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     Thelen Creative is an award-winning audio & visual collective focusing on Music & History. George Thelen has served numerous audio / visual projects including as host of a 2x regional EMMY award-winning educational TV series, as Producer of a museum podcast series and one of the first museum only smartphone app’s, and as Producer / Music Supervisor of CreaTV Citizen Journalist Award-winning television documentary airing on the nations’ largest PBS affiliate.

     Thelen can be seen or heard on productions appearing on outlets including The History Channel, Encyclopedia.com, PBS, FOX and ABC. His professional and volunteer work has been graciously acknowledged by many creative and historical groups. Thelen is a professional member and district advocate of the Record Academy (Grammy’s) San Francisco, California chapter, and of BMI, The Mechanical Licensing Collective, Association of Independent Music Publishers, SoundExchange and Friend of the Guild of Music Supervisors.

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Thelen Creative presents SHADE ON ME

Thelen Creative presents SHADE ON ME

'Shade on Me'

#LOFI #ANIMATED 'Shade' out now #summer #2021

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Thelen Creative presents "Shade On Me"

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'Shade on Me' Thelen Creative (feat. C. Joleene) LoFi Animated R&B New Music

#LoFi #ANIMATED #SHORT “SHADE ON ME” AVAILABLE NOW via YouTube

OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Music Video - 1st Annual Los Angeles Rocks Film Festival - May, 2021

OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Music Video - Austin Lift-Off Film Festival - May, 2021 

OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Music Video - End of Days Film Festival - May, 2021 

HONORABLE MENTION  Animation Music Video - Rome Music Video Awards - May, 2021

WINNER Best Music Video - Art Film Awards - April, 2021

OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Music Video - Venice Shorts Film Awards - April, 2021

FINALIST Best Music Video - Prague International Monthly Film Festival - April, 2021

OFFICIAL SELECTION  Best Music Video - Direct Monthly Online Film Festival - April, 2021

FINALIST Best Animation Music Video - Int'l Music Video Awards - April, 2021

WINNER  Music Video of the Month - Reale Film Festival - March, 2021

      SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. -- Northern California’s audio/visual collective Thelen Creative have released an animated musical short titled, Shade On Me via the groups YouTube channel. The lofi animated short film features the R&B influenced song of the same name featuring Los Angeles based vocalist C. Joleene and is available on all streaming services NOW. The original comes after a string of cover releases in 2020 including a single co-produced by George Thelen of Thelen Creative and Jeff Saltzman (Killers, Blondie) which landed on the initial 2021 Grammy voting ballot. The project is animated by Dedisuseno of Java, Indonesia.
    Featured vocalist C. Joleene makes her base in Southern California having graced the stage with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Justin Tranter, and Wilton Felder of the Jazz Crusaders. “Shade” is the first collaboration between the two artists. The track is mastered by Simon Gibson at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.
     Thelen Creative is an award-winning California based independent audio & visual collective focusing on music and history. Content producer George Thelen is a member of BMI and district advocate as an active member of the Recording Academy (Grammy’s) San Francisco chapter. Follow Thelen Creative on all digital platforms for early access to “Shade On Me” including Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud & YouTube or visit ThelenCreative.com for more info.

 

 

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HONORABLE MENTION  Animation Music Video - Rome Music Video Awards - May, 2021

OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Music Video - 1st Annual Los Angeles Rocks Film Festival - May, 2021

OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Music Video - Austin Lift-Off Film Festival - May, 2021 

OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Music Video - End of Days Film Festival - May, 2021 

WINNER Best Music Video - Art Film Awards - April, 2021

OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Music Video - Venice Shorts Film Awards - April, 2021

FINALIST Best Music Video - Prague International Monthly Film Festival - April, 2021

OFFICIAL SELECTION  Best Music Video - Direct Monthly Online Film Festival - April, 2021

FINALIST  Best Animation Music Video - Int'l Music Video Awards - April, 2021

WINNER  Music Video of the Month - Reale Film Festival - March, 2021

OFFICIAL SELECTION  Best Music Video - Sunny Side Up Film Festival - March, 2021 

FINALIST Best Mini Music Film - California Music Video & Film Awards - March, 2021

SEMI-FINALIST Best Documentary Music Video - Munich Music Video Awards - March, 2021                                                                                  

FINALIST Best Inspirational Video - California Music Video Awards - March, 2021

FINALIST Best Doc Music Video - International Music Video Awards, London - February, 2021

WINNER BEST MUSIC DOC OF THE MONTH - Tracks Music Awards, Los Angeles - January, 2021 

WINNER BEST SHORT MUSIC DOC - International Music Video Underground Paris - January, 2021

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Bay Area Short Film Festival / BASH - January, 2021

OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Music Video - Vegas CineQuest Film Fest, Las Vegas - 2020/21

OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Music Video - African Smartphone International Film Festival, Lagos, Africa - December, 2020

OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Short Doc - Southeastern International Film & Music Festival, Nashville, TN - December, 2020

OFFICIAL SELECTION Best Quarantine Video -The Thing In The Basement Horror Festival, Seattle, WA - November, 2020

FINALIST Best Micro Film / Best Editing - Oregon Documentary Film Festival, Portland, OR - October, 2020

WINNER Citizen Journalist Award, Best Historical Documentary, CreaTV San Jose, CA - 2014

HONORABLE MENTION Best Short Documentary - Marin County International Short Film & Video Festival, Calif - 2014

OFFICIAL NOMINEE - Center for Volunteer and Non-Profit Leadership Award Nominee, Marin County, Calif - 2013

OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD - Marin History Museum Outstanding Service Award, Calif. - 2012

WINNER California Council for the Promotion of History Excellence in Innovation Award, California - 2012

WINNER CCPH Certificate of Meritorious Performance and Promise : Excellence in Innovation, California - 2012

WINNER Best Education TV Series (HOST) Broadcast EMMY-Award - 2000

WINNER Best Educational TV Series (HOST) Broadcast EMMY-Award - 1999

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