Hi, I’m Frank Harlan
A word smith with an extensive history in interactive and staged entertainment. This unique knowledge base has proven to be successful in the creation of content and use of current digital platforms and social media trends.
Of the projects I am actively involved in, one of my favorites is Last Door On The Left, an online street wear store (T-Shirts, Hoodies and other trendy stuff featuring repurposed graphics).
The other is performing Virtual Weddings from my wedding studio in Seattle with couples living in Colorado, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. whose solemnization laws are very flexible with the role of the Celebrant.
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Music Television Icon
The rise of MTV in 1982 set a lot of investors in search of the next music trend. A few tried creating UHF TV Channels in small markets. I was one of the first Video Jocks in Anchorage, Alaska. I had the 10AM-2AM shift live on the air. A tiny booth with a single light, a camera locked in talking head shot. A bank of 5 - 3/4" video tape players and with my right hand out of shot -- fade down video, fade up camera and your audio at the same time, perform the VJ Break live, intro upcoming bands, pull down audio, dissolve to commercial break, then jump up and manually switch out video tapes and cue up the next to play.
BSV Set - circa 1991
After arriving in Seattle 1987, Frank purchased an infomercial slot on Thursday nights at 1:AM on KSTW TV11 and began broadcasting his weekly TV Series, "Bombshelter Videos." 13 weeks on he was generating 40,000 weekly viewers in Seattle, Eastern WA and Vancouver BC. By 1989 Frank had changed channels offered a Fridays at midnight time slot on KTZZ TV22 where the program aired weekly until1993.
Bombshelter Videos currently resides in the archives at MoPop the Museum of Pop Cultue in Seattle. As well as 39 episodes of NorthWest Rock, a series featuring NorthWest Artists and hosted by Mud Honey, Hammer Box, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Tad and several other popular bands of that era in Seatttle.