. The computer, perhaps not liking things literally shoved into it, did not operate correctly.

So, Carlos decided to wash out the computer with soap and water. This did NOT work because something (probably the Music Video itself) fried and broke the computer.

Carlos quickly ran down the street and found someone else’s computer just lying around behind their inconveniently locked doors. He then found Vimeo online, and shoved the Music Video, electronically this time, into its databanks. To celebrate, Carlos smashed up the place real good and ran back home.

He fell asleep for four days, and woke up a REAL man.

When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth

ARTIST: When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth, TRACK: “It’s Not The Heat, It’s The Humidity” (​lildinos) DIRECTED/ART DIRECTION by Carlos LaRotta, SHOT/EDITED by Trey Cartwright (

A Music Video for Austin Texas band, When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth. We shot this at The Salvage Vanguard theatre with 7:4 band member to crew member ratio. Carlos really messed up his wrist when we shot, on September 26th 2007, and it still hurts to this day.

If you like MTV’s 1993 taping of Nirvana Unplugged, chances are you will most definitely hate or love this video, whatever the difference may be. If you feel indifferent about Nirvana’s Unplugged session, or are too young to appreciate the reference, there is a high possibility that this video will give you an extremely vague sensation brushing past your emotional spectrum. If you like music videos in general, then watch the shit out of this one…for it is a music video, and it is for a very cool band, When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth (​lildinos)

White Denim: Let’s Talk About It

Big american fun time video party for musics for to listen and watch in ears plus eyes:

white denim:
full time hobby records:
birds-on-fire filmsmiths:

an official video for Austin band, White Denim. Track: “Let’s talk about it”, off the EP “Let’s talk about it” and the Full Time Hobby record, “Workout Holiday”. Directed by Carlos LaRotta, shot and edited by Trey Cartwright, both of Birds-on-Fire Films. This is a narrative about soap and mud. We tried to make it look like an old 70’s movie because we are shit-house crazy like that. It was shot in Austin, Texas…in three consecutive days in March of 2007. We ate pizza on the last day, and it was really good.